Organization: Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa
Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 10
Deadline: Jun 30, 2019
Volunteer Opportunity Address
Greetings! The Friendship Circle of Ottawa is seeking teenagers and young adults in Ottawa and surrounding areas to partake in our "Friends @ Home" program, offering companionship to children and teens with special needs.
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting; Mentoring
You will be working with: Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers will attend free training parties where they can meet other volunteers and learn valuable techniques to foster relationships with children who have special needs.
This program can also contribute towards any mandatory or school affiliated community service hours (hours will be signed off on by the program coordinator). The program coordinator is also happy to act as a reference for volunteers when applying to schools/employment opportunities. Not only is this opportunity beneficial in terms of practical experience, but it is also very fulfilling on a personal level!
How will the organization benefit?
Children with special needs can have a lot of difficulty making friends, so by volunteering you are allowing a child to finally feel a sense of companionship and enjoy what it is to have a partner in play. This program promotes inclusion in our community.
Organization category: Philanthropic intermediaries and voluntarism promotion
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - Youth 16-24
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes
This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes
Suitable for community service hours: Yes