Bereavement Support Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0093 Last Full Update: 04 Jun 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactFrancine Savelson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905-827-8800 ext 2329; Email: fsavelson@acclaimhealth.ca
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 can take place in their home or at another mutually convenient location. 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.
More Info Linkwww.acclaimhealth.ca
BenefitsFree training in one-on-one bereavement support 
Ongoing support from your Acclaim Health Bereavement Coordinator 
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 Program Coordinator 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 LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 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 TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
 
We'll work with you and your schedule to make sure you have the best volunteering experience possible!
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityDepending on location of home visits.
LocationOffice: 2370 Speers Road, Oakville. Volunteering: Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton
Number of PositionsActon: 5 individual(s) ; Burlington: 5 individual(s) ; Georgetown: 5 individual(s) ; Milton: 5 individual(s) ; Oakville: 6 individual(s) 
 
26 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; An 8 week training program is provided, along with ongoing support from the Program Coordinator.
TransportationTransportation is required to attend orientation, training, and visiting clients
Application Deadline31 Jan 2020
CostVulnerable Sector Search
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 19 Jun 2019
End Date31 Jan 2020
Agency Details
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Organization NameAcclaim Health, Community Support Services
Office Phone905-827-8800
Toll Free Phone1-800-387-7127
Fax905-827-3390
E-Mailgeneralinquiries@acclaimhealth.ca
Websitewww.acclaimhealth.ca
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2