(FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism, Pickering)
Opportunity Details: FOOTPRINTS Volunteer
|Contact||Michele Finney, Director of Program Development, FOOTPRINTS 4 Autism; Phone: 905-420-0388 ext 2; Email: email@example.com|
We have current openings for Child/Youth Volunteers with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children 4-13 yrs. old)
2 shifts per month (approx. 8 hr. commitment)
Saturday Only. Mornings- 8:45 am-12:45 pm and afternoons- 1:15pm to 5:15pm
What would your typical day look like?
· set up area prior to children arriving
· Provide one on one supervision – a volunteer with one ASD child.
· Helping the child choose their activities and develop socialization skills through fun learning.
· After the session: Clean up and sanitize toys, debrief.
Ideal for high school students interested in working with ASD or adults with ASD children or have an interest in working with ASD, gaining experience for post-secondary students including ECE, Social Work/Service, Psychology students, Teachers for example.
What can I expect from being a FOOTPRINTS Volunteer?
Volunteering with ASD children is a contribution to the community and one of the most rewarding experiences.
** We provide complete training to our volunteers including Level C CPR/First Aid.
You bring a sense of happiness to an autistic child and real-life experience working with ASD children, while gaining team building and leadership skills. If you are a high school student going into post-secondary or a college or university student, volunteering with FOOTPRINTS builds industry recognized experience on your resume. As an adult volunteer your impact on an ASD child’s life is immeasurable.
Email Michele at firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Visit us at footprints4autism.org
|More Info Link||www.footprints4autism.org/volunteer|
|Benefits||Ideal for high school students interested in working with ASD or adults with ASD children or have an interest in working with ASD, gaining experience for post-secondary students including ECE, Social Work/Service, Psychology students, Teachers for example.|
|Clients||Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)|
|Ages||14 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||Yes|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Individuals|
|Areas of Interest||Arts & Crafts ; Child Care ; Games ; Recreation & Sports|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; First Aid ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children|
|Commitment Length||Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; One year|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||8 / Month|
|Dates and Times||Saturday: Morning, Afternoon (Shifts 9 am-1pm * 1pm-5 pm)|
|Seasons||Spring ; Summer ; Fall ; Winter ; Year Round|
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible ; Designated parking at entrance ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door|
|Location||Dunbarton Fairport United Church,1066 Dunbarton Rd * St. Mark's United Church, 201 Centre St, Whitby|
|Number of Positions||Pickering: 50 individual(s) ; Whitby: 50 individual(s)
100 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation - session available every month ; Training is provided - CPR & First Aid, Full volunteer training ; Training is required - Job shadow ; Training on the job - Behavioural Management Systems Training after volunteering 10 hours ; Training on-going|
|Transportation||Near public transit|
|Additional Requirements||18+ Vulnerable Sector police check * those 18 years and over, two references * sign FOOTPRINTS contract|