Community Living Kingston and District (Community Friend)

Organization Name: Community Living Kingston and District
Opportunity Title: Community Friend
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: April 17, 2024
End Date: April 17, 2026

Email: volunteer@clkingston.ca
Website: http://myclkd.ca
Details:
  • Background/police check requiredAppropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and overFamily-oriented volunteering
Opportunity Description:

Community Friend is a befriending program where volunteers are typically matched one on one but couples and families can be matched too. Volunteers are matched with someone who has an intellectual disability, based on mutual interests and availability, preferences and compatibility. Examples include going to movies/theatre, bowling, watching local sporting events, shopping, joining a club or group together, etc. Volunteers will need a police background check with a vulnerable sector search (we will reimburse after meeting) and have 2 Covid vaccines. Occasionally we have other positions as well as Community Friend.

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