Volunteer to reduce a senior’s loneliness
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 - Central
Deadline: Mar 30, 2018
DescriptionMaggie is a senior who is isolated. She would like a volunteer Advocate to go out with her for coffee, walks around local parks and local attractions. In addition, she would appreciate your help to go grocery shopping.
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.
People need people!
INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Good for people interested in: Disability Support; Companionship/Visiting
You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions
Organization category: Social services
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