Support Group Convenor / Co-Convenor

Organization Details
Address: 203-205 HORTON ST E
London ON  N6B 1K7
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: 5166
Description of Duties:

The Volunteer Convenor works with the Support Group Facilitator to run support group meetings, ensuring they run as smoothly as possible by handling all logistical aspects of the meeting. This includes organizing and preparing meetings, acting as a liaison between the group and its members and attending the monthly meeting. The convenor also calls group members monthly to remind them of the upcoming meeting, provides BTFC staff members with updated membership listings, and ensures the meeting room is ready. Strong computer and administrative skills are required for this role. The Convenor is supported by the Support Services Specialist at Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and will be offered training and ongoing check-ins. Volunteers must be 18+ years of age and willing to undergo a vulnerable sector check.

Skills Required:

This role is best suited to individuals who enjoy interacting with others and are comfortable communicating both by phone and email. A Convenor should also be comfortable co-facilitating meetings when necessary. The Convenor may be required to facilitate in the absence of the Facilitator and should commit to attending a minimum of 9 meetings a year. Larger groups may have more than one Convenor. Strong organization and interpersonal skills are also required. The appropriate candidate should be able to maintain and report on attendance lists, use email, interact with others, and work as part of a team. Note - this role is not appropriate for students.

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

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

Time Commitment:, 5-6 hours per month with some groups breaking over the summer. A 1-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:
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2024
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