Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada

Programs and Services

Friendly Visiting - AB & NWT Division

All MS Society Chapters and offices throughout Alberta & Northwest Territories offer the Friendly Visiting Volunteer Program for people living with MS who reside in a continuing care facility. The Friendly Visiting Volunteer Program is designed to provide support, increased awareness of community resources and engage in shared activities. If you are currently living within the continuing care continuum and would like to receive a friendly visitor, or if you would like to volunteer your time to provide a friendly visit to someone living with MS in your community, please contact your local chapter or regional office.

Benefits of Becoming a Friendly Visitor

  • Improved interpersonal skills
  • Improved problem solving skills
  • Increased knowledge of MS, the MS Society and community resources
  • Increased knowledge of continuing care and disability issues
  • Personal satisfaction in knowing you are providing support for another individual
  • Discovery of personal strengths and increase in self-confidence
  • Experience in direct client services
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