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Gaining Real Importance From Every Friendship (GRIEF) Program Volunteer

You applied for this job on October 17, 2018
Volunteer Position Name / Role: Gaining Real Importance From Every Friendship (GRIEF) Program Volunteer
Date Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017
Organization Name: Hospice Dufferin
Organization Contact: Brianna Brown
519 942 3313
bbrown@hospicedufferin.com
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: This program is a great opportunity to help those who are going through a tough experience in life. It will give volunteers an opportunity to learn from clients about their experiences and how they can handle such a hard thing. It will be a great place to connect with others while also having some fun. It is also not a large time commitment as the program is one evening a month. Volunteers also have the opportunity to have a say in the program by choosing and running some activities for the group.
Type of Organization: Health-related Service
More Info Link: http://www.hospicedufferin.com
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Volunteers for this role will be expected to:
- create and promote a safe environment for clients to come to
- set up the room before the program begins and clean up at the end of the program
- make tea and coffee before the start of the program
- work with other volunteer(s) and staff member(s) to run activities during the program
- provide support for clients
- provide ideas or suggestions for program improvement
Sample Tasks: Some specific tasks that volunteers will do include:
- make tea and coffee
- set up/clean up room
- choose and run an activity for the program (with support of staff)
- assist in ice breaker and therapeutic programs with staff
- interact with clients
- other duties as assigned
Dates & Times:
  • Evening
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): No
Commitment Length / Duration: Moderate Term (3 months to 1 year)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Areas of Interest:
  • Support for seniors / older adults
  • Hospital / Health / Medical
  • Education / Mentoring / Tutoring
  • Sports / Recreation / Leisure / Coaching
Skills / Experience: Volunteers for this program will need the following skills:
- good interpersonal communication skills
- enthusiasm
-willingness to try something new
- creativity
- interest in working in a group setting
- experience with bereavement an asset

Volunteers do not need any training prior to volunteering. Hospice Dufferin will provide all necessary training for volunteers.
You applied for this job on October 17, 2018