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Grande Prairie Friendship Centre – One Window Resource Support Volunteer

Grande Prairie Friendship Centre
Published
September 13, 2023
Expires
October 13, 2024
Location
10507 98th Ave, Grande Prairie
Time Commitment
Volunteers for this position are typically expected to commit to a minimum of 1 hour per shift. Shifts accommodate to volunteers availability.
Start Date
2023/09/14
Minimum Age
16
Contact Name
Orren Anderson
Contact Phone Number
7809330787

Description

To inquire about volunteering with the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre (GPFC) regarding requirements, more information, and to apply for a volunteer position, email our Volunteer Coordinator at; orrenanderson@gpfriendship.com

As a One Window Resource Support Volunteer, you will be at the forefront of providing essential support and care to individuals experiencing homelessness. Your role will encompass serving meals, sorting donations, and maintaining a clean and welcoming facility. By dedicating your time and compassion, you will help create a safe and supportive environment for those in need.

Training Details

1. Meal Service:
Assist in serving meals.
Ensure meals are distributed in an organized and respectful manner.
Accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences with empathy.

2. Donation Sorting:
Sort and organize incoming donations, including clothing, blankets, hygiene items, and more.
Ensure donations are appropriately categorized and stored for easy distribution.
Maintain a clean and organized sorting area.

3. Facility Cleaning and Maintenance:
Clean and sanitize common areas, restrooms, and eating areas.
Restock supplies like paper towels, soap, and hygiene items as needed.
Assist in general facility maintenance tasks as required.

4. Interactions with Guests:
Whether guests are experiencing homelessness or properly housed, everyone is welcome at the GPFC. Volunteers are expected to interact with guests respectfully and compassionately.
Listen to guests needs and provide assistance or referrals when appropriate.
Uphold a non-judgmental and welcoming atmosphere.

5. Teamwork:
Collaborate with fellow volunteers and staff to ensure efficient operations.
Attend team meetings and training sessions as required.
Be flexible and willing to assist in various tasks as needed.

Qualifications:
Compassion and empathy for individuals experiencing homelessness.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to maintain a non-judgmental and respectful attitude.
Basic cleaning and organizational skills.
Physical ability to engage in cleaning and sorting tasks.
Patience and adaptability in a dynamic environment.

Benefits:
The opportunity to make a direct and positive impact on the lives of community members and individuals experiencing homelessness.
Valuable experience in working with vulnerable populations and community service.
A chance to connect with like-minded individuals who share a passion for helping those in need.
Training and support provided to ensure your success in this role.

Application Process:
Interested individuals should contact the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre's Volunteer Coordinator, at; orrenanderson@gpfriendship.com to receive our volunteer requirements and other information.

Join us in making a difference in the lives of improperly housed individuals by becoming a One Window Resource Support Volunteer!
Your commitment to serving meals, sorting donations, and maintaining a clean facility will help create a more supportive and dignified environment for those facing homelessness. This volunteer role offers the opportunity to make a meaningful impact and foster a sense of community and compassion.

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