Role of CoSA Volunteer

To support and hold accountable the Core Member.

Support

  • Practical support and essential needs (housing, employment, social assistance, community resources)
  • Social and like skills (healthy relationships, money management, personal and domestic hygiene, recreational activities)
  • Emotional support
  • Be available should there be a crisis
  • Focus on strengths and stay positive (CM’s skills, talents, interests)

Accountability

  • Challenge attitudes, behaviours, thoughts
  • Help Core Member follow his Self Management Plan – identifying his risk factors, warning signs and coping strategies
  • Act, at all times, as a mentor/role model to the Core Member
  • Be aware of warning signs