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About the Position
Position #: 16181
OrganizationSunbeam Centre
Position: Recreation Assistant - Weekend Respite Program
Location: 2749 Kingsway Drive, Kitchener
Description: Volunteers will help clients participate in recreation programs during their weekend respite stay. Programs include crafts, games, storytelling, baking, scrapbooking, Snoezelen, swimming, adapted sports, watching movies, walks, community outings and much more! Volunteers must model patience and understanding of persons with developmental disabilities. Some knowledge of crafts is required. This is an ideal opportunity for corporate staff or individuals that can visit on a rotating basis.
Requirements: English Proficiency, Confidentiality, Physical Demand, Specialized Training
Training Details: Participation in and completion of the Orientation Session for Client-Based Volunteer Positions with staff support.
Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail: Minimum of 2 hours, preferably one half-day, at least once per week.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Caring Support, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Motivate Others, Sensitivity, Empathy, Playing
How to Apply
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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