Wellness Services Volunteer

(Acclaim Health, Community Support Services)

Position ID: V-HVC0637 Last Full Update: 05 Jun 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactFrancine Savelson, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Acclaim Health; Phone: 905 827 8800 ext 2329; Email: fsavelson@acclaimhealth.ca
DutiesLooking for volunteers trained in the following wellness modalities: RMT, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki etc., able to commit to 1 hour per week or biweekly, providing volunteer wellness services to clients in the community in need. 
Expanding to include hand/arm massage and music therapy.
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 life 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
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Counseling & Support - support only ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Elder Care ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Writing & Editing ; Trained in a wellness modality RMT, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki etc. 
Must be willing to travel and visit clients in various settings, i.e. Home, hospice, day spa settings.
Commitment LengthShort Term - 6 sessions per client; 1x week or biweekly ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; 1 client at a time will be assigned to each volunteer.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesFlexible times
SeasonsYear Round
LocationHalton Region
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided - new training for level one and two as needed ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit ; Driver License required ; Car required
CostVulnerable sector search
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsPrefer if already trained in specific modalities, 
Volunteer Interview, Volunteer Orientation
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
Address & Map
2370 Speers Rd
Oakville, ON L6L 5M2