Companion

(Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre)

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Position ID: V-CWD0232 Last Modified: 27 Apr 2018 Last Full Update: 19 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactEmily Gibson, Peer Support Coordinator, Breaking Down Barriers; Phone: 705-445-1543; Fax: 705-445-1656; Email: peersupport@breakingdownbarriers.ca
DutiesProvide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers. Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
More Info Linkwww.breakingdownbarriers.ca
BenefitsHelp make your community a better place for all. Ensure that some people aren't left out because of their disability.
ClientsAdults in the Georgian Triangle with developmental, emotional or physical disability.We believe everyone should be a part of the community.
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Skilled Labour ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) ; Various Commitment Lengths
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Various Interactions
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
 
Times and arrangements will be made by the volunteer and the client
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; Various Locations
LocationCollingwood
Number of PositionsBlue Mountains: 5 individual(s) ; Clearview (Simcoe County): 10 individual(s) ; Collingwood: 20 individual(s) ; Grey County: 5 individual(s) ; Wasaga Beach: 10 individual(s) 
 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Police CheckRequired
Referrals5
Agency Details
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Organization NameBreaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre
Office Phone705-445-1543
Toll Free Phone1-800-843-6943
Fax705-445-1656
E-Mailadminsupport@breakingdownbarriers.ca
Websitewww.breakingdownbarriers.ca
Address & Map
234 Ste Marie St
Collingwood, ON L9Y 3K5
 
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