EHI Nutrition Program

Organization Details
Organization Name: Equal Housing Initiative
Address: 554 Main Street
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1C4
Website: https://equalhousinginitiative.com/
Organizational Description: We are a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Not-For-Profit Canadian Charity based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Our mandate is to bring evidence based best practice, advocacy and practical support for the creation and sustainability of housing that is equal and equitable for all.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Equal Housing Initiative inc. (EHI) has partnered with Harvest Manitoba utilizing their surplus food program for the residents of the McLaren Hotel - which is a 150 room Single Occupancy Hotel serving Winnipeg's most vulnerable populations. The nutrition program is part of a larger effort by EHI to convert the hotel into a supportive housing facility in partnership with the Federal National Housing Strategy.
To create sustainability within this program, EHI is seeking volunteers willing to dedicate a few hours on Thursday afternoons to pick up surplus items from Harvest, break down the items received into individual packages for residents, and assist in distributing packages to residents.
Volunteers would be responsible for:
-Picking up surplus items from Harvest Manitoba at specific indicated times.
-Assist in creating individual packages for residents.
-Assist staff in distributing individual packages to the door of residents.
Skills Required: -Vaccination against Covid-19 is required as we are working with a vulnerable population.
-Hold a valid Manitoba Driver's License with access to a reliable vehicle (or a partner willing to drive)
-Ability to respect the confidentiality of the clients and volunteers.
- Ability to record and store data as instructed
- Well-organized, punctual, dependable volunteer
- Good communication skills and problem-solving ability
- Cell phone recommended but not required
-Knowledge of the effects of mental health issues, addiction, poverty, and Winnipeg's marginalized population is an asset.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Communication Skills
Helping those in need
Work as part of a team
Community Development
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
Thursdays - Pickup is between 1-3 pm, (Different times every week) 3-4 Hours. One to Four shifts per month is requested.
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
Speaks French
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: apaquin@equalhousinginitiative.com
In Person
Closing Date: Nov 1, 2022
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