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Position: 939 - Befriending Volunteer
Organization: March of Dimes Canada
Position Address: Brampton, mainly (can be elsewhere in Peel region)
Location: Brampton

Goal

March of Dimes Canada (MODC) is one of the largest community based service providers for people with physical disabilities in the country. We provide a wide range of programs and services to maximize the independence and community participation of people with physical disabilities.

March of Dimes Canada believes that everyone, regardless of physical or financial challenges, deserves to be independent, able to work, learn, and participate fully in their community.

The 'Befriending Volunteer' is a fundamental, in-the-field 'role' within MODC that helps our clients be active within their local community, thereby contributing to our goal of improved health and wellness, not only for our clients, but also for our invaluable volunteers!


Description

- Volunteer one-on-one with clients and help them to get out into the community- Plan activities with your 'match' on a weekly basis and/or for a special event- Write monthly reports and submit these to the Volunteer Coordinator- Attend training sessions- Communicate with your 'match' on a regular basis


Benefits

+ Excellent opportunity to become knowledgeable about the challenges faced by people with disabilities+ If you are considering a career in 'care giving', this opportunity would be a great introduction+ Join a dedicated team of volunteers and staff to make a huge difference in your local community+ 'Network', and start by befriending your 'match', co-volunteers, staff, and others who have contact with MODC+ Enjoy the personal satisfaction of being in-the-field, contributing directly towards a positive lifestyle for a MODC client


Qualifications

● Solid English communication skills (fluency in additional language(s) welcome)● See 'Time Commitment' (below)● Ability to follow directions/instruction given by MODC staff● Capable of adherence to MODC rules and procedures (esp. safety, privacy/confidentiality)● Friendly, engaging, ready to befriend your 'match' and mutually enjoy, plus benefit from being active in the local community● Ability to abide by volunteering schedule is a must● Moderate physical activity may be part of the role

Min Age: 18   
Police Check: Required   
Resume: Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required


Time Commitment
This is a Long Term (More than 6 months) commitment
Shifts are available on the following days
 - Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Friday Evening, Saturday Morning, Saturday Afternoon, Saturday Evening, Sunday Morning, Sunday Afternoon, Sunday Evening

Medium Term (between 3 to 6 months) - 6 months commitment or longer is required
FLEXIBLE hours, with a WEEKLY COMMITMENT that will be arranged with the volunteer's 'match', as set up by March of Dimes Canada


Training

Orientation ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going


More Details
Areas of Interest: Counselling & Mental Health, Life Skills & Accessibility
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individuals



How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.marchofdimes.ca
https://www.facebook.com/MarchofDimesCanada/
https://twitter.com/modcanada
https://www.youtube.com/user/marchofdimescda


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