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Snow Angels Volunteer

(PIN - The People and Information Network, Snow Angels Program)

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Position ID: V-GUE0811 Last Modified: 01 Jan 2021 Last Full Update: 01 Jan 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactEmily Vincent, Coordinator, PIN The People and Information Network; Phone: 519-822-1155; Fax: 519-822-1389; Email:
DutiesVolunteers shovel snow (including the accumulation of snow left at the end of driveways when the streets are plowed) following a heavy snowfall for senior and/or individuals living with a physical disability.
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being
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BenefitsThis is an opportunity to assist a senior (65 years or older) and/or a person with a physical disability.  
It is also a great way to give back to the community, build character and earn community service hours for high school graduation. 
Enjoy fresh air and exercise!
ClientsResidents of Guelph who are seniors (65 years or older) and/or have a physically disability and therefore unable to shovel. Eligible residents cannot afford to pay for snow removal and have no able bodied person living in the household able to shovel.
Ages14 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestManual Labour / Physical Labour ; Senior's Activity Support ; Special Needs / Differently Abled
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Volunteers must be physically able to shovel snow.
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; The commitment required is dependent on the number of significant snow events in a winter season. A commitment of one winter season is preferred. A volunteer must commit to clear snow at a minimum of one driveway, however a person can commit to more driveways if desired.
Interaction LevelSolitary ; It is not required for the volunteer to interact with the resident.
Dates and TimesVolunteers have 24 hours to clear the windrow following the end of a significant snowfall, defined by the City of Guelph to be 10 cm accumulation.
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationCity of Guelph
Number of PositionsGuelph: 100 individual(s) 
100 individual(s) needed in total. 
We are in need of volunteers who reside in all neighbourhoods throughout the City of Guelph.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Orientation and training is provided by the Program Coordinator.
TransportationPIN The People and Information Network will aim to match volunteers and residents within the same neighbourhood however, if the volunteer has a vehicle and is willing to travel we will consider a broader geographic area.
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsShovels provided if required.
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Start DateOn or after 11 Jan 2021
End Date31 Mar 2021
Display Until31 Mar 2021
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Organization NamePIN - The People and Information Network, Snow Angels Program
Office Phone519-822-1155
Toll Free Phone1-866-693-3318
Address & Map
55 Wyndham St N, Suite 4A
Guelph, ON N1H 7T8
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