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Aging with Pride - Friendly Visiting Program

SPECTRUM Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space

   About the Position

Impact Statement
SPECTRUM is Waterloo Region's Rainbow Community Space. Our vision is of an inclusive community where all 2SLGBTQ+ individuals are welcomed, celebrated, and supported as their authentic selves.

The Friendly Visiting Program is looking for volunteers to help connect and foster relationships with 2SLGBTQIA+ Seniors.

Volunteers for the Friendly Visiting Program will be expected to conduct in-person visits with 2SLGBTQIA+ Seniors, submit debriefs after each visit and communicate with the project coordinator.

What you bring to the team:
-Lived experience as a 2SLGBTQIA+ individual
-Social communication and interpersonal skills
-Ability to make others feel comfortable and safe
-A genuine interest in people, their stories and their interests
-Active listening skills, comfortable listening to others
-Emotional intelligence and validation
-Ability to uphold the policies communicated in orientation training
related to safety and confidentiality

Volunteers will need to provide an up-to-date vulnerable sector check (within one year). Spectrum will reimburse the cost.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Health Care / Wellness, Recreation/Sports, Senior Services

Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Interpersonal Communication, Accountability, Empathy

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Volunteers for this program will attend an in-person orientation that will prepare them for their volunteer position.
Working Conditions: In-person meetings, indoors
Car will be needed for transportation
Transportation: Car required

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Weekday - Daytime
Volunteers will pick visits that work with their schedule. Visits will take place between 9am-5pm on any day of the week.

   Contact Information
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Fabian Fletcher
283 Duke Street West, Unit 210 Kitchener, N2H 3X7
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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

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