Community Peer Support Volunteers

 

 

Thanks to our multi-year partner. Their financial  support in 2013 and 2014 will help us with our work with the Peer Support Volunteers living in Labrador.
 

Check here to see if there are Peer Support Volunteers in your area

A Peer Support Volunteer is a  senior interested in helping other seniors.


What do Peer Support Volunteers do?

  • Peer Support Volunteers provide to other seniors information about available services and resources

  • Peer Support Volunteers use their own lifetime experiences as well as information from the Seniors Resource Centre

  • Peer Support Volunteers may assist seniors to obtain needed services

  • Peer Support Volunteers may advocate on behalf of individual seniors

  • Peer Support Volunteers may advocate to obtain needed services and programs


Why is the program needed?

  • Often seniors are unaware of services and resources available to them and so not know where to go for help.

  • Many seniors prefer to obtain information informally from people they know.

  • Local seniors are in the best position to know what programs and services are needed in their community.


Who do Peer Support Volunteers work with?

  • Peer Support Volunteers  work with other Peer Support Volunteers

  • Peer Support Volunteers  work with the Program Coordinator and the Seniors Resource Centre NL

  • Peer Support Volunteers  work with resource people in the community

  • Peer Support Volunteers  work with community agencies


What happens if I volunteer?

  • You will be interviewed by the Program Coordinator

  • You will be invited to attend a Training and Orientation session

  • You will be provided with resource information

  • You will help gather additional resource information

  • You will be involved in planning the local Peer Support Volunteers program

  • You will be provided with support through meetings and phone contact


What are the rewards?

  • Satisfaction from helping others

  • An opportunity to learn about existing resources and services

  • An opportunity to make a difference in your community

There are 150 volunteer Peer Support Volunteers located throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. If you are interested in contacting one where you live or you would like to become a Peer Support Volunteer, please call 737-2333 or toll free 1-800-563-5599.
updated April 18, 2013

 

 

Aquaforte

Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador

Bay Bulls-Bauline

Harbour Breton

Bay Roberts

Harbour Grace

Bell Island

Hopedale, Labrador

Bishop’s Falls

Mainland

Black Duck Brook

Makkovik, Labrador

Bonavista

Marysvale

Burin

Nain, Labrador

Cape Broyle

North West River, Labrador

Cape St. George

Pasadena

Carbonear

Postville, Labrador

Cavendish

Reef’s Harbour

Charlottetown, Labrador

Renews

Clarenville

Rigolet, Labrador

Coley’s Point

Robert’s Arm

Corner Brook

St. Anthony

Ferryland

St. John’s

Fortune

Spaniard’s Bay

Gallants

Springdale

Gander

Trepassey

Georgetown

Twillingate

Grand Falls-Windsor

Winterton

 

 

 

 

 

 

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