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Organization Position Location Description
House of Friendship

Language teacher

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

Teach French, English, Spanish or Portuguese to help newly arrived people and to build cultural bridges with long-term Canadians! Free language classes available in exchange, pedagogical support provided through out each session.

Innovation Youth

Tutor

Ville-Marie

One-on-one tutoring youth (aged 16-25) who are at different levels in high school in Mathematics, French, English and History alongside the Education Coordinator.

Innovation Youth

Community Kitchen Volunteer

Ville-Marie

Innovation Assistance is a food security program under our organization, Innovation Youth. Besides our bi-monthly Monday Solidarity Markets, we also host a volunteer-run community kitchen every Tuesday and Wednesday. We have two shifts available on both days, one from 10h-12h, and an afternoon shift from 13-15h.

Basic kitchen safety and training will be given for tasks that may include:

- Food transformation of overstock produce that will be sold at markets or distributed to the community
- Cooking specific recipes for Innovation Assistance's catering events
- Food prep (cleaning, cutting, and preserving produce)

Innovation Youth

Market Helper

Ville-Marie

Innovation Assistance hosts their Solidarity Markets each first and third Monday of the month during the fall and winter months (Oct 2022-April 2023). We welcome volunteers for the whole day starting from 11:00 until 18:00. Volunteers can come at any point during the market day, though we ask for at least two hours of commitment. Our clientele and staff are bilingual, but proficiency is not required for volunteers.

Tasks include:
- Unloading produce and setting up the market at St-Jax Church (11:00).
- Working in the kitchen to sort and clean produce.
- Aiding clients through the market shopping line as "vendors".
- Checking in clients and working the cash register with the aid of the market coordinators.
- Clean-up and take-down at the market's end (5:00).

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)

Translator

Position Summary:

JDRF’s mission is to fund critical research and accelerate the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing type 1 diabetes (T1D).

We are seeking volunteers to be responsible translating some short documents from English to French. The volunteer translators will also revision of translations from English to French.

Responsibilities:

Translating documents and presentations from English to French.
Ensure knowledge of JDRF terminology (glossary will be provided)
Proofreading translated texted for grammar, spelling and punctuation accuracy
Maintain confidentiality of all translations.

Minimum Commitment:

Volunteers are asked to commit to approximately 2-4 hours per month
Attend JDRF orientation training  

Literacy Unlimited

Adults Tutor

West Island

Tutor adults with literacy challenges

Native Friendship Centre of Montreal

Food Security Volunteer

Ville-Marie

Volunteers would assist with any/all aspects of our Food Security Program.

Native Friendship Centre of Montreal’s (NFCM) Food Security Program (FSP) serves two purposes for community development. Firstly, the program provides Montreal’s unhoused community with nutritious breakfasts and lunches within our Day Centre. Additionally, the program provides food for the Centre’s monthly dinners and weekly cultural nights.

The second objective of the FSP is to ensure access to healthy food baskets and frozen meals to low-income individuals and families who are precariously housed, to ensure that their dietary needs are met. The typical client profile is Indigenous families, Elders and individuals who are currently facing food insecurity in Montreal, however we do serve non-Indigenous persons as well. Additionally, we provide frozen meals to Indigenous students at Lasalle College in Downtown Montreal. NFCM is working closely with the Montreal Indigenous Community NETWORK, Moisson Montréal, Santropol Roulant and other partner organizations to offer this service.

NFCM is currently initiating an Urban Agriculture project as part of the expansion of our Food Security programming. The rooftop food garden, located at 2001 Boul. Saint Laurent in Montreal, will serve two purposes. Firstly, the project will provide the program with fresh produce, which will be added to the daily meals in the Day Centre as well as the food baskets for community members. The second purpose of the project is to create culturally relevant educational activities for our community members, including traditional medicine workshops and agronomy classes. The rooftop garden will be built during the Spring of 2023 and will be in use by Summer of 2023. Once building is completed, the garden will be used in perpetuity to support the Food Security Program at Native Friendship Centre of Montreal.

KEY STATISTICS FROM 2022:

- Approximately 1,750 individuals benefit from the support offered by NFCM per year

- Approximately 10,775 breakfasts served per year (Mon-Fri)

- Approximately 21,550 hot meals served per year (Mon-Fri)

- Approximately 1,250 individuals will benefit from traditional foods per year

- Approximately 1,200 individuals will served during our monthly Community Feasts per year

- 1,200 frozen meals served to Indigenous students at Lasalle College per year

- 4,400 Lunch bags for street patrol per year

- Approximately 2,500 Food Baskets distributed per year

- Approximately 500 unique households receiving food baskets per year

Providence Notre-Dame de Lourdes

aide aux repas

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

- préparer les plateaux de repas des résidents;
- faire manger le résident;
- lui parler et le stimuler à manger.

Providence Notre-Dame de Lourdes

activité de loisir

Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve

- aider l'animateur dans les activités de loisir;
- participer au jeu avec les résidents

CLSC René-Cassin (CIUSSS du Centre-Ouest de Montréal)

Wellness Phone Caller

A community outreach program ensuring wellness calls to adults and seniors living in isolation.

The aim of the Wellness Calls Cavendish initiative is to provide support, reassurance, and connection to adults and seniors who are at particular risk now for social isolation, given their current health and mobility challenges.

Volunteers are recruited to work remotely from home and are assigned a client to contact by phone on a weekly basis.

Clientele served: CIUSSS West Central Montreal Health Network clients living in the Cote St. Luc, Notre Dame de Grace, Snowdon West, Hampstead and Montreal West boroughs. We serve the French, English and multi-lingual communities of our city.
Volunteers can volunteer from anywhere as long as they are willing to use their own phone service.

Goals of program:

1) To offer reassurance and support to clients by phone

2) To encourage stimulating conversation with the clients.

3) To reduce the social isolation clients are experiencing.