The Friendship Circle of Ottawa is seeking teenagers/young adults to partake in our "Friends @ Home" program. Student volunteers are paired with a child and communicate weekly with the child they have been paired with. We hope that our volunteers can commit to at least six months of friendship in order for the relationship with their matched child to really grow. Volunteers do not need to have extensive training in the field of special needs, just an interest in children and an accepting attitude.
For the safety of our participants it is also asked that the volunteer who are over 18 have a police records check/vulnerable sector check (a note can be provided to have this done for a reduced cost).
Under normal circumstances, the volunteer visits their buddy at home, but due to current circumstances, we are limited to online or phone call visits. We hope to return to in-person meetings soon!
Location: 192 Switzer Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Deadline: Dec 31, 2020