WE Breastfeed & Chestfeed Program Peer Support Volunteer
(Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living)
|Impact Statement||Make connections to resources & feeding strategies|
|Contact||Hannah Senitt, Coordinator of Volunteer Resources, Guelph Community Health Centre; Phone: (519) 821-6638 ext 326; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Duties||WE Breastfeed & Chestfeed program supports parents feeding human milk in any way, in any amount. Parents can receive support in two ways. One-to-one telephone support with trained and experienced parent-volunteers or weekly drop-in Breastfeeding & Chestfeed Cafes. Cafe is offered in an online format and is a great place for parents to socialize with other breastfeeding / chestfeeding families and get support with challenges. |
Become trained to offer support and lead group sessions providing feeding & parenting support to other parents. Keep logs of supporting, track hours, remain in good communication with the program coordinator.
Volunteers in this role are required to have had breastfeed or chestfeeding experience. Please consider joining this program as an administrative support or in a health promotion role if you do not have breast or chest feeding experience.
Guelph CHC acknowledges the importance of Peer-led work and offers 20 hours of training for this position but also ask for a minimum 6 month commitment.
One of our strategic aims to build capacity in our community. Volunteers in this role must have a connection to Guelph.
|Sustainable Development Goals||No Poverty ; Zero Hunger ; Good Health and Well-Being ; Gender Equality ; Reduced Inequality|
|More Info Link||www.guelphchc.ca/we-breastfeed|
|Benefits||WE Breastfeed & chestfeed volunteering is an opportunity to become involved in the community, be a positive role model in a family's life, to develop and explore career options and enhance your resume. Volunteers share energy, enthusiasm, talents and visions and gain experience working with a diverse community. |
Guelph CHC provides a 20 hour training program for this role. Volunteers have access to internal job postings, opportunity to sit on committees and to other training opportunities.
|Clients||Pregnant people, parents, children, infants, diverse communities|
|Suitable For||Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families|
|Areas of Interest||Advocacy ; Child & Family Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Counselling ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Health Care ; Information & Referral Services ; Life Skills Support ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Mentorship / Leadership ; Pandemic / Coronavirus / COVID-19 Support ; Poverty & Homelessness ; Program Coordination / Support ; Research / Evaluation ; Translation / Languages / Interpretation ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership - The program is volunteer-led ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Research ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages - We NEED parents who speak languages other than English & French on our team! ; Volunteers in this role are required to have had past or current breastfeed or chestfeeding experience. |
Volunteer applicants may have an interest in peer support, families, pregnancy, breastfeeding, chestfeeding, babies, infants, infant feeding, support groups, telephone support, reading, research, education, teaching, communication
|Commitment Length||Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)|
|Interaction Level||One-on-one ; Small Group|
|Minimum Hours||5 / Month|
|Dates and Times||Friday: Morning, Afternoon (10:30 am - 1:00 pm) |
There are many other outreach opportunities but Fridays are our main program time.
|Accessibility||Unknown - Volunteering will be done online or over the phone|
|Location||Guelph Public Library - Downtown Library|
|Number of Positions||Guelph |
20 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Orientation - From Guelph CHC ; Training is provided ; Training is required - You must complete your provided training before beginning the role. ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going - On-going training at volunteer meeting required|
|Cost||There is never a cost when volunteering with the Guelph Community Health Centre!|
|Additional Requirements||Past or present breastfeeding or chestfeeding experience is required for this role.|
|Social Media|| Facebook: www.facebook.com/WeBreastfeed/|
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|Organization Name||Guelph Community Health Centre, Guelph - Downtown Location, Healthy Living|
|Address & Map|
176 Wyndham St N
Guelph, ON N1H 8N9
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