Recreation Assistant
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Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Entertainment
Organization types: Disabilities, Senior Citizens
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
Posted on:
Description

City of Ottawa Long-term Care Homes
• Carleton Lodge, in Barrhaven (closest bus stop is a 10-minute walk) *55 Lodge Road
• Centre d’accueil Champlain, in Vanier *275 Perrier Ave
• Garry J. Armstrong, in Central Ottawa *200 Island Lodge Road
• Peter D. Clark, in the Centrepointe area *9 Meridian Place
*Please indicate which Long-term care home is your preferred location when applying.*

We are seeking Recreation Assistant Volunteers to join our team and contribute to fostering a vibrant and engaging environment for our community. As a Recreation Assistant, you will play a crucial role in organizing and facilitating recreational activities that enhance the overall well-being and enjoyment of our participants.

Responsibilities:
1. Assist in planning, organizing, and executing recreational programs and events.
2. Engage with participants to ensure their needs and preferences are considered in activity planning.
3. Set up and organize equipment/materials for various recreational activities.
4. Encourage social interaction and create a positive, inclusive atmosphere during events.
5. Collaborate with other volunteers and staff to ensure seamless coordination of activities.
6. Provide support to participants with varying abilities to ensure their full participation.
7. Maintain a clean and organized recreational space.

Qualifications:
– Enthusiastic about contributing to the well-being of the community through recreational activities.
– Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
– Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
– Flexibility and creativity in adapting activities to suit diverse participant interests.
– Prior experience in organizing or assisting with recreational events is a plus.

Time Commitment: Flexible

**Please see the Organizational Profile for additional information & link to the City of Ottawa’s Long-term care home opportunities.** Click on the link, keyword, search, enter the name of the Long term care home, or click on the type of organization: “Long Term Care Facilities”, “choose location”.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This volunteer role offers the opportunity to make a positive impact on the community, develop valuable interpersonal skills, and be part of a team committed to enhancing the recreational experience for participants.
How will the organization benefit?
If you are passionate about creating enjoyable and inclusive recreational experiences, we invite you to apply and join us in making a difference! We are always happy to have extra helping hands!!
Volunteer location:
City of Ottawa Long-term Care Homes • Carleton Lodge, in Barrhaven (closest bus stop is a 10-minute walk) *55 Lodge Road • Centre d’accueil Champlain, in Vanier *275 Perrier Ave • Garry J. Armstrong, in Central Ottawa *200 Island Lodge Road • Peter D. Clark, in the Centrepointe area *9 Meridian Place *Please indicate which Long-term care home is your preferred location when applying.*

Contact

Ann Hall
@City of Ottawa Long Term Care
613-580-2424
Ext: 36134
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 20
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Entertainment
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • Vulnerable sector check required
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