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West Island Citizen Advocacy

West Island Citizen Advocacy

West Island Citizen Advocacy is a non-profit community group whose mission is to recruit, screen, match and follow-up volunteers who are paired one-on-one or on a team with persons who are handicapped or are disadvantaged in our community.

Keywords: Volunteer Centres , Seniors , Disabled , Advocacy and Human Rights



West Island Citizen Advocacy
68 Prince Edward, Pointe Claire, QC H9R4C7

West Island Citizen Advocacy url http://volunteerwica.com/

West Island Citizen Advocacy Phone Number 514-694-5850

West Island Citizen Advocacy Email address wica@qc.aibn.com



Volunteer Information for West Island Citizen Advocacy

What services does your organization provide?
Outings/accompaniment, visiting, help w/documents, skill development or skill maintenance, defense of rights.


Do you have any age requirements?
Anyone 18 or over.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
Most of our proteges are either French, English or bilingual, but we sometimes receive referrals for proteges who are allophone and speak Punjabi, Persian, Polish, Russian, Spanish. A volunteer who speaks a third language is a terrific asset.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
We are very flexible and work with the volunteer's schedule. We make matches based on mutual convenience and similar interests.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
There are no special requirements except to have compassion for your fellow human being and a desire to help someone in need.


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
There are many different positions to suit the volunteer and they change every week depending on the referrals and requests we receive.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
We do offer free courses that are pertinent to volunteering such as information sessions on Alzheimer's or mental health problems, etc.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
We primarily match one-to-one, so the volunteer could be spending time visiting an isolated senior, perhaps accompanying them on outings or advocating on their behalf.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with West Island Citizen Advocacy?
Studies show that there are healing powers in helping others. When you reach out to a vulnerable person, you can make a significant difference in someone's life and in turn, it can make a difference in your own life. Anyone can write a cheque to the favorite charity (and we accept those too, with pleasure!) but the greatest gift you can give to someone is your time, your attention, and your concern.


Do you accept high school students?
Yes we do, but it's evaluated on a case-by-case basis.




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