Volunteers contribute to the Vestiaire St-Joseph Inc. and the communities we serve through their availability, talents, skills , and knowledge and abilities. They:
Increase and enhance our services
Allow the staff to truly apply themselves to their work
Provide additional services to the essential assistance
Foster good relations between the Vestiaire St-Joseph Inc. and the communities it serves
Volunteers play a key role in supporting the employees perform their duties. Volunteers can work directly at the Vestiaire St-Joseph or at different campaigns, food drives, and fundraisers that the organization participates.
Those seeking to volunteer at the Vestiaire St-Joseph must be ready to make a commitment and respect certain norms and requirements. Volunteers must:
Be available for a 2-4 hour period per week. Volunteers are scheduled to meet the needs of the Vestiaire St-Joseph and are assigned a specific schedule;
Commit to a four-month or a 40-hour period to justify the volunteer training and to develop a feeling of belonging;
Be ready to receive an orientation session and proper training;
Respect the confidentiality of the Vestiaire St-Joseph (Sign a confidentiality form agreement);
Be bilingual, in certain volunteer positions.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED
The majority of volunteer positions do not require specific training or previous experience. However, the volunteer must:
Be mature and independent in order to accomplish their tasks, some of which have no supervision;
Be ready to work harmoniously with the staff and other volunteers while respecting the rules and guidelines;
Be emotionally stable and be able to communicate well with clients;
Be able to offer support.
The Volunteer's Handbook
Vestiaire Vounteer's Guide and General Information (pdf)