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Position: 842 - Arabic-speaking Volunteer
Organization: AbleLiving Services Inc.
Position Address: AGHABI PLACE: 1255 Vanrose Street, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults
- Volunteer one-to-one with adults with physical disabilities who speak Arabic
- Encourage those clients to participate in recreational activities, other social/community programs offered by AbleLiving Services
- Assist with cooking appropriately culturally based meals, encourage conversation, limiting 'social isolation' (optional)

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 residents, who are with physical disabilities of various kinds, come from diverse backgrounds, and their needs can be equally diverse. Included among our residents at Aghabi Place (see 'Map', below) are persons whose first language is (and who are most comfortable speaking) Arabic. In order to engage these residents as fully as possible in our community, day-to-day living, and programs, AbleLiving Services seeks dedicated, energetic volunteers who are fluent in Arabic and English. Our goal is to have residents interact within our community as much as possible, enriching their lifestyles and personal experiences, while avoiding the harm of social isolation.

+ Share your Arabic cultural background in a diverse 'networking' experience
+ Excellent opportunity to enjoy a high degree of flexibility in filling this important 'role' geared towards rewarding socialization
+ Those who enjoy Arabic food and preparing/sharing it will have fun in this 'role'
+ Personal satisfaction that you'll have brought genuinely appreciative residents in need closer to a 'community conversation' that benefits all

Position Qualifications
● Fluency in Arabic and English
● No prior volunteering experience need
● Given that the volunteering principally is 'one-to-one' over a period of time, AbleLiving Services prefers a MINIMUM 6 MONTH COMMITMENT
● Ability to cook Arabic meals/dishes is welcome (NOT REQUIRED)
● Respect for cultural diversity and inclusiveness

*** 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:2019-11-04
End Date:2020-12-31
Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon, Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Afternoon
FLEXIBLE, to be mutually arranged with successful applicants, having regard to the above-noted DAYS/TIMES during the WEEK.

Training provided with ongoing support as needed. .

Area(s) of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Food Services, Life Skills & Accessibility, Senior Support, Multilingual
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