Volunteer Impact

Volunteer Impact partners work together to reduce isolation in seniors 75+ by increasing volunteer and service provider capacity through training events and volunteer training resources

Volunteer Impact partners share expertise related to seniors’ isolation to develop an on-line training curriculum, deliver training to volunteers and service providers, and create evidence-based resources. Better training and resources will ensure volunteers and service providers can better identify seniors who are isolated, understand their needs, and connect them with appropriate services and resources.

The Volunteer Training Modules include the following modules: Exploring Risk Factors, Diversity and Inclusion, Understanding Dementia, Exploring Depression and Delirium, Communication, Grief and Loss, Information, Referral and Income Benefits and Preparing for End of Life. For full Training Curriculum click here.

Volunteer Impact partners developed Seniors’ Isolation Fact Sheets including: Caregivers, Linguistic and Cultural Barriers, Low Income, Mental Health, Physical Health and Life Transitions. To access Fact Sheets click here.

Volunteer Impact partners will also deliver Training Events across Metro Vancouver, and host a regional conference in February 2019 to strengthen stakeholder connections, support systemic change and increase sector capacity. For a list of Training Events click here.

For more information about Volunteer Impact, please contact Janet at quenneville@familyservices.bc.ca or 604-985-8713.

Volunteer Impact project partners include: Family Services of the North Shore (lead agency), North Shore Neighbourhood House, MOSAIC, Burnaby Seniors Outreach, Seniors Services Society, 411 Seniors Centre Society and North Shore Multicultural Society.