Activity Host

(Autism Home Base, Activities for Adults with Autism)

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Position ID: V-OSH0996 Last Modified: 27 Jan 2020 Last Full Update: 27 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactNelly, Autism Home Base; Phone: 289-278-3489 ext 2; Email:
DutiesHelp to host an activity, participate in weekly peer to peer social and recreational activities for autistic adults and their care givers * arrive early to greet participants * register new families *distribute news for AHBD * participate in program and take pictures of sessions * audit program for member satisfaction and report concerns * contribute ideas and insights to season planning
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BenefitsFun and social atmosphere * working with adults; a great opportunity to learn from people with a disability * see the benefits of socialization on isolated communities
ClientsAdults with autism and their family caregivers in Durham Region and Peterborough
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Music & Performing Arts ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Recreation & Sports ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Physically active adults who enjoy casual pick up activities, fun and like to meet new people * familiarity with Autism Spectrum Disorder a plus
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Seeking 1-year commitment * have weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and one-off programs to choose from .
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Programs are drop-in (no RSVP required), group size can vary * average program size is 8-10 members
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning (Walk the Dome) 
Tuesday: Evening (Guys Night Out) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (Pickering and Newcastle Gym and Swim) 
Thursday: Evening (Music Madness, Games Group, Movie Night) 
Friday: Afternoon (Walk the Dome) 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon (Accessible Swim) 
Sunday: Afternoon (Art & About, Walk & Talk) 
Programs are currently being offered Monday-Sunday * times and frequency are subject to change as program schedule is determined by member interest and availability * visit website for updated program info:
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPrograms ina variety of locations in the community * try to ensure accessibility of the space, can not guarantee full accessibility for every activity
LocationThroughout Durham Region
Number of PositionsClarington ; Durham Region ; Oshawa ; Pickering 
8 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Informal orientation with tips on socializing with adults with autism, program logistics ; Vulnerable Sector Screening is mandatory
TransportationNear public transit ; Willing to work around your transportation circumstance to find the best volunteer placement for you
CostVulnerable Sector Screening * pay for your own transportation costs
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameAutism Home Base, Activities for Adults with Autism
Office PhoneOffice: 289-278-3489
Address & Map
132 Church St
Bowmanville, ON
Canada L1C 1T5
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