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About the Position
Position #: 730
Organization1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre
Position: Peer Helper for Single Parents
Location: 602 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: Peer Helpers are the “face” of 1Up, offering a warm, empathetic, non-judgmental first point of contact for single parents who access our resources. Peer Helpers do new member intakes, offer community resource referrals, are responsible for some administrative tasks, and engage with and offer support to our members.
Description: Be the first person that our visitors or callers encounter. Your supportive listening and accurate referrals will create the sense of community that many say strengthens them the most when they visit the Centre.
Training Details: Twenty-five hours of training are offered over a 10-week period for this position.

The initiative trains volunteers to do immediate support sessions with parents who drop in to the Centre, as well as phone sessions to help single parents who face barriers to accessing the Centre. The skilled volunteers will be able to assist parents in 1) clarifying and prioritizing issues, 2) finding solutions to their own problems, as well as 3) providing single parents with strategies designed to help them cope with day-to-day stressors.

Volunteers will receive training in effective listening, providing empathetic and respectful support, problem solving, limit setting and crisis management, understanding of single parent issues, and knowledge of community resources.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail: A six month commitment to volunteer an average of half a day per week is requested.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Leadership/Management, Office Work
Skill(s): Customer Service, Plan & Co-ordinate, Problem Solving, Continuous Learning, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://singleparentvictoria.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Carla Green
Phone: (250) 385-1114 Ext. 233
Address: 602 Gorge Road East Victoria, V8T


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