Womxn's Night Clinic Volunteer

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Position description: 

Volunteer Position Summary

The Womxn’s Night Clinic Volunteer plays a vital role in supporting cis & trans womxn in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) in accessing health care in a safe and woman-only environment. Womxn’s Night Clinic takes place every on weekdays (Tuesday | Wednesday | Thursday) from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at VCH Community Health Centres, see schedule below.  Womxn’s Night Clinic provides free and confidential clinical and supportive services for women including counseling, testing and connections to resources. The evening includes dinner at 5:00pm, the distribution of clothing donations (DCHC only) and different activities depending on the theme for the evening. Volunteers are very much a part of the evening, welcoming and chatting with the women attending, participating in the activities, ensuring that everyone is included and has the opportunity to participate as much as they want.

 

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Chat and connect with the women attending Womxn’s Night Clinic.
  • Assist with serving the evening meal.
  • Assist with activity for the evening (e.g. games night, beauty night, movie night) where needed.
Qualifications: 
  • Excellent communication skills, approachable and able to make conversation.
  • Ability to work with others as well as independently.
  • Must be minimum 19 years of age or older.
  • Ability to work well in groups and take a leadership role.
  • Patient, understanding and respectful.
  • Non-judgement toward the diverse populations accessing the clinic (e.g. Indigenous women, women who use drugs, sex workers, women navigating poverty, women navigating mental health challenges, queer women, trans womxn and non-binary folk).
  • Knowledge of services, resources and organizations in the local community helpful.
  • Adherence to Vancouver Coastal Health Volunteer Guidelines.
Role is suitable for: 
Adult
Additional Information: 

Screening Process:

  • Interview
  • Criminal Record Check
  • 2 Professional references.
  • VCH Mandatory Training
  • VCH Orientation to the Role
  • VCH Handbook
  • Site & Position Orientation

Benefits

  • Exposure to the Community Health Centre setting
  • Interaction with staff and clients
  • Opportunities for ongoing training and education, including workshops
How to apply: 
http://www.vch.ca/get-involved/volunteer
Contact person: 
Marilyn Douglas
Contact phone: 
604-875-4608
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Health, Social Services
LGBTTIQQ2SA
Women's Services
Mission:
Building strong and healthy communities together. Volunteers complement the care provided by professional staff. As a volunteer, you can gain personal satisfaction from helping others, obtain experience relevant to your future employment or educational plans, meet new people and learn more about the health care system. Community Locations * Evergreen Community Health Centre, * Robert and Lily Lee Community Health Centre, * Pacific Spirit Community Health Centre, * Raven Song Community Health Centre, * South Community Health Centre, * Three Bridges Community Health Centre * Heatley Community Health Centre.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
12
Position start/end date:
15 May 2019
Time Committment:
4 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Evening
Work location:
Various Community Health Centres
Vancouver, BC