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Position # 3190
OrganizationOur Place Society
Position Volunteer - Our Place Society
Location 919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada
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. These members of our community are fondly referred to as the OPS Family. 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, counselling, 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 Volunteers are absolutely vital to our team and their contributions make it possible to serve meals, run programs, operate our facilities and help the most vulnerable citizens of Greater Victoria.

Operational Volunteer Opportunities:
• Dining Room (serving meals, pouring waters, sanitizing tables)
• Coffee Corner (preparing & serving coffee)
• Hygiene (hand out towels, toiletries, cleaning shower rooms)
• Clothing (sorting and restocking donated clothing)
• Front Desk Reception and Outreach Reception

To learn more about each opportunity or to view available shifts, please go to ourplacesociety.com/volunteer and then create a volunteer profile on My Impact Page.
COVID-19 Vaccination Required Yes
Training Details • All volunteers will receive a virtual general orientation and pre-shift e-learning modules.
• Volunteers will receive specific on-the-job training by an experienced outreach staff member.
• Volunteer Services has an open-door policy. Please contact us if you have any questions, concerns, or comments.
Working Conditions Our Place Society is looking for reliable and inclusive volunteers that are passionate about making a difference. We welcome volunteers who are 19 years of age and older. All staff and volunteers are required to provide proof of double vaccination against COVID-19. Volunteers should be knowledgeable of current social issues related to homelessness, mental illness and substance use disorder. Able to deal in a positive collaborative fashion with individuals, family members and community contact. Possess strong problem solving, decision making, communication and collaboration skills. Be able to work in an intense and often challenging work environment. Possess a basic level of physical fitness and well-being (bending, lifting, standing, and cleaning).
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Anytime
Age 19+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Retail Sales/Donations, Housing, Food Security
Skill(s) Interpersonal Communication, Sensitivity, Empathy, Respect, Self-Motivation, Flexibility
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website https://www.ourplacesociety.com/volunteer/
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Alicia Jones
Address 919 Pandora Avenue Victoria, V8V3P4

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