Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 11:45am-1:45pm
Where: University of Lethbridge - SU Ballrooms
On Feb. 6, United Way will be presenting a Poverty Simulation to 80 Public Health 1000 students to help them gain a stronger understanding of the impact of poverty on mental and physical health.
Volunteers for this activity act out the roles of real-life services and interact with the students as they try to pay bills, go to work, stay healthy and keep track of their mock families. Volunteers act as Bankers, Social Service Workers, Doctors, Community Service workers and more.
Specific instructions for different roles will be provided, as well as a group orientation before the activity. A one-on-one orientation can also be arranged if desired.
The activity will take place in the SU Ballrooms at the University of Lethbridge. The U of L is accessible by public transit and the room is wheelchair accessible.
Estimate of Volunteers Needed:
Position Based Requirements:
Volunteer roles require a reasonably good understanding of the English language in order to interact with participants appropriately. Some light reading is required for preparation. Some roles require basic math skills for making change or taking payments.
Age of Volunteers Suitable For This Opportunity:
Adults Only (18-65)
Is a Poilce Check Required?:
Is This Opportunity Appropriate for Individuals?:
Is This Opportunity Appropriate for Groups?:
Is this Opportunity Appropriate for Those Learning English?:
No, effective communication through English is required.
Length of Commitment:
Is This Suitable for Weekend only Volunteers?:
Can This Opportunity be done Virtually?:
If Interested, Please Contact:
Please email Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-327-1700 for more information or a full list of available roles.
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