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Alternative Spring Break Toronto

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MicroSkills

Pathways to Education

Youth Assisting Youth

SINGLE EVENTS

 

Alternative Spring Break Toronto 2014

February 18th, 19th & 20th

3 Organizations, 3 Days!

What Are You Doing This Reading Break?

Alternative Spring Break Toronto is an annual campus-wide initiative that offers students the opportunity to connect with local community organizations. As a participant you will spend a part of your day volunteering in a community agency with other Humber students.

This year is particularly focused on understanding poverty and homelessness in our communities.

Our partner organizations include a senior’s group, a food bank, an equitable housing organization and a youth centre of street involved youth. At the end of the day of community work, participants will reflect on their experience and discuss it.

Knights Table (Fight Hunger)
Habitat for Humanity (Fight Homelessness)
Yonge Street Mission (Build Community)

If you are interested please in registering please email: rebeca.mahadeo@humber.ca or katrina.gittens@humber.ca

Sign up for one day or for all!

 

 Fight Hunger!

Wednesday, February 19th 2014

1:30PM - 5:30PM

(come one day or both)

For over 20 years the Knights Table has provided a food bank, hot meals and other services to the people of Brampton who deal with the daily issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness.

 How are we going to help?

We will be stocking hampers for the food bank, helping in the kitchen, serving food in the dining area and any other task that make up the day to day running of the community food centre.

 

Fight Homelessness!

Thursday, February 20th 2014

8AM - 4PM

Habitat for Humanity makes affordable housing accessible to low-income families who could not otherwise afford to own a home. A ReStore (RE-Store) is a retail store concept that accepts donations of overstocked, seconds, used, discontinued items and salvageable building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. The ReStore then sells those items to the public at a reduced cost, typically 50-80% percent off the original retail value.
 

How are we going to help?

Fundraise $25 before volunteer day that goes to building supplies for Habitat. We will be supporting Habitat with different tasks at the ReStore location at 7 Queen Elizabeth Blvd, including receiving of store products, salvage crew, organizing, merchandising and more!

 

Build Community!

 

SIgn up as an individual or as a team!

 

 Seniors Lunch 

Tuesday, February 18th 2014

10AM - 3PM

The Lively Seniors program at The Yonge Street Mission downtown enables low income and isolated seniors from the opportunity to age in place with dignity.  It’s focused on social engagement and keeping seniors connected within the community. 

How are we going to help?

We will help serve the lunch to seniors as well as sit and eat with them..

 

ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES

 

MicroSkills

MicroSkills (Community MicroSkills Development Centre) is a multicultural, non-profit community organization that assists the unemployed, with priority to women, racial minorities, youth and immigrants.  Our programs aim to enable our client community to achieve economic self-sufficiency, active participation in community life and productive contribution to Canadian society. Our Youth Services department engages youth aged 13-29 living in north Etobicoke in educational, employment, leadership and social recreation activities.

 

Humber Homework Club

Humber College and MicroSkills have partnered together since 2004 to provide a homework tutoring program for high school youth living in the north Etobicoke community, specifically focusing on science, math and English.  Tutors who are Humber College students meet with the Homework Club participants once a week for two hours on the Humber Campus. Tutors not only help youth with their homework, they also often become mentors to the youth, many of whom are new to Canada and experiencing a college campus for the first time.

 

Volunteering Opportunity

As a volunteer, you can utilize your skills and gain experience in a number of different programs for young people, newcomers and adults in our community.  We provide training and support for all of our volunteers.

 

What programs can I be involved in?

  • Homework club
  • Girls club
  • Health and fitness club
  • Newcomer club
  • Employment workshops
  • Field trips
  • Special events
  • Summer camps

 

How can I be involved?

  • Tutor
  • After school program facilitator
  • Workshops facilitator
  • Office assistant
  • Placement student

 

Where and when?

Programs are at our Youth Centre and local high schools in the north Etobicoke community.  Volunteers are able to volunteer anytime from 9am to 6:30pm depending on which program they are volunteering in.

 

Time Commitment

Generally, we like our volunteers to work with us for 3 months, but we can be flexible in order to accommodate schedules.

 

Contact Us!

For more information and to set up a meeting to discuss volunteer opportunities, please contact:

Sarah Woods
Manager Youth Services
416-247-7181 x. 2614
swoods@microskills.ca

MicroSkills Youth Centre
235 Dixon Rd. Unit 12 & 106,
Etobicoke ON M9P 2M5. 
www.microskills.ca
 

Pathways to Education

The Pathways to Education Program™ offers you an opportunity to make a long-lasting, positive difference in the lives of young people. As a volunteer tutor or mentor:

Tutor

  • Commit two hours, one night a week from now to June
  • Work with students from grade 9-12 in subjects of your choosing (English, math, geography, chemistry, economics, etc.)
  • Tutor students both in small groups and one-on-one

Group Mentor

  • Commit to two hours, one night a week throughout the school year
  • Attend Orientation and trainings sessions as required
  • Help prepare and run inclusive, fun and engaging activities
  • Work with other volunteer mentors in a group of 10-15 grade 9 and 10 students

Volunteers can choose either role, or can do both. We provide training and support for all of our volunteers throughout their time with us.

For more information, or to apply please contact:

Tutoring: Mohamed Sambul

mohamed.sambul@rexdalechc.com

416-744-5552 ext. 223

 

Mentoring: Solomeh Ahmadi

solomeh.ahmadi@rexdalechc.com

416-744-5552 ext. 263

Pathways to Education Rexdale
Rexdale Community Health Centre
Website: http://www.pathwaystoeducation.ca/home.html

Youth Assisting Youth

Gives volunteers the opportunity to share hobbies/skills and to mentor a younger youth in their community on their own schedule. You will both benefit!!!

VOLUNTEER MENTOR DESCRIPTION:

 Mentors provide positive support, coaching and leadership to youth on a one-to-one basis by sharing their wisdom, skills, and hobbies and inspiring a kid to stay on the right track.  We require a commitment of 3 hours a week for a minimum of one year.  Volunteers will gain a valuable experience through this exchange!!!

  • Increased skills & improved resume
  • Personal development
  • Network and exposure to  fields of interest
  • Eligibility for scholarships
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  • Gain insight of issues facing children

Contact: Paula da Rocha - Phone: (416) 932-1919 Ext 234 - Email: rdarocha@yay.org