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Organization Position Location Description
Canadian Wildlife Federation

WILD Outside Adult Volunteer

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Are you passionate about the outdoors, conservation and working with young people?

The WILD Outside program in Montreal is looking for adults over 18 who can volunteer as mentors and help lead youth in our exciting alongside our CWF staff.

Overview:

WILD Outside is a free, extracurricular national conservation-based youth leadership program for any youth aged 15 to 18. Adult volunteers who join the WILD Outside program will get outdoors on adventures, connect with youth participants, and aid in the planning and delivery of community-based action projects. Volunteers operate in a largely supervisory capacity

Supporting the Youth Leadership Specialists, the duties of the volunteer could include, but is not limited to:

Assisting the Wild Outside Youth Leadership Specialists with programming
Aiding the Youth Leadership Specialists in setting up, tearing down, and handling equipment necessary for the planned event of the day.
Volunteers may be asked to aid in assembling kits for the youth participants for the activity or event of the day.
Provide appropriate leadership and role modeling to program participants.
Assist staff with overall supervision of the youth participants to ensure an environment that is safe and fun.
Communicate with the youth participants during events and aid in boosting morale
Extra duties that are very nice to have:
Facilitate a mini activity, game, or icebreaker while Youth Leadership Specialists are checking everybody in, handling a situation, or are momentarily preoccupied.
If you’re up for the challenge, leading events, or a webinars/lessons with youth participants on a topic you are knowledgeable or passionate about
Qualifications

No experience is required
Volunteers will have to go through our screening and training process, including obtaining of a Vulnerable Sector Check
WILD Outside Adult Volunteers are asked to be available for one or two events a month (evenings and weekends).
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Le plein air, la conservation, travailler avec les jeunes, ça vous passionne? Le programme Sors dehors à Montreal est à la recherche d’adultes de 18 ans et plus pour être bénévoles auprès des jeunes participant(e)s de ce programme excitant, au côté du personnel de la FCF.  

Aperçu :

Sors dehors est un programme parascolaire, national et gratuit de leadership pour les jeunes de 15 à 18 ans axé sur la conservation. Les adultes qui se portent bénévoles participeront à des aventures à l’extérieur, travailleront de près avec les jeunes participant(e)s, et aideront à planifier et mettre en œuvre des projets d’action communautaire. En général, le travail des bénévoles consiste à superviser le groupe.

Pour appuyer les spécialistes en leadership jeunesse, les tâches des bénévoles pourraient comprendre, parmi d’autres :

Aider les spécialistes en leadership jeunesse de Sors dehors avec la programmation
Aider les spécialistes en leadership jeunesse à installer, démonter et manipuler l’équipement nécessaire au déroulement de la journée
Aider à assembler les trousses pour les participant(e)s pour l’activité ou l’événement de la journée
Faire preuve de leadership et accompagner les participant(e)s
Aider le personnel avec la supervision du groupe pour offrir un environnement sécuritaire et amusant
Communiquer avec les participant(e)s pendant les événements et aider à garder un bon moral
Autres possibilités :
Diriger une mini-activité, jeu ou brise-glace pendant que les spécialistes en leadership jeunesse accueillent les participant(e)s, s’occupent d’une situation difficile, ou sont temporairement occupé(e)s
Si vous le voulez, vous pourriez diriger des événements, des webinaires ou des leçons pour les jeunes sur des sujets qui vous passionnent ou que vous connaissez très bien

Compétences

Aucune expérience requise
Il y aura une procédure de sélection, dont une vérification de l’aptitude à travailler auprès de personnes vulnérables, et une formation pour les bénévoles.
On demande aux bénévoles adultes de Sors dehors d’être disponibles pour une ou deux activités par mois (soirs et fins de semaine).

Résilience Montréal

Help homeless indigenous peoples

Westmount

Volunteers help us prepare and serve meals, organize and distribute clothing/hygiene products while keeping the environment clean and safe. All of our training is done on-site with staff members and volunteers. We are super grateful to have wonderful people join us every day!

About us:

Resilience Montreal, created by the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, is a community-led project established in 2019 to support the homeless population in the Cabot Square area. It is a wellness center for the most vulnerable and provides a welcoming and safe oasis from the hardships of the streets where people with trauma are honoured, defended and can access services that meet their needs. The organisation gained independence from the NWSM by gaining charitable status in May 2021.

Resilience Mtl aims to provide services that restore dignity to the lives of its patrons. This service offers volunteer opportunities to the homeless as well social, financial, and mental health support and advocacy. The overall goal is to restore physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychological wellness.

uU Voice it

Marketing

To brainstorm with marketing department for prospecting in cost effective ways for a non-profit .

Transit Secours Region Montreal / Shelter Movers Montreal Region

Mover/Driver

Position Summary:
Movers and Drivers are core to the organization by assisting on each move. In a group of 2-7 movers, volunteers will load/unload the client’s belongings into a vehicle and transport the client to the predetermined location. Vehicles are provided for the move, and movers who have a valid driver’s license are welcome to register as drivers.

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to make a big impact in a small amount of time. Each move varies from 3-5 hours. With our flexible volunteering model, you can sign up to volunteer on moves as per your availability.

Responsibilities
- Meet other movers at the arranged time and place
- Work under the direction of a volunteer Lead Mover and Move Coordinator, and maintain communication with the Lead Mover and all other movers during move
- Move client’s belongings in and out of vehicles, and transport client's personal belongings to a predetermined location (client's children may accompany some of the moves) - vehicles are provided
- Liaise with the volunteer team, private security, and/or law enforcement
- Continuously conduct risk assessments throughout a move
- Maintain client confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to all clients
- Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
- Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary

Time commitment:
Flexible scheduling. Time commitment is based on a per-move basis, with each move taking approximately 3-4 hours. Volunteers can work around their schedule and sign up for moves based on their availability.

A minimum of 1-2 moves a month, or 4-8 hours per month, is encouraged. This is an unpaid volunteer position.

Transit Secours Region Montreal / Shelter Movers Montreal Region

Move Coordinator

Position Summary:
The Move Coordinator is an integral part of the Operations team, planning and coordinating all details of the move as well as providing on-call support on the day of a move. This role is completely remote. The Move Coordinator corresponds with the client (typically over the phone), ensures volunteer teams are prepared, and that move goes smoothly, including responding to and problem-solving unforeseen challenges on the day of the move.

Responsibilities
- Reach out to the client over the phone within 24 hours of being assigned the move to confirm all details, explain next steps and address any questions/concerns from the client
- Communicate with the Move Coordination Supervisor(s) to recruit an appropriate team of volunteers
- Coordinate move logistics, including (but not limited to) vehicle reservations, storage arrangements, and scheduling of private security or police
- Create a customized itinerary for the move (using a provided template)
- Be “on call” (reachable by phone) throughout the duration of the move to support the Lead Mover with any unexpected challenges.
- Report back to the Move Coordination Supervisor(s) after each move to debrief
- Use patience, empathy, and active listening skills in all interactions with clients and volunteers
- Have regular check-ins with your Move Coordination Supervisor(s)
- Follow the processes and procedures detailed in the Move Coordination Manual
- Attend regular Intake Team meetings as instructed by the Move Coordination Supervisor(s)
- Highly recommended to sign up as a Mover for a least 1 move

Time commitment:
Approximately 3-4 hours of planning and 4-5 hours of ‘on-call’ availability per move. The expectation is to coordinate a minimum of 1 move per month. The first few moves will tof course take longer to plan as you are getting used to the process.

*Please note: the work of a Move Coordinator isn’t performed in a single or continuous ‘shift’; rather, it involves communication with the client over the phone and planning at your convenience. Typically this planning stage spans a few days or a week prior to the move
date. Then, on the day of the move we ask you to be ‘on-call’, or available and reachable by phone should any issues arise during the move.
This is a fully remote position, with occasional meetings (in-person and/or conference calls.) A 4 to 6 month commitment is strongly preferred.

Autisme sans limites

volunteer

Le Sud-Ouest

Our organization works with high social and cognitive functioning autistic adults from 18 to 35. We are currently searching for non-autistic participants to take part in our activities. We are not looking for people wishing to do interventions but rather to participate in the activities offered by the organization with our customers. One of the problems often encountered by our customers is the desire to participate as well as motivation. On the other hand, we have noticed that the presence of neurotypical people of the same age during our activities increases the motivation of our participants. Therefore, it would be interesting to be able to do business with you given the prestige granted to your university as well as the presence of your student life service.

Our organization offers a wide variety of programs in partnership with influential players in our community. There is no minimum time required and our recruiting time is generally from mid-august until late September. I personally oversee the bank of non-autistic participants and will direct them daily. I will also give them a small information and formation class before joining our ranks.

On the plus side, students and post-graduates who would like to join our team of non-autistic participants would have a great opportunity to get to know this clientele and understand how it works. In addition, the number of our activities and partnerships is very diversified, which allows us to reach several interests for the participants: cooking workshop at the ITHQ, dance workshop with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, theater workshop with the TNM, art therapy with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, evenings of board games, physical activities, improvisation workshop with The National League of Improvisation, documentary theatre, with the organization Porte-Parole, etc. I invite you to look at our website at:

www.autismesanslimites.org

Th3rdPlace

Peer Supporter

Th3rdPlace provides data-driven tools for post-secondary education building a connected, collaborative campus environment, and strengthening student resilience in response to the emerging mental health problems. Please visit our web app at th3rdplace.com.

Our team is working with Concordia and McGill university administrations, student clubs, and associations, and student volunteers will help us:
- Develop in-depth knowledge of university missions, goals, structures, and operational challenges and evaluation methods for student mental health and student campus experience.
- Develop and implement communication plans, outreach, and participate in the negotiation process with Canadian and UK universities
- Collect and evaluate university and student feedback on our web application and help define the product development based on conversations with universities and students.
- Work in close partnership with the university administration, and the department's student clubs to support projects.
- Write, edit and post executive messages and stories to various media, such as websites, e-newsletters, e-broadcasts, and social media.
- Plan and develop campaigns and materials including, promotional copy, presentations, brochures, photos, video clips, web, and social media.

Parrainage civique Montréal

Volunteers for computer support for adults with intellectual disabilities

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

Volunteers for computer support for adults with intellectual disabilities
Our organization is committed to its adult members living with an intellectual disability through twinning. We offer monthly training workshops for our members on various subjects. We are looking for computer support volunteers for the winter of 2023. Training to support your volunteer work will be provided.
The computer workshop volunteer is responsible for helping the computer workshop run smoothly for the members in collaboration with the activities coordinator. The volunteer will be responsible for facilitating workshops to teach computer skills to people with intellectual disabilities. The volunteer will be responsible for the following tasks
- Facilitate computer workshops to teach skills
- Provide assistance to participants as needed on their computers and tablets
- Monitor the progress of participants
- Support the activity coordinator
- Follow established policies and procedures
- Assist with other tasks as needed

Parrainage civique Montréal

Volunteers for the animation of art workshops for adults with intellectual disabilities

Le Plateau-Mont-Royal

Our organization is committed to its adult members living with an intellectual disability through twinning. We offer monthly training workshops for our members on various subjects. We are looking for volunteers to facilitate art workshops for the winter of 2023. Training will be provided to support your volunteering.
The volunteer will work in collaboration with the activities coordinator to facilitate art workshops for people with intellectual disabilities. The volunteer will be responsible for the following tasks:
- Facilitate art workshops for people with intellectual disabilities
- Assist in maintaining a clean, safe and welcoming environment
- Provide assistance to participants as needed
- Prepare a creative activity based on the given materials
- Assist with other tasks as needed
- Support the activity coordinator

Concordia's Used Book Fair

Book sorter

Ville-Marie

Sort books with the volunteers of the Concordia EPIC Used Book Fair!
Why sign up?
It's a fun way to connect with the Concordia community
You get a free book every time you volunteer
Students can add their volunteer work to their co-curricular record (see https://www.concordia.ca/students/ccr.html)
You can volunteer as much or as little as you like, even 15 minutes is a great help
All funds raised go towards student scholarships and the Student Emergency Food Fund

Book sorts will be held every Wednesday, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. in the LB Building basement (LB-029), until our next EPIC event at the end of March.

Sign up now and join the EPIC Book Fair family!
Visit https://www.concordia.ca/alumni-friends/events/used-book-fair.html#volun...
Or write to luke.quin@concordia.ca