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Walking Companionship

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 are here for you to consider for your own health and that of someone who needs you to journey with them. 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.

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

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: You will be provided with an orientation before you begin to volunteer
Working Conditions: You will be outside on mild days and will need a good pair of walking shoes. You would 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
One day a week for an hour.

   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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