Social senior needs help to get out in to the community
Social senior needs help to get out in to the community
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
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Description

Mary is friendly and outgoing, she enjoys new things and has a wide variety of interests such as arts and crafts, crosswords, museums, parks and community events. She is looking for someone who can spend time with her one-on-one each week. The ideal volunteers is someone who is patient, willing to work with Mary’s communication methods (which include a bliss board and personal communication book) and able to push a manual wheelchair.

As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.

Join our team of more than 250 volunteer Allies who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.

Change Two Lives – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920

INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , [email protected] or 613-761-9522

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Your volunteerism makes a meaningful and vital contribution to the life of someone lonely, isolated, and vulnerable. Our volunteers are our greatest champions.
How will the organization benefit?
You will help us reach people who are isolated, help us build community, raise awareness, and reduce stigma.
Volunteer location:
Centrepointe

Contact

Susan Campbell
@ABLE2: Support for People with Disabilities
613-761-9522
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: 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: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
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