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About the Position
Position #: 18998
OrganizationReception House Waterloo Region
Position: Friendship Family Volunteer - Family Partnership Program
Location: Suite 201 - 675 Queen Street South, Kitchener, ON, Canada
Impact Statement: The Family Partnership Program is an integration support program in which a newcomer family is partnered with a local family or community group for one year. Partnerships will be created when the newcomer family has completed the Reception House Orientation to Canada and is ready to move out of temporary housing. Reception House will make an effort to match families that are compatible by taking factors like family size and age breakdown into account.
Description: The partnering group or family will be a circle of support for the new family that can help with social integration. The group can simply provide social support by eating or playing games with a family once a week, or they can provide more comprehensive support with housing, enrolling children in programs, employment, and English training. Each pair of families has a designated Reception House Case Manager, settlement worker, and Housing Specialist team. The Reception House team will help the partnering group to determine what their responsibilities will be based on the partnering group’s resources and availability. If a group is willing to take on more responsibility we will partner them with a high needs family.
Training Details: All participants in the Family Partnership program will complete an orientation facilitated by the Coordinator of Volunteer Services, prior to beginning their commitment.
Working Conditions: The home of a newcomer family, out in the community.
Duration: 7 - 12 months
Timing: Anytime
Time Detail: The weekly commitment will be 1 to 4 hours, but there are multiple levels of involvement to which the partnering groups can commit.
Age: 18+
Ideal for: A Group
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Support Newcomers
Area(s) of Interest: Children/Youth, Food/Hospitality, Newcomer Support
Skill(s): Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Communicate in Plain Language, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Problem Solving
How to Apply
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Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Tracy Moxon
Phone: 519-743-2113
Address: 675 Queen Street South Suite 201 Kitchener , N2G 1Y1


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