A & O Connect Conversation Group Facilitator

Organization Details
Organization Name: A & O: Support Services for Older Adults
Address: 200-207 Donald Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 1M5
Website: https://www.aosupportservices.ca/
Organizational Description: Since 1957, A & O: Support Services for Older Adults has been providing specialized social services to older adults. Our programs fall under 3 pillars of service: Safety & Security, Social Engagement and Counselling. Last year, we helped over 27,000 older Manitobans.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Want to give back to your community? A & O: Support Services for Older Adults requires volunteer facilitators to lead social companionship groups for older adults living in the Winnipeg community.

The Connect Conversation Group is a free telephone group that is facilitated by a volunteer for clients within A & O's Connect Program. The purpose of the group is to provide positive, light-hearted conversation, connection to others, and necessary resources during COVID-19. Each group has up to ten participants.

The volunteer facilitators engage the group in a mindfulness exercise, lead a check-in with participants, and then play a game, such as trivia. The volunteer is responsible for calling each participant into the conversation group and planning activities for each session. Strong conversational and interpersonal skills are required.

If you can commit a minimum of one and a half hours a week, you can make a difference for older adults living in our community. For more information, contact Anita at AAdams@aosupportservices.ca or call 204-956-6440.
Skills Required: - Strong conversational and interpersonal skills required.
- Ability to work independently
- Completed criminal Record Search and Adult Abuse Registry check will be required of successful applicants, to be discussed.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Communicating with older adults
- Group facilitation
- Opportunity to practice interpersonal skills
- Opportunity to attend training session on a variety of topics related to aging.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
We currently have volunteer openings for the Connect Conversation Groups on Tuesdays from 2:30-3:30pm, Thursdays from 11:00am-12:00pm, and Fridays from 1:00-2:00pm. There may be additional time needed for planning.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: sparsons@aosupportservices.ca
Phone: 204-956-6440
Closing Date: Aug 1, 2022
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