Peer Mentor (Virtual)
(Ontario Caregiver Organization, Online Services/Find Support)
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Position ID: V-CWD0040
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2022
Last Full Update: 07 Jan 2022
Opportunity Details: Peer Mentor (Virtual)
|Contact||Stacy Chung, Engagement Lead, Ontario Caregiver Organization; Phone: Toll free: 1-888-877-1626 416-362-CARE (2273) ext 1011; Email: email@example.com|
|Duties||Mentoring is a method of passing on lived experiences to support another caregiver in an empowering and meaningful way. Anyone who has been a caregiver will know that the caregiving role presents many challenges. These challenges will be different for every caregiver and from time to time support will be needed.
A Peer Mentor has a wealth of experience and knowledge which can help another caregiver with the challenges of their caregiving situation. Caregivers share a common identity and can create a bond through sharing their experiences. You can easily connect by phone or by online/virtual discussion with your Caregiver Participant without leaving your home.
An OCO trained peer mentor will:
|More Info Link||https://ontariocaregiver.ca/peersupport/become-a-peer-mentor/|
|Ages||18 year(s) and up|
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours||No|
|Areas of Interest||Community Outreach ; Telephone Communication ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual|
|Skills/Experience||Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Listening Skills|
|Commitment Length||One year|
|Interaction Level||Virtual Volunteering|
|Number of Positions||Bruce County ; Grey County ; Muskoka District ; Northumberland County ; Parry Sound District ; Peterborough (County of) ; Simcoe County
50 individual(s) needed in total.
|Training||Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on-going ; The OCO staff will provide training and support for all volunteers to feel confident in their role as Peer Mentor.|
|Additional Requirements||An OCO trained peer mentor must be: