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About the Position
Position #: 19164
OrganizationMennonite Central Committee Ontario
Position: Blanket Making Volunteer - Grand Valley Institution for Women
Location: Grand Valley Institute for Women (GVI) 1575 Homer Watson Boulevard, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: Each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon approximately 8-10 women gather in the gym at Grand Valley Institute (GVI) for women to design and sew comforters used by MCC in our relief work.

A safe and welcoming place within GVI is created, relationships are built and volunteers gain a deeper understanding of women who are doing time within our federal justice system.
Description: Skills/Knowledge/Attitude Requirements:
•Security clearance check by Correctional Service of Canada required
•Institutional training day at GVI required
•Some sewing skills an asset
•Good listening skills
•Ability to work within a correctional framework
•Women centered program-gender specific volunteers

Tasks and Responsibilities:
•Work alongside another volunteer and a group of women designing and creating comforters
•Listening for opportunities for conversations as appropriate
Training Details: Training and Development offered:
•Position specific orientation will be provided within GVI
•Job shadowing and training meetings offered as available
•Other training and skills development
•Policy and procedure manual available at all times

Other:
•Volunteer liability coverage for all volunteers
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail: 1 afternoon per month, approximate 3.5 hours for at least 1 year
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Empathy, Respect, Continuous Learning, Creating
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website: http://www.mcco.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Kay
Phone: 519-745-8458 Ext. 214
Address: 50 Kent Avenue Kitchener, N2G 3R1

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Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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