Peer Support Volunteer
(Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office)
|Contact||Linda 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: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||Assisting persons with a new spinal cord injury by offering hope and encouragement through shared personal experiences.|
|More Info Link||www.sciontario.org|
|Benefits||By 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.|
|Clients||Individuals 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).
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for OSSD||No|
|Suitable For||Persons with a physical disability|
|Areas of Interest||Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Interaction|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & 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 Length||Long Term (More than 1 year)|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||2 / Month|
|Dates and Times||Monday: 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.
|Seasons||Year Round ; Generally there are fewer Peer Support Events in the Winter Months.|
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible - Spinal Cord Injury Ontario's Regional Office ; Volunteer to choose appropriately accessible location when meeting a peer in Community.|
|Number of Positions||Barrie: 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.
|Training||Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going|
|Transportation||Volunteer to provide own transportation. Peer to provide own transportation.|
|Cost||Mileage is Reimbursed. |
Refreshments are provided at Peer Support Events.
|Organization Name||Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office|
|Toll Free Phone||1-877-422-1112|
|Address & Map|
Barrie by the Bay, Door #1 (Accessible)
80 Bradford St, Suite 202
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7