Peer Volunteer

(Support & Housing - Halton, TEACH)

Position ID: V-HVC0898 Last Full Update: 15 Jul 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThis position would be with TEACH, a peer initiative of Support & Housing - Halton. TEACH offers peer-led workshops and drop-in groups to individuals, aged 16 and older, living with mental health and/or addiction challenges. This position is suitable for those who identify as living with their own mental health and/or addiction challenges, and who are interested in supporting others. If this sounds like you, we would love to speak with you about volunteering with our peer support groups.
ContactTEACH, Support & Housing - Halton; Phone: 905-693-8771 ext 390; Email:
DutiesParticipate as a peer mentor or group supporter in one of our 8 week peer workshops or in one of our CheckPoint drop in groups. The candidate will have their own personal lived experience with a mental health issue(s) and/or addiction or addictive behaviour pattern.
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BenefitsThis is an excellent way to give back to the communities in Halton Region.
ClientsIndividuals who identify with having a mental health struggle and/or addiction or destructive behavior.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestMental Health / Addictions ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Social Interaction ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Counseling & Support ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; 8 week workshop or ongoing drop in group
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationOakville, Burlington, Milton and Halton Hills (Georgetown and Acton)
Number of PositionsActon ; Burlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Volunteer Core Skills training provided.
TransportationMust provide own transportation.
Police CheckRequired
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Organization NameSupport & Housing - Halton, TEACH
Office Phone905-693-8771 ext 390
Address & Map
348 Bronte St S, Unit 18
Milton, ON L9T 5B6
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