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April 14-20, 2024 is National Volunteer Week! Thank you to all the volunteers supporting organizations in Dufferin County! #EveryMomentMatters

Become a GrandPal Today!

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Become a GrandPal Today!
Date Posted: Monday, March 4, 2024
Organization Name: Grandpals
Organization Contact: Ann Fenton
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Building deep and healthy relationships with the students and with other seniors in the program.
At the program's end you will receive your life story presented to you during a gala celebration. You will also receive a special memento created for you by the program participants.
Type of Organization: Seniors Service
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Visiting the classroom for 1.5 hours - for a period of 4-6 weeks.
Attend a training session with other Grandpals participants (runs concurrent with the program)
Looking for older adults from all walks of life who are willing to share their stories.
Sample Tasks: Speaking with children sharing your life experiences.
Brining in artifacts from your life to share with the children.
Dates & Times:
  • Daytime
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: Short Term (less than 3 months)
Training Required:
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Thursday, October 31, 2024
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for seniors / older adults
  • Support for Children / Youth
  • Education / Mentoring / Tutoring
  • Writing / Language / Library Services
Skills / Experience: No specific skills or experiences required - just your own LIFE experiences and a willingness to share stories.
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