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Home Respite

Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region


   About the Position

Impact Statement
The goal of Family Home Respite is to offer a break to families who support individuals year round. You'll know you are making a difference in the lives of an individual and their family; simply by enjoying life the way you already do, while sharing it with someone else.

Description
Being a host family is a unique volunteer role based around inclusion, belonging, and dignity. Respite is an opportunity where you would invite an individual who identifies as having a disability into your home. Respite opportunities typically range from 2 to 7 days, and are informed by the individual needs and interests of the person staying with you. Expenses will be reimbursed up to a set amount.

You'll enjoy all the fun and fulfillment of building a relationship with an individual who is well matched with you and your family.


Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 25+


Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: All training provided by Extend-A-Family Waterloo Region: First Aid/CPR-C; Inclusion Orientation; Additional skills based on individual needs.
Working Conditions: In your own home for up to 7 days or less.
Accessibility: Support volunteers with special needs, Support Newcomers


Time Commitment

Duration: 1 year or more
Anytime
Respite opportunities are flexible and coordinated with respect to your schedule. Typically ranging from 2 to 7 days including overnights.



Other Information
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Accessibility, Housing
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Stewardship, Sensitivity, Adaptability, Continuous Learning
Transportation: On a bus route

   Contact Information
http://www.eafwr.on.ca
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Michelle Scala
519-741-0190 Ext. 253
91 Moore Avenue Kitchener, N2H 3S4
Kitchener,Township of Wilmot,Waterloo,Cambridge

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