Rec Buddy- 55+ Center

(Barrie. Recreation & Culture Services, Allandale Recreation Centre, Allandale 55+ Centre)

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Position ID: V-BAR0034 Last Modified: 26 Nov 2018 Last Full Update: 25 Nov 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactChiara Mabrucco, Recreation Programmer- Inclusion Services, City of Barrie; Phone: 705-739-4225 ext 5789; Email:
DutiesThe main role of this volunteer will be to support seniors at the 55+ Centre (Allandale Rec Center), who require additional assistance participating safely and successfully in programs. Other duties may include, but are not limited to:  
- Assist with fine and gross motor tasks  
- Assist participants with integrating themselves with other seniors 
- Encourage participants to engage in activities 
- Assist with transitioning participants safely from one activity to the next
ClientsClients requiring support will be individual or small groups of seniors who are members of the 55+ Centre whom require an extra set of hands or additional support in order to participate successfully.
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestGames ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Recreation & Sports ; Senior's Activity Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Support for Visual Impairments
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care - No personal care such as toileting or feeding requiried. ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor
Commitment LengthShort term or long term
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2.5 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon 
We need volunteers anytime between 9 am-4 pm, not exclusively 9 am-12 noon or 12 noon-6 pm as outlined above. For example: we may need volunteers from 11:30 am-3 pm
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator
Number of PositionsBarrie: 5 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Orientation to rec buddies in addition to 55+ centre
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Start DateOn or before 31 Dec 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameBarrie. Recreation & Culture Services, Allandale Recreation Centre, Allandale 55+ Centre
Office Phone705-728-6332
Address & Map
Allandale Recreation Centre
190 Bayview Dr
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5
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Mailing AddressPO Box 400 
Barrie, ON L4M 4T5