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Strolling Companion

Organization: City of Ottawa - Long Term Care - Carleton Lodge

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 20

Location: Ottawa - South

Deadline: May 15, 2018

Description

The Lodge is located on beautiful grounds but unfortunately most residents have mobility problems that prevent them from enjoying these grounds. Strolling companions take residents outside, usually in their wheelchairs, and explore the grounds with them, admiring the gardens, watching the antics of the chipmunks and the activity around the birdhouses, waiving at the passing boaters or just chatting in the shade of a gazebo.

Contact

Mary Zion

613-825-3763

mary.zion@ottawa.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
55 Lodge Road, Ottawa, ON K2C 3H1

Details

Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: Seniors

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
(Carleton Lodge is located on the Rideau River near the point where Prince of Wales Drive meets Woodroffe Avenue. It is ideally situated for residents of Manotick, Barrhaven and Nepean South. The Lodge has ample parking. The nearest bus stop is an 8 minute walk away.)

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes