Date: November 21, 2017 - 5-8pm
Where: Multicultural Centre
United Way’s “#yqlChallenge” Poverty Simulation is a unique, interactive learning experience where participants put themselves in someone else’s shoes for just an hour. The goal is to show different ways that people may end up in poverty and how difficult it can be to get out.
They receive a nametag and join a mock family for four 15-minute weeks with the task to keep their family housed, buy food and clothing, pay bills, and go to work.
In order to do this, they’ll need the help of volunteers like you, who will act out the roles of employers, bankers, social service workers, teachers, grocers, bill-collectors and more.
The Multicultural Centre is located at 421 – 6 Ave. S. is accessible by public transit and is wheelchair and scooter accessible.
Estimate of Volunteers Needed:
Position Based Requirements:
In this fast-paced activity, volunteers often need to think quickly in order to respond to participant questions and needs. A formal knowledge of represented services is not necessary but may be helpful in certain roles. A fair amount of reading and some writing will be required during the activity. Some basic math skills may also be needed for certain roles. Preparation instructions and an orientation will be provided for all volunteers.
Age of Volunteers Suitable For This Opportunity:
Adults and Seniors (18+)
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 contact Connolly Tate-Mitchell for a full list of available roles. Call 403-327-1700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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