Peer Support Facilitator

(Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network)

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Position ID: V-OSH1317
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022
Last Full Update: 07 Jan 2022

Opportunity Details: Peer Support Facilitator

Contact Amy Muhr, Volunteer Resource and Support Coordinator, Pregnancy and Infant Loss Network; Phone: 888-303-7254; Email:
Duties Volunteer 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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Benefits Pregnancy 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”
Clients Bereaved 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
Ages 18 year(s) and up
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours No
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+)
Areas of Interest Distress / Crisis / Bereavement Support ; Program Coordination / Support ; Support Group Facilitation
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Team Work
Commitment Length Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; PAIL Network asks for a 2 year commitment from Peer Support Facilitators
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours 2.5 / Month
Dates and Times Varying 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
Seasons Year Round
Location Durham Region and throughout Ontario
Number of Positions Durham Region 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Training 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
Transportation Near public transit - For in person events and groups
Cost PAIL 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 Check Required
Additional Requirements Volunteers offering in-person bereavement group support are required to complete a 2 step TB test
Liability Insurance Available

Agency Details: Pregnancy and Infant Loss (PAIL) Network

Office Phone 1-888-303-7245, Toll Free
Fax 1-888-864-3785
Address & Map
Whitby, ON
Canada L1N 2R4
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Mailing Address 101A Mary St W 
Whitby, ON 
Canada L1N 2R4

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