Breast Feeding Peer Support Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Volunteer Services, WRHA Community Health & Corporate Programs
Address: MS 208-820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1R9
Organizational Description: In meeting Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's (WRHA) mission and vision, WRHA Volunteer Services will, through meaningful public engagement, develop effective partnerships, mobilize appropriate volunteer and community resources, support a positive working environment and enhance the WRHA's capacity to support and deliver quality services.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Provide support and assistance to public health staff and families attending breastfeeding drop-in group held in the community.
Skills Required: -As this is a peer support role, experience having breastfed a child is an asset
-Strives to promote, protect and support breastfeeding
-Must be confident in handling newborns and be physically able to perform required
-Able to greet and interact with people in a friendly, supportive manner
-Effective interpersonal communication skills both in groups and one-on-one
-Ability to understand, give direction and express oneself in English in a clear,
concise manner
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Learn new skills, explore careers in Public Health Nursing and/or Lactation Consulting, make a personal contribution to early child development
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Length of Commitment: a minimum of 6 months preferred. Shift is alternate Tuesdays, 1:15 to 3:45 PM
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? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Bus tickets
How to Apply: Online:
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2022