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Youth Mentor- Home Improvement/DIY Projects/Woodworking/Landscaping(Mentor must be over 21)


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: 1

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Jan 31, 2021


Do you have a passion for Home Improvement, DIY projects, landscaping or gardening? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? Looking for a creative individual- you could be a painter, a hobbyist, a "maker" or someone who dabbles in many creative areas. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in hands-on projects(particularly simple wood projects, but open to other ideas) to build on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

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

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

Time commitments are flexible.


Dana LaBrash


Volunteer Opportunity Address
Ottawa Region (Open to Mentors from other regions since this opportunity is virtual)


Good for people interested in: Mentoring; Teaching/Tutoring; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering; Legal/Advocacy

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?
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 - Seniors (65+); None of the above; New Canadians

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes