Crafts (Creative Arts)

(Homewood Health Centre)

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Position ID: V-GUE2775 Last Modified: 09 Jan 2019 Last Full Update: 09 Jan 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactMartha Schuett, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, Homewood Health Centre; Phone: (519) 824-1010 ext 2262; Fax: (519) 767-3564; Email:
DutiesVolunteers work closely with Recreation Therapy staff to assist with Homewood patient craft sessions. The volunteer will provide a creative and social environment for the development of skills and to enhance a sense of well-being using ceramics and leatherwork. This position requires a regular weekly commitment.
BenefitsGain experience working with patients in a mental health and addictions centre. This is a great opportunity for those wishing to pursue a teaching career.
ClientsPatients (Integrated Mood & Anxiety Program, Eating Disorders Program, Trauma Program, Addiction Medicine Services) in the Homewood Health Centre.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Ability to follow instructions, learn new skills and take initiative; Ability to be empathetic, non judgmental, sensitive and caring with patients; Be open to feedback.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours1.5 / Week
Dates and TimesThursday: Morning (9:00 - 10:30 am) 
Friday: Afternoon (12:45 - 2:30 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityPartially Accessible
Number of PositionsGuelph: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
Display Until15 Feb 2019
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Organization NameHomewood Health Centre
Office Phone519-824-1010
Address & Map
150 Delhi St
Guelph, ON N1E 6K9
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