Community Living Kingston and District

Accessibility and/or Disability Supports - Kingston, ON
Member For 1 year
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Address541 Days Rd. Suite 6, Kingston, ON
Do you accept secondary/high school student volunteers? No
Do you/would you consider accepting post-secondary student placements? Yes

Community Friend

Community Living Kingston and District
Accessibility and/or Disability Supports

A one on one befriending program between volunteers and individuals who have an intellectual disability. Matches are based on mutual availability, preferences, interests and compatibility. Examples include going to movies/theater, bowling, watching local sporting events, shopping, joining a club or group together, or just meeting up for coffee and conversation.

  • Background Check Required
  • Kingston, ON
  • Starting Immediately
  • 1-3hrs / week
  • 16 Spots Available of 20
  • Suitable For: Adults (18+)

Community Friend

Dates and Times

It depends on the activity you engage in with your friend. Going to a movie may take more time then going for a short walk as an example.

Required Qualifications

* Commitment - to showing up for planned meet ups * Initiative - you may have to be the one initiating and organizing meet ups * Willingness to learn and adapt * Positive attitude

Position Responsibilities

You'll provide someone with friendship and the opportunity to get out and about in our community. Provide company, support and sometimes encouragement. Meet up with your friend, preferably weekly but could be every other week for one to three hours, depending on the activity. You will receive person specific information about the person with whom you are matched and you will have any support needed from Community Living.

Volunteer Benefits

Volunteers can have a meaningful impact on someone who has an intellectual disability while getting personal satisfaction from helping others access our community. Develop new skills, and enhance existing attributes. Volunteering is a useful addition to your CV or application for further educational opportunities.