Helping Ourselves through Peer Support & Employment

Mood Walks Volunteer

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Sandra Bell, Peer Support Specialist

PURPOSE OF POSITION: To welcome and encourage members to participate in the Mood Walks Group.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • attend the Mood Walks regularly
  • make members of the Mood Walks , especially new members, feel welcome
  • answer questions that participants might have about other H.O.P.E. programs
  • track the number of participants for the peer support worker to record statistics
  • refer any concerns  for follow-up

HOURS/LOCATION:

  • Mood Walks is held at various locations throughout Brant County and surrounding area.
  •  Wednesdays – 9:00 a.m.. to 12:00 p.m. during summer and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. the rest of the year.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • friendly and welcoming
  • respectful of others
  • current or former user of mental health services
  • satisfactory police record check
  • some knowledge of Brantford’s trail system an asset

TRAINING PROVIDED:

Orientation to Mood Walks, other H.O.P.E. programs and Safe hiker guidelines.

Possibility of becoming a Certified Hike Leader through Hike Ontario after 3 months of regular attendance.