Department: Community Engagement
Supervisor: Community Outreach Coordinator
Commitment: Up to 4 hours per week, for a period of one year; A flu shot or the wearing of a mask is required during Flu season (mid November to April).
Objective: To enhance the quality of life and independence of persons living with HIV/AIDS at home, in hospital or at a hospice.
- Provides companionship and practical assistance as required (cleaning,
- organizing, paperwork, tutoring, child-minding) to persons living with HIV/AIDS
- Assists clients in improving their knowledge of, and access to, services and
- resources for persons living with HIV/AIDS
- Acts as a liaison between clients and the programme coordinator for the duration
- of the relationship
- Attends monthly team meetings
Skills & Attributes
- Good communication and interpersonal skills
- Comfort and ability to provide companionship and as-needed practical assistance
- Well organized and able to manage your commitment to client(s)
- Ability to adjust your schedule to match client needs within reason
- To be clear about personal and professional boundaries
- Willingness and ability to participate as part of a team
- Willingness to stay in regular contact with coordinator and/or clients’ Case
- Must attend required team and supervisory meetings
- Must complete and submit monthly statistical information and client updates for
- reporting purposes
- Commitment to ongoing learning/training to keep skills and knowledge up to
- Ability to have compassion, sensitivity, maturity and a sincere desire to assist
- people who are living with HIV.
- Must complete a criminal records check for this position
Training & Support
- AIDS Vancouver Agency Orientation & Education
- Specialized Team 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
- Benefits 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.