Community Outreach

Organization Details
Organization Name: Tetra North America - Winnipeg Chapter
Address: Winnipeg MB  R3C 2E6
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: We are a non-profit organization that empowers people with disabilities through volunteer built custom assistive devices that overcome obstacles to independence. We are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing individual to help raise awareness about our organization. The successful candidate will network and cultivate relationships with local health care professionals, disability organizations, and community members. They will distribute promotional material, schedule presentations, and seek out direct-to-client advertising opportunities throughout the city. The ability to work independently is essential.

- Work with the Chapter Coordinator to establish a annual goal.
- Attend relevant community events.
- Maintain relationships with community/collaborative partners and cultivate new ones.
- Assist in the coordination of special events including fundraisers, information sessions and client/volunteer appreciation activities.
Skills Required: - Excellent presentation and communication skills
- Outgoing and engaging personality with confidence to interact with the public
- Knowledge and experience with social media platforms and websites
- Organized and able to track all outreach activity
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Build connections in the community; gain communication experience
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
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email:
Closing Date: Apr 1, 2020
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