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WISH Drop-In Volunteer

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Position description: 

Our self-identified female volunteers, 19 and over, perform a variety of tasks including, but not limited to, helping to serve and prepare a hot, nutritious meal; sorting and dispensing clothing, make-up and toiletries donations; helping women sign up for showers and access shelters as well as some light janitorial duties and, of course, the opportunity to connect one on one with the women who access the centre. Wish would not be able to operate without the dedication and commitment of our many volunteers. The volunteers at WISH are integral to the planning and operation of many of our services and programs. Volunteers work along side staff in serving meals, organizing donations, passing out make-up and toiletries, working in the Learning Centre and creating a welcoming, caring environment for women.

Deliverables/Duties: 

Able to perform physical tasks such as carrying and moving heavy boxes, sweeping and mopping, using a step ladder, and working in a commercial kitchen.

Qualifications: 

We are looking for non-judgemental, open-minded self-identified female volunteers, 19 and over. We require all prospective volunteers to attend an orientation along with attending three buddy shifts, before beginning their volunteer experience with us.

Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Senior
Additional Information: 

After completing the minimum requirement of 6 months, with 2 shifts a month including one on a Friday or Saturday, volunteers can ask for a reference or confirmation of hours letter. Volunteers acquire direct front line experience and practice skills related to working with a vulnerable population. Adult self-identified Female Volunteers (19 and above) We would also like to note that volunteering for the purpose of gaining research or information for projects in not allowed.

How to apply: 
Email wishvolunteers@shaw.ca
Contact person: 
Sandra Chung
Contact phone: 
604-669-9474
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Mission:
The mission of WISH is to improve the health, safety and well-being of women who are involved in Vancouver's street-based sex trade.
Position type:
Position start/end date:
22 Jun 2017
Time Committment:
8 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
WISH Drop-In Centre Society
Downtown Eastside
Vancouver, BC V6A 1C3