Volunteer

RBC counts of the support of many volunteers with a wide array of experience and education.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact:

 

Gwendy Hall
Email: gwendyhall@gmail.com
Tel: 613-269-7980

 

Our Area is home to talented, experienced, and committed experts across a range of sectors relevant to the smooth transition of refugee families to a new life in Canada.

 

Meet our team leaders!

 

Executive Committee
Chair: Audrey McKendry Bridge
Vice chairs: Graeme Bonham-Carter, Fred McFarland
Secretary: Wendy Quarry
Treasurer: Gwendy Hall
At Large: Diana MacKay
Holy Trinity Anglican Church representative: Bob Johnston.
Wendy Quarry has worked extensively in Afghanistan.
Bob Johnston formerly worked for CIDFA, and ran a Afghan project in the early 2000s.
On behalf of the Ceilidh Girls: Janet Campbell

 

(Team leaders under review for the third family)

 

Communications Team:
Responsible for keeping the local community informed of the progress, program, intent and needs of MBC.

 

Education Team:
Establishes the educational needs of the family members, identifies the resources available in the area to meet their needs and funding for the necessary resources.

 

Employment Team:
Establishes contacts for gainful employment for any of the family once they are settled and become proficient enough in English.

 

Finance Team:
Works with the family to manage their finances.

 

Furniture Team:
Obtains the furniture, appliances and household equipment needed by the family.

 

Fundraising Team:
Plans and conducts fundraising activities.

 

Housing Team:
Establishes appropriate housing for the refugee family.

 

Language and Interpretation Team
Provides assistance with translation, interpretation and language learning, as needed.

 

Medical Team:
Identifies the medical needs of the family, arranges translation services and transportation for appointments.

 

Settlement/Documentation Team:
Co-ordinates and obtains the documentation needs of the family. Orients the family within the community. Provides links to similar families and community organizations in the region.

 

Social Team:
Supports social engagement of the family in community activities.

 

Transportation Team:
Arranges all transportation needs for the family for necessary trips and appointments.

 

Youth Team:
Supports integration at school and in after-school activities for the family’s children.