Knitting Circle Volunteer

(Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington)

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Position ID: V-GUE3226 Last Modified: 07 Jun 2021 Last Full Update: 07 Jun 2021
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementConnect with our seniors through knit n chat
ContactKirsten Kunau, Volunteer Mobilizer, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington; Phone: (519) 836-2222 ext 238; Email:
Duties• Welcome the group and facilitate the session  
• Teach knitting skills and lead the conversation circle  
• Ensure that participants are able to follow the steps 
• Demonstrate using simple language the steps that can be easily followed 
• Record the time spent volunteering and preparing for the session that will include practicing and the actual session.  
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where the participants are treated with dignity and respect 
• Communicate any concerns or challenges to the program coordinator
Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being ; Reduced Inequality ; Partnerships to achieve the Goal
Benefits• Use your skills and experience to help those who are new to Canada 
• Share your skills with a group of enthusiastic immigrants 
• Gain experience in immigrant settlement services 
• Volunteer at a lively organization committed to diversity 
• Meet people from all over the world
ClientsNew immigrant Seniors
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility
Areas of InterestArts & Crafts ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Fashion / Needlecraft ; Life Skills Support ; Newcomer Assistance ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Leadership ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Translation & Languages ; • Access to a laptop or device with video option to access online tools like Zoom 
• Experience working with adults in a learning environment  
• Experience in knitting  
• Sensitivity to and/or understanding of the immigrant experience and challenges facing newcomers 
• Commitment to equity and anti-oppressive practices  
• Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds  
• Warm and friendly demeanor and positive attitude 
• Patient and punctual 
• Self-initiative and enthusiasm  
• Commitment  
• Application form, interview and 2 references required
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; • Online Programs will run weekly starting January 2021 until June 2021  
• 1 hour session every Friday 10 am – 11 am (flexible to move this around as needed)
Interaction LevelSmall Group
Minimum Hours1 / Week
Dates and TimesFriday: Morning (10:00 - 11:00 am)
SeasonsSpring ; Winter
AccessibilityNot Applicable ; Virtual service delivery
LocationThrough Online tools namely Zoom
Number of PositionsAberfoyle ; Arthur ; Elora ; Erin ; Fergus ; Guelph ; Harriston ; Kenilworth ; Mount Forest ; Palmerston ; Rockwood 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Volunteers receive one on one orientation with the Volunteer Mobilizer and Community Connections Outreach Worker
TransportationNot Applicable
Application Deadline30 Jun 2021
Police CheckNot Required
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Start DateOn or after 07 Jun 2021
Display Until31 Dec 2021
Agency Details
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Organization NameImmigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Office Phone519-836-2222
Address & Map
104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102
Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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