Organization: Jake's House
Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 10
Location: Ottawa - East
Deadline: Oct 13, 2019
Volunteer Opportunity Address
St. Rita Catholic School – 1 Inverness Ave. Nepean ON K2E 6N6
Good for people interested in: Sports; Disability Support; Mentoring
You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; LGBTTQ; Men; Youth (16-18 years); Women; Youth (19-24 years); Athletes
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Reference letters for proof of volunteer hours and experience available upon request. Your generosity and dedication will provide these children with life-changing experiences and we’re thankful for your help. You will also be invited to be part of our Holiday Party in Ottawa.
How will the organization benefit?
Jake’s House supports individuals on the spectrum throughout their lifespans through four core initiatives: 1) Jake’s House Annual Holiday Parties, a 15-year tradition of bringing families together for a welcoming, fun and festive celebration; 2) Legends Mentoring Program, themed group mentoring workshops that provide youth with opportunities to learn skills, socialize and make friends; 3) Jake’s House Employment Mentoring, a program that supports the integration of young adults into the workforce; and 4) inclusive housing solutions, designed to address the growing housing gap in the autism community, giving more aging adults a place to call home.
These initiatives are only made possible through the generosity and commitment of volunteers. To be able to assist more families in the Ottawa region, Jake's House is currently seeking volunteers to engage as mentors in the Legends Mentoring Program and as advocates willing to spread awareness.
Organization category: Social services
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - New Canadians; Youth 16-24; Groups
Police record check required: Yes