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Community Companion - Walking Partner

Direct Support

Elmira District Community Living

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers help us create partnerships that provide relevant, individualized, and innovative services for persons supported by EDCL. We Advocate, Educate and Facilitate the participation of the Community in achieving the individual’s life vision.

Social isolation can be cured through your time!

One-on-one walking partners help improve the health of someone who needs you to journey with them, plus the added personal health benefit. Located in Elmira where you have a choice of many walking paths, interesting neighbourhoods and places to explore. You would be venturing out to see and enjoy the sights in the community with an individual who also enjoys being outdoors. This is a way to volunteer and create a connection with someone in your community one hour a week.

***When completing the online application, please indicate any preference for placement with a male versus female individual***

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Recreation/Sports, Accessibility

Skill(s): Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Motivate Others, Sensitivity, Respect

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Initial Training and orientation provided (self-directed online modules allow flexibility, or an in-person orientation can be arranged). Ongoing learning opportunities.
Working Conditions: You will be outside on mild days and will need a good pair of walking shoes. You could be walking indoors on more inclement days at the local walking track.
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support Newcomers
Transportation: On a bus route

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
Regular One-day a week for an hour. Day and time flexible.

   Contact Information
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Jenn Maxwell
519-669-3205 Ext. 225
118 Barnswallow Drive Elmira, N3B 2Y9
Township of Woolwich

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