Social Club Volunteer Support Staff

Organization Details
Organization Name: Manitoba Down Syndrome Society
Address: 204 - 825 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1M5
Organizational Description: The Manitoba Down Syndrome Society is an organization that provides support, information and opportunities for individuals with Down syndrome, parents, professionals and other interested persons. We are a charitable organization run by volunteers.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Engage youth and young adults with Down syndrome in social activities.
Assist program staff as requested with tasks such as snack prep, supervision, and organizing activities.
Ensure participants are safe by assisting staff to supervise various areas and activities.
Assist with program set up and take down as required (ex: tables, chairs).
Support participants to engage with one another; facilitate group activities.
Skills Required: Strong communication skills.
Ability to assess interpersonal and environmental safety.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Gain experience and understanding of persons with a disability (Down syndrome).
Gain experience working as a support staff in a social environment.
Gain experience coordinating social events and activities.
Gain experience working as part of a team.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Clubs are held 2 Saturday evenings per month (6:30-9:30pm) and run from September through June each year. Clubs are held in the Grant Park area.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019
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