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Seniors' Centre Without Walls Facilitator/Moderator

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Organization: The Good Companions

Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)

Availability: Days

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Oct 31, 2019

Description

Using a simple teleconferencing system, the SCWW is a new initiative that will bring free programs/services to isolated seniors and adults with physical disabilities. It will remove present barriers for those who cannot access recreation centres in person due to financial constraints, transportation, illness and/or mobility issues. Clients will have access to health, wellness, recreational and education programs, while establishing friendships and creating a new sense of belonging to the community and empowerment without having to leave their homes. All they need is a touch-tone phone. We are looking for positive, friendly, welcoming, non-judgemental volunteers who have experience with, or who are interested in facilitating and moderating weekday sessions. Volunteers are given some flexibility in their sessions, and maybe able to facilitate some programs from home. Some activities/programs: Book Clubs; Fun Facts; Did you know?; Riddles/Jokes; Brain Teasers; Current Events; Biographies; Old Time Radio Plays; Music Musings and many more!

Contact

Nikkie Snagg

613-236-0428 Ext. 2230

volunteer@thegoodcompanions.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
670 Albert Street, Ottawa ON

Details

Good for people interested in: Mediation and Facilitation; Teaching/Tutoring

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Excellent opportunity to reach out and work with isolated clients. Help build connections, and create opportunity for empowerment for those who face many challenges.

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

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

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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