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About the Position
Position: 2406 - Together We Are Better: Interest Based Volunteering
Organization: Community Living Mississauga
Position Address: Various locations across Mississauga
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
Description
Once a week, on a mutually agreeable day (and time), volunteers will meet with a pre-assigned person to enjoy an activity that is of mutual interest to both parties for a period of 12 weeks. (Any costs associated with course fees will be covered for the volunteer). Meetings and activities are expected to last 2 hours each, and may take place on weekdays, weeknights, and weekends.

Volunteers will be introduced to their respective 'matches' prior to start of the 12-week engagement. You will enjoy weekly, ongoing support by Community Living Mississauga staff, when needed, AND you will perform program evaluations to gauge success after 6 weeks of volunteering and at the end of 12 weeks.

The 7 people who are looking for a volunteer individually have the following interests:
Female One
- Baking
- Photography
- Parenting Groups for Mothers

Female Two
- Cooking
- Health

Female Three
- Painting
- Movies
- Music

Female Four
- Animals
- Library

Female Five
- Swimming
- Art
- Animals

Male One
- Comics, Comic Con

Male Two
- Sports
- Learning to Read

PLEASE EXPLORE THIS UNIQUE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY by 'clicking on the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below). We'll be in touch to help you determine which person is right for you!

Goal
Start the fall of 2019 with purpose, by meaningfully improving the quality of life of an adult who has an intellectual disability.

Volunteers will be matched with an adult who has an intellectual disability to pursue mutual leisure and recreational interests for a period of 12 weeks.

The goal of the position is to ensure that the person's quality of life in the community is meaningfully improved.

Benefits
> Make a direct impact in your community by promoting inclusion for people who have an intellectual disability
> An opportunity to improve quality of life while enjoying the company of someone who shares your mutual interest
> Gain new skills (or expand existing skills/experience)!
> Enhance your resume
> Develop strong references
> Volunteering has been proven to improve overall personal health and well being

Position Qualifications
● You are a friendly volunteer with an interest in improving the quality of life of an individual who has an intellectual disability
● Add to that, you're thoughtful, empathetic, with an ability to motivate and encourage
● You come with well-developed interpersonal and communications skills
● You're prepared to adhere strictly to CLM's policies and procedures (keeping your 'match' happy, safe, and secure)
● Above all, you believe in, and are committed to, the value of inclusion for all, plus you want to do something about it

Please note: Because the 'position' involves close personal interaction with a person who is 'vulnerable', a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check is required.

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Short Term (3 months or less)
Due Date:2020-03-31
Start Date:2019-10-21
End Date:2020-03-31
Anytime
At mutually convenient times for you and the person with whom you are matched, volunteering at least 2 hours during each week of your engagement.
(Accordingly, it's anticipated that the volunteer will support the 'matched adult' by meeting weekly for 12 weeks.)

Training
Attend an Orientation & Training Session, where you will be given all the information you will need to make this a successful volunteer experience.
(Training will include instruction about Community Living Mississauga's policies and procedures as prerequisite to your volunteer engagement.)

Area(s) of Interest: Environment, Arts & Crafts, Education & Learning, Sports & Recreation, Animal Welfare, Food Services, Healthcare, Life Skills & Accessibility, Music/Theatre, Literacy
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.clmiss.ca
http://www.facebook.com/communitylivingmississauga
https://twitter.com/CLMississauga
http://Community Living Mississauga
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