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Alphabets Reading Program for Seniors


Organization: The Glebe Centre

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Ottawa - Central

Deadline: Apr 30, 2020


We need mature individuals to read to seniors and foster discussions. We are a long term care home and some of our residents cannot participate in regular programming due to physical limitations. We are hoping eventually to host book clubs as a group activity. The Alphabet program is a reading program where volunteers meet with residents and read favourite books, newspapers or articles.


Lonelle Butler

613 238-2727

Ext: 353

Volunteer Opportunity Address
77 Monk Street Ottawa On


Good for people interested in: Health Care; Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: LGBTTQ; Men; Seniors; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers will understand what it means for seniors who are isolated due to physical conditions to have an opportunity to engage socially.

How will the organization benefit?
We have 254 residents in our long term care home, having volunteers meet the social needs of our residents and encourage engagement will have a beneficial impact on their social well being.

Organization category: Health

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

Police record check required: Yes