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Position # 3902
OrganizationCanadian Mental Health Association Waterloo-Wellington
Position One-to-One Support Volunteer - Children's Services
Location Guelph
Impact Statement Volunteers provide an essential service to Canadian Mental Health Association Waterloo Wellington (CMHA WW) clients by providing one-to-one support. One-to-One Support Volunteers will provide goal-oriented, community-based support to individuals who may have mental health issues and/or developmental challenges.
Description This family is seeking a youth (ages 18-26) volunteer with a strong interest in video gaming, to be a peer that can engage with the youth client socially and be a baseline example of work/play balance.

The match works together (with the support of the staff supervisor and client family) to create a relationship that expresses care, challenges growth, provides support, and expands possibilities. Together, they decide what to do based on common interests. Goals could include participation in recreational activities & social outings or developing life skills.

Volunteers will participate in the community or the individual's home. Volunteers are matched based on their geographic location and mutual interests.
Required Information Police Check: Required References Required
Training Details Agency orientation and online training modules provided.
Working Conditions Environment:
• Must be able to have transportation to get to the client’s home located in Guelph.

Level of Risk: Medium
• The Volunteer will be working with vulnerable populations (youth) and supporting youth one-to-one.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Volunteers will meet with their match at least once per week for 1-2 hours for at least 6 months, unless otherwise determined by the family and staff supervisor. Schedule is flexible based on the needs of the person supported and the volunteer.
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual, Youth
Transportation Car required
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Technology, Teaching/Tutoring/Mentoring, Youth, Mental Health
Skill(s) Communicate in Plain Language, Time Management, Accountability, Empathy, Respect, Playing
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Contact Jessica Schumacher
Phone 1-844-264-2993 Ext. 2524
Address 80 Waterloo Avenue Guelph, N1H 0A1
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