Peer Support 'Group Starter'
Volunteer Types: Communications and Marketing, Disability Support, Health Care, Others
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Disabilities
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: August 31, 2024
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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.

Knowledge, skills and experience:
– 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.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
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    
How will the organization benefit?
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!  
Volunteer location:
Anywhere in Ottawa, with ability to meet virtually via Zoom.


Sam Tiels
@March of Dimes Canada
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This position would be great for: Adults, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing, Disability Support, Health Care, Others
You will be helping with: Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors

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