Volunteers work one on one with individuals and families coping with difficult situations. They help identify issues, provide practical assistance and connect people with needed community resources.
English Langauage skills. A 2nd language is an asset. Be of 19 years or older. Offer resources and referrals within the community and government agencies. Provide one on one help to clients with legal issues, housing and tenancy, adoption etc.
If you are looking for a challenging volunteer position and an opportunity to utilize your professional skills, especially in the areas of advocacy or social services work, we would love to hear from you! You'll be a good listener and able to work with diverse populations. Basic computer literacy including ability to research is necessary. Volunteers should be available weekdays, have lived in Canada for a minimum of 5 years and be familiar with Canadian social and legal systems. Fluency in English is required, and additional language skills an asset.
40 hours of communication skills, crisis intervention and knowledge-based training, including over 20 hours of specialized training in advocacy skills and information about community services. Job shadowing also provided.
School and job references
Gain communication and advocacy skills
Learn about resources in the community
Gain experience in poverty/family law issues
One-on-one contact with clients
Requires police records check Coffee / Tea provided