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Description:

Take part in a recreational and social summer day camp program designed to help children afflicted with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), July 2020. The program is based in the Comox Valley, British Columbia.

International volunteers work with children ages 10-15 years old. The children are quite high functioning in certain areas, but often struggle with social skills and the mastery of appropriate communication and behaviour. The volunteers will learn about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and how to support these children in a social/recreational program. Under the direction of the campleader, the volunteers will support the children to participate in small group activities such as planning and performing skits which explore daily life with ASD, preparing lunch meals, exploring the community on daily outings including local lakes, rivers, beaches and farms, etc. The group work is intended to provide children with specific tasks and encourage both appropriate social and communication skills. Volunteers will also help to create a handbook about summer activities for youth in the Comox Valley drawing on the experiences of the workcamp. The volunteers involved in this project will gain valuable insight into the world of autism.

More info at: http://cadip.org/volunteer-in-canada


Qualifications:

Volunteers need to be fluent in English. They are required to provide a clear criminal record check. Age requirements: 19-30 years


Training:

The project will include one week intensive training of the volunteers followed by the 2-week day camp with the kids.


Benefits:

Participation in an international project can valuable – and often essential – to your studies or professional realization. Many of our volunteers are professionals in training or researchers looking to build their skill set. Current and future social workers, teachers, tutors, team leaders can benefit from one of our many projects in orphanages, social centers, and other people-oriented settings. Nurses and doctors frequently participate in our projects in medical centers, hospitals, or special needs facilities. Students take advantage of our environmental sustainability, biology, restoration, or archeology projects. The list is hardly exhaustive. A well-picked volunteer experience can inspire you, motivate your professional aspirations, give you hands-on experience, and build you up in ways impossible at a lecture or in the office.




Duration: One Time
Faculty: ALES (Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences) All Faculties Arts Augustana Business Campus Saint-Jean Education Engineering Law Library and Information Studies Medicine and Dentistry Native Studies Nursing Pharmacy Public Health Rehabilitation Medicine Science
Location: Outside Alberta Outside Edmonton

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Name: Program coordinator
Phone: 780-638-2500
Email: cadip@cadip.org

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