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Parkinson Society of British Columbia (PARKINSON’s SUPPORT GROUP FACILITATOR (Kelowna))

Organization Name: Parkinson Society of British Columbia
Category: Counselling / Support / Mentoring
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: March 18, 2022
End Date: March 31, 2022

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Family-oriented volunteering
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Volunteer Description: A support group facilitator works to create an environment that is safe and respectful, and where participants feel comfortable sharing their experiences, insight and knowledge with others. A support group facilitator will also assist with the delivery of PSBC approved information, education, and resources for people with Parkinson’s and their caregivers/families. The Facilitator will collaborate with the other support group volunteers. Must be available to facilitator both online and/or in-person meetings. Time commitment is 3-5 hours a month. Meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month at the First Mennonite Church in Kelowna BC. The facilitator works with the support group to: Establish their role as a collaborator: the facilitator is not an expert. Conduct group meetings in a caring, respectful and compassionate manner Promote the value of empowerment, encouraging individuals to be involved in making decisions about their own car Establish, with input from group participants, a list of ground rules and goals and review the list with the group on a regular basis. Foster an opportunity for people to interact with others dealing with similar health concerns; facilitate sharing of experiences living with Parkinson’s. Liaise with PSBC staff on behalf of the gr Communicate and provide PSBC approved resources, events, webinars, and information Develop and maintain a list of participants’ addresses, phone numbers, and emails. Develop a facilitation committee of two or three people sharing responsibilities; Ask for help with group communications, health guidelines, photocopying, room setup, etc. Introduce newcomers, explain group guidelines such as confidentiality, and help them connect with group To apply or find out more information, please contact Liz Janze at or 604-662-3240 ext. 228

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