VOLUNTEER LAW STUDENT/LEGAL PRACTITIONER

Organization Details
Organization Name: Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc.
Address: 521 Bannatyne Ave
Winnipeg MB  R3A 0E4
Website: http://miic.ca/volunteer-matching-program/
Organizational Description: Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council Inc. (MIIC) / Welcome Place promotes and supports the resettlement and protection of refugees and offers a range of services that welcome and assist refugee newcomers with their settlement and integration into Canadian society. We are centrally located, close to public transportation, and wheelchair accessible. We offer services in over 20 languages.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: MIIC provides comprehensive services to refugee claimants. In-Canada Protection Services provides settlement supports to help refugee claimants integrate socially and economically into the Manitoba community, and assist them in navigating the refugee claims process.

Manitoba Interfaith Immigration Council (MIIC) / Welcome Place is looking for volunteers to assist in our In-Canada Protection Program.

Tasks will include completing the Basis of Claim and other documents with Refugee Claimants.
Skills Required: Immigration Lawyers or individuals with clear immigration background/knowledge.

Volunteers must be experienced using a computer and be professional when working with vulnerable clients.

Writing skills important for completing Basis of Claim (BOC). The BOC form is an important part of the refugee claim and explains who the refugee is, what they are afraid of in their country and why they need refugee protection in Canada.

Assisting refugee claimants with completing IRCC eligibility forms

It will be an asset if Volunteers speaks additional languages, but not necessary.

Weekly volunteer hours to be determined and will be on an ongoing basis.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Opportunity to put knowledge into practice
Opportunity for fulfilling school/educational practicum
Opportunity to network and help others
Opportunity to develop interpersonal and administrative skills, as well as communication skills needed when interacting with clients
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime
During regular office hours 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
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? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: volunteerprogram@miic.ca
Online: miic.carmis.ca/volunteer/
Closing Date: Nov 30, 2022
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