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Position # 3057
OrganizationOur Place Society
Position Hygiene Room Support - 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
• Facilitate the sign in and out process of clients using showers. Maintain a wait-list, as required.
• Record the number of visits for showers, foot baths and shaves.
• Hand out towels and toiletry bins.
• Clean shower stalls and lockers as required in collaboration with staff.
• Record the number of toiletries distributed to clients.
• Facilitate the sign in and out process of clients using day-use lockers.
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.
• Possess a basic level of physical fitness and well being.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Daytime, Weekend - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail Schedule:
Shifts are available daily from 8:00-12:00 PM, 1:00-3:00 PM, and 6:00-8:00 PM.
Weekly shifts or flexible scheduling available.
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Caring Support, Health Care/Emergency, Housing
Skill(s) Conflict Resolution, Empathy, Respect, Flexibility
How to Apply
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Website https://www.ourplacesociety.com/volunteer/
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Contact Alicia Borth
Phone 2509405092 Ext. 3105
Address 919 Pandora Avenue Victoria, V8V3P4
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