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About the Position
Position Number: 63
Position Title: Elements Program School-based Volunteer
Organization Name: Perth District Health Unit
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Children/Youth
Position Description: • Prepare for weekly sessions by becoming familiar with the Volunteer Guidebook
• Male mentors will facilitate discussion and lead boys in interactive games and activities as outlined in Volunteer Guidebook. Topics include stress management, healthy relationships, social media and bullying.
• Maintain confidentiality regarding student information
• Complete end of session evaluation form
Goal of Position: Elements is a series of six fun, weekly one-hour sessions offered during the school lunch hour, designed to empower Gr. 5/6 boys to make healthy life choices.
Position Benefits: • Contribute as a volunteer leader and help build a caring school community
• Learn and apply group facilitation skills
• Stay current with youth trends
• Become familiar with Perth County schools
Have fun!
Training Details: • Program specific orientation and training is provided by public health nurses
• A public health nurse is present at every session for guidance and support
Position Qualifications: The qualities of an ideal Elements mentor volunteer include being:
o Approachable
o A good listener
o Non-judgemental
o Reliable and punctual
o Flexible
• Enjoy relating and interacting with youth
Time Commitment: Week Day Morning, Week Day Afternoon
Duration: Short Term (3 months or less)
Time Detail: Elements is a short-term volunteer placement –one lunch hour per week for six weeks.
School sessions are scheduled in the fall, winter and spring terms.
Application Due Date: 2019-12-31
Min Age: 18
Ideal for: Individual
Geographical Area(s): Stratford, St. Marys, North Perth, East Perth, West Perth, All of Perth
Police Check: Yes
Accessibility: Elements is offered on a rotating basis to requesting elementary schools throughout Perth County
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How to Contact
Website: http://www.pdhu.on.ca
Contact: Donna Bentz
Phone: 519-271-7600 Ext. 305
Address: 653 West Gore Street Stratford, N5A 1L4

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