Community Activity Assistant (Lattitude Global Volunteering)
We have a variety of placements across the
world that offer meaningful work opportunities supporting people with
additional needs. As a Community Activity Assistant you will work alongside
professional social care professionals helping children and adults to live life
with greater dignity and enjoyment. You will learn about ways to communicate
and engage with people on all levels and you will draw on qualities of
patience, tolerance and understanding. These are hugely rewarding placements
from which you will gain a strong sense of achievement.
Some outdoor camps
Lattitude Global Volunteering work with cater specifically for disadvantaged
youths, or for young people with mental or physical disabilities. The
environment and activities are the same at these camps to all other camps
throughout Canada, but volunteer duties within these camps include an
additional caring component.
Our community placements
involve working with children in care, street children and children with
disabilities. Volunteers will help with teaching, caring, gym, dance, art and
anything else the children want them to do! If volunteers are working with
street children, they will be involved with teaching, helping with homework,
art and writing a newsletter. In Quito there is also the opportunity to
volunteer at a social NGO providing rehabilitation therapies and special
education for children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy and other
associated disabilities (intellectual, visual, auditory, multi-challenges).
Lattitude has several
community opportunities for volunteers looking for a range of experiences
in either homes for the elderly or centres for young children. Volunteers
bring huge amounts of enthusiasm and energy to these placements and are much
appreciated by the professional staff who work alongside them as well as the
residents in care. These are wonderful, fulfilling work opportunities that give
volunteers the chance of living and working in Japan whilst carrying out a
vital supportive role for local people.