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Virtual Craft Friend

Adopt a Grandparent

City of Cambridge

   About the Position

Impact Statement
Volunteers are an important part of developing the Cambridge community. The City of Cambridge supports, facilitates and values the efforts of all our volunteers. There are many volunteer opportunities in the City of Cambridge, including one-time, two-hour commitments and weekly commitments on a year-round basis.

Are you 12-18 looking to volunteer with seniors? We are looking for responsible and committed youth to virtually engage with and create crafts for seniors living in long term care. This gives you the opportunity to interact with seniors up to twice a week virtually. Training on dementia is provided. For more information contact the Youth Recreation Coordinator by email at [email protected]

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 12+

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteer orientation will occur on April 20th from 4:30-6:30 pm. Position specific training and placement will occur from 4:30-6:30 on April 22nd. Training on dementia is provided. There is flexibility in the orientation and training times.
Working Conditions: Virtual. Need access to technology device and WIFI.
Volunteers will also be asked to create two crafts.
Accessibility: Support volunteers with special needs

Time Commitment

Duration: 3 months or less
The virtual connections will take place twice a week ranging from five minutes to half an hour in length.

Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Senior Services, Accessibility
Skill(s): Creative Thinking, Sensitivity, Accountability, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
Transportation: NONE Needed

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Heather Melo
50 Dickson St., Cambridge, N1R 5W8
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