Program Volunteer

(Breaking Down Barriers, Independent Living Resource Centre)

Position ID: V-CWD0314
Last Modified: 15 Mar 2022
Last Full Update: 08 Feb 2022

Opportunity Details: Program Volunteer

Contact Lucille Dalziel, Communications & Volunteer Coordinator, Breaking Down Barriers Independent Living Resource Centre; Phone: 705-445-1543 ext 301; Fax: 705-445-1656; Email:
Duties Assist staff to deliver various programs such as crafts, bingo, outings and trips for adults with diverse disabilities. Please note - due to COVID, we have transitioned all in-person programs to virtual activities. When it is safe to do so, we will return to in-person programs at our Centre but at a reduced capacity. We will introduce a hybrid approach that involves in-person and virtual.
    For now, we require volunteers to do:
  • Telephone check-ins with our Consumers
  • Organizational/administrative assistance for our Connecting with Seniors program
  • Opportunity to do crafting or recipe videos for our social media outlets
  • Other opportunities that can be done safely from home.
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Clients Individuals aged 16+ with physical, sensory, emotional, intellectual and/or mental health disabilities.
Ages 16 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Areas of Interest Arts & Crafts ; Community Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Games ; Nature / Environment ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction ; Telephone Communication
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sports & Coaching ; Team Work
Commitment Length Various Commitment lengths
Interaction Level Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Month
Accessibility Fully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
Location Collingwood
Number of Positions Collingwood 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training is provided ; Volunteers are required to complete AODA training and basic training and orientation to the organization.
Transportation Near public transit ; Car required ; Volunteers are responsible for their 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