Organization: Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa
Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)
Availability: Weekends; Flexible; Evenings; Days
Language Preference: English
Number of Positions Available: 10
Deadline: Dec 31, 2020
Volunteer Opportunity Address
192 Switzer Avenue, Ottawa, ON
Good for people interested in: Disability Support; Mentoring; Companionship/Visiting; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering
You will be working with: People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years)
How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteers do not need to have extensive training in the field of special needs, just an interest in children and an accepting attitude. Volunteers will attend free training sessions with a specialist in special education where they can meet other volunteers and learn valuable techniques to foster relationships with children who have special needs such as autism. Furthermore, because Friendship Circle is part of a long-standing and respected registered charity (The Jewish Youth Library of Ottawa), volunteer hours can be counted toward school community service requirements, and coordinator Elinore Rabin is happy to act as reference for those that have shown commitment to their role. This is a valuable reference asset in applying to schools and employment opportunities.
How will the organization benefit?
This important program allows children who often feel socially isolated to gain confidence through companionship.
*this program is free of cost (run by a non-profit organization) and provides parents an hour of respite benefits!
Organization category: Social services
Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days
This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); High School Students or Adolescents (14-18)
Suitable for community service hours: YesApply