Our volunteer advocates come from all walks of life and offer a range of experiences and knowledge. Many of our volunteers did not have any previous experience with people with disabilities. It doesn’t take special training to know how to care.
A volunteer advocate:
- Is supportive and flexible
- Can accept someone for who they are
- Finds joy in doing simple things
- Is open to new experiences
- Is 18 years or older
- Is available 3-4 times per month, for a few hours each time
- Makes a commitment to staying matched for at least 12 months
- Is open to a long-term match beyond the one-year commitment, if available
- Knows they can ask for support from Citizen Advocacy any time
Benefits of volunteering to you
- Know you are making a difference in your community
- Extending your social network
- Make your own schedule
- Pick your own activities
- Enjoy flexibility around work, travel, family, school, etc.
- Include family and friends in your match
- Training and support from Citizen Advocacy
Be sure to take a look at the Steps to becoming an Everyday Champion.
Click here for current opportunities.
For more information contact Maria Redpath 613-761-9522 Ext. 222 or MRedpath@citizenadvocacy.org