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About the Position
Position #: 18798
OrganizationMarch of Dimes Canada, Stroke Recovery Canada
Position: Hospital Peer Visiting - Linking Survivors with Survivors
Location: 1b - 236 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: To create a society inclusive of people with physical disabilities and to maximize the independence, personal empowerment and community participation of people with disabilities.
Description: Are you a stroke survivor or caregiver? Our hospital peer visitors visit new stroke survivors and caregivers within the hospital environment providing help with recovery by providing hope, hands-on-tangible knowledge to manage the emotional and physical stages of stroke using hope, optimism and encouragement.
Requirements: Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: Participate in 8 (2 hour) training sessions a variety of topics that will help prepare the Peer visitor for visits within the hospital.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: Hospital visitations occur on a weekly basis. Expected time commitment is up to 8 hours per month.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict, Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Needs Assessment, Empathy, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.marchofdimes.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Barbara Moore
Phone: 519-579-5530 Ext. 263
Address: 1B - 236 Victoria Street N. Kitchener, N2H 5C8

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Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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