Caregiver Support Volunteer

(VON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Caregiver Support Circle)

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Position ID: V-CWD0054 Last Modified: 04 Oct 2017 Last Full Update: 04 Oct 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactLoretta Dunn, Volunteer Coordinator, VON Canada - Grey Bruce; Phone: 519-371-5331 ext 411 * 1-800-265-3138; Fax: 519-376-5772; Email:
DutiesThe Caregiver Support Circle has many different aspects and needs volunteers to help with the following: 
* Education Series – along with the facilitator, you would help co-lead the 4 week sessions.  
* Monthly Support Groups – you would help facilitate the monthly meetings where caregivers can go to share feelings and frustrations. 
* Healing and Wellness – if you do you a healing modality (like Reiki or Therapeutic Touch) or gentle movement (like Tai Chi or yoga), we could use your talents for the 4 week sessions. 
* One to One Support – you would provide support for the caregiver, either by telephone or in person. 
* Caregiver Relief – for example, sitting with someone while the caregiver goes out.
More Info
BenefitsYou would be helping caregivers in your community that need your support! These caregivers save the healthcare system billions of dollars annually but caregiving can be very stressful - and that's where the VON comes in.
ClientsCan be one on one with a caregiver or in a group setting (see duties)
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestPersonal Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Rehabilitation Support ; Social Interaction ; Telephone Communication ; Therapy
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing
Commitment LengthShort Term ; Long Term ; Various Commitment lengths
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Various Interaction levels
Minimum Hours3 / Month
Dates and TimesVarious Dates and times
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityUnknown ; Various Locations
LocationGrey and Bruce Counties
Number of PositionsBruce County: 10 individual(s) ; Grey County: 10 individual(s) 
20 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers are responsible for own transportation
Application Deadline08 Jun 2017
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 02 Oct 2017
Agency Details
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Organization NameVON Canada, Ontario Branch, Grey Bruce Site, Caregiver Support Circle
Office Phone519-376-5895 ext 222
Toll Free Phone1-800-265-3138 ext 222
Address & Map
1280 20th St E
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6
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Mailing AddressP.O. Box 969 
Owen Sound, ON N4K 6H6