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About Us: In 1997, Inn from the Cold was started by a small group of passionate Calgarians who were determined to change the lives of individuals experiencing homelessness. Since then, the Inn has become Calgary’s largest family emergency homeless shelter. We also provide affordable and supportive housing, and offer prevention and diversion support. Purpose: Make a direct impact on the lives of family members staying in our scattered site shelter, our supported housing units and our families in the community by providing crucial house up-keep/maintenance support. Share your personal, professional, and creative home improvement skills and have some fun! Please keep in mind that this opportunity is available for recorded videos only. Unfortunately, we are not able to do live stream meetings at the moment. Duties and Responsibilities: Handy Worker Volunteers are responsible for: • Leading home improvement/repair activities through exciting/engaging home videos • Providing tips/tricks on general home maintenance • Teaching proper cleaning/sanitization techniques • Building supportive relationships and engage with families through videos • Ensuring the confidentiality of any document, client information, or communication regarding the Inn and its guests is maintained • Communicating regularly with Volunteer Resources and/or the health and wellness team Time: Remote volunteer videos are typically between 10 – 30 minutes long however, this is subject to the topic being presented Skills and Qualifications: Handy Worker Volunteers have/are: • Punctual and reliable • Proven experience as handyman • Experience with hardware tools • Professional experience in their field of work • Outgoing, engaging, and comfortable taking initiative • Effective communication and organizational skills • Comfort and ease in a leadership position • Experience working with a marginalized population is an asset Orientation and Training: No training required. Orientation and support provided by the Volunteer Resources team. Supervision: Handy Worker’s report to the Volunteer Resources Department If this position interests you, please apply at the following link: https://innfromthecold.org/take-action/volunteer/
No training required. Orientation and support provided by the Volunteer Resources Team.
If you are looking to support those in need while staying safe in your own home, this is the perfect opportunity for you!