Peer Support Volunteer

(Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office)

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Position ID: V-MID0385 Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019 Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactLinda Ma, Human Resources Generalist, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario; Phone: (Business) 416-422-5644 ext 244 * (Business) 1 877 422-1112 ext 244; Fax: 416-645-3265; Email:
DutiesAssisting persons with a new spinal cord injury by offering hope and encouragement through shared personal experiences.
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BenefitsBy offering information, support and guidance to a person facing challenges similar to those you have overcome, you can gain a sense of purpose and satisfaction.
ClientsIndividuals with a new spinal cord injury or Individuals with a previous spinal cord injury now experiencing new issues. 
Family Members of an Individual with a Spinal Cord Injury (Family Peer Support).
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForPersons with a physical disability
Areas of InterestField Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Excellent Communication Skills. 
Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
Willing to share personal experiences.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours2 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Flexible Hours) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Flexible Hours) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Flexible Hours) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Flexible Hours) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Flexible Hours) 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Flexible Hours) 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (Special Events only) 
Dates and times are flexible - arranged between volunteer and peer.
SeasonsYear Round ; Generally there are fewer Peer Support Events in the Winter Months.
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Spinal Cord Injury Ontario's Regional Office ; Volunteer to choose appropriately accessible location when meeting a peer in Community.
Number of PositionsBarrie: 2 individual(s) ; Coldwater: 2 individual(s) ; Grey County: 2 individual(s) ; Midland: 2 individual(s) ; Orillia: 2 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 2 individual(s) ; Springwater: 1 individual(s) ; Tay: 2 individual(s) ; Tiny: 1 individual(s) 
16 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
TransportationVolunteer to provide own transportation. Peer to provide own transportation.
CostMileage is Reimbursed. 
Refreshments are provided at Peer Support Events.
Police CheckRequired
Liability InsuranceAvailable
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Organization NameSpinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office
Toll Free Phone1-877-422-1112
Address & Map
Barrie by the Bay, Door #1 (Accessible)
80 Bradford St, Suite 202
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
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