Painting Facilitator - West Neighbourhood House

Date Posted: 2022-04-06
Date Needed: 2022-04-06
City: Toronto
Location: Ontario
Country: Canada
Primary Category: Arts and Culture
Type of Position: Virtual – Weekdays
Description & Details
Online Painting Facilitator for Seniors

About this opportunity:

Do you have a passion for the arts? Do you love encouraging and supporting active friendly seniors? We’d welcome a volunteer for just 3 hours every Thursday, from 11am to 1pm, to facilitate an online weekly painting workshop in our West Active Living and Learning Centre (WALLC). WALLC offers a variety of activities designed to promote growth in a safe and welcoming environment that embraces the diversity of our community

Volunteer Duties & Responsibilities

  • Bring creativity and an open mind to help seniors plan projects
  • Share different techniques and styles by hosting skilled workshops
  • Facilitate weekly virtual sessions to support ongoing artistic expression
  • Assist older adult artists learn to paint, supporting participants to work towards finished projects

Skills Required

  • Experience with a variety of painting techniques
  • Friendly and outgoing personality
  • Must have an interest in issues faced by older adults and persons’ with disabilities
  • Must be reliable, patient, non-judgmental and non-discriminating
  • Must be comfortable facilitating on virtual platforms (Zoom, etc.)
  • Must be able to work in a group setting, independently and with minimum supervision
  • *** Portuguese speaking an asset

Orientation, Training and Benefits 

  • Staff provides orientation and training before volunteer is placed in the program
  • On-going support provided by staff
  • On-going training workshop opportunities and get-togethers provided throughout the year

Program Time:

Thursdays from 11 am to 1 pm

Volunteer Commitment

  • One shift per week
  • Minimum 3 months commitment

*A police check will need to be completed before beginning in this role (cost covered by the organization)

How to Apply / Contact
To Apply, please contact:

Volunteer Program
Cristina Tozzi
416-532-4828 (ext. 105)

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