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Volunteer for Multisport Workshop

Organization: Jake's House

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Ottawa - East

Deadline: Oct 13, 2019

Description

Multisport Mentorship is designed for young athletes on the autism spectrum, who are exploring all that sport and recreation have to offer. The goal is to get children moving and having fun, through a variety of sport-specific games and activities. Children will explore movement and learn the basic skills involved in a variety of sports, including soccer, basketball, track, baseball, tennis, obstacle training and more. Each activity in this program can be easily modified to match the skill set and interests of your Ausome athlete, so all levels of physical abilities are welcome.

As a Jake’s House mentor, you’ll be paired with an ausome athlete to help them run through each activity at their own pace. Expect balancing games, relay races, and interactive group games, thrown in amongst the other skills in a fun and supportive setting.

Contact

Farha Khan

416-247-5253

farhakhan@jakeshouse.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
St. Rita Catholic School – 1 Inverness Ave. Nepean ON K2E 6N6

Details

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

Volunteer Considerations

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