162018Jan

Special Needs

Be a friend to a special needs youth!

As a Special Needs volunteer you befriend, encourage and assist English-speaking young adults (14 to 25 years of age) who are physically and/or intellectually challenged.

You get to be a role-model, empower them and enjoy arts and life at their pace. To volunteer please contact us! If you are new to volunteering with the Wellness Centre, please fill out the application form here. Otherwise please shout out to Volunteer Coordinator, Amy Bilodeau at 418-684-5333 ext 1550 or  abilodeau@jhpartners.net .

Four youth at Quebec High School need a companion to accompany and help them preform simple tasks.  Special needs volunteer activities take place within two well-structured programs every Wednesday from 8:45 – 11:30 am: life skills learning in the SNACS kitchen (875 Père-Marquette, G1S 2A5) and art class at the Wellness Centre (1270 chemin Sainte-Foy, G1S 2M4).

You will become part of a team of dedicated volunteers, staff and special educators who help special needs students gain the skills to be as independent as possible while offering respite to their caregivers or parents.

This commitment runs from January to June as our mature students participate through the school’s integration program. These students are uni-lingual anglophone and so your English must be conversational to fluent.

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