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(Hamilton and District Extend A Family)

Position ID: 972 Last Modified: 06 Nov 2012 Last Full Update: 06 Nov 2012
Opportunity Details
ContactMs Dorothy Payne, Family Coordinator, Extend-A-Family; Phone: 905-383-2885; Fax: 905-383-2167; Email:
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DutiesBe a "Buddy" to a special needs child. Through outings in the community you can befriend a child who has a physical, developmental or behavioural problem. Mentor a child who needs a friend.
Benefits* Enrichment through socialization with a special needs child and their family. 
* Increased self esteem. 
ClientsChildren between the ages of 8 and 17 who face the challenges of physical, developmental or behavioural problems and their families.
Dates and Times* Flexible hours on weekdays and weeknights. 
* Minimum 8 hours per month.
SeasonsYear Round
Location293 Wellington Street North, Suite 127, at Barton Street, Hamilton
Number of PositionsHamilton Central: 20 individual(s) ; Hamilton East: 10 individual(s) ; Hamilton Mountain: 10 individual(s) ; Hamilton West: 5 individual(s) ; Stoney Creek: 5 individual(s) 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Minimum Hours8 / Month
Commitment LengthLong Term (more than 12 months)
TrainingOngoing support provided by staff.
TransportationOn Bus Route - On the 2 Barton bus route.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Police CheckRequired
Volunteer CategoriesBefriending ; Companionship
Skills/ExperienceLife experience that includes individuals with special needs would be helpful, but not required.
Additional Requirements* Volunteers must have a clear criminal record, provide character references and be responsible and committed. 
* Clear drivers abstract if applicable. 
Liability InsuranceNot Available
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Organization NameHamilton and District Extend A Family
Address & Map
293 Wellington St N, Ste 127
Hamilton, ON L8L 8E7
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Office Phone905-383-2885