Community Homelessness Assistance Team (C.H.A.T.) Volunteer

Opportunity ID: 2807

Organization Details
Organization Name: Downtown Winnipeg Business Improvement Zone
Address: 426 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3C 0C9
Website: http://www.downtownwinnipegbiz.com
Organizational Description: Making Downtown Winnipeg a better place to work, shop, live, enjoy, and conduct business through safety, cleanliness, marketing, special events, and promotions.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Volunteer Outreach Workers are expected to perform preventative intervention service support to individuals experiencing chronic or episodic homelessness through trust and relationship building based on a client-centered, strengths based approach in order to facilitate appropriate referrals that lead to housing.
Skills Required: - High school diploma required; post-secondary education either currently enrolled and or completed, considered an asset
- Experience volunteering and or working with vulnerable individuals
- Be approachable and possess strong interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of community developments
- Understanding of issues related to mental health needs
- Possess excellent communication skills. Attentive and empathetic.
- Motivated, flexible, respectful, friendly, and works well in a team environment
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Social work, Counselling, other related social services
- Community support, addictions, mental health
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Volunteers can expect a minimum of 4 hour shifts: - 8:00 - 18:00 (Monday - Friday) - 16 week commitment Possibility for extended evening and weekend hours.
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? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: volunteer@downtownwinnipegbiz.com
Online: downtownwinnipegbiz.com/volunteer/
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2018
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