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Have you experienced a significant loss in your own life and been through your own grieving experience and are interested in supporting others as they grieve? As 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 are taking place on the phone and in person. Wonderful training in one-on-one bereavement peer support is provided. After training, our Bereavement Counsellor 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.
Next training starts October 17th.
Volunteers needed for Oakville and Burlington.
Providing simple exercises guidance and support to frail Seniors in their homes for 12 week cycles.
Training is provided and the program is intended to help Seniors gain strength and better balance.
Support a frail older adult through a standardized exercise program designed to improve strength, balance, mobility and endurance.
You’ll learn how to do the set of 10 simple exercises (toe taps, leg raises, wall push-ups) safely and how to increase the difficulty level as your client makes progress.
You’ll also learn how to motivate and cheer your client on so that they get the maximum benefit out of the program. The results are fantastic – over 90% of clients see improvement!
-All volunteers must attend a COVID training, sign a declaration and provide proof of vaccine.
- To assist with answer phone, transfer calls, take messages, as well as answering door, welcoming visitors, escorting visitors to residents rooms
- Taking, coffee, tea, snacks to residents rooms
- Light housekeeping
- Offering support to residents and families
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.
Currently we are looking for volunteer in Oakville, Mondays and Wednesdays 10 am-8 pm and in Milton on Thursdays 10-3 pm.
Purpose: To participate in the Ontario Caregiver Organization’s 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor, delivering emotional support to other caregivers as they navigate their caregiving journey.
• Be familiar with OCO’s mission, vision and programs and supports
• Facilitate peer support programs in a confidential, non-judgmental and friendly atmosphere
• Expertly guide conversations that allow caregivers to meet others with similar and dissimilar caregiving experiences
• Offer support and guidance on matters that help caregivers in their journey
• Provide feedback on OCO’s programs and resources that can help shape the ongoing delivery of OCO’s support and resources for caregivers
• Maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues as per OCO’s confidentiality agreement
• Communicate in a timely matter any concerns or issues to OCO staff liaison
• Follow all policies and procedures outlined in OCO’s volunteer handbook
• Understand and accept the roles and responsibilities of the peer support program
• Successfully complete all peer mentor training
• Caregiver who is currently or has previously provided physical and/or emotional support to a family member, partner, friend or neighbor
• Passionate about and committed to ensuring all caregivers in Ontario feel supported and valued
• Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrate maturity, comfort and understanding around the caregiver process, its challenges and issues
• Ability to read people and situations (i.e. when to talk, when to listen, when to offer input, etc.)
• Experience working without supervision in situations that require critical thinking and flexibility in how and when to respond
• Be comfortable working with a wide variety of people
• Have a positive, caring and non-judgmental approach to supporting others
• Be emotionally able to provide support to others
• Ability to constructively participate in discussions with people of different backgrounds and experiences
• Must be over 18 years of age
Commitment: We ask all interested candidates to commit to participating in the program for a minimum of one year. We ask for a time commitment of 1-2 hours a week. As part of our screening, Peer Mentors are required to complete a reference check and a Criminal Records Check.
• Orientation and training for this position will be provided
• Staff will maintain on-going supervision, support and regular 'check-ins'
The Ontario Caregiver Organization invites caregivers with diverse backgrounds from across Ontario to join our 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor. We are actively recruiting bilingual or multilingual caregivers who are fluent in English and other languages, and caregivers with experience caring for a spouse or child.
Chapter Leaders are responsible for establishing and providing peer support; sometimes this is done through monthly peer support groups or being available for one-to-one support. Chapter Leaders must have lived experience raising a child/youth with mental health challenges and have a solid understanding of local resources in the Child and Youth Mental Health Sector.
Peer support is a form of self-care, being heard and seen by others who understand what it is like to be on your journey helps make the journey a bit easier.
● Flexible availability and use of methods in providing support for families
● Knowledge of mental health supports and services within the community
● Communicate issues or challenges with Family Partnership Program Manager as they arise
● Communicate periodically with families through the peer support offered and/or through a distribution list (eg. email, newsletter, or mail) as necessary
Chapter Development & Leadership
● Attend mandatory training (no more than 10 hours per year)
● Promote PCMH within the community to ensure it is a widely known resource to our target audience
● Communicate with PCMH through email, phone, virtual and in-person meetings
● Ensure chapter email and telephone line are checked at a minimum every 4 days
● Attend monthly Town Halls and support resource creation by sharing your experiences and knowledge
● Participate in training opportunities
● Complete quarterly data surveys and respond to requests for information to better inform PCMH programming and support initiatives
● Strong Facilitation Skills
● Communication Skills
● Planning & Organizing
● Ethics & Integrity
● Compassion & Empathy
● Knowledge of child and youth service systems and sectors, both locally and provincially or a willingness to learn more about this to be effective in your role
- 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
- 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
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.
• Assisting staff with coaching and supervising children at camp
• Equipment collection and maintenance (ie. inflating soccer balls, collecting cones)
• General help around camp
• Maintain a clean camp environment and help staff meet all safety protocols
• Adhere to and help enforce all camp policies
Qualities we’re looking for:
• Enjoys soccer and sporting activities
• Great with children (ages 5 to 13 years)
• Energetic and enthusiastic
• Responsible and reliable
Volunteers at our camp must be at least 14 years of age by the time their camp week of volunteering starts. If you are 16 or older, you may be eligible for a CIT (Counsellor in Training) or Camp Counsellor position with us. Any volunteers aged 18 or older will be required to submit a police background check. There are a limited number of volunteering spots available at each camp location.
~ Visit residents as assigned by Life Enrichment staff to provide companionship and conversation
1. Working closely with the Volunteer Coordinator, to manage the wave of new volunteers.
2. Staying aware of Board decisions about new or changed programs for volunteer placement.
3. Staying in frequent phone or email contact, to ensure that every new volunteer is contacted promptly and given orientation to the history, values, and projects of the organization.
4. Doing your utmost to learn enough about the individual volunteer to ensure that we find an appropriate “fit” for the individual.
5. Ensure that the new volunteer is thriving in the volunteer position.
5. In the case of an unhappy or discontented volunteer, collaborate closely with the Volunteer Coordinator to rectify the situation. Ideally, you will collaborate with one other member of the Committee, who could replace you in situations of absence
- Make phone calls to clients that are in need, especially during these hard times
- Assist in various programs that we offer online to clients
- Training will be provided
- Shifts are flexible and are offered to our clients throughout the Region, Monday to Friday from 9am to 4pm
- Lived mental health experience considered an asset.
Provide an introduction and ongoing support to help the newcomer (and family) get started in Canada
Help the newcomer to gain an understanding of Canadian cultural norms, social etiquette, and more
Provide opportunities for English language practice and learning (and access to 'ESL' programs, if needed)
Help the newcomer build a 'social network' and learn new skills
Learn about community resources (public and private) and their effective use
Able to accommodate a schedule that will have you connecting with your client 1-2 times per week for a minimum of 3-6 months (MONTHLY time commitment is a minimum of 6 to 8 hours)
You are an immigrant yourself and have been in Canada for MORE THAN 2 YEARS