Scrabble Club Social Connector

(CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S)

Position ID: V-BAR0205
Last Modified: 14 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 07 Sep 2023

Opportunity Details: Scrabble Club Social Connector

Contact Jenna Wickens, MatureMinds Coordinator, CFS Counselling + Wellbeing; Phone: 705-627-1716 * 705-726-2503 ext 140; Email:

Are you a wordsmith who loves people? We are looking for older adult volunteers to help newcomers to Canada feel welcome. Help newcomers get socially connected and practice English by playing scrabble! An extensive vocabulary is not necessary (there are dictionaries for that :)) so if you are friendly and want to make a meaningful contribution by helping newcomers, this could be the club for you! Scrabble Club will last four weeks, allowing volutneers to build relationships with newcomers. 

Benefits Social engagement, meaningful interactions, opportunity to help others, exercise your brain while playing scrabble
Clients Newcomers to Canada - variety of ages, backgrounds, cultures
Ages 125 year(s) and under
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Newcomer Assistance ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills - be able to help explain words used, engage in conversation. ; Friendly & Outgoing - be a source of welcome to newcomers. Friendliness is more important than being outgoing. Quiet friends are welcome! ; Listening Skills - active listening is an asset. Will be needed to navigate different languages and experiences. ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment Length Short Term (3 months or less) - 1 day of training, 4 week program
Interaction Level Small Group - in person
Minimum Hours 1.5 / Week
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
Location 20 Anne Street South, Barrie (CFS Counselling + Wellbeing office)
Number of Positions Barrie ; Bradford West Gwillimbury ; Innisfil 
6 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided
Transportation There is a bus stop right outside of the Cathodic Family Services building.
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Volunteer application, references
Start Date On or before 30 Oct 2023

Agency Details: CFS Counselling + Wellbeing, MatureMinds, Barrie - Anne St S

Office Phone 705-726-2503
Toll Free Phone 1-888-726-2503
Fax 705-726-2570
Address & Map
20 Anne St S
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 2C6