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.
Sign up for one day or for all!
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.
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!
SIgn up as an individual or as a team!
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..
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 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.
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.
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.
Generally, we like our volunteers to work with us for 3 months, but we can be flexible in order to accommodate schedules.
For more information and to set up a meeting to discuss volunteer opportunities, please contact:
Manager Youth Services
416-247-7181 x. 2614
MicroSkills Youth Centre
235 Dixon Rd. Unit 12 & 106,
Etobicoke ON M9P 2M5.
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:
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
416-744-5552 ext. 223
Mentoring: Solomeh Ahmadi
416-744-5552 ext. 263
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!!!
Contact: Paula da Rocha - Phone: (416) 932-1919 Ext 234 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org