One-to-One Buddy & Companionship Volunteer

(Community Living Oakville)

Position ID: V-HVC0615
Last Full Update: 03 Jan 2024

Opportunity Details: One-to-One Buddy & Companionship Volunteer


Community Living Oakville is looking for individuals with a genuine interest in supporting people with developmental disabilities to live active, rewarding, and fulfilling lives in their community.

Our vision:
A world in which each person with a developmental disability lives their dreams and choices as a respected and valued contributor to community life.

Contact Shannon Douglas, Engagement and Training Coordinator, Community Living Oakville; Phone: (Business) 905-844-0146 * (Cell) 289-765-6087; Fax: 905-844-1832; Email:

Role Overview: As a one to one buddy and companionship volunteer with CLO, you will have the unique opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. This role is centered around building meaningful connections and friendships while providing support through friendly visiting and engaging activities. Our program offers people with developmental disabilities to participate in experiences that most of us take for granted. Your companionship will help foster social inclusion and enhance the quality of life of people we support, their family, and CLO to ensure a positive and safe experience. 


·        Spend quality 1:1 time with a  person supported

·        Engage in various activities based on mutual interest, including but not limited to:

·        Reading a book together

·        Playing a game

·        Sharing a coffee or meal

·        Going to the gym for a workout

·        Attending a church service

·        Shopping

·        Theatre or a movie

·        Attending sports games or events

·        Foster a friendly and supportive environment to encourage social interaction

·        Be a dependable and trustworthy presence in someone’s life

·        Maintain open communication with the person supported, their family, and CLO to ensure a positive and safe experience

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Benefits • The opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life and promote social inclusion 
• Personal fulfillment through building meaningful relationships 
• Enhanced understanding and appreciation of diversity and inclusion
Clients Youth, adults and seniors that have developmental disabilities.
Ages 19 year(s) - 80 year(s)
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of Interest Behavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Recreation & Sports ; Social Interaction ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Requirements: 
• A genuine passion for connecting with and supporting people with disabilities 
• Respect for diversity, empathy, and a non-judgmental attitude 
• Must have a valid Vulnerable Sector Check, immunizations and complete necessary onboarding information
Commitment Length Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Week
Seasons Year Round
Location Various sites across Oakville
Number of Positions Oakville 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Application Deadline 01 Dec 2024
Police Check Required
Additional Requirements Medical and immunizations including proof of Covid-19 vaccinations
Start Date On or after 03 Jan 2024

Agency Details: Community Living Oakville

Office Phone 905-844-0146
Fax 905-339-1541 (General Fax)
Address & Map
1333 Dorval Dr, Suite 300
Oakville, ON L6M 4G2
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