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About the Position
Position #: 19644
OrganizationMennonite Central Committee Ontario
Position: Fabric Cutter - Blanket Making
Location: 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: This is a hands on opportunity to contribute to relief and development work around the world by cutting fabric that will be used to create beautiful handmade blankets which are sent around the world.

Often, individuals and families receiving MCC blankets are in crisis situations and lacking basic necessities. Blankets are used for warmth, room dividers, carpets, curtains, wraps and mattresses. MCC blankets provide not only warmth, but also a tangible message to people that their needs are not forgotten. Again and again, recipients express their gratitude for the gift of an MCC blanket.
Description: Iron fabric as needed,cut fabric accurately and neatly into 10 and/or 8 squares using a rotary cutter and sort/discard unsuitable fabrics.
Training Details: Position specific orientation and training will be provided.
Ongoing job specific training and skills development.
Job shadowing and training meetings offered as available.
Policy and procedure manual available at all times.
Volunteer liability coverage for all volunteers.
Working Conditions: Work is completed in a clean, safe workroom in the 50 Kent Thrift Shop. Strong hand/arm strength and the ability to stand for extended periods are important as is the ability to be self-directed. Excellent hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills needed.
Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening
Time Detail: 2 8 hours per week. Ongoing, but minimum 4 6 month commitment preferred.
Age: 14+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible entrance
Area(s) of Interest: Arts/Culture, Caring Support, Maintenance/Trades
Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Decision-Making/Prioritizing, Self-Motivation, Counting, Creating
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.mcco.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Wendy Cotter
Phone: 519-745-8458 Ext. 248
Address: 50 Kent Avenue Kitchener, N2G 3R1


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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