Peer Support 'Group Starter'

Organization Details
Organization Name: March of Dimes Canada
Address: Winnipeg MB
Organizational Description: March of Dimes Canada is a registered national charity that aims to provide community-based rehabilitation services and resources across the country to people with disabilities.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Volunteer Opportunity ID: 5391
Description of Duties:

March of Dimes Canada is looking to start Peer Support Groups for stroke survivors and caregivers in various locations across Canada. We are seeking 'Peer Support Group Starters' to help initiate and establish these groups. These volunteer roles are crucial in expanding the reach of peer support and ensuring stroke survivors have the resources they need during their stroke recovery journey. The Peer Support Group Starters will use the Peer Support Toolkit and work closely with the Peer Support Coordinator to launch successful new groups across Canada.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate regularly with the Peer Support Coordinator to provide community context and input on key aspects of starting a new peer support group.

  • Work with the Peer Support Coordinator to develop a plan for the creation and launch of a new group, including timelines and resources needed using the Peer Support Toolkit.

  • Build interest in and support for a new group by establishing relationships with relevant stakeholders who can support outreach to potential volunteers and group members.

  • Promote the new peer support group through various channels, including personal social networks and community partnerships.

Skills Required:

  • Strong understanding of the community's needs and available resources.

  • Reliable communication and planning skills.

  • Passion for creating a difference in a community.

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office software and videoconferencing applications.

Skills Gained/Related Careers:

Volunteers play a key role in our organization, working alongside staff to help meet program needs and further the goals of the organization, creating real change for people with disabilities in communities across our country!

Whether looking to advance your skills or simply give back to your community, you'll feel great knowing that you're:

  • Contributing your time and talent to our important mission: creating real change for people with disabilities.

  • Joining a leading national charity with a history of impact and a future full of possibility.

  • Joining a group of empathetic and supportive volunteers and staff.

  • Enjoying a range of optional free professional development courses.

Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Remote Volunteering
Flexible Hours

10 hours per month. Calls with the Peer Support Coordinator via Zoom.

Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Group - small, family and friends
Fulfilling volunteer hours for school credit
Are able to attend with a support person
Uses a mobility device
French speaking / Bilingual (French and English)
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Aug 31, 2024


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