Peer Support Volunteer

Volunteer Position:                      Peer Support Volunteer
Location:                                          900 Merivale Road (Main site)
Team:                                                ACT (Assertive Community Treatment) Team
Days:                                                  Flexible
Time:                                                  2 hours weekly/flexible
Minimum commitment:              Three months
Volunteer will report to:            ACTT Counsellor

Description of Volunteer Role:

  • Promote healthy activity and positive social interaction
  • Establish a rapport with an individual living with mental health issues (as a one-to-one volunteer, or with a volunteer partner)
  • Encourage independence
  • Help to encourage participants toward optimal physical health and decrease social isolation
  • Establish activity plan/social schedule with client

Qualifications:

  • Openness to working with individuals who are living with mental health issues.
  • Punctual, reliable, and dependable.
  • Ability to set firm boundaries around time, personal contact, and money
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to obtain an appropriate Police Reference Check.