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About the Position
Position #: 19569
OrganizationMennonite Central Committee Ontario
Position: Circle of Friends Volunteer - Circle of Friends
Location: 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: We have received a number requests for NEW circles of friendship and are seeking several women for these circles who would be interested in making a difference in the lives of those facing the realities of poverty.

You will join with a small group of 2-3 volunteers to form a "circle of support" for an individual as they transition from homelessness and shelter-living back into the Kitchener-Waterloo community. The authentic, community-building core of the program works to reduce the loneliness and isolation experienced by so many who transition from homelessness.
Description: Invest in a person. Build a relationship. Be a friend.
The heart of the Circle of Friends Program is walking alongside people – really knowing them, putting in the time, and being willing to learn from them too. It’s mutually transformative in a way that deeply touches the lives of participants and volunteers alike.
Training Details: •Position specific orientation will be provided
•Optional trainings for volunteers are offered on an ongoing basis
•Policy and procedure manual available at all times
•Volunteer liability coverage for all volunteers
Working Conditions: Circles meet as a group once a week for about two hours.
Circle meetings might include going out for coffee, creating a budget, accessing a food bank, attending a fitness class, etc. Activities and processes are tailored to meet individual needs: perhaps one week working on budgeting, and the next simply going for coffee and a visit.
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
Time Detail: Approximately 2 hours once a week for a year, preferably available in the late morning or afternoon.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Caring Support, Counselling/Conflict
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Creative Thinking, Sensitivity, Empathy
How to Apply
Application Link:
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Katie Taylor
Phone: 519-745-8458 Ext. 229
Address: 50 Kent Avenue Kitchener, N2G 3R1


Volunteer Action Centre
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