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Socialize to reduce Julie's isolation

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 - East

Deadline: Apr 27, 2018

Description

Julie is a bright articulate woman in her late 50s. She has multiple sclerosis and unfortunately the disease means that she can no longer speak. However, she communicates well using her computer and enjoys reading, gardening and running the publishing desk for her church. She would like a volunteer Advocate who can spend time socialising with her each week and who is willing to occasionally make phone calls on her behalf. The time spent by the volunteer will help Julie feel less isolated especially during the winter months.

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
3802 Innes Rd, Orleans K1W 0C8

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