Group Facilitator and Peer Supporter

(Women's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville)

Position ID: V-HVC0064 Last Full Update: 21 Jan 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactEmma Crane, Coordinator of Services, The Women's Centre of Halton; Phone: 905-847-5520; Email:
DutiesThe Women's Centre is looking for volunteers in our Oakville and Milton locations. 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 Supporters 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. 
We are especially looking for volunteers for our Milton location to better serve the women of North Halton.
More Info
BenefitsHelp vulnerable women in the community. Network with other professionals 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+) ; Women
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Employment / Career Guidance ; Life Skills Support
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 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
Minimum Hours5 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Saturday: Morning
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location1515 Rebecca Street, Suite 229, Oakville
Number of PositionsBurlington: 4 individual(s) ; Milton: 4 individual(s) ; Oakville: 4 individual(s) 
12 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Information and protocols of agency and office available. Volunteer education meetings on a monthly basis. Peer Support training is provided.
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.
Agency Details
Organization NameWomen's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville
Office PhoneOakville Support and Information line 905-847-5520; 
Milton Support Line 289-878-1943
Address & Map
South Oakville Centre (formerly Hopedale Mall)
1515 Rebecca St, 2nd Flr, Suite 229
Oakville, ON L6L 5G8