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Position: 1247 - Activity Assistant
Organization: Eatonville Care Centre (Rykka Care Centres LP)
Position Address: 420 The East Mall, Etobicoke, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Brampton
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Eatonville Care Centre is looking for caring, friendly and energetic volunteers to assist the program staff with daily planned activities. The activities for the residents range from BINGO to trips to High Park. Each program can have 5-50 residents in attendance and can range from low key to high energy. As a volunteer, you will team up with our trained staff to help set up, facilitate, and tidy up after each activity (outing).

In order to build continuity in the activities/programs offered, and in relationships established with Centre residents, we request an overall time commitment of at least 6 MONTHS, preferably longer.

PLEASE APPLY FOR THIS CARING VOLUNTEER POSITION by December 31st, 2019. We are planning interesting activities/outings for 2020. Create a volunteer 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to immediately access the 'Eatonville Care Centre Volunteer Application Form'. Please DOWNLOAD it. Fill in the Application and sign it. SCAN the signed WORD document, save and attach it to an email to '', identifying the role you are applying for in the subject line. Your name will also join a list of volunteers ('Applicants') specifically for the 'Activity Assistant' role. Thank you!

Eatonville Care Centre is situated just across the street from the Eatonville Branch of the Toronto Public Library, in a lovely neighbourhood in the heart of Etobicoke. This accredited long term care home has served our 247 multicultural residents since 1971. Centrally located, we are near the intersection of Burnhamthorpe Road and The East Mall, easily accessible by Mississauga Transit (Route 26).

Our mission is to promote inclusion, independence and autonomy for all residents. We work as a team of families, physiotherapists, social workers, recreation therapists, dietitians, doctors/nurses, AND VOLUNTEERS to maximize the health and wellness, plus enjoyment of life, of our residents..

For caring, friendly, and engaging individuals looking to volunteer, whether it is to complete your secondary school '40 hours', meet new people, or just give back to the community, Eatonville has a number of attractive benefits to make volunteering easy, enjoyable., and rewarding for ALL!

+ Gain meaningful experience for future careers in social work, geriatrics, nursing, or life sciences
+ Build endearing friendships with residents and staff
+ Flexible hours
+ Socializing with residents or volunteering on your own
+ Easily accessible by TTC and Mississauga Transit (Route 26)
+ Secondary school students can earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement

Position Qualifications
We recognize that it takes a special kind of individual to devote themselves to working with seniors, but it is an area of special need at Eatonville. Companionship is very important at this stage of life, especially those that do not get to see loved ones on a regular basis.

If you're interested in building meaningful connections and brightening someone's day then please explore this opportunity by clicking 'Apply Now!' (see 'Description', above)
Min Age: 13    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Due Date:2019-12-31
Start Date:2019-12-02
FLEXIBLE - to be discussed according to volunteer availability and as scheduling is planned.
Certain programs are regularly (daily/weekly) scheduled; some are scheduled according to need; others are scheduled according to opportunity.

Orientation/training to be provided.

Area(s) of Interest: Arts & Crafts, Event Planning, Healthcare, Senior Support
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