Dragon Boat with Youth with Autism - No Experience Needed!
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Volunteer Types: Disability Support, Mentoring, Sports
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Disabilities, Sports and Recreation
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: June 1, 2023
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Description

Ausome Ottawa is looking for positive and energetic people to volunteer at their Dragon Boat program! Volunteers will be paired with youth ages 13 to 17 who are on the autism spectrum and support them on the water as they learn skills required to dragon boat as a team. Volunteers will then get to race in the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival with their new team!

*You do NOT need any experience in dragon boats or knowledge of the sport to volunteer!

To volunteer at this program, please email [email protected] or visit the volunteer registration page and click on “How to Register”: https://ausomeottawa.com/get-involved/volunteer/

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
What makes volunteering with us so AUSOME are the unique relationships volunteers build with our athletes. Volunteers get to have fun while participating in accessible sports programs for kids with autism. People volunteer with us for all kinds of reasons: to give back to the community, learn and develop skills, meet new people, fulfill school community service requirements, and more. Volunteers receive ongoing training and recognition for their continued efforts and dedication to Ausome.
How will the organization benefit?
Ausome Volunteers are the bridge that help our athletes and families participate in sports programs tailored to them. Our sports programs would not be able to operate without our engaged, brilliant volunteers who give their time and energy to create a fun and inclusive atmosphere for our athletes!
Volunteer location:
Ottawa River Canoe Club - ​​1610 Sixth Line Rd Rideau Canoe Club - 804 Hog's Back Rd

Contact

Cece Van Aert
@Ausome Ottawa
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-6-days

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 8
Good for people interested in: Disability Support, Mentoring, Sports
You will be helping with: Athletes, Disadvantaged, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Vulnerable sector check required
  • Suitable for community service hours
  • Public transportation available
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