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Youth Mentor- Fitness & Working Out (Mentor must be over 21)

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Organization: Student Links (Community Living Ontario)

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days

Language Preference: Bilingual

Number of Positions Available: 3

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Oct 31, 2020

Description

Do you enjoy being active? Has the pandemic allowed you to come up with creative indoor fitness routines? Do you have a love for working out and inspiring others?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you!

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about roles in fitness, assist with skill development and possibly explore other opportunities in this area of interest.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience
- Participating in fitness or recreation programs together- virtually.

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible. At this moment, all mentorships are happening virtually through Zoom or other platforms.


Contact

Dana LaBrash

613-277-0371

dlabrash@communitylivingontario.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
Ottawa Region- various locations

Details

Good for people interested in: Mentoring; Sports; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering; Outdoor activities (landscaping/gardening)

You will be working with: Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Becoming a mentor allows you to:
• Share something you are passionate about
• Empower students to make decisions about
what’s possible for their future
• Challenge yourself and grow in unexpected ways
• Teach a student something new
• Be a role model
• Contribute to a more inclusive community

How will the organization benefit?
You will be contributing to a more inclusive community while also contributing to Community Living Ontario's role in supporting people who have an intellectual disability to experience 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 - None of the above; Groups

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

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