Peer Support Volunteer

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

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
Agency Details
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