Volunteer Coordinator

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: We are a non-profit organization that empowers people with disabilities through volunteer built custom assistive devices that overcome obstacles to independence. We are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer Volunteer Coordinator to recruit and manage volunteers. The successful candidate will maintain a core group of volunteers with identified skills and recruit on an ongoing basis when necessary. They will also attend a monthly Chapter meeting.

Responsibilities:
- Advertise Volunteer Postings in a wide variety of locations and ways.
- Recruiting / Processing, including Interviews, reference checks, Background Checks, and accompanying paperwork.
- Volunteer Training.
Skills Required: - Management / leadership experience is an asset
- Volunteer experience
- Previous work with vulnerable persons / persons with disabilities considered a bonus.
- Knowledge and understanding of Physical / Occupational Therapies considered a bonus.
- Knowledge and understanding of methods to building and trade skills considered a bonus.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Build connections in the community; gain volunteer management experience
Age: 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
Evaluation
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: winnipegmb@tetrasociety.org
Closing Date: Apr 1, 2020
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