Peer-to-Peer 55+ Phoneline Caller

Application Deadline: December 31, 2021 5:00pm

Why volunteer your valuable time at Rainbow Resource Centre?

  • To make connections within the 2SLGBTQ+ community and help foster a greater sense of belonging for people that utilize the Centre
  • To learn more about the Centre and the resources, support and education we provide to the community

Title: Peer-to-Peer 55+ Phoneline Caller

Purpose: To provide regular/weekly phone check-ins and affirming conversation to participants of the Over the Rainbow 55+ program resulting in a greater feeling of connection to the community.

Duties & Responsibilities: Making phone calls to engage OTR participants who are seeking regular contact and conversation; reporting call times via email to the program coordinator on a weekly basis.

Time Requirement: 2-10 hours/month

Skills and Qualifications: Friendly, outgoing, organized, reliable, calm under pressure, good listener/storyteller, comfortable having open discussions on issues related to the experience 2SLGBTQ+ adults aged 55+ such as physical and mental health, inclusion and history.

Access to a reliable phone.

Computer skills: Email

*This position does not require volunteers to be onsite at Rainbow Resource Centre, however if you need to attend the Centre for any reason, you would be required to provide proof of full vaccination.

Start & End Date: December 2021 (6-month volunteer commitment with opportunity to renew)

Location: Rainbow Resource Centre (170 Scott St. R3L 0L3)

Event Locations TBD within Winnipeg

Direct Supervisor: Ashley Smith, Older Adult Programming Coordinator 204-474-0212 x 255

Training:

  1. Rainbow Resource Centre Volunteer Orientation (6 hours)
  2. Role-Specific Training (2 hours)

Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

Applicant Instructions: Submit Volunteer Application, cover letter & resume to:

Adam Rout, Volunteer Coordinator

Rainbow Resource Centre

programming@rainbowresourcecentre.org

Be sure to include “Peer-to-Peer 55+ Phoneline Caller” in the subject line of the email, and in your cover letter.

Rainbow Resource Centre is an equity-seeking organization who believes that our diversity makes us stronger. We encourage applications from 2SLGBTQ+ community members who experience intensified marginalization due to personal identifiers tied to race, religion, cultural practice, refugee status, socio-economic status, age, ability, or otherwise.

At any time during the application process, new volunteers are welcome to:

  • utilize the Centre’s public computer, internet access, and no-cost printing;
  • utilize the ‘Cover Letter & Resume Template’, found on the volunteer page of our website;
  • contact the Volunteer Coordinator for application guidance, as needed; and

voice any and all accessibility concerns to the Volunteer Coordinator as they arise.