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Position: 844 - Recreation Volunteer
Organization: AbleLiving Services Inc.
Position Address: Lakeside Court, 1022 Greaves Ave, Mississauga, Ontario
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible Parking, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual
The 'role' involves direct assistance to adults with physical disabilities. Volunteers will be scheduled on an ongoing basis to encourage and assist Lakeside Court residents to engage in appropriate physical activities, hobbies, and community outings. (See 'Time Commitment', below)

The volunteering, mainly centred on recreation, will take place under the guidance/supervision of supportive care professionals, and in keeping with the varied individual needs of residents, can be very flexible, with the opportunity for volunteers to bring their skills/experience to the 'role'.

AbleLiving Services is a not-for-profit organization operated by Thrive Group. The Thrive Group has been created to bring like minded organizations together to develop a broad range and continuum of services that enable clients to live fulfilling lives and as independently as possible. We believe living well is an art, not a science. Thrive Group makes living life well, on our own terms, a reality.

Our client/resident-centred programs would not be possible without a dedicated team of energetic, compassionate volunteers. We currently are in need of volunteers to assist with recreational activities at our Lakeside Court location in lower Mississauga. An exceptional opportunity to assist those who are in need of supported living!

+ Excellent opportunity to learn/enhance recreational caregiving and support skills in favour of persons with disabilities
+ Join a dedicated staff and like-minded volunteers in promote active lifestyles among Lakeside Court residents
+ Enjoy the challenge of eliminating 'social isolation' through communal involvement at the location, plus enabling healthy access to the local community
+ IF you are in a placement/co-op/internship that relates to this field/area of care giving, this 'role' may suit your requirements
+ Personal joy in opening up the individual lfe styles of Lakeside Court residents through your volunteering commitment and contribution

Position Qualifications
● Committed to understand and promote the Values and Mission of 'AbleLiving Services'
● Ready to engage with persons with a variety of physical disabilities (friendly, positive, conversational, creative)
● Able to volunteer as part of a dynamic team, plus one-on-one
● Dependable, organized, capable of keeping to arranged scheduling
● Committed to learning 'best practices' through comprehensive training and support provided by 'AbleLiving Services'

*** Please note: Because volunteers are in close association with vulnerable adults, a satisfactory 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' is REQUIRED.
Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Start Date:2019-11-01
End Date:2020-10-10
Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Afternoon
Weekdays - Afternoons & Evenings (except Friday evening) Specific volunteering schedules TBA

Outings into the community may involve other days/times. TBA

Training and volunteer support will be both provided and ongoing.

Area(s) of Interest: Sports & Recreation, Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support, Support Group Facilitation & Therapy
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