Yiddish Instructor for Beginners
October 2019 – Day & Time: Open (Depends on Instructor and Room Availability)
We are looking for a volunteer who will be able to lead a “Yiddish for Beginners” program. The volunteer will develop lesson plans to gradually build students’ understanding of grammar, sentence structure, vocabulary; prepare materials to teach Yiddish to beginners; create an engaging and meaningful learning environment for up to 10 older adults; understand the class’ needs and tailor lessons to suit their learning styles. This volunteer role falls under the Recreation Department and reports to the Coordinator, Recreation who will provide guidance and support.
“Stories of Us” Workshop – Russian to English Translators are Needed
Monday, November 25 – Thursday, November 28 at 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
This position will support the one-time “Stories of Us” workshop, presented by a community arts organization called “The Department of Imaginary Affairs”. The program focuses on encouraging a group of up to 10 people who immigrated to Canada to write their stories. They use a variety of activities and prompts for participants to both tell and write their stories. These stories are then translated and professionally designed and used as learning materials for ESL classes across the country. Translation support is needed from Russian to English. Volunteers must be able to provide simultaneous verbal translation and assist participants in transcribing their stories in English.
Wednesday, November 27 – Wednesday, December 11
The Memoir Writing Workshop is currently creating a theatre production to where writers will read their memoirs aloud. We are looking for a volunteer who is a talented musician and is willing to play piano, violin, or both between the readings. As per the position, the musician(s) will be asked for play for 1 – 2 minutes at a time at the longest and can choose to play for 10 minutes before the presentation begins. The potential volunteer will work closely with the Memoir Writing Facilitator to choose appropriate music to play between each story. You will be asked to attend two meetings with all the presenters, volunteers, and program facilitator prior to the presentation to plan and rehearse. These meetings will take place on Wednesday, November 27 and Wednesday, December 4 at 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. The formal presentation will take place on Wednesday, December 11 from 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm. It would be helpful for the musician to arrive around 1:00 pm. This is a great way to showcase your musical abilities!
Meals on Wheels Drivers
This program provides seniors with a nutritious meal and a security check. Routes are available weekdays between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Volunteers are needed to can provide back-up support when one of our regular volunteers is unavailable.
Trained volunteers visit seniors in their home who are socially isolated. Provide companionship, support and reassurance. Visits take place once a week for 1-2 hours. Looking for English and/or Russian-speaking volunteers.
At Home Respite
Volunteer relief is provided to caregivers (age 55+) who are looking after a loved one at home. No nursing or physical care is provided. Visits are once a week for 3 hours.