July Volunteer & Mentor Appreciation Barbeque

Hey SWITCHers,

It looks like warm weather is finally here and the rain is starting to dry up.  What better way to celebrate our awesome SWITCH volunteers and mentors while enjoying the weather than a barbeque?  Please join us on Saturday, July 19th at 6:00PM for a volunteer & mentor appreciation barbeque.  Please e-mail Danielle Stephens at djs552@mail.usask.ca to RSVP and for more information.

The SWITCH team

 

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Mental Health Committee Recruiting!

Hey SWITCHers!

Are you a social work, nursing, clinical/counseling psych, or psychiatry looking to get more involved with SWITCH?  If so, the Mental Health Committee may be just what you are looking for!

What would your role be?

-          Be the link between your college and SWITCH

-          Assist with mental health training

-          Help choose education topics relating to mental health

-          Recruit mental health students and mentors

-          Network with students and professionals

-          Build your resume

-          Witness firsthand the social determinant of health and their impact on Saskatoon’s core

This committee will begin to meet monthly in the fall, assist with mental health training sessions, organize psycho educational sessions and mental health student recruitment. Must be a regular SWITCHER to join and a Social Work, Nursing, Clinical Psych, or Psychiatry student.

Contact Social Work Mentor Emily @ ena726@mail.usask.ca by June 30th 2014.

 

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Mental Health Orientation Scheduled!

Hi SWITCHers!

Mental Health training has been scheduled for July 9th, 2014 during normal shift hours.  This training is mandatory for social work and clinical psychology students looking to volunteer on the clinical team and recommended for all other volunteers.  Please e-mail switchclinic@gmail.com to sign up for this orientation.

Thanks,

The SWITCH team

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SWITCH Volunteer Barbeque

Hey SWITCHers!

We will be having a volunteer appreciation barbeque on Saturday, June 7th after shift from 3:30PM onward at the Forestry Farm.  Smokies and Hamburgers will be provided.  If you do not have a ride let us know and we will arrange one. Feel free to bring any food items you wish. Contact Danielle S. at djs552@mail.usask.ca for more details.

 

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Upstream Making Change workshops

Upstream invites you to attend their workshop on Thursday, May 22nd at 12:00 noon at the Downtown Community Clinic, 424 1st Avenue North.  Dr. Ryan Meili will host the event that will focus on social determinants of health.  Click on the link below for more details

Making Change – Upstream

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Community Ambassador Position at SWITCH!

We are accepting applications for the position of “Community Ambassador” for the summer months. This volunteer internship is 10-15 hours each week depending on appointments and community events. Please submit a resume or CV and cover letter to switchprogramcoordinator@gmail.com by May 9th.

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SWITCH Advisors to the Board

Hello SWITCHers!

SWITCH’s Board of Directors is now accepting nominations for two advisory positions on our board. SWITCH hopes to find two professionals that have experience with the business aspects of operating a non-profit, registered charity like SWITCH. The position is unpaid and its term will end at the AGM in October and re-election for a 12 month term is an option. The nomination period will close on Monday May 12.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or would like to be nominated please e-mail Reed Gillanders at reg758@mail.usask.ca. Please include a letter of intent with your nomination.

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Volunteers needed for April 26th shift!

Hey SWITCHers!

Our volunteer count is low for the April 26, 2014 shift! We need a minimum of 7 volunteers to legally run the shift.  If you can help us out please sign up on the scheduler ASAP!

Thanks,

The SWITCH team

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SWITCH closed for April long weekend

Hi SWITCHers,

Just a reminder that SWITCH will be closed for the April long weekend.  That means there will be no SWITCH shifts on the 19th and the 21st. Rest, spend some time with your families, and catch up on some studying!

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New! Exciting! Volunteer Retention Committee

Hi SWITCHers!

We are excited to announce the formation of a new committee dedicated to recruiting new volunteers and mentors and arranging appreciation events to honour the ones we already have! This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with SWITCH in a different capacity than you may already be involved!  If you would like to get involved please e-mail switchclinic@gmail.com

Thanks!!

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