Peer Support Facilitator

(Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network)

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Position ID: V-OSH1317 Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 Last Full Update: 25 Mar 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactAmy Muhr, Volunteer Resource and Support Coordinator, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network; Phone: 888-303-7254; Email:
DutiesVolunteer opportunities for people who are approximately two years past their bereavement date and are looking for meaningful ways to offer their support to others * be trained to offer peer support for bereavement groups and events, by phone and private online support groups * in person support groups are suspended for the time being
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BenefitsPregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network provides free bereavement support to families who have experienced the loss of a pregnancy at any stage, or the death of their baby, up to 12 months of age * “I was able to support grieving parents in their grief journey by giving them a safe space to talk about their babies and their feelings without being judged”
ClientsBereaved families who have experienced the loss of their pregnancy at any stage or death of their baby up to 12 months of age * families can access services at any time for as long as they need
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of InterestDistress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment LengthLong Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; PAIL Network asks for a 2 year commitment from Peer Support Facilitators
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours2.5 / Month
Dates and TimesVarying times depending on Peer Support role * Group Support 1.5-2 hour monthly support groups * Phone Support weekly 45 minute phone calls * Online varying weekly, bi-weekly and monthly online chats
SeasonsYear Round
LocationDurham Region and throughout Ontario
Number of PositionsDurham Region 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided - Provided at no cost * online, independent training * video conferencing orientation ; Training is required ; Training on-going - Training and education opportunities ; Peer Support volunteers are encouraged to participate in online team meetings and supervision calls as required. There are monthly opportunities for communication with fellow peer support facilitators and PAIL Network support staff by way of networking calls and online meetings
TransportationNear public transit - For in person events and groups
CostPAIL Network is not able to cover the fees for Vulnerable Sector Police Check or required two step TB test (only required for volunteers who offer in person group support) however, personal financial situations should not to be a barrier to an interested volunteer, we are able to help on a case by case basis
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVolunteers offering in-person bereavement group support are required to complete a 2 step TB test
Liability InsuranceAvailable
Agency Details
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Organization NamePregnancy and Infant Loss Network
Toll Free Phone1-888-303-7245
Address & Map
101A Mary St West
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 2R4
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