Peer Support

(Canadian Cancer Society, Huron-Perth Community Office)

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Position ID: V-PER0053 Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 Last Full Update: 26 Oct 2016
Opportunity Details
CommentsNational, community based organization of volunteers * mission to eradicate cancer and the enhance quality of life of people living with cancer * funded by public donations * a variety of supports to patients and their families from the time of diagnosis and throughout treatment, including transportation (call for details)
ContactDianne Mohr, Manager, Canadian Cancer Society, Huron-Perth Community Office; Phone: 519-271-4270 * 1- 800-294-0086; Fax: 519-271-7582; Email:
DutiesAre you a survivor or caregiver? Would you like to connect with someone who is going 
through a similar cancer journey? A peer support volunteer offers empathetic support from someone who has been there. Our volunteers connect with individuals over the phone or in person. This position requires that you be out of treatment for one year, but no longer than 10 years.
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BenefitsWorking one on one with a someone living with cancer or a care giver to make a difference in their cancer journey.
ClientsIndividuals living with cancer and their caregivers.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Field Trip Aide / Community Outing Support ; Food Services / Nutrition ; Friend / Penpal ; Health Care ; Social Interaction ; Telephone Communication ; Transportation / Driver / Delivery
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Friendly & Outgoing ; A cancer survivor or caregiver, friendly, compassionate, a good listener, sensitive to others, ability to exercise good self care, ability to maintain objectivity, respectful of client confidentiality
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) - 2 years
Interaction LevelOne-on-one
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (9am-5pm) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (9am-5pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (9am-5pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (9am-5pm) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (9am-5pm) 
We appreciate all help and time donated by our volunteers.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Various locations including clients home and public locations.
LocationPerth and Huron Counties
Number of PositionsHuron County ; Perth County ; Stratford 
30 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is required ; Training on-going ; Canadian Cancer Society Orientation, Peer Support Training and ongoing support
TransportationCar required ; Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation
Police CheckNot Required
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Organization NameCanadian Cancer Society, Huron-Perth Community Office
Office Phone519-271-4270
Toll Free Phone1-800-294-0086 or 1-888-939-3333
Address & Map
536 Huron St
Stratford, ON N5A 5T9
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