Volunteer Posting 1152

Social Visits Volunteer
Winnipeg area
flexible / as needed
closes in 36 days (Mon, 1 May)



We are seeking dedicated volunteers to help enhance the lives of the people we support. We offer a range of volunteer opportunities, such as residential and virtual visits, recreational activities, photography, helping at a DASCH hosted event, and many more! We value and appreciate each one of our volunteers and are so thankful for the difference each one is making. Volunteering at DASCH is a great way to meet new people, form new friendships, and have fun!


Position Summary:


Volunteers in this position will spend quality time interacting one-on-one with the people we support in a casual setting. This may include reading, playing games, baking, community events or other interactive activities that the people we support can look forward to.

We aim to match your interests and personality to best align with the interests and personality of a person we support.




Your volunteer schedule as a Social Visits Volunteer is dependent on several factors, such as your availability, the schedule of the person we support, and how often you wish to volunteer.


Role & Responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a positive role model for the people we support.
  • Provide the people we support with emotional and social care in a respectful and thoughtful manner.
  • Engage with the people we support, by devoting your full attention to them during your volunteer time.
  • Promote independence and encourage decision-making through recognition and respect of their interest and choices.
  • Transport people we support to and from activities and home in a safe and careful manner (if applicable).
  • Maintain effective communication with DASCH staff and supervisors to ensure coordination of roles and responsibilities.

 Volunteer Benefits

  • Make new connections.
  • Develop your skills and leadership ability.
  • Support your community in a meaningful way.
  • Scholarships and bursary prospects

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Fluent in English.
  • Smart device with internet access is required for communication.
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm.
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound knowledge of intellectual disabilities is an asset.
  • Full or Intermediate Class 5 Manitoba Driver’s License for any volunteer transporting the people we support or using any DASCH vehicle for any purpose.

If over the age of 18, DASCH requires a Criminal Record Check (CRC), Adult Abuse Registry Check (AARC) and Child Abuse Registry Check (CARC), and at least 2 reliable references prior to commencement of volunteering.

For ages 14-17 years, DASCH requires at least 2 reliable references prior to commencement of volunteering.


DASCH will accept existing CRC, AARC and CARC if dated within 3 months of your application date.  You may be required to apply for a CRC in-person if you have lived in the province of Manitoba for less than 1 year.  CRC can be obtained in-person at 245 Smith Street, Winnipeg.  You may also apply for a CRC online, with a valid credit card, at https://policeinformationcheck.winnipeg.ca/

Please note that obtaining these documents is not a guarantee for a volunteer role.

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