Skilled Trades Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: Tetra North America - Winnipeg Chapter
Address: Winnipeg MB  R3C 2E6
Website: https://tetrasociety.org
Organizational Description: At Tetra, our focus is to find solutions to overcome environmental barriers faced by people with disabilities. While these environmental barriers are still a part of the journey, we believe Tetra solutions help foster greater independence, quality of life, and inclusion.

Clients range in age, medical conditions and needs and the breadth of gadgets span from the work place, at-home modifications, to sport and leisure as well.

Tetra recruits volunteers who work with clients to design and build assistive devices that are custom-made for the individual - these are devices that are often not available commercially or cost prohibitive. Clients range in age, medical conditions and needs and the breadth of gadgets span from the work place, at-home modifications, and for sport and leisure as well. As a non-profit organization, Tetra raises funds to deliver this program, including covering the costs of volunteer travel and materials for devices up to $500 per project.

Ultimately, we envision a world where people with physical disabilities feel empowered and inspired to re-imagine what's possible. This is achieved by doing things - accessing opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Tetra Society of North America is a registered non-profit that is fueled by our volunteers that make customized assistive devices to change the life of people with disabilities. We believe great stories should be celebrated, encouraged and share as we inspire others through the work that Tetra does.

Whether you are a retired engineer or an engineer-in-training; an occupational therapist, a budding architectural designer; or a seasoned carpenter, there is room for you on our team. Come to a chapter meeting and hear about new requests for assistance or learn about projects that have been completed. Meet other volunteers and either lead a new project or offer to help out with an existing one.
Skills Required: Any of the following: engineering, design, occupational therapy, carpentry, welding
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Build connections in the community; gain experience building devices that solve environmental problems for those with disabilities
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
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? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Are supported
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
mileage costs associated with projects
How to Apply: Email: winnipegmb@tetrasociety.org
Closing Date: Apr 1, 2020
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