Volunteer for GACSN
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Disability Support, Sports
Organization types: Arts, Disabilities, Sports and Recreation
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: September 16, 2023
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GACSN is a Saturday recreation program for children, youth and young adults with special needs, ages 9 to 25. The program runs on Saturdays, 1 to 4 pm, September to June, at the Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex, 1490 Youville Drive, Orleans.
Program begins with an hour of recreational swim, followed by arts and crafts, science experiments, games, and spending time with friends.
Volunteers enhance the program with their support and friendship. They are always within reach of staff, participating in all the activities. Swimming is the highlight of the program and all volunteers should be able to swim.
A police record check is required for volunteers 18+

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with people of different abilities and to support them.
How will the organization benefit?
The program has highly qualified staff and it operates on a 1:3 staff to participant ration. Our 1:3 pods rely on the help and support of volunteers.
Volunteer location:
Bob MacQuarrie Recreation Complex 1490 Youville Drive (Orleans) Ottawa ON K1C 2X8


Volunteer Coordinator
@Gloucester Association for Children with Special Needs (GACSN)
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This position would be great for: High School Students (14-18), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 6
Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Disability Support, Sports
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
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