Activity Volunteer (Companionship)
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Companionship/Visiting, Entertainment, Mental Health, Others, Sports
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities, Public/Society Benefit, Senior Citizens, Women
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: August 31, 2024
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Do you like arts and crafts?
Do you enjoy playing video games?
Are you a movie buff?
Do you enjoy board games?
Do you enjoy photography?
Are you looking to develop meaningful friendships?
If you have a hobby or interests you’d like to share with some of Ancoura’s residents, then this position is for you! Help us reduce the social isolation experienced by adults living with mental illness. Ancoura is looking for interested volunteers to engage in activities with our residents, and to have fun together! Ancoura is a local Ottawa charity that provides affordable and supportive housing for adults living with mental illness. Our volunteer program focuses on how isolation is a social determinant of health, and we aspire to continue to grow our supportive Ancoura community of volunteers who also gain meaningful connection and relationships.
As an activity volunteer, the requirements include: spending time with residents doing an activity at least 1x/month. As we are focused on building meaningful relationships, we are looking for someone who can commit at least 6 months to this volunteer role.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This is an opportunity to have fun while making a meaningful contribution in your community and developing friendships!
How will the organization benefit?
You will be helping Ancoura achieve our mission of providing safe, affordable, supportive housing, with a welcoming community of friends for our residents. You will help decrease the social isolation experienced by individuals living with mental illness.
Volunteer location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Ancoura houses mainly in the Ottawa West area, with 1 house also in Ottawa East.


Jayne Rooney
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This position would be great for: Adults, Groups, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 15
Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Companionship/Visiting, Entertainment, Mental Health, Others, Sports
You will be helping with: Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Women

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