|Organization Name||Position Types||Duration||Great For||Region and Location(s)||Ad Online Since||Application Deadline|
|Citizen Advocacy||On-going (More than 1 year)||2019-05-21||2019-08-09|
Will you help one person to get off of our waiting list?
We have over 300 people with disabilities in Ottawa who are feeling isolated and alone, wishing they had a volunteer friend and advocate through our organization. Most of them will have to wait three years to be matched.
Being a volunteer advocate is convenient, flexible, and rewarding. We match people one-on-one, who live in locations convenient to each other, and with similar interests and shared activities. You spend time with your match, getting together three or four times a month, and do what friends do: go for coffee, take a walk, get out to an event. This can have a huge impact in the life of someone with a disability who is feeling isolated and alone. Schedule your own hours with your match!
[Change Two Lives Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMcWEQdN920]
As a friend to someone with a disability you can have a profound effect on their life by reducing loneliness and isolation; helping to achieve hopes and dreams; developing personal networks and relationships; decreasing vulnerability; and increasing self-confidence, mental and physical health. People need people!
Join our team of more than 250 volunteer advocates who are enriching the lives of someone in their community. You must be at least 18 years old, commit to a minimum of 12 months and take a police check (we provide the paperwork so that you can obtain this for free). [Note: your status in Canada may affect your ability to make this commitment e.g. visitor visa, student visa, refugee claimant]. Preparation and ongoing support are provided.
Contact: Maria Redpath - firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-761-9522 ext. 222