Community Support Companion
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Health Care, Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening), Sports
Organization types: Disabilities, Health and Diseases
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: December 15, 2023
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Vista Centre Brain Injury Services (VCBIS) operates a 5-bed residential home in the heart of Westboro. The home provides staffing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Each participant is involved in developing their own rehabilitation goals with assistance from the Residential Counsellors. All programs and scheduled activities are created based on the participant’s needs and interests. Individuals are encouraged to maintain an independent lifestyle.
The role of the Community Support Companion is to work with the Residential Counsellors in implementing the goals and programs set out in the Clients individual support plan (ISP). These activities could consist of but are not limited to completing exercise routines as prescribed by a physiotherapist, accompany Client(s) to the gym, theater, coffee shop, swimming pool, or other leisure outings.
The position would take up a minimum of 2 hours a week with a maximum of five hours a week being required. There is the potential for more hours if desired.
We are specifically looking for a candidate who is knowledgeable and is able to take a client to the gym 2-3 times a week. The Client already has a membership, and the Companion would enter free, and would be required to assist the client in proper form and technique.
There are also general positions open for other leisure activities.
Volunteers should be knowledgeable of the limitations and barriers that people with acquired brain injuries face and have some type of knowledge of community resources and activities.
Knowledge of social services is an asset.
First aid and CRP C is an asset.
Vulnerable Sector Police Check is required.
Bilingualism (English and French) is an asset but is not required.
Safe Management Crisis Intervention Training is an asset.

All interested parties can submit a resume and a one-page cover letter explaining how their skills will assist clients and in which areas they would like to volunteer in.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The volunteer will gain 21st century knowledge into the care, barriers, and skills needed to work with people with acquired brain injuries. These experiences will be useful in any career or schooling in a related field and will provide the applicant with a plethora of knowledge.
How will the organization benefit?
The organization will benefit by gaining the knowledge, skills and opportunities that a candidate brings to their position, bettering the client's quality of life and the betterment of services that VCBIS provides.
Volunteer location:
31 Van Lang Private


Nicholas Beaudin
@Vista Centre Brain Injury Services
Ext: 1
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This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 3
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Health Care, Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening), Sports
You will be helping with: Men, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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