Drop-in Support Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: West Central Women's Resource Centre
Address: 640 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3G 0A7
Website:
Organizational Description: The West Central Women's Resource Centre exists to empower women to help themselves, their families, and their community to safer, healthier lifestyles. Our home is the diverse West Central neighbourhood of Winnipeg.
Our shared vision is for a healthy, sustainable, equitable, just, and peaceful community where women's knowledge and experience is valued and respected. Our vision includes women having hope and strength while living out equal social, economic, and political rights.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: - Create a positive and welcoming environment
- Welcome participants as they come into the centre
- Help direct participants to where they need to go
- Provide information about centre services and programs
- Wipe down drop-in tables and chairs
- Make coffee and tea as needed
- Keep the sugar, whitener, and milk full
- Let staff know when facilities need maintenance or cleaning
- Let staff know if participants are in distress
Skills Required: - Ability to commit to a set schedule
- Willingness to work with a culturally diverse population
- Comfortable in a fast-paced environment
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Skills Gained:
- Customer service skills
- Hot beverage preparation
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Knowledge of community resources
- Experience working cross-culturally

Related Careers:
- Community Development/Community Economic Development
- Community Support Work
- Social Work
- Hospitality
- Retail
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening
2 - 4 hours weekly, during Drop-in hours (www.wcwrc.ca) 6 month or 1 year contracts available
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 fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Requires child minding
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Speaks another language: All languages welcome
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Child minding
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: In Person
Online: wcwrc.ca/volunteer-application/
Closing Date: Jul 15, 2019