Drop in Shelter Client Support

Organization Details
Organization Name: Main Street Project
Address: 75 Martha St.
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1A4
Website: http://www.mainstreetproject.ca/
Organizational Description: Main Street Project is a not for profit organization that provides a safe, respectful, accessible place for individuals at risk in the community. We have an emergency shelter, a drop-in centre, a detox unit and a transitional housing space for our patrons. We advocate for a more inclusive society and assist marginalized individuals to make real choices.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Serving coffee, soup and other meals to community members
Handing out hygienic products, clothing, accessories, and harm reduction supplies
Checking community members in to Shelter
Light housekeeping
Building relationships with community members and staff
Skills Required: Ability to assist individuals in vulnerable situations in a non-judgemental manner
Adhering to housing first and harm reduction philosophy
Adaptability to changing roles and responsibilities
Ability to work in a team setting
Strong organizational skills and time management
Demonstrate communication skills, both verbal and written
Knowledge of the effects of mental health issues, poverty and Winnipeg's marginalized population is an asset
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Knowledge of the effects of mental health issues, poverty and Winnipeg's marginalized population is an asset
Support worker experience
Criminal record check including vulnerable sector check
NVCI (non-violent crisis intervention) an asset but not required
CPR and First Aid an asset but not required
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Organization will provide: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email: nrichardson@mainstreetproject.ca
Phone: 204-982-8242
Online: www.mainstreetproject.ca/support/volunteer/
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2019
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