Empowering Champions

Organization Details
Organization Name: Turning Leaf Community Support Services Inc.
Address: 2585 Portage Avenue
2nd floor
Winnipeg MB  R3J 0P5
Website: http://www.turningleafservices.com
Organizational Description: Turning Leaf (Inc.) is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing crisis and treatment services to those experiencing intellectual challenge and mental illness.
These services are made up of caring, skilled community members.
These Turning Leaf community members are dedicated to helping those experiencing intellectual challenge and mental illness. They are also deeply committed to working with the participant in addressing the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that those experiencing intellectual challenge and/or mental illness face every day: discrimination, poverty, stigma, isolation, loneliness.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Join the Compassion Crew at Turning Leaf Inc.! Volunteers needed to champion our annual upcoming TURNING LEAF GAMES!

Held at the University of Manitoba, this is an Olympic-style sporting event where individuals experiencing mental illness, and physical and intellectual disabilities come to participate or observe track and field events.

Duties can include, but not limited to:
- Running sporting events (track, frisbee, soccer etc.)
- Being team lead
- Running non-sport related stations such as water station,
First Aid/Information etc.
- Event prep leading up to event day
Skills Required: * Some knowledge of mental illness and disabilities
* Take direction as required from event day chairs
* Punctuality
* Ability to be outside for long periods of time
* Ability to stand for long periods of time
Skills Gained/Related Careers: * Organizing large groups of people
* Networking
* Leadership
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
June 25th we require assistance with event prep from 5:30pm-9:30pm. The Games will be held between 8:00am-3:00pm. Preference will be given to applicants who can commit to helping for the duration of the full day. However, some exceptions may apply.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are supported
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Supervision
How to Apply: Online: turningleafservices.ca/
Closing Date: Jun 15, 2019