Support Group Facilitator / Co-Facilitator

Organization Details
Organization Name: BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION OF CANADA
Address: 203-205 HORTON ST E
London ON  N6B 1K7
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Organizational Description: By providing support, education, information and research funding, Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada has been making a difference in the lives of the over 55,000 Canadians currently living with a brain tumour and thousands more before them.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5165
   
Description of Duties:

The Support Group Facilitator supports and directs the process of the monthly virtual support meetings. They may be required to help the group discuss an issue, solve interpersonal difficulties, provide assistance to group members looking for community resources, arrange guest speakers, develop weekly topics and ensure the meeting meets the member's bill of rights. It is the role of the Facilitator to ensure that the needs of each person attending the group are met within the scope of the group's mandate. The Facilitator is supported by the Support Services Specialist at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and will be offered training and ongoing check-ins. It is recommended but not necessary that the volunteer have experience in facilitation, health care or social services. Volunteers must be 18+ years of age and willing to undergo a vulnerable sector check.

   
Skills Required:

Volunteers must be 18+ years. It is strongly recommended that volunteers in this role be health care professionals or studying in health sciences or health services (e.g., nurse, social worker, occupational therapist, social services worker, student in any of these fields, medical student). Volunteers will be required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check and complete an annual Offence Declaration due to the nature of the position.


This role is best suited for someone who is comfortable guiding conversation within the group and discussing difficult topics and issues. They must have good communication and interpersonal skills. Problem-solving and leadership skills are also desired. Knowledge of Zoom for Hybrid and Virtual groups would be helpful.

   
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
   
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Evening
Remote Volunteering

Currently, many of our groups are virtual and/or hybrid.

Time Commitment: Ongoing monthly basis, 5-6 hours with some groups breaking over the summer. A one-year commitment is preferred.

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: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: moneill@braintumour.ca
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2024
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