Community Connector Volunteer - April 2018 start

(Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services)

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Position ID: V-GUE2119 Last Modified: 19 Jan 2018 Last Full Update: 19 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementProvide community resource connections
ContactHannah Senitt, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, Guelph Community Health Centre; Phone: 519-821-6638 ext 326; Email:
DutiesVolunteers are needed to welcome and engage with visitors and clients at the GuelphCHC. Duties include: Connecting community members with health/social resources; Coordinate with staff & other volunteers to maintain accurate database.
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BenefitsThis is an opportunity to become involved in your community and make a difference. Volunteers will also develop and explore career options, discover new talents, learn new skills, increase self-confidence and gain experience working with at risk individuals and people from different backgrounds. This volunteer position would be a great way to learn about community resources and services available. Training is provided.
ClientsClients of the Guelph CHC
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Guide / Greeter ; Health Care ; Reception Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; General Computer Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Ideal candidates are comfortable working with vulnerable populations. You are empathetic, compassionate and are non-judgmental. Confidentiality is essential for this position as is cultural sensitivity. Volunteers that have the ability to work well independently and are interested in the well being of others would be an asset to this position.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Minimum Hours4 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features
LocationDowntown - Guelph CHC, 176 Wyndham Street North
Number of PositionsGuelph: 25 individual(s) 
25 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - General agency orientation provided via-email ; Training is provided - In-depth program training provided before volunteers can start ; Training is required - Volunteers must attend training session before they can begin ; Scheduled training - Regular secondary training provided throughout the year ; Training on-going - On-going support provided ; Please note: All volunteers need to complete the whole volunteer application process which includes an interview, reference check, vulnerable sector check, agreement form and general orientation before starting.
TransportationNear public transit - On bus route; bus tickets can be supplied. ; Parking is available on near by streets.
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsAll volunteers are required to complete the whole volunteer application process which includes an interview, 2 reference checks, vulnerable sector check, agreement form, general orientation and training before starting.
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Start DateOn or after 01 Apr 2018
Display Until19 Oct 2018
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Organization NameGuelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Family and Community Health Services
Office Phone519-821-6638
Address & Map
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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