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Position #: 1582
OrganizationMental Health Visiting and Activity Program at Volunteer Victoria
Position: Mental Health Visiting & Activity Program - Mental Health Visiting and Activity Program
Location: 620 View Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: The Mental Health Visiting & Activity program matches volunteers with individuals living in mental health group homes to provide companionship and reduce isolation.
As a volunteer this is an excellent opportunity to develop an understanding of mental illness and to support someone to achieve their recovery goals.
Description: The Mental Health Visiting and Activity program matches community volunteers with individuals living within Island Health's (VIHA's)Mental Health and Substance Use residential services. Volunteers play a key role to reduce isolation by providing companionship to a resident by going out for coffee, attending a community event, playing a card game or simply visiting them on a regular basis. Volunteers also engage residents in small group activities such as arts and crafts, gardening, wellness, fitness or yoga.
Volunteers and clients are matched according to their compatibility, interests, locations and time availability.
 
Activities are based on the mutual interest of both the volunteer and client.

The Volunteer Access Program is funded by Island Health Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Training Details: Orientation will be provided.
Working Conditions: Criminal records check and references mandatory. 19+ years old. Six month commitment. Times are to be determined.
Minimum Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: 1 to 2 hours per week - times are negotiable.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Recreation/Sports
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Plan & Co-ordinate, Empathy, Adaptability, Respect
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://volunteervictoria.bc.ca/access-program/
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Mary Ann Snowden
Phone: 250.386.2269
Address: 620 View Street Victoria, V8W 1J6

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