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Women's Centre of Halton (The), Oakville Office, Women's Support Services
1515 Rebecca Street, Suite 229, Oakville

The Women's Centre of Halton is looking for peer support volunteers. 

We need volunteers in our Milton location for Tuesdays and Thursdays. Shifts are 10 am-12:30 or 12:30 to 3 pm. 

If you would like to help other women through difficult times, we will provide the training and support so that you can truly make a difference!  

Peer Supporter Volunteers provide clients with a safe, supportive environment in which they can explore their options and receive the information and support they need to make positive changes in their lives. 

The Milton location is at 410 Bronte St S Unit #203, Milton 

BeFriending Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
March of Dimes Canada, West Central Regional Office, After Stroke Program

● Maintain regular communication with consumer(s): at minimum once a week via email or phone, one in-person 
social event per month
● Establish a trusting and supportive relationship with client(s)
● Record and report volunteer hours on the volunteer time log on a monthly basis - include time spent calling, emailing, and visiting client
● Communicate any changes, issues, or inconsistent communication patterns to staff liaison in an effective and timely manner

Acclaim Health, Community Support Services
Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton

Bereavement Peer Support Volunteers Needed! 

Apply to volunteer today to start your FREE ONLINE Bereavement Peer Support Training! 

About the Bereavement Peer Support Program:

In this program, you will play a crucial role in helping to normalize the grieving process for individuals struggling to cope with the death of a loved one. As a Bereavement Peer Support Volunteer, you will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to share their stories and express their feelings. Your role will involve offering comfort, support, and assistance in finding meaning and healing. Additionally, you may provide information and strategies to help clients learn to live with their loss.

Requirement:

In our Bereavement Peer Support Program, we recognize the unique strength that comes from shared experiences. Therefore, we are specifically seeking volunteers who have personally encountered a significant loss in their lives. This program operates on the principle of peer support, emphasizing that our clients often benefit immensely from sharing their challenges with someone who has navigated a similar journey of loss and grief.

The Strength of Peer Support:

Being a peer support program, we understand the profound impact that a volunteer with personal experience can have on someone struggling with grief. Your own journey through loss enables you to connect with clients on a deeper level, fostering a sense of understanding, empathy, and shared resilience. Clients often find solace in knowing that they are not alone in their grief, and your presence as a peer support volunteer can provide a source of strength and inspiration.

Your Personal Journey as a Source of Comfort:

As a Bereavement Peer Support Volunteer, your lived experience becomes a valuable asset in providing comfort and reassurance to those in need. Your ability to relate to the complex emotions of grief can offer a unique form of support, helping clients feel understood and validated in their own struggles. Through the sharing of your personal journey, you contribute to the creation of a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can openly express their feelings and find solace in the knowledge that they are not alone.

Matching Volunteers and Clients:

To further enhance the effectiveness of our support, we make efforts to pair newly trained volunteers with clients who have experienced a similar type of loss, where applicable. This matching process is designed to create a more profound connection between volunteers and clients, as it allows for a shared understanding of the specific challenges and emotions associated with a particular loss. By aligning personal experiences, we aim to create a supportive and empathetic environment that promotes healing and growth. 

A Shared Path Towards Healing:

In joining this program, you become an integral part of a community that understands the transformative power of shared experiences. Your willingness to give back by helping others navigate their grief is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Together, as a community of volunteers who have walked similar paths of loss, we aim to provide comfort, support, and the hope of healing to those who seek it.

Training commitments:

Our upcoming Bereavement Peer Support Training is scheduled for winter 2025. Training details are as follows:

Dates: Mondays

Time: 1 pm – 3:30 pm 

Delivery mode: ONLINE via Zoom link

Course duration: 10 weeks

Ongoing: Following training, volunteers are typically asked to commit 1 hour per week, matched with a client for approximately 3 months.

Crisis Line Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton (SAVIS)
Offsite - from home

24 Hour Crisis Line Volunteer with a commitment of at least 6 hours per month (minimum of 1 - 4 hour shift per week). 
 
- Support survivors of sexual assault and violence (and their support people) on the SAVIS 24 hour crisis line using an anti- 
racist/anti-oppression feminist framework 
- Complete SAVIS crisis line training and evaluation  
- Agree to work a minimum of 16 hours per month on the crisis line  
- Must attend monthly volunteer meetings - 2 hours in length maximum - in addition to crisis line shift 
- Schedule shifts with Crisis Line Coordinator 
- Submit call logs after each shift

Halton. Social and Community Services, Creek Way Village Long-Term Care Home
Creek Way Village LTCH, 5200 Corporate Dr, Burlington
- Visit palliative care patients as directed. 
- As time allows, visit with non-palliative patients. 
- Offer activities such as: reading, playing games, walks outside, listening to music, writing  
cards/letters, make a cup of tea or coffee.
Halton. Social and Community Services, Creek Way Village Long-Term Care Home
Creek Way Village, 5200 Corporate Dr, Burlington
- assist with meeting the spiritual needs of our residents, family members, and staff. 
- Provide a variety of spiritual/religious resources that reflect the diversity of the population served 
- Plan and organize the rotation of community Church leaders with services rotating on a monthly basis. 
- Provide 1:1 spiritual visits to our residents1-2x per week 
- Provide compassion and comfort when illness is chronic or incurable 
- Assist our residents to find meaning and purpose in a safe environment
Lighthouse for Grieving Children and Families, Grief and Bereavement Support Services
Oakville
Facilitation of open-ended peer support groups, in-person and online, for bereaved children, youth and their adult parents/caregivers
Virtual or In-Person Mentor   Burlington  Halton Hills  Milton  Oakville 
Halton Children's Aid Society, Burlington Office
Halton community

Are you interested in making a positive impact in the Halton community? Do your friends and family tell you that you're great with children and youth? Why not consider sharing your spare time, skills and laughter with a child or youth in need in your community? Our volunteers act as positive role models to children and youth of all ages throughout Halton. In as little as a few hours a month, you can make a significant difference in the life of a child or youth.  
 
The Halton CAS is dedicated to developing mentorship relationships that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, and we encourage applications from diverse groups including from Black, 2SLGBTQ, First Nations, Inuit and Metis persons.  
 
Physical distancing does not have to mean social disconnection – we have adjusted and adapted to ensure mentors and mentees continue their relationships while they may be separated due to Coronavirus COVID-19.

Victim Assistance Volunteer Program
As required in Halton region (i.e Burlington, Hamilton, Oakville).
Provide practical assistance as needed. Identify longer-term needs by responding to victim's concerns. Supply the victim with appropriate options and referrals to services in the community. Volunteers are on call to the Burlington OPP 24 hours a day. Volunteers are specially trained to provide short term emotional and practical support to victims of tragic circumstances, fatalities, serious personal injury, crime and road trauma.