Friendly Visitor for Adult Male (Second Opportunity)


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Bainbridge AveWoodbridge, Ontario, Ontario CA


About

Mary Centre is looking for a volunteer to be a friendly visitor for an adult male with a developmental disability and visual impairment. The volunteer would be responsible for visiting with the individual 1-2 times per week to , socialize, go for coffee or lunch, go for a walk, watch movies, and participate in community activities (i.e. attend senior centre).

We are looking for a volunteer who has great communication skills, is friendly, outgoing, and patient. Experience with developmental disabilities is beneficial, but not a requirement.

Mary Centre provides all mandatory trainings, both online and in person. These include:
-Orientation to Mary Centre
-Individual Specific Training
-Mission & Value Statement
-Statement on Catholicism
-Individuals Rights
-Education & Awareness on Abuse Prevention and Reporting for Individuals
-Safe Driving (for volunteers who drive an individual in their vehicle)
-Protecting the Vulnerable
-Violence in the Workplace

Mary Centre highly recommends First Aid/CPR, and Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) training. *A current vulnerable sector search is required*

Mary Centre Location is fully accessible, however volunteer would be in the community with the individual and these locations may not be accessible.

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Schedule visits directly with individuals
  • Current vulnerable sector search (within six months), mandatory orientation and training

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