Help is needed: Mask Sewing
People in your neighbourhood need your help.
This is a Community-Based Outreach Program that allows us to better understand the needs of the most marginalized, often hard to reach populations. A major aim of this program is to promote feelings of dignity in vulnerable community members. This initiative is done in collaboration with the Bear Clan Patrol. This role involves working directly with members of the public to help vulnerable individuals, many of whom are unhoused. Volunteers would work in groups of 2- 4 to patrol downtown Edmonton or Alberta Avenue, engage with community members to inquire about their situations and specific needs, converse, and distribute essential supplies to individuals in need. Volunteers would also provide supportive services and referrals to other community organizations as needed. Volunteers would be provided with safety vests and communication equipment. Bear Clan Patrol will be present and accessible to assist volunteers as needed. Harm reduction training will be provided.
Currently, the times for Patrol are Downtown Edmonton: 9 am - 1 pm Alberta Avenue: 6pm - 10 om These times are subject to change. Bear clan patrol will be present to assist volunteers.
There is a need in these communities to promote dignity in vulnerable individuals. In addition, many, volunteers would support with life-sustaining needs such as food, water, blankets, etc. Outreach volunteers are first responders to unhoused individuals who may be in crisis and provide friendship to a vulnerable population. Volunteers make a difference in the lives of individuals.