One to One Support Volunteer

(Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington, Guelph - Waterloo Ave, Client Services)

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Position ID: V-GUE0831 Last Modified: 01 Nov 2018 Last Full Update: 01 Nov 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactJessica Strauss, Volunteer & Student Coordinator, Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington; Phone: 1-844-264-2993 ext 2111; Email:
DutiesWe are currently recruiting mature individuals to match with our One to One Volunteer Program. Our client has requested that the volunteer be between the ages of 40-65. One to One Support Volunteers will provide goal oriented community based support to individuals who may have mental health issues and/or developmental challenges. Goals could include participation in recreational activities, social outings or building life skills. Volunteers will be working with people in the community or at the individuals home and are matched based on geographic location and mutual interests.
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BenefitsGain valuable experience working with those that may have mental health issues and/or developmental challenges. Make a difference in the lives of others.
ClientsThis agency supports individuals of all ages that may have mental health issues and/or developmental challenges in Guelph/Wellington and Waterloo.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestBehavioural and Developmental Support Services ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Life Skills Support ; Mental Health / Addictions
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Knowledge of mental health issues/developmental challenges would be preferable.  
Volunteers need to be comfortable working independently.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Minimum commitment of 6 months to 1 year
Interaction LevelOne-on-one - High level of interaction with client
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Schedule is flexible based on the needs of the person supported and the volunteer.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown - Depends on the location
LocationGuelph, Fergus
Number of PositionsFergus: 1 individual(s) ; Guelph: 2 individual(s) 
3 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is required ; Training on-going
TransportationVolunteers are responsible for providing their own transportation. Some matches require the volunteer to have access to a vehicle.
Application Deadline30 Nov 2018
Police CheckRequired
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Display Until30 Nov 2018
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Organization NameCanadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington, Guelph - Waterloo Ave, Client Services
Office PhoneTo access all services 1-844-437-3247 (1-844-HERE247) 
General information not related to accessing services 1-844-264-2993 (1-844-CMHA-WW3)
FaxWaterloo Ave 519-821-6139 
Silvercreek Parkway 519-836-7459 
Wyndham St 519-836-6237
Address & Map
80 Waterloo Ave
Guelph, ON N1H 0A1
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