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March of Dimes Canada, West Central Regional Office, After Stroke Program
Hamilton General Hospital, Guelph General Hospital, and Joseph Brant Hospital.

March of Dimes Canada, After Stroke, vision is a world where everyone impacted by stroke can recover 
and live a life with renewed purpose and optimism and inspire others to do the same.

We are looking for volunteers to join our Hosptial Peer Connection Program which connects stroke survivors in a hospital setting with peer volunteers who are stroke survivors themselves.  As a Peer Connector, you will utilize your lived experience to provide emotional support, education, encouragement, and most importantly inspire hope to stroke survivors while in the hospital.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Initiate and lead one-to-one conversations (online or in-person) with patients in a respectful, calm, and supportive manner
  • Encourage patients to participate and engage in conversation
  • Respect the nature and extent to which patients engage in conversations
  • Attend meetings with the Hospital and Volunteer Engagement Coordinator when needed
  • Introduce MODC After Stroke personalized case management program and community-based peer support programs using materials provided by MODC
  • Adhere to all Hospital and MODC policies, procedures, and guidelines including public health-related guidelines
  • Report any urgent concerns regarding the patients that arise during the visit to hospital unit staff and 
    MODC Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
  • Provide hope, optimism, encouragement, and personal knowledge of stroke recovery and encourage continued contact with MODC through sharing details of the After Stroke Program and other MODC programs and services.
BeFriending Volunteer   Burlington  Halton Hills  Hamilton (City of)  Milton  Oakville 
March of Dimes Canada, West Central Regional Office, After Stroke Program

● Maintain regular communication with consumer(s): at minimum once a week via email or phone, one in-person 
social event per month
● Establish a trusting and supportive relationship with client(s)
● Record and report volunteer hours on the volunteer time log on a monthly basis - include time spent calling, emailing, and visiting client
● Communicate any changes, issues, or inconsistent communication patterns to staff liaison in an effective and timely manner