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Gaining Real Importance From Every Friendship (GRIEF) Program Volunteer

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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
Displayed Until: Monday, December 25, 2017
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.
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