Breast Feeding Support - Seven Oaks

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) Community Health & Corporate Programs
Address: MS 208-820 Sherbrook Street
Winnipeg MB  R3A 1R9
Organizational Description: The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority's (WRHA) Community Health and Corporate Services Volunteer Program provides meaningful public engagement, develops effective partnerships, mobilizes appropriate volunteer and community resources, supports a positive working environment and enhances the WRHA's capacity to support and deliver quality services.

Volunteers are placed in the community, supporting a variety of programs within Public Health, Primary Care and Corporate.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Bi-weekly - Monday afternoons
To provide peer support and assistance to families attending breastfeeding drop-ins held in the community.
Skills Required: -Current (within 6 months) and satisfactory Criminal Records Check and Child Abuse Registry Check
-Willingness to attend virtual WRHA volunteer orientation and role specific training
-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 tasks;
-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: An opportunity to learn new skills, explore careers in Public Health Nursing and/or Lactation Consulting, provide service to others, and make a personal contribution to early child development.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Bi-weekly, Mondays 1:00 to 4:00 with option to volunteer additional shifts as available. A minimum 6-month commitment preferred for client consistency and volunteer to client relationship building.
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: Phone: 204-787-5078
Closing Date: Jun 15, 2023