Volunteer Matching

Opportunity ID: 1643

Organization Details
Organization Name: Welcome Place
Address: 521 Bannatyne Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3A 0E4
Website: http://miic.ca/
Organizational Description: Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. (MIIC) is Manitoba's largest refugee settlement agency. Through the agency's Settlement and Resettlement Assistance Program (RAP) and its Educational and Community Services Division, MIIC staff work with multicultural, multi-linguistic and multi-faith communities in Manitoba to support Government Assisted Refugees (GARs), Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs) and other newcomers.
The agency has over 65 years history of sustainability and growth. Governed by a multi-faith volunteer Board the agency mobilizes resources from government, and the general community, to deliver high quality services to help integrate refugees into Canadian society
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Provide friendship to newly arrival refugees (families and individuals) in form of emotional and social support during the time they are adjusted and adapting to life in Canada
Skills Required: -Canadian families and individuals, born or former newcomers who wants to pass on their experience to Refugees
-Passionate and outgoing
-open to new cultures and experience
-Respect diversities and differences
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
The time commitment is based on refugee needs and the availability of volunteers.
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: Certificate of recognition
How to Apply: Email: maysound@miic.ca
In Person
Online: https://miic.ca/volunteer-matching-program/
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2018
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