Volunteer Ship Visitor

(Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario)

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Position ID: V-OSH0696
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 11 Mar 2024

Opportunity Details: Volunteer Ship Visitor

Contact Mirja Raita, Volunteer Coordinator, Mission To Seafarers Southern Ontario (MTSSO); Phone: 416-992-2951; Email: Volunteermtsso@gmail.com

Nature of the Position

This position offers practical and emotional support to Seafarers.

‚ÄčOutline of Responsibilities

  • Welcome seafarers to the Port of Oshawa

  • Respond to emergency calls for assistance

  • Offer practical, emotional support to seafarers

  • Engage in conversation with and be a friendly ear to people far from home and family

  • Journal visits

  • Bring a “presence and welcome” to ship-bound seafarers

  • Provide practical support to crews

  • Requires CSA rated safety boots/shoes, to be provided by volunteer

  • Requires proper personal protective wear, to be provided by MTSSO

  • Attend volunteer meetings and training events as required

More Info Link https://www.mtsso.org/volunteer
Benefits Learn about the Seafarers, provide support to workers far from home, make a difference in the lives of others.
Clients Workers on the ships that transport cargo to Ontario ports.
Ages 16 year(s) - 99 year(s)
Suitable for Highschool Credit Hours Yes
Suitable For Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Groups ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of Interest Friend / Penpal ; Information & Referral Services ; Social Interaction
Skills/Experience Communication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Counseling & Support ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Translation & Languages
Commitment Length Long Term (Minimum of 6 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term
Interaction Level One-on-one ; Small Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours 4 / Month
Dates and Times Monday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening
Seasons Spring ; Summer ; Fall
Accessibility Unknown
Number of Positions Oshawa 
8 individual(s) needed in total.
Training Orientation ; Training is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
Police Check Required
Start Date On or after 01 Apr 2024

Agency Details: Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario

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