Wellness Services Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0637 Last Full Update: 11 Nov 2021
Opportunity Details
ContactFrancine Savelson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 289-838-4610; Email: fsavelson@acclaimhealth.ca
DutiesWellness Services offers clients in the Halton Region Community complimentary therapy focusing on bringing relaxation to help manage pain, stress and enhance well-being. Looking for Wellness Services holistic practitioner volunteers, to commit to 1 hour per week or biweekly, to provide volunteer wellness services to clients in the community in need.  
Must have the following criteria:  
Reiki Level 2 or higher 
Therapeutic Touch level 2 or higher
More Info Linkwww.acclaimhealth.ca
BenefitsOpportunities for additional training 
Volunteer Educational Workshops
ClientsClients and caregivers experiencing stress, anxiety/ depression due to high care and life demands: dementia or caring for someone with dementia; a life threatening illness or supporting another on their journey through the illness; or someone trying to live through a difficult bereavement. Cycles of 6 sessions/client with new clients after each cycle ends.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Newcomers / English as a second language
Areas of InterestHealth Care ; Life Skills Support ; Rehabilitation Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Social Interaction ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Writing & Editing ; Must be trained in a wellness modality, and have their Reiki Level 2 or higher / Therapeutic Touch level 2 or higher.
Commitment LengthLong Term ; 1 client at a time will be assigned to each volunteer. 
Must be:  
-Comfortable with in person visitation and distant therapy sessions 
-Must be available to commit to 1 hour per week for a 6 week block per client 
-Long term volunteers required 
-Understanding that clients are considered vulnerable and not to be solicited in any way 
-Additional training and support provided to effectively work with clients that are palliative, have a life limiting illness, caregiver stress etc.  
-Covid requirements - proof of 2nd vaccination, completed covid training and declaration signed.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesFlexible times in the morning and afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
LocationHalton Region
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
15 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required - If in person visiting
Application Deadline31 Jan 2022
CostVulnerable sector search
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVolunteer Interview, Volunteer Orientation, References, Proof of second vaccine
Start DateOn or after 10 Dec 2021
Agency Details
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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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