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About the Position
Position #: 16176
OrganizationSunbeam Centre
Position: Outing Assistant - Paradise Group Home
Location: 521 Paradise Cres, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: Support the people we serve by volunteering to push a wheelchair on outings in our community. Socialize and enjoy new experiences. Visit someplace different every week.
Description: We are seeking a volunteer to help clients participate in community outings (with staff support). This may include transporting clients (pushing wheelchairs) on day trips, setting up programs, and/or conversing with clients. Transportation is provided for volunteers from the group home and admission to attractions for volunteers is paid for.

This is a great opportunity for students, students in PSW or DSW courses, retired individuals, or those with a desire to work with clients with special needs. Our Group Home is located in Waterloo.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand, Specialized Training
Training Details: Participation in and completion of the Orientation Session for Client-Based Volunteer Positions is required; ongoing staff support is available.
Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: We need assistance on Thursday Mornings from 10am until 2pm
Special Event End Date: 2005-01-01
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
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, 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