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Position # 3874
OrganizationGreater Victoria Alliance For Literacy
Position Event Support Volunteer - Welcome Day Celebration and Newcomer Expo
Impact Statement Greater Victoria Alliance for Literacy supports Welcome Day Celebration as an annual event to provide inclusive and welcoming spaces for newcomers and refugees to Canada to build belonging and to grow intercultural understanding and cultural literacies.
Description Welcome Day Celebration and Newcomer Expo (WDC) is an annual event in its 10th year. The community-based event welcomes over 1000 newcomers and members of the wider community annually. For 2023-2024, we have partnered with the District of Saanich to move the event to the Saanich Commonwealth Place (SCP). This larger, accessible, and higher profile venue allows us to grow the event, include more members of the public, and engage participants and attendees new to the event and our work. WDC activities include cultural dance and music performances, networking and community dialogue sessions, Indigenous arts and culture workshops, an “around the world” fashion show, a newcomer and Indigenous market, a service organization informational expo, and youth activities. WDC 2024 will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2024 from 11am-4pm. Volunteers will support set-up and take down, and act as performance and vendor supports, greeters, photographers, and event ambassadors.
Training Details A volunteer get-to-know-you and appreciation evening will take place in February, date to be determined. Orientation and training for the event will take place on Saturday, March 2nd at Saanich Commonwealth Place.
Working Conditions Indoors and around lots of people. May require periods of standing, walking short distances, and other moderate physical activity. Supervised by staff.
Minimum Duration Special event
Timing Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail 2 hour shifts (minimum) on event day, Sunday, 11am-4pm; training is Saturday March 2nd, time to be determined
Special Event Start Date 2024-03-03
Special Event End Date 2024-03-03
Age 14+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Designated accessible parking space, Accessible work space, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest Events/Fundraising, Special Events, Newcomer Support
Skill(s) Customer Service, Collaboration, Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity, Problem Solving, Adaptability, Flexibility
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Contact Mohit Verma
Phone 250-580-4043
Address Event address: Saanich Commonwealth Place: 4636 Elk Lake Drive Victoria,
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