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Aging with Pride LGBTQ+ Cultural AwarenessTrainer President
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SPECTRUM is built on the hard work and dedication of our volunteers. From the volunteer Board of Directors, to event organizers and group facilitators, to special projects, research, staffing drop-in hours, administrative work and much more, nothing happens at SPECTRUM not created by volunteer work.
Aging with Pride LGBTQ+ Cultural Awareness Trainer
We need volunteers to assist in designing and delivering LGBTQ+ competency training sessions to staff at local senior-serving institutions (such as retirement homes, seniors’ recreation centres, home-care services, long-term care facilities and hospices). We have already developed several training modules, and delivered them at a variety of local local senior-serving institutions.
Volunteers must be articulate and comfortable speaking before groups of people. Volunteers must have a good appreciation of the needs of older people.
SPECTRUM’s Aging with Pride Committee works to create support and provide education in response to the needs of our LGBTQ+ older adults. This work is critical if we want to feel safe with service providers and institutional settings as we age.
The time commitment varies. The minimum commitment involves attending a two-hour Committee meeting each month; in months when training sessions are to be delivered, there would be an extra four hours per month.
We are asking for a commitment to this position of at least 12 months.
Volunteers will work with experienced trainers to become familiar with the process of delivering the training sessions.