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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

•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


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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