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Frontiers Foundation

Frontiers Foundation

Frontiers Foundation is a federally chartered non-profit charitable organization that has been chartered since 1968. We are the oldest First Nations volunteer organization in Canada.

Keywords: Poverty , Housing , First Nation and Aboriginal Peoples , Community Services



Frontiers Foundation
419 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, ON M4L3B9

Frontiers Foundation url http://frontiersfoundation.ca/

Frontiers Foundation Phone Number 416-690-3930

Frontiers Foundation Email address volunteers@frontiersfoundation.ca



Volunteer Information for Frontiers Foundation

What services does your organization provide?
Frontiers Foundation recruits volunteers from all parts of Canada, and from many different countries throughout the world, to come to Canada and work as volunteers in the north of Canada. Most of our work involves the volunteers assisting in First Nations schools, helping out as tutors, teaching assistants, and working with smaller groups of students who need extra attention.


Do you have any age requirements?
The minimum age is twenty.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Our projects work around the school year therefore they begin in late August or early September and continue through to the end of the school year in June. This is a commitment of almost ten months.


Are there any other requirements for being a volunteer?
We look for outgoing, motivated people who want to make an impact on the community while also gaining as much as possible personally from this truly unique experience.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
No, however we do look for people who have had experience in working with youth and have done past volunteer work. We look more for the character and commitment of the volunteer as this is an extremely challenging position. Many of the communities in which we work suffer from extreme social problems and we look for people who are able to meet and overcome these challenges.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Most of our positions involve assisting in community schools. The volunteers are expected to assist in many different ways in the school.

On our projects all of the travel to and from the project is covered for the Canadian volunteers. Our overseas volunteers have to pay their own way to and from Canada. We also cover all food and living expenses and provide a small stipend of $50 a week that can be used for pocket money. While this is a volunteer experience it does not cost the volunteer anything personally.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Yes. Since our volunteers come from all across Canada, and from many different countries throughout the world, this is done by a series of emails.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
The volunteers are expected to work the same hours as the school staff during the week. In evenings and weekends we hope that the volunteers get involved in the community participating in community gatherings and activities. We look for people who want to really get involved in the community and learn about another culture and way of life.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Frontiers Foundation?
For the right person this will be one of the most amazing and memorable experiences of his or her life. You will have the opportunity to live in a First Nations community in the Northwest Territories of Canada, learn about another culture and way of life, experience a northern winter, go out on the land with the community people, and be totally immersed in a First Nations community. This will also be one of the most challenging, frustrating, exciting, and fulfilling experiences that you can imagine.


Do you accept high school students?
No. The minimum age is 20.




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