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:
- 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.
Please Note: As provincial and federal correctional institutions are currently locked down due to COVID-19 there are no volunteer opportunities for Forward Step or P2P at this time.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.