Stride Night Volunteer

(Community Justice Initiatives, Mediation Guelph-Wellington)

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Position ID: V-GUE2784 Last Modified: 04 Apr 2018 Last Full Update: 04 Apr 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementTo Inspire safe, healthy communities
ContactPeggy LaFlamme, Volunteer Coordinator, Community Justice Initiatives Waterloo Region; Phone: (519) 744-6549 ext 208; Fax: (519) 744-6502; Email:
DutiesBuilding relationships with incarcerated women through recreational and leisure activities. Activities can include, crafts, sports, conversation, board games etc.
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BenefitsHelping to reduce recidivism in marginalized women and building networks of support.
ClientsIncarcerated women ( 18 years and older) at the Grand Valley Federal Prison
Ages25 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Couples
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Leadership ; Mentoring & Training ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Sports & Coaching ; A good understanding of personal boundaries, working in a flexible environment, being non-judgmental, committed and caring.
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year) ; Relationship building takes time and we ask for a commitment of a year.
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Evening (6:00 - 9:00 pm) 
Thursday: Evening (6:00 - 9:00 pm) 
Our program runs from September till the end of July and resumes in September.
SeasonsYear Round ; The program runs from September til the end of July and resumes in September.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Location1575 Homer Watson Blvd. Kitchener, ON N2P 2C5
Number of PositionsGuelph: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Scheduled training ; Training is 4 evenings - 3 at CJI and one is a tour of the Grand Valley Institution
TransportationCar required
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsA reliability clearance with fingerprints and a credit check.
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Start DateOn or after 28 Mar 2018
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Organization NameCommunity Justice Initiatives, Mediation Guelph-Wellington
Office PhoneMediation Guelph-Wellington 519-820-3034 
Mediation service team (Kitchener) 519-744-6549 ext 106
Mailing Address49 Queen St N, 3rd Fl 
Kitchener, ON N2H 2G9