Peer Support Volunteer

Volunteer & job description:

Peer support is trust-based support from trained volunteers that women provide to each other. Our peer support is: non-judgmental, non-therapeutic, delivered on a one-to-one basis. Peer support is available to women who need basic needs support, information about community resources, direction based on a question or concern, someone to listen.

Duties:

Helping women who drop-in or phone by providing resource information and referrals to other agencies.

Providing women with support (emotional) through active listening.

Managing bookings for: workshops, legal advice clinics and one-onone peer appointments.

Keeping informed about the Women's Centre / community programs and upcoming events.

Talking to women in general to facilitate social connections and to maintain an inclusive and a welcoming space for all women.

Providing front desk reception and giving assistance with other work as needed.

Needed skills:

Ability to work with a diverse range of women in a non-judgemental manner.

Ability to work both independently and as a team member.

Participation in an initial orientation and ongoing training sessions.

An interest in women's issues and in helping women.

Good listening and communication skills.

A willingness to work within the philosophy of the Women's Centre.

Time commitment:

Minimum of a 6-month commitment, 1 shift per week (minimum 3 hours per week). 

Shifts Available: 

  • Monday (9:15 AM - 12:15 PM, 12 PM - 3 PM, 2:45 pm - 5:45 PM)
  • Tuesday (9:15 AM - 12:15 PM, 12 PM - 3 PM, 2:45 pm - 5:45 PM)
  • Wednesday (9:15 AM - 12:15 PM, 12 PM - 3 PM, 2:45 pm - 5:45 PM)
  • Thursday (9:15 AM - 12:15 PM, 12 PM - 3 PM, 2:45 pm - 5:45 PM)