Friend, Peer, Mentor

(Autism Home Base, Activities for Adults with Autism)

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Position ID: V-OSH1332 Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 Last Full Update: 27 Sep 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactJudy, Volunteer Manager, Autism Home Base Durham; Phone: 289-728-3489 ext 2; Email:
DutiesBe paired with an adult on the autism spectrum, an AHB member, as a friend and peer to participate in community based recreation programs * activities include bowling, swimming, art, music, gym and fitness * community outings, walking, board games, video games, picnics, parties * participate in activities alongside member and encourage their participation and socialization * meet member at activity location on time as per online calendar of events and agreed activities * maintain confidentiality of members and families as per confidentiality policy
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BenefitsVolunteers are supported through an orientation, training * career-related resume building experience; Canadian experience * reference letter given after fulfillment of commitment * be engaged, challenged, and rewarded * opportunity to meet new people * support your community * enhance client’s lives and deliver life-changing supports and services
ClientsAdults on the autism spectrum and their families in Durham Region and Peterborough * help isolated families explore new interests, make friends, get out of the house and get active in the community * help reduce isolation and increase social engagement for individuals and families, reducing stress on families and increasing independence for Autism Home Base members
Ages18 year(s) - 30 year(s)
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestBehavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Recreation & Sports
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Ability to engage and create a caring, supportive and fun relationship * able to participate physically in group social and recreational activities using all five senses * strong verbal communication skills and active listening skills * sound judgement and ability to operate within a role description and boundaries * good sense of humour and fun * independent yet engaging and comfortable in a group * patient and sensitive to others moods by nature * empathetic and compassionate * previous experience working or volunteering with individuals and families on the autism spectrum is an asset
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours40 / Year
Dates and TimesEvents may take place weekdays, evenings or weekends depending on availability * hours as per calendar of events and mentor/mentor chosen events
SeasonsYear Round
LocationMultiple locations in Durham Region
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training
TransportationMust be able to travel to event locations independently * volunteers do not drive with their peer
CostVulnerable Sector Screening $20
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector Screening
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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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