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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.

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Please use the form below to apply to be a volunteer, or download a PDF of the form to complete and return to SPECTRUM.

Aging with Pride LGBTQ+ Cultural Awareness Trainer

Position Description

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.

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Impact Statement

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.

Time Commitment

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.

Training Details

Volunteers will work with experienced trainers to become familiar with the process of delivering the training sessions.

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Please note!

You must be of Age of Majority (18 years old) in Ontario to volunteer. If you are below the age of majority, you may require express written consent of a legal guardian to volunteer with SPECTRUM. If you are seeking to fulfill secondary education volunteer work requirements, documentation must be provided before eligible work hours are performed.

For certain volunteer roles, such as fundraising or reception, a Police Check may be required.