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Position # 1729
OrganizationLifetime Networks
Position Network Friend 2021-16 - Volunteer to build a friendship with a person with diverseabilities (COVID - low or no contact)
Impact Statement Lifetime Networks Mission:
We foster networks of friendship and support for people with diversabilities to enhance community.

Lifetime Networks Vision:
We see a future where all people enjoy safe, happy, fulfilling lives.

Lifetime Networks Values:
Lifetime Networks values and demonstrates:
• person, rather than program-centred planning
• commitment to maintaining Networks for the lifetime of the person being supported
• accessibility to services with no eligibility restrictions
• respectfulness through recognition and celebration of the inherent worth and autonomy of each person
• financial responsibility by working diligently to keep services and supports cost-effective and affordable
• belief in the importance of unpaid relationships
• community inclusion, participation and engagement
• intentional and purposeful growth
• autonomy from funding streams which could compromise our ability to advocate
Description We are looking for a volunteer who is interested in building a friendship with a man located in Swan Lake. This individual struggles with social anxiety and mental health barriers which can make it difficult for him to build connection. When you get to know him you notice how kind and smart he is. He has a passion for drawing, music and photography. He also enjoys conversation, playing tennis and going for walks around Swan Lake. A great friend for him would be someone who is empathetic and patient, and willing to respect his boundaries but also work with him to overcome his own barriers - get him out of his comfort zone! It may take time to get to know him on a personal level, but you will notice that he has many interesting thoughts and idea’s inside of him. Building connection and lasting friendships is important to him, he looks forward to the next step.
Training Details If you share some of these interests and this volunteer opportunity intrigues you, please contact Jessie at 250 477 4112 x302, or volunteer@Lnv.ca.
Working Conditions COVID protocols in place
Minimum Duration More than 1 year
Timing Anytime
Time Detail A visit or 2 each month.
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Arts/Culture, Caring Support, Special Events
Skill(s) Interpersonal Communication, Creative Thinking, Accountability, Adaptability, Respect
How to Apply
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Website http://www.lifetimenetworks.org
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Jessie Berg
Phone 250 477 4112 Ext. 302
Address 2553 Quadra Street Victoria,
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