Department: Community Engagement Programs
Supervisor: Community Outreach Coordinator
Commitment: Approximately 4 hours per week, for a period of one year – hours based on client availability and referrals.
To provide support for Community Outreach volunteers through monthly meetings, on-going training facilitation and regular liaison with the Community Outreach Coordinator.
- Provide a combination of companionship and practical assistance, as required, to persons living with HIV who requested or agreed to Community Outreach support
- Assist clients in improving their knowledge of, and access to, services and resources for persons living with HIV
- Act as a liaison between client and Community Outreach Coordinator for the duration of the Community Outreach Relationship
- Attend mandatory monthly team meetings
- Advise program development and planning based on current client and volunteer needs
Skills & Attributes
- Good communication, active listening, and interpersonal skills
- Willingness and ability to work individually with clients, and participate as part of a team
- Well-organized and able to manage Community Outreach commitment to client(s)
- Ability to take initiative
- Willingness to stay in regular contact with Community Outreach Coordinator as well as Case Managers when required
- Commitment to ongoing learning/training to keep skills and knowledge up to date
- Compassion, sensitivity, and maturity
- Interested in HIV/AIDS and related issues
- Fluent in Spanish
Training & Support
- AIDS Vancouver Agency Orientation & Education
- Specialized Community Outeach training
- On the job orientation
- On-going support and supervision from assigned Supervisor
- Evaluations, exit interviews, and letters of reference are available upon a volunteer’s request
- To gain valuable knowledge, skills, and experience within a support role.
- To be part of a larger team or movement that is working towards social change.
- To learn new and transferable skills, knowledge and experience.
- To engage in opportunities for leadership, community service and personal/professional development.
- To be recognized and appreciated for valuable contributions
- Non Violent Crisis Intervention training
- To meet new people and have fun!
Vancouver, BC V6B 5S8
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Please Make sure you meet these minimum requirements before applying.
- Must be 19 years of age or older.
- Have legal immigration status in Canada; i.e. resident, citizen or student visa.
- Must be willing to make 1 year commitment, depending on which program requirements.
- Must be willing to complete a criminal record check.
- All volunteers must also attend our Core Training Program. Here you'll learn about AIDS Vancouver’s programs and services as well as participate in skill building topics including, HIV, cultural awareness, diverse community involvement diversity, confidentiality, and communication.