Listening Post Barrie Community Listening Volunteer
(Burton Avenue United Church, Various Locations, Listening Post)
Opportunity Details: Listening Post Barrie Community Listening Volunteer
|Ruth McDonald, Director, Listening Post Barrie; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your role is to offer one-on-one accepting, non-judgmental listening presence at one of our partner sites throughout the community. Shifts are 1.5 - 2 hours long. We have spaces at some of our partner sites such as Downtown Library, Painswick Library, Busby Centre, Elizabeth Fry Society, Breakfast to Go, Lucy's Place, CMHA, or seniors residences.
|More Info Link
|Access training in deep listening to develop you ability to listen in your own personal, work and community roles. Ongoing monthly listening practice and learning sessions. Connection and community with other like-minded people who want to build a more caring community through full-hearted listening.
|Community people who may simply need to be heard. Depending on the location they may be lonely, homeless, dealing with poverty or substance use disorder, people needing someone who will value and accept them as they are without trying to fix, advise or correct them.
|18 year(s) and up
|Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours
|Areas of Interest
|Community Outreach ; Mental Health / Addictions ; Poverty & Homelessness
|Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Listening Skills ; Team Work
|One-on-one ; Volunteers meet for ongoing online training and support. Volunteers can show up to a shift as their schedule permits. Some volunteer twice a week. Others volunter twice a month.
|4 / Month
|Not Applicable ; Various sites. Some are accessible and others are not.
|Homeless shelters, drop-in centres, libraries, outdoors, seniors residences.
|Number of Positions
|Barrie: 10 individual(s)
10 individual(s) needed in total.
|Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on-going
|Most listening locations are accessible by public transit
|Training is free. Our commitment is that finances not be a barrier to deep listening training. We do appreciate donations for our ongoing sustainability in the community.
|Vulnerable Sector Check
|On or after 15 Mar 2023
|Barrie ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland