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About the Position
Position: 2078 - Volunteer Mentor
Organization: Community Living Ontario
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon

Goal

'Community Living Ontario'(CLO) is a family-based association assisting people who have an intellectual disability and their families to lead the way in advancing inclusion in their own lives and in their communities.

Among CLO's numerous programs is 'Student Links', affording volunteers the opportunity to mentor a young person who identifies with an intellectual disability, with the mentoring relationship based on mutual interests that are developed through participation in events/classes in the community.

The role is a challenging and exciting volunteering opportunity, socially and personally enriching.


Description

> 'Student Links' is provincial initiative that works with high school students that have been labeled with having an 'intellectual disability' an opportunity to explore ideas for what they may want to do after completing school. > We help them do this by matching them with people in their community who share a similar interest/passion, or have a career/role, in a field that they would like to explore further - that's you! > Ultimately through 'Student Links', we aim to encourage students to follow their passion and gain new skills and experiences in order to expand the possibilities of what they want to do after they graduate.PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE FOR THIS VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY. Thank you.


Benefits

+ Excellent opportunity to share your experiences with a young person to help shape their future+ Learn about CLO, its members and explore new possibilities+ Be a role model for a high school student+ Become a friend


Qualifications

● Minimum Age - 21● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check'● Willingness to share experiences, as well as take part in new experiences● Friendly, engaging (with patience, understanding, empathy)

Min Age: 21   
Police Check: Required   
Resume: Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Short Term (3 months or less) commitment starting 2019-05-06
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening

Flexible


Training

A coordinator will facilitate the initial meeting with you and the student, help you develop a plan of support, and accompany you to the first few meetings with the student until you are feeling comfortable to meet one-on-one.


More Details
Areas of Interest: Environment, Arts & Crafts, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Office Administration, Construction/Renovation/Repair, Sports & Recreation, Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Animal Welfare, Audio & Visual Production, Career Mentorship, Youth Programs, Event Planning, Fashion Design, Food Services, Social Media, Holiday & Festive, Information & Referral Services, Life Skills & Accessibility, Marketing/Promotion, Music/Theatre, Literacy, Volunteer Coordination, Youth Mentorship, Multilingual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://communitylivingontario.ca/initiatives/#student-links
https://www.facebook.com/communitylivingontario
http://@CLOntario
https://www.youtube.com/user/comlivon
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