Social senior needs help to get out in to the community
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Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Senior Citizens
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2025
Posted on:
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. 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.

Learn more about ABLE2’s Matching Program here: https://www.able2.org/volunteer/

For more information, email [email protected]

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Volunteering will change the life of a person living with disability, and as many of our volunteers have experienced, will change your life too.
How will the organization benefit?
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.

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.
Volunteer location:
Centrepointe

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: 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, Seniors

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