Seniors Crafting Volunteer

(CONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E, Volunteer South Simcoe)

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Position ID: V-ALL0090 Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 Last Full Update: 28 Feb 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactMelisa Fox, Community Engagement Coordinator, CONTACT Community Services; Phone: 705-435-4900 ext 201; Email:
DutiesVolunteers needed to help set up craft workshops in Beeton and Alliston seniors apartment housing. Other duties include socializing with seniors, helping seniors make a craft, serving food and drink, and cleaning up the workshops. Must have access to transportation to get to workshop locations. Workshops take place every other Thursday afternoon from 1-3 pm. Arriving early and leaving late is expected due to set up and clean up.
BenefitsBuild relationships, make crafts, socialize with isolated seniors and become a mentor.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a hearing impairment ; Persons with a mental disability ; Persons with a physical disability ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Individuals
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fashion / Needlecraft ; Personal Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Volunteer Coordination
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Workshops run in August-March,
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesThursday: Afternoon (1-3 pm)
SeasonsSummer ; Fall ; Winter
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsAlliston: 2 individual(s) ; Beeton: 2 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationCar required
Application Deadline31 Jul 2018
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameCONTACT Community Services, Alliston - 39 Victoria St E, Volunteer South Simcoe
Office Phone705-435-4900
Address & Map
Community Service Centre South Simcoe, Town Square
39 Victoria St E
Alliston, ON L9R 1W1
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Mailing AddressP.O. Box 932 
Alliston, ON L9R 1W1