Group Socialization Volunteers facilitate weekly gatherings for isolated seniors who live in a Toronto Community Building (in the downtown core). Participant activities include crafts to stimulate motor skills, and board games, and puzzles to build teamwork. Volunteers can choose to volunteer for either the Tuesday or Thursday session from 2 pm to 4 pm. This volunteer position requires a minimum time commitment of 2-3 hours a week for a period of one year.
Required Education, Skills and Qualifications
We are looking for volunteers who are:
a. 18 years old or older;
b. willing to commit at least 6 months to a year;
c. comfortable spending time with seniors and adults with physical disabilities;
d. able to demonstrate good communication skills, and must possess qualities such as compassion, patience, and dependability.
Application requirements: Completion of an application form (it will be sent to you via email), in-person interview, reference checks, police screening, training.
Society of Sharing: Inner-City Volunteers is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving seniors and adults with physical disabilities in downtown Toronto, since 1981. We recruit and train volunteers who provide community programs and services such as friendly-visiting, medical and shopping escort, group socialization, and telephone reassurance.
Job Type: Volunteer