Sewing Volunteers

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: Due to COVID-19 Tetra Winnipeg is providing masks to vulnerable people in the community free of charge. Tetra is currently looking for volunteers who are able to sew these masks for the organization. Materials for the masks will be provided unless the volunteers have fabric or elastic that they would like to use. Any type of cloth mask is accepted; if you do not have a pattern one will be provided to you.
Skills Required: Basic sewing skills
Skills Gained/Related Careers:
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? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: winnipegmb@tetrasociety.org
Closing Date: Sep 1, 2020
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