Book Club Facilitator

Organization Details
Organization Name: Next Chapter Book Club
Address: Winnipeg MB
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Organizational Description: Next Chapter Book Club is a program offered through Inclusion Winnipeg. It offers weekly, community-based book clubs that include adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The primarly goal is to promote social connectedness and community inclusion for book club members.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: - Starting September 2019 -
With support from the NCBC Program Coordinator, the Volunteer Facilitator guides activities in weekly, community-based book clubs that include adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The primary function of the position is to promote social connectedness and community inclusion for book club members. Working as a team of two or three, the Volunteer Facilitator also provides the NCBC Program Coordinator with regular feedback. Training is provided.
Skills Required: -CFDesire and commitment to work with a variety of people, including adolescents and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (previous experience is not necessary, but may be helpful)
-CFAbility to travel to weekly book club meetings
-CFEnthusiasm, creativity, and good "people skills" are essential.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: This opportunity provides experience in supporting literacy and social connection for persons with and without a variety of disabilities. It also provides an opportunity to help build inclusive opportunities for people to socialize in the community.
It would be great experience for those interested in education, social work, recreational planning, or disability support.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening
1-2 hours per week, until at least one book is finished (approximately 12-14 weeks).
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
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: ncbcwinnipeg@gmail.com
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019
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