Peer Support Volunteer

(Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office)

Position ID: V-MID0385
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2019
Last Full Update: 21 Aug 2019

Opportunity Details: Peer Support Volunteer

Contact Linda Ma, Human Resources Generalist, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario; Phone: (Business) 416-422-5644 ext 244 * (Business) 1 877 422-1112 ext 244; Fax: 416-645-3265; Email:
Duties Assisting persons with a new spinal cord injury by offering hope and encouragement through shared personal experiences.
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Benefits By offering information, support and guidance to a person facing challenges similar to those you have overcome, you can gain a sense of purpose and satisfaction.
Clients Individuals with a new spinal cord injury or Individuals with a previous spinal cord injury now experiencing new issues. 
Family Members of an Individual with a Spinal Cord Injury (Family Peer Support).
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Areas of Interest Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Friend / Penpal ; Program Coordination / Support ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Excellent Communication Skills. 
Ability to maintain confidentiality. 
Willing to share personal experiences.
Commitment Length Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours 2 / Month
Seasons Year Round ; Generally there are fewer Peer Support Events in the Winter Months.
Accessibility Fully Accessible - Spinal Cord Injury Ontario's Regional Office ; Volunteer to choose appropriately accessible location when meeting a peer in Community.
Number of Positions Barrie: 2 individual(s) ; Coldwater: 2 individual(s) ; Grey County: 2 individual(s) ; Midland: 2 individual(s) ; Orillia: 2 individual(s) ; Penetanguishene: 2 individual(s) ; Springwater: 1 individual(s) ; Tay: 2 individual(s) ; Tiny: 1 individual(s) 
16 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Scheduled training ; Training on-going
Transportation Volunteer to provide own transportation. Peer to provide own transportation.
Cost Mileage is Reimbursed. 
Refreshments are provided at Peer Support Events.
Police Check Required
Liability Insurance Available
Community Sets Barrie ; VC - North Simcoe ; VC - Orillia & Area ; VC - Simcoe County ; VC - Simcoe, Muskoka, Parry Sound District, Bruce, Grey, Peterborough & Northumberland

Agency Details: Spinal Cord Injury Ontario [Central East], Barrie, Barrie Regional Office

Toll Free Phone 1-877-422-1112
Fax 705-726-5054
Address & Map
Barrie by the Bay, Door #1 (Accessible)
80 Bradford St, Suite 202
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6S7