Position Goals:

Spend 12 weeks with purpose by meaningfully improving the quality of life of an adult who has an intellectual disability and is living independently in our community. The position’s goals are to reduce social isolation, explore new interests, accomplish personal goals and have FUN!


  • One to One Volunteers
  • Once a week from May – August, on a mutually agreeable day (and time), volunteers will meet with a pre-assigned person to enjoy an activity of mutual interest to both parties for 12 weeks.
  • Meetings are expected to last 1 – 2 hours and may take place on weekdays, weeknights, or weekends.
  • Volunteers will be introduced to their respective ‘matches’ before the start of the 12-week engagement.
  • Some things you can anticipate doing with your match include going out for coffee, bowling, watching a movie, attending a community theatre, going for a walk in the park, attending a special event in Mississauga, etc.
  • Volunteers will be provided with ongoing support from Community Living Mississauga employees when needed.


  • Make an impact in your community by promoting inclusion and reducing social isolation for people who have an intellectual disability.
  • An opportunity to improve a person’s quality of life while enjoying the company of someone who shares your mutual interest.
  • Gain new skills (or expand existing skills/experience)
  • An excellent learning experience for anyone considering a career in health care, policing, law, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, etc.
  • Enhance your resume.
  • Volunteer Manager will provide references upon completion of an agreed-upon volunteer commitment (minimum 12 weeks)


  • Minimum Age – 18
  • A commitment of 12 weeks (May to August)
  • Virtual interview with the Manager of Volunteer Services
  • Three references
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check
  • Free Orientation and Training (you will be given all the information you will need to make this a successful volunteer experience)