Group Support Volunteer

(Kinark Child and Family Services, Durham Region)

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Position ID: V-OSH0998 Last Modified: 19 Nov 2018 Last Full Update: 09 May 2018
Opportunity Details
ContactJune Kinniburgh, Volunteer Programs Coordinator, East Region, Kinark Child and Family Services; Phone: 1-866-929-0061 ext 4324; Email:
DutiesCreate and deliver activities to involve children while parents attend a group * support and assist child and youth workers and/or social workers
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BenefitsGain experience in a social service setting
ClientsKinark clients, children 12 and under
Ages16 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForHighschool students ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Child & Family Services ; Child Care ; Mental Health / Addictions
Skills/ExperienceCreativity ; Customer Service ; Listening Skills ; Mentoring & Training ; Patience ; Working with Children ; Can be a placement or volunteer experience * education in mental health issues would be an asset
Commitment LengthShort Term ; One evening a week is required * 2.5 hrs. for 8-12 weeks, one night off with 2 weeks notice
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Evening 
Wednesday: Evening 
Thursday: Evening 
One evening each week required * no weekends
SeasonsSpring ; Fall ; Winter
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Number of PositionsDurham Region ; Whitby 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsVulnerable Sector police check * up to date immunizations * contact to request an application
Start DateOn or after 17 Dec 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameKinark Child and Family Services, Durham Region
Office Phone905-668-2411
Toll Free PhoneDurham Program 1-866-929-0061 * Central Intake 1-888-454-6275
Address & Map
20 Sunray St, Unit 1
Whitby, ON L1N 8Y3
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