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Position #: 1153
OrganizationRecreation Integration Victoria
Position: Recreation Volunteer - Leisure Assistance Program
Impact Statement: We are an inter-municipally funded service working in partnership with the Victoria Integration Society.

RIV is designed to assist people with disabilities, in the Greater Victoria area, pursue active lifestyles. Active living is more than simply living actively. Active Living contributes to our social, mental, and emotional well-being. It also involves cooperation and caring, peace and harmony.
Description: This service involves matching a person with a disability on a one-to-one basis with a volunteer (Leisure Assistant) who has similar recreation and leisure interests. Once matched, you and the participant will have the opportunity to do activities that you both enjoy.

Leisure Assistants provide motivation, encouragement and assistance to the person with the disability. No experience is required. As a representative of Recreation Integration Victoria (RIV), our Leisure Assistants must be motivated, reliable, responsible and enthusiastic individuals, wanting to make a difference in the life of someone else.

Most of our volunteers are able to commit 1-2 hours per week, and we ask that volunteers be available for a minimum of 2 months. As a volunteer with RIV, you have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, gain experience, meet new people, give something back to your community and accumulate volunteer hours for university disciplines.
Training Details: Volunteer Orientations will take place where we go over specific details on how to support a person with a disability.
Working Conditions: Varied. Can be flexible on a case-by-case basis.
Minimum Duration: 3 months or less
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: The time you volunteer depends on when it best suits you
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Recreation/Sports, Senior Services
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Motivate Others, Accountability, Respect
How to Apply
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Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Darcy
Phone: 2504776314 Ext. 205
Address: 4135 Lambrick Way Victoria, V8N 5R3
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