Recreation Volunteer

(Sunrise Developmental Support Services)

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Position ID: V-OSH0211
Last Modified: 18 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 03 Oct 2023

Opportunity Details: Recreation Volunteer

Contact Carly Lambe, Recreation Manager - Volunteer Coordinator, Sunrise Youth Group; Phone: 289 927 5977; Email:

Supporting members throughout a variety of events including:

  • Art Workshops
  • Dances
  • Cooking Classes
  • Weekend Cabin Retreats - at Camp Samac
  • Bowling Nights 
  • Dinner & Movie Nights

Duties during events include

  • engaging with members during their friends in a friendly socializing role
  • promote appropriate life and social skills
  • encourage members to participate in events through positive energy 
  • assisting members to ensure they're included in programs i.e., holding knife while member places hand over top of yours to assist with cutting food items
  • supporting staff in set up and clean up of events including: whiping down tables/counters, dishes, decorating, moving furniture, changing garbages etc. 
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Benefits Meet new people, help those with developmental disabilities enjoy activities and social opportunities 
Multiple opportunities to receive community service hours 
Opportunities for reference
Clients Youth and Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Ages 15 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Families ; Individuals
Areas of Interest Recreation & Sports ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work ; Working with Children
Commitment Length One Time / Special Event ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 5 / Year
Dates and Times Tuesday: Evening 
Wednesday: Evening 
Thursday: Evening 
Friday: Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Volunteers can choose days and times that fit their schedule
Seasons Year Round
Accessibility Fully Accessible
Location Sunrise Youth Group 1621 McEwen Dr, Unit 6, Whitby * trips and events in the community
Number of Positions Durham Region ; Whitby 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided - on site at events, along with shadowing opportunities ; Training will be provided during events, discussed at initial interview
Transportation Near public transit
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Vulnerable Sector police check required if over 18

Agency Details: Sunrise Developmental Support Services

Office Phone 905-438-9910
Address & Map
1621 McEwen Dr
Unit 6
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 9A5
Mailing Address 1621 McEwen Dr 
Unit 6 
Whitby, ON 
Canada L1N 9A5

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