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Position #: 1756
OrganizationLifetime Networks
Position: Network Friend 2018-01 - Volunteer to Build a Friendship
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 an individual with a car who enjoys driving while listening to music, and who would get along with a serious Beatles fan. We envision a 45 to 60 minute outing every two to three weeks, listening to Beatles music while driving, with probably a stop for coffee or ice cream.

The Beatles fan in question is a 67 year-old man who lives in a psychiatric care facility. As well as having a vast store of information about Beatles history and music, he is well-informed about other rock groups from the sixties.

He enjoys activities with people but does not express this verbally. He does not engage in conversation readily, except when talking about his favourite subjects, such as the Beatles. He does not understand social nuances, and sometimes repeats the same question. It is easy to misunderstand the repeated remarks as criticism or dissatisfaction, but generally he is just trying to clarify the details.
Training Details: If you share some of these interests and this volunteer opportunity intrigues you, please contact Emily at Lifetime Networks at (250) 477-4112 ext. 305, or at volunteer@Lnv.ca.
Minimum Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Anytime
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Caring Support, Driver/Transportation
Skill(s): Communicate in Plain Language, Accountability, Empathy
How to Apply
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Website: http://www.lifetimenetworks.org
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Emily Mayberry
Phone: 250 477 4112
Address: 4090 Shelbourne Street Victoria, V8N 4P6
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