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Youth Mentor - Computers, Technology and Design

Organization: Student Links (Community Living Ontario)

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Sep 13, 2019

Description

Are you passionate about the digital age? Love working with computers or in tech? Do you create websites, work in UX/UI, code or program? Is graphic design and animation a passion of yours? Are you interested in shaping the next generation of computer, tech and design experts?

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about roles in tech, computer coding and programming, animation and graphic design, website building and possibly explore other opportunities in this area of interest.

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!
If you are employed, study, or have a hobby in any of these fields and would be willing to volunteer some time to teach a youth your skills while working on a project together, we want to hear from you!

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
 Working on a cool tech project 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
Various.

Details

Good for people interested in: Entertainment; Information Technology; Arts, Crafts and Photography; Mentoring

You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; 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 - Seniors; Youth 16-24; None of the above

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

Police record check required: Yes