Friday Van Outing support
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Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
Organization types: Disabilities, Health and Diseases, Senior Citizens
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: March 28, 2024
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Description

The Friday Van support volunteer will support our Program Facilitators to provide an outing-based program for clients who require additional support when in the community. The Friday Outing program provides opportunities for clients to socially engage, complete errands and engage with each other.

The volunteer would support the van driver to notify clients of arrival time, greet clients and support the driver as needed to assist clients into the van. The volunteer would support program facilitator during outing to socially engage clients and support each client to be successful in the experience.

Volunteers would be responsible for their own purchase of any items during the outing. For example, if the outing is going to a restaurant the volunteer would be responsible to purchase their own meal if choosing to eat lunch with the clients.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteers in the van outing program would gain experience supporting older adults to engage in the community, supporting independence and safety. Volunteers would gain experience supporting those who may be living with physical and cognitive decline.
How will the organization benefit?
The Van Outing program encourages our clients to participate in biweekly outings. Through involvement our clients developing a sense of belonging, improved social connection and avenues for genuine communication.
Volunteer location:
950 Bank Street Ottawa Ontario Volunteer position starts from our location and ends from our location though volunteer will be in the community with staff and clients

Contact

Bridget MacInnis
@The Glebe Centre
613-238-2727
Ext: 353
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 1
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
You will be helping with: Seniors

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