Spend time with a senior sharing your love of sports
Organization: ABLE2: Support for People with Disabilities
Commitment: Ongoing (more than a year)
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 1
Location: Ottawa - East
Deadline: Nov 5, 2021
DescriptionNick (aged 64 years old) enjoys watching sports – hockey, soccer, baseball and football – he is also open to other activities. He would love to spend an hour or two each week with someone who shared his interests and who could help him get out of the house.
As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health.
Join our team of more than 250 volunteer Allies who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You will gain a wonderful new friendship – someone to share activities that you love. You need to be over the age of 18 and to make a minimum commitment of 12 months to this role [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.
Change Two Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920
INTERESTED? CONTACT US DIRECT AT https://www.able2.org/volunteer/ , email@example.com or 613-761-9522
Good for people interested in: Disability Support; Sports; Companionship/Visiting
You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Your volunteerism makes a meaningful and vital contribution to the life of someone lonely, isolated, and vulnerable. Our volunteers are our greatest champions.
How will the organization benefit?
You will help us reach people who are isolated, help us build community, raise awareness, and reduce stigma.
Organization category: Social services
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week
This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Seniors (65+)
Vulnerable sector check required: Yes