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Community Living Essex County Charity Profile
We support over 525 individuals of all ages as they develop their capacity to live, learn, work and participate in all aspects of living in the community. Services and supports provided include supported living, day supports, family supports, and special services at home.
We help the community develop its capacity to welcome and support people who have not always had the same opportunities as the rest of us to participate in community life in meaningful, productive ways.
Over 400 employees and many volunteers join together at Community Living Essex County ensuring quality supports and opportunities throughout the county.
The majority of our funding for services comes from the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social ServicesAs a registered charity and non-profit agency, income tax receipts are issued for charitable donations and we have many fundraising events and activities.
Community Living Essex County Volunteer Information
A FUND-RAISING volunteer will receive guidance from the Manager, Community Relations, as well as support from the Volunteer & Resource Development Coordinator. To assist with FUND-RAISING activities for the purpose of enhancing supports available to people with an intellectual disability and their families throughout Essex County. Volunteers may choose from a range of FUND-RAISING events and activities including the following:
Apple Bowl (September)
Ruthven Apple Festival (September)
Ken Knapp Ford Jingle Bell Run/Walk/Wheel (November)
Christmas gift-wrapping booth at Devonshire Mall-Windsor (December)
Miniature Golf Tournament (February)
Annual Invitational Golf Tournament (July)
The Benefits of this Role are:
Funds raised enable Community Living Essex County to enhance the quality and opportunities in the lives of people we support;
Allows volunteers to meet others with similar interests;
Provides volunteers with opportunities to share their creativity and energy in an enjoyable and meaningful way.
It is important that a FUND-RAISING Volunteer bring with them:
The ability to work effectively with others, handle cash, and deal with the public;
The commitment to act responsibly and represent Community Living Essex County in an appropriate and positive manner.
The desire to follow through with tasks agreed upon.
Your time commitment within this role is:
Commitments may vary depending on the FUND-RAISING event and your availability. Generally volunteers are asked to commit 2-3 hours for any given fundraiser.
We will provide for you the following:
Orientation to Community Living Essex County
Additional training for specific FUND-RAISING events as needed.
Role Description: Volunteer Companion
A volunteer companion will receive guidance from the person supported, their support staff and the manager of that location.
Role of volunteer companion:
Responsible for assisting people who have an intellectual disability to participate in recreational, leisure or social activities.
Responsible for promoting independence, individualism and community involvement.
The outcome of your involvement is:
To support people living in the community so that they have an opportunity to meet new people, expand their community connections and hopefully develop friendships.
This will benefit the people we support by:
Providing an opportunity to explore their interests and develop a natural network of support. Volunteers gain a sense of satisfaction for having assisted someone and improving their quality of life.
It is important that a volunteer companion bring with them:
Compassion and respect for people who have a intellectual disability.
A willingness to take the initiative for activities and outings.
Being responsible & following through with commitments that have been agreed to.
An ability to be outgoing and friendly.
Being a good role model.
Your time commitment within this role is flexible - based on your schedule.
We ask that you maintain this role for the period of a year.