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Youth Mentor- Recreation & Sports (Mentor must be over 21)

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Organization: Student Links (Community Living Ontario)

Commitment: Short term less than 6 months

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Sep 2, 2019

Description

Spring is upon us and summer is around the corner! Let's make the most of it!

Do you enjoy being active in the outdoors and participating in sports and recreation activities? Do you have a love for fishing, hiking, running, exploring nature, working out or playing on local sports teams?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you!

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about roles in recreation, sports, outdoor adventures and possibly explore other opportunities in this area of interest.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience
- Participating in rec or sports programs together

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.


Contact

Siobhan Costelloe

613-277-0371

scostelloe@communitylivingontario.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
Ottawa Region- various locations

Details

Good for people interested in: Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening); Environment; Sports; Mentoring

You will be working with: Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Becoming a mentor allows you to:
• Share something you are passionate about
• Empower students to make decisions about
what’s possible for their future
• Challenge yourself and grow in unexpected ways
• Teach a student something new
• Be a role model
• Contribute to a more inclusive community

How will the organization benefit?
You will be contributing to a more inclusive community while also contributing to Community Living Ontario's role in supporting people who have an intellectual disability to experience a good life.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - Youth 16-24; None of the above; Groups

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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