Volunteer Mentor

Organization Details
Organization Name: Winnipeg Child and Family Services
Address: 222 Provencher Blvd.
Winnipeg MB  R2H 0G5
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Organizational Description: Serves as a community branch mandated under provincial legislation to support and strengthen families, and work together with communities for the protection and care of children and the prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Volunteer Connections welcomes community members that wish to enhance Branch services by filling numerous volunteer roles such as Mentors, Drivers, Council Members, Knitters, and Special Event Volunteers.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: - Be a positive role model
- Help support a child/youth who needs encouragement
- Help develop a child's/youth's self-esteem, and social/life skills
- Help the child/youth build trust in an adult, and an optimistic view of the future
- Introduce the child/youth to constructive leisure pursuits
Skills Required: - Over the age of 18
- Understanding of potential client issues and have a nonjudgmental approach
- Good rapport and creativity with children/youth
- Mature judgment, thoughtful problem-solving, patience and flexibility
- Team player with WCFS staff and client family
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Possible career development, references
- Personal fulfillment in a relationship with a child
- Transportatoin costs and reimbursement of eligible expenses
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Evening, Weekend
Generally one visit per week (minimum 2-4 hours) for a six-month renewable term. Ongoing recruitment.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Bus tickets
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: debbie.smith@gov.mb.ca
Phone: 204-944-4302
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2021
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