Focus Program

Purpose:

To link or integrate mental health consumers with community organizations in a way that promotes their involvement and enhances community awareness about various mental health issues.

We would like to thank Interior Health for their support in our twelfth year of providing this program.

For Volunteers:

The FOCUS Program assists adults 19 and over who are challenged by mental health concerns to find suitable volunteer placements. Conditions may include depression, anxieties, or any other mental health condition.

In addition, the Therapeutic Volunteer Program is a specialized program for those diagnosed with a mental illness and meeting the admission guidelines of the program. It is a long-term program and has limited intake numbers each year.

Enrollment:

Anyone is welcome to make an appointment, either directly or through a professional referral, to find out how the program works and what opportunities are available. Our contact information is in the “About us” tab.

Referral:

The FOCUS Coordinator has extensive contacts with organizations in the community which offer opportunities for personal growth and development through volunteering. Skills development might include team-building, clerical, computer, communication, and interpersonal relationships. Each volunteer creates an action plan that can include career planning, which involves seeking volunteer opportunities that could build skills and lead into future employment in the community.

 

Volunteer Kamloops

705 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC  V2C 2H4

Phone: 250-372-8313   Fax: 250-372-8314    Email: info@volunteerkamloops.org

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