Volunteer Matching with Refugees

Opportunity ID: 2975

Organization Details
Organization Name: Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc.
Address: 521 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipegh, MB R3A 0E4
Website: http://miic.ca/volunteer-matching-program/
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.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Volunteer Matching Program matches newly arrived refugees with Canadians who volunteer to provide friendship in the form of emotional and social support to refugees during the time they are adjusting and adapting to life in Canada. This friendship will help refugees to integrate and understand the culture and values in their new country. The goal of this program is to is to ease the transition for refugees and to provide family time between volunteers and refugees.
Skills Required: To be English speaker, lives in Winnipeg or around Winnipeg and able to establish a friendship with refugees.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: volunteers will learn about refugees and their needs. They will exchange their culture with refugees which bring a new experience and understanding about refugees situation in a new homeland.
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
The time commitment is up to volunteers availability as long as they are able to meet with their refugee friends at least once a week. It might be in the evening, day time or weekends.
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
Phone: 204-977-1000 ext. 253
Online: miic.ca/volunteer-matching-program/
Closing Date: Jun 30, 2019
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