VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Volunteers are essential to the work Micah does. We are always looking for community-minded volunteers from all walks of life who believe in the dignity of all members of our communities to join us.

WAYS TO VOLUNTEER:

In Community:

  • Board of Directors – if you are passionate about Restorative Justice, join a group of like-minded individuals that meet monthly.
  • Circles of Support and Accountability (CoSA) – join a small group of volunteers that meet weekly to assist a recently released individual who has offended sexually in their journey to live a healthy, law-abiding, life.
  • Faith Community Reintegration Plan (FCRP) – welcome a recently released individual into your congregation, and support them on their spiritual journey.
  • Indigenous Awareness – take part in public presentations regarding reconciliation and community building.

In a Correctional Institution:

  • Forward Step – join a team of Restorative Justice practitioners as they introduce RJ practices and processes to inmates at Saskatoon Correctional Centre.
  • Person to Person (P2P) – visit a patient at the Regional Psychiatric Centre on a monthly basis who does not have family or friends on their visitation list.

WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING WITH MICAH?

The work you do will benefit individuals in need of pro-social support, addressing practical needs, and developing healthy behaviours. It’s a meaningful experience that is also a great way to:

  • Develop new friendships;
  • Enjoy a boost of self-esteem and self-awareness;
  • Help others to change and grow;
  • Increase social awareness and civic capacities;
  • Learn more about restorative justice;
  • Enhance critical thinking abilities;
  • Help build safe and sustainable communities.

VOLUNTEER STORIES:

WHO CAN VOLUNTEER?

Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals ages 19 years and up. We are looking for individuals who are:

  • Committed to learning about, and working within, a restorative justice context;
  • Able to maintain clear boundaries;
  • Have the capacity to problem-solve, learn from, and make decisions as part of a team;
  • Empathic and non-judgmental;
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to be constructive;
  • Able to be proactive but also seek support when needed;
  • Willing to learn practical approaches for facilitating discussions;
  • Able to accept guidance, supervision and support from and communicate with staff, providing regular feedback when appropriate;
  • Willing to participate in on-going skills development.

HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?

Fill out our application form and email it to info@themicahmission.org. A staff member will contact you with further instructions. An interview, training, and submission of a Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check will follow.