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About the Position
Position #: 19298
OrganizationExtend-A-Family Waterloo Region
Position: Host Family - Family Home Respite
Location: 91 Moore Avenue South, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: The goal of Family Home Respite is to offer a break to families who support individuals year round. You'll know you are making a difference in the lives of an individual and their family; simply by enjoying life the way you already do, while sharing it with someone else.
Description: Being a host family is a unique volunteer role based around inclusion, belonging and dignity. Respite is an opportunity where you would invite an individual who identifies as having a disability into your home. Respite opportunities typically range from 2 to 7 days, and are informed by the individual needs and interests of the person staying with you. Expenses will be reimbursed up to a set amount.

You'll enjoy all the fun and fulfillment of building a relationship with an individual who is well matched with you and your family.
Training Details: All training provided by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region: First Aid/CPR-C; Inclusion Orientation; Additional skills based on individual needs.
Working Conditions: In your own home for up to 7 days.
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: Respite opportunities are flexible and coordinated with respect to your schedule. Typically ranging from 2 to 7 days including overnights.
Age: 25+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Support volunteers with special needs, Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict, Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Stewardship, Sensitivity, Adaptability, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Kevin Guay
Phone: 519-741-0190 Ext. 315
Address: 91 Moore Avenue Kitchener, N2H 3S4


Volunteer Action Centre
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2

Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm