Peer Support Volunteer - Oakville & Milton

(Women's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville - Rebecca St, Women's Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0064 Last Full Update: 19 Jul 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactSimona Rosenblood, Volunteer Coordinator, The Women's Centre of Halton; Email:
DutiesThe Women's Centre is looking for volunteers in our Oakville & Milton location.  
If you would like to help other women through difficult times, we will provide the training and support so that you can truly make a difference!  
Peer Supporter Volunteers provide clients with a safe, supportive environment in which they can explore their options and receive the information and support they need to make positive changes in their lives. 
Currently we are looking for volunteer in Oakville, Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am-8 pm and in Milton on Thursdays 10-3 pm.
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BenefitsHelp vulnerable women in the community. Be a part of an uplifting environment.
ClientsWomen of all ages who are experiencing a variety of challenges and crises in their lives.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Women
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Life Skills Support ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Suitable candidates must have excellent listening and communication skills and are non-judgmental with empathy for, and sensitivity to, the needs of women.
Commitment LengthLong Term - Minimum 1 year committment
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Weekday daytime availability is an asset
Minimum Hours5 / Month
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Milton Location - 410 Bronte St. South, Suite 203,
Location1515 Rebecca Street, Suite 229, Oakville
Number of PositionsMilton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 5 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
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TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Information and protocols of agency and office will be provided. Peer Support training is provided. 
We will ask if you have used our services in the past year. May not be suitable for recent clients.
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPlease have a vulnerable screenings police check from within the past year, or be willing to apply for one.
Start DateOn or after 29 Aug 2022
Agency Details
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Organization NameWomen's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville - Rebecca St, Women's Support Services
Office Phone905-847-9104; 
Peer Support Line 905-847-5520
Address & Map
South Oakville Centre (formerly Hopedale Mall)
1515 Rebecca St, Suite 229
Oakville, ON L6L 5G8
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