Games Master - Fraser Valley Institution

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Position description: 

The Eilzabeth Fry Society is looking for volunteers at the Fraser Valley Institution in Abbotsford. It is a federal correctional centre for women. Volunteers come in twice a month on Thursday nights and play boardgames and socialize with the women. It is an opportunity for future law students, current criminology, social work and any other individuals interested in giving their time to  women in a prison setting. All games are provided. 

Deliverables/Duties: 

As a  volunteer you need to be:

  • Able to engage with the clients (and build rapport)
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Willing to learn from others and be relatively flexible
Qualifications: 

In order to be a volunteer court runner you must:

  • Be 21 years of age
  • Provide three professional references
  • Successfully participate in an interview and orientation
  • Undergo a satisfactory criminal record check, and pass a clearance to volunteer in a prison setting
  • Have strong communication skills
  • Be reliable, responsible and caring
  • Be mature and non-judgmental
  • Knowledge of mental health and addiction is an asset
  • Be able to commit to two shifts a month
  • Be able to commit to minimum of 1 year of volunteering - after being cleared to volunteer by the prison
Role is suitable for: 
Student
Adult
Senior
Groups
People with physical disabilities
How to apply: 
Please email odessa.tapia@elizabethfry.com if you are interested in the position and indicate that you saw the posting on GoVolunteer.
Contact person: 
Odessa Tapia
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
Volunteerism
Women's Services
Mission:
Our goal is to support criminalized and marginalized women, girls and children in achieving their potential. With the right support, we know females from difficult circumstances can transform their lives – and those of their families – for the better. Dignity, opportunity and equality are the gateway to a world of potential.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
4
Position start/end date:
16 Oct 2017
Time Committment:
6 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Evening, Weekdays
Work location:
Fraser Valley Institution
33344 King Road
Abbotsford, BC V2S 6J5
Last Updated: July 19, 2019
Posting will Automatically Expire: February 8, 2025