Community Connection Volunteers

(Community Living Trent Highlands, Peterborough)

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Position ID: V-PET0232 Last Modified: 04 May 2015 Last Full Update: 12 Jul 2013
Opportunity Details
ContactLIsa Corp; Phone: 705-743-2412 ext 527; Fax: 705-743-3722; Email: lcorp@communitylivingpeterborough.ca
Duties* Support individuals to participate in the life of the Peterborough City and County Communities 
* In discussion with a person and the supporting staff, support the person is doing activities of their choice, for example:  
* Going with one or two people to Peterborough Pete's games 
* Going out for coffee  
* Going to the Wellness Centre to swim, use exercise equipment 
* Going to the Library 
* Going for a walk 
* A volunteer is not expected to pay for the person. The individual(s) you volunteer with is expected to cover their own transportation costs including gas if you use your car  
 
More Info Linkwww.communitylivingpeterborough.ca
Benefits-meeting new people and making new friends 
-feeling valued and important 
-become familiar with the Peterborough Community 
-skill development in supporting people living with an intellectual and physical disabilities in making connections in their community 
-opportunity to develop group facilitation skills 
-opportunity to work in a Outcome based progressive agency  
-reference for your time as a volunteer
ClientsIndividuals labelled with an intellectual disability. Pre-school to seniors
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestBehavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience-can be a role model to others by demonstrating a respectful, positive attitude towards people who have been labeled with an intellectual disability. 
-can see the strengths and capacities of people. 
-understands what people can contribute to their relationships and to the community. 
-helps people to develop decision making skills, exercise choices and assume reasonable risks. 
-supports and actively joins with the person in cultural, spiritual, recreational, leisure, educational activities and affairs of the community.
Interaction LevelGroup
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
Schedule to suit volunteer availability and client needs.
LocationPeterborough
Number of PositionsPeterborough: 10 individual(s) ; Peterborough (County of): 10 individual(s) 
 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingSupportive, knowledgeable staff to provide information, support, guidance on an ongoing basis.
CostThe cost for the vulnerable sector police check is covered by Community Living Peterborough. If a volunteer chooses to drive their car, they will need proof of $1,000,000.00 liability coverage and Driver's license.  
Community Living Peterborough does not cover the cost of transportation or the individual's you have been matched with activities. This is the individual's responsibility.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsYou are required to submit the name of 3 references as well as a Criminal Reference check of no more than 3 months old. If you do not have a Criminal Reference Check, we provide a letter for the Peterborough Police Department. All Criminal Reference Checks require a Vulnerable Person Check. 
If you drive your car as a part of your volunteering, you are required to submit proof of liability insurance of $1,000,000 and Driver's License
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Start DateOn or after 20 Apr 2015
Agency Details
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Organization NameCommunity Living Trent Highlands, Peterborough
Office Phone705-743-2411 * Head Office 705-328-0464
Fax705-743-3722
E-Mailinfo@clth.ca
Websitewww.clth.ca
Address & Map
223 Aylmer St
Peterborough, ON K9J 3K3
 
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Mailing Addressc/o Community Living Trent Highlands Head Office 
205 McLaughlin Rd, Suite 200 
Lindsay, ON K9V 0K7