Volunteer Posting 1572

Volunteer - Sewing Club
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Toronto Metro area
Mississauga, ON
2 to 4 hours per week
closing today (Wed, 17 Apr)

Position Title: Volunteer - Sewing Club

Organization Structure: Reports to the Programs Manager

Job Classification: Volunteer

Job Status: Volunteer, 2 to 3 hours per week (in-person and/or virtual)

Location: Mississauga

 

About Polycultural

Be a part of Polycultural Immigrant and Community services! Founded in 1993, Polycultural is dedicated to hosting an open and inclusive environment for all. We are a multicultural melting-pot perfectly reflecting Canada’s diversity. We are like a family, have a culture filled with care and genuine connection with a very inclusive environment for all. With a diverse range of programs and services, we help individuals and families build a brighter future in Canada. Serving clients from over eight different locations across the GTA and Orangeville in more than 20 languages.

 

Scope

Responsible for leading the sewing club once a week, during which the volunteer guides the participants through the process of sewing and alteration.

 

Responsibilities

  • Determine appropriate sewing techniques before classes
  • Assist the participants and inspecting patterns
  • Perform alterations to existing patterns
  • Select suitable thread and placing it in the sewing machine
  • Cut, sew, and stitch fabric
  • Affix buttons, zippers, clasps, laces, and similar fittings
  • Replace the sewing machine’s needle as required
  • Detect and repair basic faults with the sewing machine as they occur

 

Qualifications

  • Fluent in English
  • Completion of a sewing course is preferred
  • Ability to create, read, and follow sewing patterns
  • Experienced in operating a sewing machine
  • Sensitivity to cross-cultural differences
  • Have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have access to a computer with a webcam and internet connection
  • Proficiency in using Zoom to facilitate an online workshop or group if needed

 

Other requirements

  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check

 

In support of persons with disabilities, Polycultural asks that job applicants with disabilities who require accommodation in the recruitment and selection process, to please advise Human Resources if contacted for an interview/testing so that suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards). If you require assistance in sending your resume due to a disability, please contact Human Resources directly.

We thank everyone for their interest in Polycultural; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.

No phone calls please.

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