In response to COVID-19 and to continue conforming to directions from public health officials, Chantiers jeunesse has developped additional programming to offer innovative online volunteering opportunities. These opportunities will allow canadian youth to get involved in supporting various community organizations in meeting their needs.
Join forces with us and register for one of our virtual volunteer programs, and make a difference from your own home!
How? We will be forming groups of 6 to 10 volunteers who will be accompanied by a group leader for the duration of the project. Together, they will work with an organization to support them in meeting their needs.
What is required of me? participation will be online or on the phone, and will require a flexible commitment of up to 8 hours per week.
All of our current projects are full. Fill out our registration form today to be the first to hear about our new virtual volunteering projects, taking place as of July 2020!
Want to get involved?
Project with The Welcome Collective
The Welcome Collective focuses on the needs of refugee claimants who are in a vulnerable position. While their program focuses mainly on securing household furniture, pots and pans, winter clothing and other essential goods, due to COVID 19 they have pivoted their activities to respond to the current situation and ensure food security for refugee claimants in and around Montreal. They are addressing the need for food security for people who either can’t find a source of food because their food bank is closed or who are unable to leave their apartments to access food.
We are looking for volunteers who can make phone calls to families to assess needs in their communities. As a volunteer, you will support The Welcome Collective by:
1) Ensuring overall well-being of assigned families;
2) Providing general information about COVID-19 to families (we will share all resources relevant to refugee claimants with you);
3) Helping connect families to food banks in their area;
4) Letting them know which families need an urgent food delivery
Aged from 18 to 30 years old.
Have a high degree of discretion, be sensitive to the barriers faced by newcomers to Canada, be open-minded and interested in learning about their current reality, be comfortable getting to know families on the phone to ensure their needs are met, and be comfortable with Google Forms to support The Welcome Collective in tracking each family relying on the program.
Volunteers must be fluent in English and/or French. Competency in another language, although not required, would be an asset.
Project with FAFA
The Federation of Franco-Albertan Seniors (FAFA) offers a golden opportunity to get involved in the community through its ConnectAînés program. Their teleconference and videoconference format provides a unique opportunity that not only breaks linguistic isolation, but also brings together Francophone and Francophile seniors from all over the province of Alberta to join together to participate in the activities and conversations. No matter the distance between them, their country of origin or their access to French programs in their aread, this programs brings seniors together.
Activities will mainly focus on health, well-being and intergenerational exchanges. The idea is to provide an opportunity for volunteers to design and/or facilitate two to three virtual activities per week with FAFA seniors.
Aged from 18 to 30 years old.
Be interested in participating, facilitating or co-creating a variety of fun and educational activities; have an interest in developing multigenerational relationships; enjoy group discussions, and be Francophone or Francophile.