Just a Warm Sleep Volunteer

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 107 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.

JaWS volunteers will assist during the intake period by setting up the space, welcoming guests into the space, handing out hot meals and essentials such as socks and hygiene items. Volunteers will help with laundry, manage shower usage, and assist with cleaning tasks throughout the evening to ensure the space remains clean and sanitized for guests. Additionally, volunteers will spend time building relationships and chatting with guests and assist in connecting them with additional resources and services if required
Skills Required: - Interest in social justice issues
- Ability to listen and empathize with guests experiences and concerns
- Interest in connecting with marginalized and vulnerable groups
- Demonstrated ability to set limits and follow procedures
- Must be double vaccinated **
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Communication skills
- Opportunity to practice listening skills
- Knowledge of community resources
- Non-judgemental acceptance of others life choices
Age: 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: 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: General Populace
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
How to Apply: Email: jaws@1justcity.ca
Closing Date: Feb 28, 2023
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