Socialize with a friendly senior
Organization: Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 1
Location: Ottawa - West
Deadline: Jun 21, 2019
DescriptionPetra’s world has shrunk because of progressive eye condition. She would love a volunteer Advocate to socialize with, someone who could help her get back out in to her community and who shares some of her interests –theatre, singing, walking and aqua fit. If you can, Petra would also like help with some practical tasks and to find new activities that accommodate her diminishing vision.
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 email@example.com or 613-761-9522 ext. 222
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting; Disability Support
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