Archived Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization). Please note that these opportunities are only presented for interest – to give volunteers and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of positions offered by organizations.

Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder

Organization: Canadian Red Cross
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Disaster Management – Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder Volunteer – Two (2) Years, Renewable Various locations throughout Manitoba   The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder for Disaster Management (DM). Reporting to the PDA Supervisor, the PDA Responder will be responsible to fill various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Responder will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance.   Job Summary: The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The incumbent of this position is responsible for conducting a needs assessment to determine the needs of the clients. The PDA Responder will provide, as appropriate to agreements with the local authorities, Emergency Social Services (ESS) for relief, referral services and direct assistance for recovery, as well as, works with the PDA Supervisor to plan and organize ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency response in their community.   Responsibilities/Activities: Responsibility 1. Disaster Response Activities: Conduct client needs assessments to determine immediate, short and long-term needs of clients; Provide appropriate services based on the Technical Standards and the National Disaster Assistance Guidelines; Provide referrals to partner agencies and other community based groups; Communicate and report on progress, as appropriate, to the PDA Supervisor; Provide comfort to clients; Complete necessary paperwork (i.e. Goods and Services Vouchers, Client Needs Assessments and others as appropriate); Communicate complex cases to PDA Supervisor for provision of appropriate case management services; Participate in operational debriefings and provide suggestions for improvement.             Responsibility 2. Preparedness Activities Activities: Actively engage in team preparedness activities including emergency planning and kit preparedness; Attend meetings as required; Support PDA Supervisor in materials/inventory management; Support with supplier agreements, as appropriate; Support the PDA Supervisor in planning and organizing services.   Contributes to a healthy and safe working environment. Performs other duties, as required.   Qualifications: The incumbent must have the commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the CRCS: team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused. This position requires a satisfactory Canadian criminal record reference check. This position requires a satisfactory vulnerable sector check Valid driver's license is required if driving for society business; clear driver’s abstract (3 years) required if using Red Cross vehicles; access to transportation is mandatory   Education and Experience: Completion of High School Diploma and/or equivalent experience; Experience in an emergency environment is an asset.   Knowledge: Understanding of Red Cross role in disaster response, relief and recovery, an asset Computer literacy is an asset   Skills and Abilities: Language requirements vary - responders must be able to deliver services as appropriate Customer service skills - provides comfort and care, patience in dealing with upset clients, active listening to understanding needs, finding a solution and good communication so client understands services available and how to obtain Communication skills - verbal and non-verbal cues, active listening, clearly able explain self and confirm understanding from client Attention to detail - accuracy in completing forms, giving information, completing necessary paperwork Ability to work well within a team - share information, be helpful, respectful, approachable, build strong relationships Dependable - timely, takes initiative and ownership of work, completes tasks without being asked or with little supervision Remains calm during a crisis - does not allow emotions to get in the way, does not take things personally, stays positive, responds decisively   Working Conditions: Potential for responding in disaster areas, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity, vulnerable clients). These environments have the potential to affect the overall wellbeing of the responders on site. The incumbent may need to stand for several hours. The incumbent may need to lift up to 20 kg of relief supplies during preparedness activities and during response. Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context. Ability to be on-call when scheduled, as required.   A valid provincial driver’s licence and First Aid Certification (training provided) is required. This position also requires a successful Canadian criminal record check with vulnerable sector screening. Candidates must be 18 years of age or older. The Canadian Red Cross Society is an equal opportunity employer.   Interested parties may submit their application no later than June 30, 2018 via the Canadian Red Cross Online Volunteer Website.   (Please copy and paste the following web address into a web browser if you are unable to open the above hyperlink: https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2197) While we appreciate all responses, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder

Organization: Canadian Red Cross
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: **THIS POSITION IS AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ACROSS MANITOBA** Reporting to the PDA Supervisor, the PDA Responder will be responsible to fill various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Responder will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance.  The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The incumbent of this position is responsible for conducting a needs assessment to determine the needs of the clients. The PDA Responder will provide, as appropriate to agreements with the local authorities, Emergency Social Services (ESS) for relief, referral services and direct assistance for recovery, as well as, works with the PDA Supervisor to plan and organize ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency response in their community.  For the full role description, requirements, and application instructions, please consult the posting on the Canadian Red Cross Website:  https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2197

Emergency Response Team (ERT) Responder

Organization: Canadian Red Cross
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: **THIS POSITION IS AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS ACROSS MANITOBA**  Reporting to the ERT Supervisor, the ERT Responder will be responsible for various emergency shelter and reception centre response activities in addition to other responsibilities related to emergency preparedness.  The Emergency Response Team (ERT) is activated for responses that exceed Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) capacity. The incumbent of this position will be assigned to deliver a specific service on site during a response, however, must know how to deliver all services at the ERT level. During non-response times, the ERT Responder may resume duties as a PDA Responder.  For the full role description, requirements and application instructions, please consult the posting on the Canadian Red Cross Website:  https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2198

Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Responder - Creighton, SK

Organization: Canadian Red Cross
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Reporting to the PDA Supervisor, the PDA Responder will be responsible to fill various on-call shifts on a 24/7 schedule that includes weekends, holidays and evenings. When called on to respond, the PDA Responder will be required to provide relief directly to clients in need of assistance.  The Personal Disaster Assistance (PDA) Team is activated to respond and provide assistance for up to the first 72 hours following a disaster. The incumbent of this position is responsible for conducting a needs assessment to determine the needs of the clients. The PDA Responder will provide, as appropriate to agreements with the local authorities, Emergency Social Services (ESS) for relief, referral services and direct assistance for recovery, as well as, works with the PDA Supervisor to plan and organize ongoing preparedness activities. They may be asked to deliver services during a large-scale emergency response in their community.  For the full role description, requirements and application instructions, please consult the posting on the Canadian Red Cross Website:  https://trr.tbe.taleo.net/trr01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=CRCS&cws=56&rid=2197

Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder Volunteer

Organization: Canadian Red Cross
Category: Other Positions
Description: The Canadian Red Cross Society, a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is seeking a Disaster Management Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder. Reporting to the SWB Supervisor and as part of the ERT, the SWB Responder will work in collaboration with other responders to province SWB services in a safe environment to beneficiaries as part of a team within the mandate of the Canadian Red Cross. Job Summary: The Disaster Management Safety and Wellbeing (SWB) Responder, under the direction of the SWB Supervisor and as part of the ERT, will work in collaboration with other responders to provide SWB services in a safe environment to beneficiaries as part of a team within the mandate of the Canadian Red Cross. Specifically, this position will focus on: Supporting the implementation of SWB services and programs for beneficiaries Facilitating the resilience, emotional and psychosocial well-being of the affected population, in collaboration with other Operation personnel Communicating accurate information for knowledge sharing and referrals Being prepared for the intensity and types of activities that may vary week by week according to the ongoing assessments and needs EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Experience of taking care of others Experience in living or working in a cultural context other than their own Training in Psychological First Aid. The following are considered strong assets for this position: Background in psychosocial work, nursing, teaching, social work, youth engagement, public health Training in protection and violence prevention, or psychosocial support in emergencies Previous deployment experience in a large-scale operation Experience in an emergency environment and/or with the Red Cross Demonstrated ability to work with youth (15-25) and children (0-15) KNOWLEDGE Demonstrated skills in diplomacy, cultural awareness and practical approach Strong communication skills Strong cultural safety skills Ability to work with other volunteers LANGUAGES This position requires all candidates to be fluent in English Fluency in another language is considered a strong asset SKILLS AND ABILITIES Customer service skills Communication skills - verbal and non-verbal cues, active listening, clearly able explain self and confirm understanding from client Ability to work well within a team Dependable and takes initiative Remains calm during a crisis Strong presentation and facilitation skills Ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a fast-paced environment Discrete, professional and mature All Canadian Red Cross Personnel: Actively work towards the achievement of the CRC’s values Abide by and work in accordance with the Red Cross/Red Crescent principles Abide by and work in accordance with the DM Standard Operating Procedures, Foundational documents, Technical Standards and other relevant guidance materials. Contribute to a positive team environment and service excellence to meet the needs of beneficiaries, including a healthy and safe working environment. Perform any other work related duties and responsibilities that may be assigned WORKING CONDITIONS  The majority of the work is carried outside of an office environment and is primarily a field based position. Difficult and demanding working conditions are expected including the following: Due to the dynamic nature of response, there may be issues of access and mobility; Adaptable living conditions; Long hours of work in a demanding context with limited resources; Stressful rapidly changing environment with limited information to make decisions. Ability to respond during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends) and long hours of work in a demanding context. If interested please follow this link for further information:http://www.redcross.ca/volunteer/apply-now/safety-and-wellbeing--swb--responder-volunteer

Board of Directors Position

Organization: CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: The Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba and Winnipeg (“CMHA”) is currently seeking candidates to complement our current passionate and dedicated Board of Directors. Competencies The Board seeks to attract a diversity of skilled individuals reflective of the community we serve. The skills, experience and perspectives that are of particular interest in the selection of new members include: Commitment to CMHA’s Mission Lived Experience Knowledge/Awareness Government Relations Fundraising Experience/Contacts Marketing/Communications Strategic Planning Indigenous Cultural Competency Finance Additional Information For more information about the work CMHA does and our board, please go to our webpage: https://mbwpg.cmha.ca/news/cmha-manitoba-and-winnipeg-seeking-new-board-members/ Application Process Please submit your CV or resume and a cover letter by 2:00pm (CST) on February 7, 2019 in electronic form to lrussell@cmhawpg.mb.ca or by mail to: CMHA Manitoba and Winnipeg Attn: Lynn Russell 930 Portage Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba R3G 0P8

Become a RISE Ambassador - Gender Inclusion project

Organization: Apathy is Boring
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Have you always wanted to create change in your community? Do you want to connect with young people in your city? Are you interested in gender inclusion?  We got you! If you're a youth aged 18-30, apply to join Apathy is Boring's RISE program starting in the fall 2020. Apathy is Boring is a national, youth-led organization that supports youth to become change-makers in their everyday lives and communities.   Our RISE program is designed for young people with little or no previous experience in volunteering. Yet! Over the course of 22 weeks as a RISE Ambassador, you will develop skills, learn about community engagement, and work with your peers to build something meaningful together. RISE is currently offered in the cities of Halifax, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Montreal, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto. To apply, visit this link: https://www.apathyisboring.com/join_rise  DEADLINE IS JUNE 15 - APPLICATIONS VIA OUR WEBSITE ONLY  The theme of the RISE cohort starting in the fall 2020 is Gender Inclusion. For us, gender inclusion is about understanding and working to remove the barriers faced by folks with marginalized gender identities (i.e. two-spirit, trans, non-binary, women, etc). Working towards gender inclusion involves the engagement of all genders and allies. In RISE, you don't need to be an expert. You just have to be open to learning. All are welcome to apply!  The RISE program will run for 22 weeks from August 3, 2020 to December 14, 2020. The mandatory (and fun!) 4 day retreat is from August 30, 2020 to September 2, 2020, all expenses paid.  Youth ambassadors have to commit 6 hours a week, which includes a weekly 3 hour meeting one evening per week in your city. 

Emergency Response Team (ERT) Responder

Organization: Canadian Red Cross (CRC)
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Do you want to make a difference in your community? Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in Canada and throughout the world, is currently seeking an Emergency Response Team (ERT) Responder Volunteer for the Emergency Management program. What will you doWorking collaboratively as part of an experienced team of trained responders, supervisors and a site manager, you will: Conduct emergency preparedness activities; Assess the needs of those affected by an emergency event; Provide services such as shelter, food, clothing, registration of evacuees; Provide emotional care and comfort within an emergency shelter, community reception center, community recovery center or through outreach activities in the community; What you bring and can further develop with the organization Customer Service Skills – provide comfort and care, patience in dealing with upset clients, active listening to understanding needs, finding a solution and good communication so clients understand the services available and how to obtain them; Commitment to the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Movement and model the core competencies of the Canadian Red Cross: team excellence, service excellence, accountability and results focused; Language – responders can deliver services as appropriate in English or French; Communication skills – understanding of verbal and non-verbal cues, active listening, clearly able to explain self and confirm understanding from client; Attention to detail - accuracy in completing necessary paperwork and giving information; Data entry - able to enter data into a computerised database through a structured form. Able to use an email account to read, print and reply to emails (including opening attachments). Teamwork - share information, be helpful, respectful, approachable, build strong relationships; Dependability - Timely, takes initiative and ownership of work; Remains calm during a crisis - Don’t allow emotions to get in the way, don’t take things personally, stay positive, respond decisively. You will stand out if you Have education or experience in social services, health care, learning and education, or other relevant discipline; Demonstrate an understanding of role of the Red Cross in disaster response, relief and recovery. What we offer As an Emergency Management volunteer, you’ll help people to be better prepared, better connected to each other and more resilient when emergencies happen. The Red Cross will ensure you have training, ongoing support and access to other opportunities within the World’s largest humanitarian network. Working conditions The majority of preparedness work is performed in community or in an office environment which is clean and comfortable. The majority of the response work is performed in an environment which is moderately clean and comfortable. Potential for responding in disaster areas with vulnerable populations, as well as difficult and unstable conditions (environmental, physical, social, etc.) and uncomfortable conditions (noise, odours, smoke, humidity).  Information about these conditions are provided at the time of the request to deploy. If working in a response site, health and safety considerations will be outlined prior to the assignment. Able to work non-traditional hours (daytime, evenings and weekends), be on-call and respond to emergency/disaster related requests periodically. Ability to respond in your local community and outside of your community periodically.  ERT Responders may be asked to deploy to a large-scale response in Canada, as required and available, for 3 days or more. Completion of online courses as well as in-person training is required as part of orientation and ongoing learning. How to apply If you're aged eighteen years or older and have a genuine desire to assist vulnerable and displaced people before, during and after an emergency event, this role may be for you. The Canadian Red Cross is committed to gender equality and social inclusion in our workplace. All volunteer applicants will receive consideration without regard to sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, nationality, disability, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome applications from all applicants particularly Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values. Please notify us as soon as possible of any adaptive measures you might require at any stage of the recruitment process. Tell us about yourself along with any skills and experience you can bring to Red Cross by completing an online application within the province of your residence listed below: Alberta Atlantic Provinces British Columbia/Yukon Territory North West Terriroties Manitoba Ontario Saskatchewan

Growth of the soul is our goal, and there are many ways to encourage that growth, such as through love, nature, healing our wounds, forgiveness, and service. The soul grows well when giving and receiving love. I nourish my soul daily by loving others and being vulnerable to their love. Love is, after all, a verb, an action word, not a noun.
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.