Just a Warm Sleep Advisory Committee Member

Organization Details
Organization Name: 1Just City
Address: 109-A Pulford Street
Winnipeg MB  R3L 1X8
Website: http://1justcity.ca/
Organizational Description: 1JustCity is an organization that supports four outreach sites in Winnipeg's core neighborhoods: West Broadway, the North End, the West End and Osborne Village. Our services include meal programs, emergency food, haircuts, showers, laundry, toiletries, and clean undergarments.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Just A Warm Sleep (JAWS) is an emergency warming centre at 109 Pulford Street. JAWS invites up to 30 people experiencing homelessness inside for a warm sleep during our coldest months. Each night our guests will be served a hot meal, and breakfast each morning.

Just a Warm Sleep is looking for individuals passionate about supporting the needs of Winnipeg's underloved community to join its advisory committee. Committee members will provide guidance and support to the Just a Warm Sleep team throughout its season. Just a Warm Sleep welcomes all community members to apply. Individuals with lived experience are encouraged to apply.

Please indicate in the email any previous board or committee experience, previous experience, connection, or knowledge of Just a Warm Sleep, issues of homelessness, or other shelter initiatives, and a brief paragraph describing why you are interested in the volunteer position.
Skills Required: - Previous board or committee is not required but an asset
- Lived experience is not required but an asset
- Interest in social justice issues
- Willingness to complete volunteer shifts at JAWS to become an informed member of the Advisory Group
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Knowledge of community resources
- Further your understanding of what factors lead to homelessness
- Expand your cultural capacity and understanding of the challenges vulnerable individuals in our community face
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Committee members will meet 3-4 times a year between November and April (virtually or in-person TBD) and will be asked to attend the 1JustCity Annual Meeting.
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: jaws@1justcity.ca
Closing Date: Mar 31, 2022
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