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It’s as simple as just spending time with someone

Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - South

Deadline: Jan 19, 2018

Description

Rob loves being active especially when it involves bowling, swimming and skating. He would like benefit from having a volunteer Advocate who likes being active and is willing to join him each week. He communicates by writing or by signing and lives in the Uplands area.

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 advocates 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 mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222

Contact

Maria Redpath

6137619522

Ext: 222

mredpath@citizenadvocacy.org

Volunteer Opportunity Address
3360 Paul Anka Drive, K1V 9S4

Details

Good for people interested in: Disability Support; Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position would be great for - None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes