Companion for Outings
Volunteer Types: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Entertainment, Event planning and participation
Organization types: Disabilities, Senior Citizens
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: September 30, 2023
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Description

Do you love attending sports games, art shows, and/or festivals and would like to share that experience with someone who may not have the opportunity to attend on their own? If so, we have the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! We are seeking volunteers to accompany individuals with disabilities or seniors to attend outings such as sports games, art shows, and festivals in the community. As a companion, you will provide company, conversation and support to the person you are paired with, helping them to fully enjoy the experience of attending live events.

Responsibilities may include assisting with transportation to and from the venue, purchasing tickets or admission, helping to navigate the venue or festival grounds and finding appropriate seating, and providing any necessary physical or emotional support. The specific responsibilities will depend on the needs and abilities of the person you are paired with.

Qualifications:
– Willing to commit long term (over 6 months), once or twice a week.
– Passion for sports games and festivals and the ability to share that enthusiasm with others.
– Compassionate and patient with the ability to adapt to the needs of others.
– Reliable and able to commit to a set schedule.

Benefits:
– Opportunity to give back to your community.
– Gain experience working with individuals with disabilities and seniors.
– Develop meaningful relationships and make a positive impact on someone’s life.
– Access to free admission to sports games, art shows, and festivals If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity,

Please contact us to learn more and to apply. Thank you for considering this rewarding and fun experience

Volunteer location:
764 Belfast street

Contact

Saleha
@Ottawa Foyers Partage
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Companionship/Visiting, Disability Support, Entertainment, Event planning and participation
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Seniors

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • Vulnerable sector check required
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