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Position # 3920
OrganizationFamily and Children's Services of Guelph and Wellington County, Guelph - Eramosa Rd - Head Office
Position Family Support Volunteer - Volunteer Services - Parent Support
Location In family home, in the community, at events
Impact Statement Parents/Guardians are supported in a friendship like relationship. They gain enhanced and developed parenting skills.
Description Parent-Aide volunteers work towards the safety and well-being of children and youth by providing support, friendship, and encouragement to an isolated parent. They role model to enhance parenting and coping skills, assist with connecting to community resources, and in building social networks. Parent-Aide volunteers help to reduce the feeling of isolation. This may be helping a parent or gardian navigate signing their child up for sports or music lessons, creating a menu plan together and grocery shopping, or researching support groups together.

Volunteers provide one to one support, guidance and a listening ear to a parent/guardian. Provide compassion and emotional support and assist the parent with developing daily activity skills.

Commitment: Approximately 2-3 hours, weekly for a minimum of 8 months. Days of the week and times are flexible based on the volunteer’s availability and needs of the parent.

You would be a good fit for this role if you:
• Have good interpersonal and listening skills
• Understand the impact of isolation and poverty on motivation
• Patient and have empathy for others and are non-judgmental
• Have knowledge of community resources and ability to access them
• Accepting of different lifestyles, values, and cultures
• Understanding that last minute changes or cancelations can occur for a variety of reasons
• Welcoming and passionate about supporting family wellbeing in our community
• Have problem solving skills

Get your application started. The next training for this role is in January.

Family & Children’s Services of Guelph and Wellington County is committed to working from an Anti-Oppressive and Equity practice and dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve. The agency encourages applications from members of an Equity deserving group and/or with lived experience. We are committed to creating an accessible environment for all. Please let us know who we might accommodation you.
Required Information Police Check: Required References Required
Training Details Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Orientation and training provided. Supervision and support provided when needed.
Working Conditions One-on-one in the clients home or community.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Time Detail Days and times flexible based on the availability of the parent/guardian. Commitment is once/week for up to 3-4 hrs. per week, for a minimum of 8 months
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual, Newcomers, Older Adults/Seniors
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Children, Life Skills and Accessibility
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Contact Hannah Senitt
Phone 5198242410 Ext. 4438
Address 275 Eramosa Road Guelph, N1E 2M7
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