Senior's Tea and Tales in Person Group Facilitator-Selkirk MB

Organization Details
Organization Name: Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba
Address: 100 - 4 Fort St.
(Fort & Assiniboine)
Winnipeg MB  R3C 1C4
Organizational Description: We are a self-help organization whose purpose is to help others to help themselves through peer support,support groups,education and advocacy by empowering people to develop and manage mental wellness.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5009
Description of Duties:

Mood Disorders Association of Manitoba (MDAM) is a not-for-profit organization.

It is a self-help organization dedicated to providing support, education, and advocacy for those living with mental health illnesses through peer support and other services.

Today, MDAM operates throughout Manitoba, supporting individuals, their friends, families, and caregivers that have been affected by mood disorders.

One of the services we offer are peer support groups that are facilitated by dedicated volunteers that have lived experience with mood disorders or co-occurring disorders.

A facilitator plans, guides, and manages an in-person peer support group for MDAM.

Position available to people in the Interlake-Eastern Manitoba region.

An honorarium will be provided to the volunteer for each volunteer shift (1.5-2 hours).

Skills Required:

-English language proficiency
-Lived or working experience with mental health
-Organizational and leadership skills
-Excellent interpersonal skills
-Well-developed listening skills
-Knowledge of peer support or mental wellness (asset - training will be provided)
-Comfortable speaking with seniors
-The ability to research information and provide resources for individuals

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

-Peer Support
-Mental Health Support
-Leadership, direction, and mentorship
-Judgment, Situational awareness

Age: 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:

The Seniors Tea and Tales group is held at the Gordon Howard Center in Selkirk, MB the first and last Thursday of each month from 1-2:30pm.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Interlake
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Group - small, family and friends
Group - large, corporate and schools
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Uses a mobility device
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2023
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