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About the Position
Position #: 18489
OrganizationCanadian Mental Health Association, Waterloo Wellington
Position: Mentoring Volunteer - CMHA Friends Service
Location: OFFICE: 1 Blue Springs Drive, Waterloo, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: We are more. We work to build a community in which everyone has what they need to live meaningful lives. We build human connections that make it possible for people to achieve their greatest potential. We inspire and support people in achieving the quality of life that they desire. We are there when you need someone. We are CMHA WW. We are more.
Description: Adult volunteers are matched with children who have been referred to the Friends Service and are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Children are in need of social/emotional support. Volunteers go to a school for 1-2 hours per week planning activities such as arts and crafts, sports, reading, baking etc. in the hope to help build a healthy self esteem and self confidence.

**This position is also open for highschool co-op students or students with 5th period spares**

For more information on this impactful program please view our FAQ
Requirements: Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Mandatory training is required (topics such as building self-esteem, self-confidence, social skills, supportive listening, mock referrals, bullying, legalities, child abuse). Vulnerable Police Record Check required.
Working Conditions: Volunteers will be located in elementary schools around the Region after being matched.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: Now recruiting for the 2017/2018 school year.

School-based hours, weekdays between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm. No volunteering on any days schools are closed (PD Days, Holidays, and snow days).
Age: 16+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth, Teaching/Tutoring
Skill(s): Coaching, Interpersonal Communication, Problem Solving, Empathy, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.cmhaww.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Paula Pedrosa
Phone: 519-744-7645 Ext. 4007
Address: 1 Blue Springs Drive, Unit 100 Waterloo, N2J 4M1


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