Calling all superheroes with a needle, sewing machine and a strong desire to help seniors look and feel their best by mending and providing minor alterations of clothing.
Role Purpose Summary
To provide specific residents, as directed by the Volunteer Coordinator, with basic mending, minor alterations and sewing of garments.
Basic mending, minor alterations and sewing of garments as per residents’ requests (weekly)
Keep track of receipts for materials used/needed and present to Volunteer Coordinator on a monthly basis
Assist with program evaluation, if applicable
Good, clear communication skills with special emphasis on listening and observation skills and verbal communication
Ability to follow through with direction
Positive attitude, fun personality, and willingness to help others, flexibility
Basic sewing skills, including ability to hem, patch, repair, shorten, lengthen, etc., personal items of new and/or worn clothing
Access to and willingness to bring own sewing machine/serger necessary, work to be completed in the onsite Volunteer Room
Ability to interact with residents by providing encouragement, direction, and demonstrating patience
Comfortable working in a group setting
Familiarity with Geriatrics and/or vulnerable populations (addictions, mental health, homelessness) an asset
Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector Check mandatory for this position
2-4 times per month, as per volunteer's ability (will vary from month to month)
1-4 hours per visit, as per volunteer availability and number of mending requests
Long-term commitment preferred.