Family match program

Opportunity ID: 3045

Organization Details
Organization Name: IRCOM Inc
Address: 95 Ellen Street
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1S8
Website: www.ircom.ca
Organizational Description:
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: IRCOM's Family-to-Family Program is an opportunity for the whole family to get involved in the Winnipeg community. Families who are well-established in Canadian culture are paired with families who are new to Canada for an opportunity to learn and grow together.

Family-to-Family runs from May to August each year. Once paired up, families meet together 4 times over the summer for relaxed socializing and fun outings. It's a great way to enjoy all the fun events and activities that a summer in Winnipeg has to offer!

Volunteer families don't necessarily need to have previous experience working with newcomers but rather a willingness to learn about a new culture and an interest in sharing experiences with another family.

Families with children are especially encouraged to apply. Applications are accepted year-round to ensure a spot in the program.
Skills Required: Family volunteering
Good communication and a willingness to communicate with others who have low English communication skills.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Unique opportunity for cross cultural learning.
Develop interpersonal skills, communication skills, gain cultural diversity knowledge, opportunity for children to participate in a new experiences.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Daytime, Evening, Weekend Schedule is flexible, dependent on the availability of your family and your matched family.
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? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: www.ircom.ca/programs/volunteer-program/family-to-family-application-form/
Closing Date: Feb 28, 2019