Organization: Miracle League of Ottawa
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Language Preference: Bilingual
Number of Positions Available: 30
Location: Ottawa - East
Deadline: Apr 21, 2019
DescriptionA buddy is responsible for protecting the Miracle League player at all times.
Buddies assist the player by holding their hand, pushing their wheelchair or leading them in a power chair
When hard hitters are hitting the ball, "buddies" are to stand in front of the player for protection to catch or redirect the ball on the field. (the balls used to play Miracle League Baseball are soft "mush" balls and bigger than a standard baseball)
Buddies always allow the player as much freedom to play his/her own game as possible.
Buddies are responsible for assisting the player to get the ball and directing them to where they need to throw it.
Assists players according to their needs.
Buddies will assist the player to make a hit, circle the bases and score a run each inning.
Buddies ensure the players have fun!
Buddies have a good spirit, enthusiasm, love, attitude and concern in motivating players and their families; gives players lots of encouragement by clapping and cheering.
Buddies become a friend to the player and gets to know the player and their family where possible.
Buddies are expected to focus on the players at all times.
Buddies are expected to arrive at the field 10 minutes prior to game time.
Buddies are expected to be properly dressed to be active and wear the provided vest/shirt.
Buddies demonstrate high morals and integrity on and off the field.
Transportation options are available for those who do not have a vehicle.
Good for people interested in: Sports; Disability Support
You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Youth (19-24 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers have the opportunity to interact with children and youth with special needs.
Organization category: Culture and recreation
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week
This position would be great for - Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability; Youth under 16; Groups
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes