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Our exceptional volunteers contribute many hours on tasks as diverse as serving on Boards of Directors, helping out with fundraising, running special events, delivering  programs, peer support and more.

Volunteering isn’t just about giving your time and talent; you get so much back in return.

Here are some of the benefits:

  • Give back to your community of first responders that have given their careers to serving others
  • Gain valuable experience, self worth and a purpose
  • Meet people who share your interests, understanding and compassion
  • Enhance your leadership skills
  • Share your knowledge and life lessons with members of your community

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Current Volunteer Opportunity

Badge of Life Canada

Job Title: Volunteer Committee Member

Purpose: The Volunteer committee serves as an assistant for the Badge of Life Canada Events Coordinator supporting the Charity's mission of supporting police, corrections and civilian personnel (within those occupations). The Events Coordinator organizes events throughout the year that represent Badge of Life Canada to members of the public and first responders.

Location: Various within Southern Ontario

Key Responsibilities:

  • Volunteers will perform a variety of tasks depending on the project
  • Work with Badge of Life Canada volunteers to help plan and execute events, fundraising and educational conferences and workshops.
  • Event responsibilities include the following;
    • Organizing, arranging set up and take down of conference room
    • Promoting events to first responders and to the community
    • Greets guests, registers guests and directs them to facilities at events
    • Answers basic questions about the Charity
    • Picking up or preparing refreshments
    • Reminder phone calls to other volunteers who assigned to projects for the following day
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Reports to Tanya McFadden, Volunteer Coordinator

Time Commitment: One year

 Qualifications:

  • Exhibits energy and enthusiasm and an interest in working in the nonprofit sector
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and to problem-solve
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate in English.
  • Maintain confidentiality about information learned on the job
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and /or move up to 20 pounds.

 

Support: Training for this position will be provided. Also, the Administration Director will be available for questions and assistance.

Age Requirement: None

Dress Code: Business Casual

Assets:

    • CPR Certification, Drivers License, Smart serve.

 

Benefits: a certificate of service, letter or recommendation upon request.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to give back to the first responder community or thinking about a career in the nonprofit sector or for someone interested in special event planning and/or public relations and marketing.

 

To learn more about Badge of Life Canada visit www.badgeoflifecanada.org.

 

If interested in being a volunteer committee member, contact

tanya@badgeoflifecanada.org

Badge of Life Canada

Job Title: Lived Experience Member

Badge of Life Canada itself does not offer peer support services. We have sought out and validated the existence of peers with lived experience and groups who are presently doing peer support work within their communities.  We believe that mental health professionals are part of the journey and maintenance in a healthy life of a survivor.

Are you able to lend an empathetic listening ear with a positive attitude towards post traumatic growth?  Then you may be a positive peer to share lived experience with another focusing on self-care and support.

Purpose: The Volunteer lived experience member serves as a peer for Badge of Life Canada supporting the Charity's mission of supporting police, corrections and civilian personnel (within those occupations). 

We believe that mental health professionals are part of the journey and maintenance in a healthy life of a survivor and a peer individual with lived experience is to provide peer support only.

Location: Across Canada

Key Responsibilities:

  • Volunteers have lived experience with a diagnosis of an OSI and be in a post traumatic growth phase of recovery
  • Volunteer will reach out in response to an individual seeking peer support from across Canada
  • Volunteers must confirm that they have their own self-care plans to ensure their own well-being as they work to support others.
  • Volunteers must be able to lend an empathetic listening ear with a positive attitude towards post traumatic growth
  •  responsibilities include the following;
    • Organizing, arranging phone or in person meetups with those requesting support
    • Promoting events to first responders and to the community
    • Answers basic questions about the Charity
    • Maintaining own health and wellbeing

Time Commitment: One year

 Qualifications:

  • Exhibits energy and enthusiasm and an interest in working in the nonprofit sector as a peer support volunteer
  • Excellent communication, and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work independently and with minimum supervision
  • Ability to adapt to shifting priorities and to problem-solve
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively communicate in English (or French)
  • Maintain confidentiality about information learned on the job

 

Support: Our police advisor Syd Gravel will be available for questions and assistance.

Age Requirement: None

Assets:

    • Peer support training
    • Mental Health First Aid
    • Chaplain
    • Coaching training
    • CISM training
    • Suicide prevention training

 

Benefits: a certificate of service, letter or recommendation upon request.

 

This is an excellent opportunity for someone wanting to provide peer support and put their lived experience into a positive focus.

 

To learn more about Badge of Life Canada visit www.badgeoflifecanada.org.

 

If interested in being a peer individual or group support?

contact: sagravel@sympatico.ca