Bereavement Support Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0093 Last Full Update: 10 Aug 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactFrancine Savelson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 289-838-4610; Email:
DutiesAs a trained volunteer, you can help those with the loss of a loved one, work through their grief and find a way to move forward. Visits, during the pandemic are taking place over the phone. Wonderful training in one-on-one bereavement peer support is provided. After training, our Bereavement Coordinator will match you with a client to visit for a period of 3 to 12 months (depending on the client's needs), making all the difference in their journey through grief.
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BenefitsFree 8 week training in one-on-one bereavement support (Certificate provided when training is completed and matched with a client) 
Ongoing support from your Acclaim Health Bereavement Counsellor 
Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition Program 
Special Volunteer Events 
Optional and ongoing Volunteer Educational workshops
ClientsTo visit and support individuals in the community facing the loss of a loved one. 
Our Bereavement Counellor will take the time to match you with the right client, based on yours and the client's needs.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Persons with a visual impairment
Areas of InterestCounselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Excellent listener, compassionate, kind, supportive, patient.
Commitment LengthLong Term - Minimum 1 year ; Volunteering only takes 1-2 hours per week, but will make all the difference. 
We ask for a minimum of 1 year commitment, upon completion of your Bereavement Peer Support training.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; One to one support with client. Ongoing communication with Program Coordinator.
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesWe'll work with you and your schedule to make sure you have the best volunteering experience possible!
SeasonsYear Round
LocationOffice: 2370 Speers Road, Oakville. Volunteering: Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton
Number of PositionsActon: 3 individual(s) ; Burlington: 5 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 3 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 5 individual(s) 
21 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; An 8 week training program is provided, along with ongoing support from the Bereavement Counsellor.
Application Deadline10 Sep 2021
CostVulnerable Sector Search
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsInterview
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Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2
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