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Community Services Opportunity Centre (196 Wentworth Street North)
Community Services volunteers required during hours of service: Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings (9:00 - 11:00am) and Wednesday afternoon (1:00 – 3:00pm) to either intake the clients and interview them (some computer experience required), or assist in the distribution of food, clothing, and basic household items. Applicants should be fluent in writing, speaking, and reading English. Knowledge of another language is helpful. Applicants should be friendly and have good customer service skills. With food distribution, volunteers must be able to lift food boxes (up to 40 pounds.) A weekly commitment would be required.
Suntrac Wellness & Addiction Treatment Centre (196 Wentworth Street North)
Front Desk Volunteer (phone, light office work, greeting clients) required for evenings from 4:30/5:00 to 8:15pm (start time can be a bit flexible.) WORD and EXCEL knowledge is an asset. Ideal opportunity for an Addictions or Social Work student. Generally involves a light work load so volunteer can spend some time on reading or school assignments while on shift. Volunteer shifts may be available on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evening. A weekly commitment would be required.
Men’s Services – Jamesville 2 Kitchen (309 James Street North)
The kitchen requires a volunteer to assist with meal preparation, serving, and clean-up, as well as possible donation sorting, general organizing, and other duties to aid in the operation of the kitchen. A shift would be scheduled on a weekday morning or afternoon and would be from 2 ½ to 4 hours in length, often over a meal time. Position requires physical ability to stand to perform tasks and serve clients. A weekly commitment is required.
Super U March Break Camp – March 10 to 14, 2014 (196 Wentworth Street North)
Volunteers aged 17 years of age or older who are patient, enthusiastic and energetic are required the week of March Break to engage youth in games and other activities. They will assist with group management on site and on field trips (city bus) and as well assist with swim-related duties. Other tasks include preparing and serving snacks and lunch. Ideally the person would be able to volunteer for the full week of camp, however this is flexible. Volunteer intake process applies and a police check will be required at Mission Services’ expense. Past experience with children and youth is an asset. A training date and time to take place prior to March 10th will be determined.
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Mission Services acknowledges the valuable contributions of volunteers to its programs. We are grateful for the dedication of individuals and groups willing to offer time and effort to help us help others. In fulfilling our mission to respond to the needs of vulnerable people in our community, it is necessary that Mission Services follow specific screening procedures to ensure the safety and protection of our clients, volunteers and staff. Therefore, volunteers are asked to read and sign the following statement as part of the volunteer process.
In applying for volunteer work at Mission Services of Hamilton, I understand that false, incomplete or misleading information on the application shall be considered sufficient cause for not recruiting me as a volunteer or for dismissal if so required. I acknowledge that I meet the minimum age requirement of 16 years and understand that some programs within Mission Services may require an older age to volunteer at that particular program. I authorize Mission Services to contact the references that I have indicated on the application. After completing the volunteer process (application, interview, reference checks, volunteer placement), I agree to a Vulnerable Sector Screening conducted through the Hamilton Police Services (currently the cost of this is $25.00) or if not a resident of the Hamilton area, through the police services in the municipality of my residence.
I understand that Mission Services may review any of their databases regarding any contact I may have had with the agency.
I understand that the information disclosed about me may, but does not necessarily, disqualify me from becoming a volunteer with Mission Services of Hamilton. At any point during the application or screening process, Mission Services reserves the right to decide on the suitability of an applicant for a volunteer position within the agency.
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