Peer Frontline Volunteer

(Darling Home for Kids)

Position ID: V-HVC0204 Last Full Update: 05 Mar 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Darling Home for Kids is a state-of-the-art facility set on a beautiful 77-acre woodlot in Milton, Ontario. Nestled on the Niagara Escarpment, the Home’s tranquil surroundings are just minutes away from Highway 401 and the conveniences of the Town of Milton, Ontario’s fastest growing community. 
 
Designed and built to be a home away from home, The Darling Home for Kids has 7 bedrooms and can accommodate 12 children for overnight respite, palliative and residential care. Additional children and families can receive service through day programs and community outreach services. We are an oasis of joy and comfort to the children who access are Home and their families.
ContactErin Huber, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, The Darling Home for Kids; Phone: 905.878.7673 ext 218; Email: ehuber@darlinghomeforkids.ca
DutiesOur Peer Frontline Volunteers are instrumental in providing care and interaction to our children. You will be engaging and with children who are medically fragile and/or technology dependent and providing them an experience where they simply get to 'just be kids'.  
 
Activities you may get to assist our kids with are: 
-arts & crafts 
-recreational games 
-board/video games 
-reading to our children 
-going for walks 
-outdoor games and activities 
-meal time preparation and feeding
More Info Linkwww.darlinghomeforkids.ca
Benefits• development of skills  
• personal satisfaction 
• opportunity to meet new people
ClientsMedically fragile and/or technology dependent children 0-18 years.
Ages15 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForYouth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Persons with a physical disability
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Education Support (Training Programs) ; Friend / Penpal ; Games ; Health Care ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Music & Performing Arts ; Personal Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Working with Children ; Experience interacting with children. 
Experience engaging with individuals with disabilities an asset. 
A desire to help families and children in the community. 
Driven and able to take initiative.  
Creativity and flexibility.
Commitment LengthLong Term - Peer Frontline volunteers are asked to commit to an 8-month term. ; You will be part of the team and the staff will rely on you. A vast amount of time is invested in recruiting and training our volunteers. Minimum commitment is 8 hours/month
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours8 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Evening 
Tuesday: Evening 
Wednesday: Evening 
Thursday: Evening 
Friday: Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
Summer Break - All shift times
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationMilton
Number of PositionsMilton: 5 individual(s) 
 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required - Note on bus route. Own transportation is required.
CostNo cost
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 01 Sep 2019
Agency Details
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Organization NameDarling Home for Kids
Office Phone905-878-7673
Toll Free Phone1-877-406-7673
Fax905-878-9886
E-Mailinfo@darlinghomeforkids.ca
Websitewww.darlinghomeforkids.ca
Address & Map
5657 15th Side Rd
Milton, ON L9T 0C8