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Mentor for Youth/Individuals with Intellectual Disability

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Organization: Student Links (Community Living Ontario)

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: English or French

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Feb 20, 2020

Description

Are you someone who wants to make a difference in the life of a young adult with an intellectual disability? Do you enjoy contributing to your community and helping others? We want to hear from you!

Student Links is seeking a volunteer to work one on one with students and young adults with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or others, by exploring common interests, assisting in building a full life, and helping to build independence by creating meaningful roles for the student to participate in and contribute to their community.

Volunteers may help the student with travel training, exploring their community and attending events, playing sports or going to the gym together, working on a project together, introducing them to your network or meet up groups, and developing life skills to prepare them for life after school.

If you have experience, or are looking to gain some, working with vulnerable populations, individuals with various abilities and challenges, or community-based services, please contact Siobhan Costelloe Student Links coordinator for more information.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing how you can be of help to a young adult in your community today!

Contact

Dana LaBrash

613-277-0371

dlabrash@communitylivingontario.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
Various - Ottawa Region

Details

Good for people interested in: Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening); Disability Support; Teaching/Tutoring; Mentoring

You will be working with: Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
- Meet new people, gain life changing experiences and connections.
- Contribute directly to the growth of a individual by assisting them in preparing for life after school.
- Discover young people who are just as passionate as yourself about a shared goal and help guide them and show opportunities for their future.
- Contribute to a more inclusive community by creating valued social roles for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
- Create a meaningful and lasting connection that can change someone's life!

How will the organization benefit?
Becoming a mentor will benefit Student Links by working towards and fulfilling the mandate of Community Living Ontario, creating a more inclusive, welcoming, and accepting community for individuals with intellectual disabilities, in order to help them achieve 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 - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; None of the above; Groups

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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