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About the Position
Position #: 16171
OrganizationSunbeam Centre
Position: Friendly Visitor - Multiple KW Locations - Sunbeam Volunteer
Location: 2749 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: To provide an opportunity for social interaction for adults with developmental disabilities and improve their quality of life.
Description: We are seeking a friendly volunteer who can visit with clients with developmental disabilities living in a group home setting. Your visit could involve reading stories, spending time outdoors, chatting, playing games or assisting with crafts and activities. Must be self directed, patient, and demonstrate clear and effective communication skills.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Specialized Training
Training Details: Participation in and completion of the Orientation Session for Client-Based Volunteer Positions is required. Volunteers will also have on-going support from staff.
Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: 1-2 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 3 months. Days and times are negotiable.
Age: 14+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Creative Thinking, Empathy, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Laurie Yeo-Schmidt
Phone: 519-893-6200 Ext. 253
Address: 2749 Kingsway Drive Kitchener, N2C 1A7


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