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Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Ottawa - West

Deadline: Mar 30, 2018

Description

Marilyn is a senior who has been on our waiting list for seven years. She is very engaging and loves being around people, babies and animals. She communicates very well despite her limited verbal skills. Marilyn enjoys getting out into the community and seeing new things. She would benefit from a volunteer Advocate who can spend with her each week exploring her local community.

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
101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa K2G 5K7

Details

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

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

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