Our Mission
About the Position
Position # 3056
OrganizationOur Place Society
Position Clothing Room Support Volunteer - Our Place Society
Impact Statement OPS has evolved from an inner-city community centre founded on the principles of hope and belonging to an integrated organization serving Greater Victoria’s most vulnerable, including people struggling with homelessness, mental health challenges, substance use issues, the working poor and impoverished elderly. Broad-based and committed community support allows OPS to provide over 1,000 meals every day plus snacks, 450 units of housing plus transitional shelter spaces, hot showers, education, job skills training, health care, addiction recovery services, clothing, counseling, outreach services and a downtown storage facility. Most importantly, OPS provides a continuum of care and a sense of hope and community to those who need it most. OPS programs and services are delivered by experienced and caring staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.
Description Key Responsibilities:
• Hand out clothing and accessories from the bins.
• Assist clients with finding what they need on the clothing racks.
• Always be polite and courteous to the clients you are helping. If you have any concerns, get an outreach worker.
Training Details Training:
• All volunteers will complete an online general orientation and e-learning modules.
• Volunteers will receive specific on-the-job training by an experienced staff or volunteer in order to provide them with the information and skills necessary to perform their volunteer role.
• Volunteer Services has an open door policy. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.
Working Conditions Qualifications:
• Knowledge of current social issues related to homelessness, mental illness and substance use disorder.
• Ability to deal in a positive collaborative fashion with individuals, family members and community contacts.
• Strong problem solving, decision making, communication and collaboration skills.
• Ability to work in an intense and often challenging work environment.
• Must be able to lift boxes of clothing up to 30 Lbs.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail Schedule:
Shifts are available daily from 8:00-10:00 AM, 10:00-12:00 PM, 1:00-3:00 PM, and 3:00-5:00 PM.
Weekly shifts or flexible scheduling available.
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Counselling/Conflict, Senior Services, Newcomer Support
Skill(s) Communicate in Plain Language, Time Management, Problem Solving, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website https://www.ourplacesociety.com/volunteer/
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Alicia Borth
Phone 2509405092 Ext. 3105
Address 919 Pandora Avenue Victoria, V8V3P4
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