(Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre)

Position ID: V-CWD0232
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022
Last Full Update: 09 Jun 2021

Opportunity Details: Companion

Contact Lucille Dalziel, Communications & Volunteer Coordinator, Breaking Down Barriers; Phone: 705-445-1543 ext *306; Fax: 705-445-1656; Email:
  • Provide weekly companionship to client of Breaking Down Barriers.
  • Assist with activities like arts & crafts, cooking, scrapbooking, weaving and Friendship CafĂ©
  • Meet for conversation, maybe go for an outing and just be a friendly face to someone who may otherwise be isolated.
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Benefits Help make your community a better place for all. Ensure that some people aren't left out because of their disability.
Clients Adults in the Georgian Triangle with developmental, emotional or physical disability.We believe everyone should be a part of the community.
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Skilled Labour ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work ; Writing & Editing
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Various Commitment Lengths
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group ; Various Interactions
Minimum Hours 1 / Week
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door ; Various Locations
Location Collingwood
Number of Positions Blue Mountains ; Clearview (Simcoe County) ; Collingwood ; Wasaga Beach 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Transportation Car required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre

Office Phone 705-445-1543
Toll Free Phone 1-800-843-6943
Fax 705-445-1656
Address & Map
234 Ste Marie St
Collingwood, ON
Canada L9Y 3K5
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Mailing Address 234 Ste Marie St 
Collingwood, ON 
Canada L9Y 3K5