Seniors' Centre Without Walls Facilitator/Moderator
Organization: The Good Companions
Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 2
Location: Ottawa - Central
Deadline: Oct 31, 2019
DescriptionUsing 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!
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
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