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In home Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.
By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.
Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
Virtual Homework Volunteer * For two hours a week, you will support children to overcome any learning obstacles they may be facing in the classroom and help them build problem-solving skills.
Virtual Activity Volunteer * For two hours a week you will virtually engage with children using our Fun-in-a-Box program, a monthly activity box delivered to their door with four weekly activities. This program allows children to build a new friendship with you while you help them explore healthy ways to process, understand and express how they feel about their parents’ cancer.
Watch our clients' children while their parents attend onsite programs.
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 email@example.com today!
Visit us at footprints4autism.org
Halloween Party and Haunted Walk
October 11 & 12, 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
October 13, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, October 13 - 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Northview Community Centre, 150 Beatrice St E., Oshawa
BGC Durham is currently seeking volunteers to assist with our highly-anticipated Halloween Party and Haunted Walk. Volunteers will assist with set-up and general help through out the event, or join our performers for the haunted walk.
Volunteers must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Be working towards completion of high school community service hours
- Provide a clean Vulnerable Sector Check if over 18
- Must be willing to be in costume and perform. A love of Halloween is required!
- Preference will be given to students with a performing arts background