Peers Fostering Hope Volunteer - Barrie

(March of Dimes Canada, Barrie - Georgian Mall, Next Steps Walking Program)

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Position ID: V-BAR0083 Last Modified: 26 Jun 2019 Last Full Update: 26 Jun 2019
Opportunity Details
ContactRaney Jansma, Coordinator, Stroke Services, March of Dimes Canada; Phone: 705-300-0572 ext 6306; Email:
DutiesPeers Fostering Hope seeks volunteers who are stroke survivors or caregivers of stroke survivors, connecting them with new stroke survivors or caregivers in a hospital setting. The peer visitor draws on personal experience with stroke recovery to elicit a positive response in stroke patients. The peer visitor helps patients become more hopeful about their new situation by facilitating informative and emotionally supportive conversations. The peer visitor also acts as positive role model for stroke recovery and resuming life after stroke.
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ClientsStroke Survivors
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Persons with a physical disability ; Groups ; Individuals
Areas of InterestCommunity / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Counselling ; Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Life Skills Support ; Personal Support ; Rehabilitation Support ; Senior's Activity Support ; Speech & Hearing Support ; Therapy
Skills/ExperienceLeadership ; Patience ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work
Commitment LengthCommitment Length Flexible
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Depending on volunteer's comfort level, they may interact one-on-one with patients or partner with another volunteer.
Dates and TimesFlexible schedule - Volunteer sets their own schedule.
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Volunteering takes place at Royal Victoria Hospital
Number of PositionsBarrie: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training provided by March of Dimes
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameMarch of Dimes Canada, Barrie - Georgian Mall, Next Steps Walking Program
Toll Free Phone1-800-263-3463 ext 7769
Address & Map
Meeting Location - Georgian Mall - at the fireplace
509 Bayfield St
Barrie, ON L4M 4Z8
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Mailing Address10 Overlea Blvd 
Toronto, ON M4H 1A4