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Position: 845 - Shopping Volunteer
Organization: AbleLiving Services Inc.
Position Address: Lakeside Court: 1022 Greaves Ave., Mississauga ON, L5V 1K5
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Unknown, Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual
This 'role' enjoys significant socialization and it can be quite flexible and as active as participants desire. PLUS FUN!

You will assist adults with physical disabilities with shopping for groceries and personal items. This may entail pushing a (manual) wheelchair, if needed. You'll be in a position to assist clients with making choices based on individual needs and budgets.

Shopping occurs locally.

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 shopping locally with our Lakeside Court residents in lower Mississauga. An exceptional opportunity to 'network', plus assist those who are in need of supported living, while affording them just enough support so as to enjoy a feeling of independence!

+ The shopping sessions involve mild, healthy exercise
+ Lots of (verbal) socialization with Lakeside Court residents with whom you'll be involved
+ Add to your personal knowledge of local shopping, including 'sales' and 'bargains' (refine YOUR 'shopping budget' and savings!)
+ You'll develop a direct, hands on awareness about challenges for adults with physical disabilities, including accessibility in your community
+ Personal satisfaction in a volunteering experience that directly benefits persons in need in your local community

Position Qualifications
● Committed to understand and promote the Values and Mission of 'AbleLiving Services'
● Solid English verbal communication skills
● Friendly, engaging, conversational, plus able to listen/respond to our residents' individual needs
● We prefer at least a 6 month engagement, so that volunteers will learn and consistently, effectively respond to residents' shopping needs/preferences
● Awareness of local shopping outlets (amenities) is helpful (not required)
● You're a careful (sensible) shopper yourself, bent on securing 'bargains' and value, both tied to healthy nutrition, whenever you can

*** 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:2019-10-10
End Date:2020-10-10
Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Afternoon, Tuesday Evening, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Afternoon, Saturday Afternoon, Sunday Afternoon, Anytime
FLEXIBLE, to be mutually arranged through staff with residents.

Typically, shopping will occur in the AFTERNOON, Monday through Friday. Some evenings may be appropriate, depending on store hours.

Training provided and ongoing.

Area(s) of Interest: Life Skills & Accessibility, Research/Evaluation, Senior Support
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