Peer Support Volunteer

(Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office)

Position ID: V-MID0385
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019
Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2019

Opportunity Details: Peer Support Volunteer

Contact Linda Ma, Human Resources Generalist, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario; Phone: (Business) 416-422-5644 ext 244 * (Business) 1 877 422-1112 ext 244; Fax: 416-645-3265; Email:
Duties Assisting persons with a new spinal cord injury by offering hope and encouragement through shared personal experiences.
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Benefits By offering information, support and guidance to a person facing challenges similar to those you have overcome, you can gain a sense of purpose and satisfaction.
Clients Individuals with a new spinal cord injury or Individuals with a previous spinal cord injury now experiencing new issues. 
Family Members of an Individual with a Spinal Cord Injury (Family Peer Support).
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Excellent Communication Skills. 
Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
Willing to share personal experiences.
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Month
Accessibility Fully Accessible - Spinal Cord Injury Ontario's Regional Office ; Volunteer to choose appropriately accessible location when meeting a peer in Community.
Number of Positions Barrie: 2 individual(s) ; Coldwater: 2 individual(s) ; Grey County: 2 individual(s) ; Midland: 2 individual(s) ; Orillia: 2 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 2 individual(s) ; Springwater: 1 individual(s) ; Tay: 2 individual(s) ; Tiny: 1 individual(s) 
16 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
Transportation Volunteer to provide own transportation. Peer to provide own transportation.
Police Check Required

Agency Details: Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office

Toll Free Phone 1-877-422-1112
Fax 705-726-5054
Address & Map
Barrie by the Bay, Door #1 (Accessible)
80 Bradford St, Suite 202
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6S7