The Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal is looking for passionate individuals to take advantage of two different volunteer positions:
-Basic Computer Literacy teacher
Why volunteering at AWCM? You will benefit from a unique experience in the community sector and a stimulating multidisciplinary learning experience.
-French teacher: Preparing for or holding a degree in French as a Second Language, or equivalent,
-Basic Computer Literacy teacher: Preparing for or holding a degree related to computer science, or equivalent.
- Fluency in English and French,
- Excellent communication skills,
- Ability to work in a multicultural and multi-ethnic environment,
- Strong interest in women's and refugee/immigrant rights,
- Experience in an NGO or community setting is an asset.
- Teach 2 one-hour long classes every week
- Prepare teaching materials in advance
- Prepare long term curriculum for the class
- Evaluate the course after its end, make a report and give it to the project manager (once every 2 weeks)
These positions are open to university students who want to gain hands-on experience in the areas of teaching, non-profit work, social justice and women’s rights advocacy.
The AWCM provides letters of reference and other benefits to its volunteers. Don’t hesitate to apply. We look forward to adding passionate volunteers to our team!
If you're interested in any of these two positions, please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which volunteer position you are applying for.
The essence of volunteerism at the Afghan Women’s Centre of Montreal is perhaps best embodied by its founder, Makai Harif, who has worked tirelessly since establishing the organisation twenty years ago to fulfill her vision of lifting up and supporting immigrant women from all over the world. Ms. Harif's devotion to the organisation begins with an understanding of the trials and hardships faced by immigrant women, and her hard work has been instrumental in making the AWCM what it is today: a place which encourages and supports immigrant women to engage with and positively impact their communities.
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Ms. Harif is not only the founder, but also a life-long volunteer at AWCM. Her loyalty, selflessness, and dedication are all model qualities for those who wish to serve as volunteers with the organisation.
At AWCM, volunteers come from diverse ethnic and professional backgrounds and can help to open doors within the community for immigrant women in a variety of ways. At the core of one’s motivation to volunteer should always be a desire to help others, to engage meaningfully and productively with one’s community, and to give without the expectation of receiving something in return. Everyone has experienced and benefitted from the kindness of others, and volunteering is a way to pay that kindness forward. It is an expression of gratitude for the grace we have been shown by others and a way to ensure that we perpetuate the spirit of volunteerism by instilling it in others.
Written by Clinton Parker AWCM Volunteer English Teacher
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Non-members are encouraged to become members at the cost of $20 annual membership. People who don’t immediately want to become a member can still participate in courses and activities paid on a per-use basis. Contact us for more details.
1857 De Maisonneuve Ouest, Suite 305
Montréal, Québec H3H 1J9
Nearest Metro : Guy Concordia
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