Volunteer Community Steward
The role of the Volunteer Community Steward (VCS) is to work alongside and support the Community Safety Host (CSH) at the Crossways in Common facility to steward a safe environment for both those accessing services in the building, as well as those who arrive in the space seeking services that are not available at the location. This is a role of community connecting.
Why Become a Volunteer?
In this role, you will:
- Gain new experience!
- Contribute to your community and relationship building.
- Contribute to the overall wellbeing of the West Broadway community.
- Have paperwork signed to receive the Rewarding Volunteers Benefit if you are eligible through EIA Disability.
- Greet all visitors, providing them with guidance, directions or information
- Collaborate with the Community Safety Host (CSH) to support individuals facing challenges or who are otherwise in a state of crisis
- Assist the CSH with directing people to internal and external resources as needed
- Listen to people and build relationships within the community
- Support the CSH during larger incidents (to be defined), or while de-escalating before something evolves to an incident; in line with safe work procedures
- Perform any task requested by the CSH within the scope of a supporting role
- Distribute resources such as basic needs supplies and brochures, etc. from different organizations
- Occasional support assembling harm reduction kits
- Occasional support receiving donations for different organizations
An ideal candidate will bring some or all of the following:
- Lived experience as a community member who has faced systemic barriers
- Interest in community support or community safety
- Lives or has connection to the West Broadway Community
- Interest in working in a collaborative team environment
- Approachable, calm, friendly demeanor
- Values inclusion, harm reduction, cultural safety, and a strength-based approach
If you are interested in this volunteer position, send an email with a bit of information about yourself to [email protected], call 204-774-7201 or visit WBCO’s office at 222 Furby Street.