Seniors’ Centre Without Walls Facilitator/Moderator

at The Good Companions (view profile)
Location 670 Albert Street
Date Posted Jul 19
Category Accessible Community
Opportunity Type Volunteer
Subject Area Health and wellbeing
Estimated time (hours) 30 - 45 minutes/ 1 day per week
Targeted Skills Excellent communication skills, ability to build rapport and convey empathy, ability to resolve minor conflicts, emotional resilience, stability and maturity, non-judgemental and accepting of diverse values and beliefs, warm, friendly and courteous manner

Description

Using a simple teleconferencing system, the SCWW is a new initiative that will bring free programs/services to isolated seniors and adults with physical disabilities. It will remove present barriers for those who cannot access recreation centres in person due to financial constraints, transportation, illness and/or mobility issues. Clients will have access to health, wellness, recreational and education programs, while establishing friendships and creating a new sense of belonging to the community and empowerment without having to leave their homes. All they need is a touch-tone phone. We are looking for positive, friendly, welcoming, non-judgemental volunteers who have experience with, or who are interested in facilitating and moderating weekday sessions. Volunteers are given some flexibility in their sessions, and maybe able to facilitate some programs from home. Some activities/programs: Book Clubs; Fun Facts; Did you know?; Riddles/Jokes; Brain Teasers; Current Events; Biographies; Old Time Radio Plays; Music Musings and many more!

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