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Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support
Organization types: Community and Social Services
Ongoing (more than a year)
Application Deadline: January 14, 2024
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Description

We are looking for a compassionate individual to spend time with one of our tenants who experiences social isolation due to a visual impairment. This tenant loves music, going for walks, and enjoying a cup of coffee. The dedicated volunteer for this role will spend time with the tenant once a week either going for a walk in the community, or visiting a local coffee house to chat about their hobbies.

Applicants for this opportunity must be patient, friendly and compassionate, have the ability to maintain confidentiality, strong interpersonal and successfully complete the screening process.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This is a great opportunity for someone to give back to their community while making a difference in someone’s life by reducing social isolation. This opportunity is perfect for a student or someone who has flexible availability and enjoys spending time sharing stories.
How will the organization benefit?
Clients benefit enormously from the sense of belonging they feel from being a part of a positive relationship. By providing social supports to clients, it helps to reduce loneliness and isolation and improve emotional and mental wellbeing, which in turn promotes resiliency and housing stability. A sense of belonging and increasing the connections a client has to their community is also proven to sustain housing.
Volunteer location:
Centertown area Going to a coffee shop Going for a walk

Contact

Emily Teeter
@Options Bytown
613-241-6363
Ext: 222
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults
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
  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
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