DASCH Social Visits Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: DASCH
Address: Winnipeg MB
Website: http://dasch.mb.ca
Organizational Description: DASCH is a non-profit organization established in 1974 dedicated to exploring and meeting the residential, day program, respite and foster care needs of youth and adults.

DASCH supports people living in over 50 homes throughout Winnipeg. People can participate in personalized social, educational, vocational and recreational services that provide learning opportunities and greater independence.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5079
Description of Duties:

We are seeking dedicated volunteers to help enhance the lives of the people we support. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities, such as residential and virtual visits, recreational activities, photography, helping at a DASCH hosted event, and many more! We value and appreciate each one of our volunteers and are so thankful for the difference each one is making. Volunteering at DASCH is a great way to meet new people, form new friendships, and have fun!

Volunteers in this position will spend quality time interacting one-on-one with the people we support in a casual setting. This may include reading, playing games, baking, community events or other interactive activities that the people we support can look forward to.

We aim to match your interests and personality to best align with the interests and personality of a person we support.

Role & Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a positive role model for the people we support.

  • Provide the people we support with emotional and social care in a respectful and thoughtful manner.

  • Engage with the people we support, by devoting your full attention to them during your volunteer time.

  • Promote independence and encourage decision-making through recognition and respect of their interest and choices.

  • Transport people we support to and from activities and home in a safe and careful manner (if applicable).

  • Maintain effective communication with DASCH staff and supervisors to ensure coordination of roles and responsibilities.

Skills Required:

  • Fluent in English.

  • Smart device with internet access is required for communication.

  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm.

  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Sound knowledge of intellectual disabilities is an asset.

  • Full or Intermediate Class 5 Manitoba Driver's License for any volunteer transporting the people we support or using any DASCH vehicle for any purpose (optional and not required for standard Social Visits) .

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

  • Make new connections.

  • Develop your skills and leadership ability.

  • Support your community in a meaningful way.

Age: 13-15, 16-17, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Flexible Hours

Your volunteer schedule as a Social Visits Volunteer is dependent on several factors, such as your availability, the schedule of the person we support, and how often you wish to volunteer.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@dasch.mb.ca
Closing Date: Jun 19, 2024
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