Go for walks and get active with an individual with Down’s Syndrome
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Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening)
Organization types: Disabilities
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2025
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Description

Connor (aged 24 years old) loves going for walks and hikes through the trails, riding his bike in the community, swimming, playing basketball, and soccer. He is looking for someone he can spend time with outdoors, or even going to the movies, walking around the mall, or shopping. He also loves to play video games on his PlayStation.

Connor has Down’s Syndrome, and is high functioning physically and cognitively, but requires cueing and support for unfamiliar tasks outside of his daily routine. He can engage well in conversations in English, despite his mild speech impediment. Connor takes his time to warm up to new people (6 months approx.) but is eager to spend time with someone he can look up to. Becoming a friend to Connor means encouraging him in social activities and working on his practical skills.

You need to be over the age of 18 for this volunteer role.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
When you volunteer, you are making a profound impact by reducing loneliness and isolation, increasing self-confidence, and improving the overall mental and physical health of people with disabilities in the community.
How will the organization benefit?
Join our team of more than 250 volunteers or Allies who are enriching the lives of people with disabilities in the community. ABLE2’s Matching Program team pairs volunteers with individuals with disabilities who share the same interests and activities, so that matches develop a meaningful, new friendship. Volunteering will change the life of a person living with disability, and as many of our volunteers have experienced, will change your life too. Learn more about ABLE2’s Matching Program here - https://youtu.be/INcF9cbd0VI?si=JGcbKdE1m-7-u70y Watch our information session here: https://www.able2.org/online-volunteer-ally-information-session/
Volunteer location:
Nepean

Contact

Modupe Adeboye
@ABLE2: Support for People with Disabilities
613-761-9522
Ext: 239
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, Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening)
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Youth (19-24 years)

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