Volunteer & Career Opportunities

Summer Student Job Opportunities

There are three opportunities for student employment at Shalem!  Please find the details below:

1. RE-create Summer Youth Worker - The successful applicant will assist in facilitating an open arts studio for street-involved and/or at-risk, and/or homeless youth (age 16-24). Duties will include developing and implementing different art projects, and assisting in different administrative details. View the complete posting here.

2. WrapAround Support Student - The successful applicant will assist the Director of WrapAround Services in working with families and individuals with complex needs in the Hamilton community. Duties will include assisting families and WrapAround volunteers with various tasks, and assisting in different administrative details. View the complete posting here.

3. Intake and Administrative Support - The successful applicant will assist the Intake Team at Shalem Counselling Services. The Intake support student will assist with answering phones and emails, and greeting clients in the clinic. They will assist with a variety of administrative duties and projects in the office, including filing and data entry. View the complete posting here.

Please submit a resume by May 15, 2018 to: Danielle VandenAkker, Managing Director

Funding for this position is dependent on a successful grant from Service Canada – Canada Summer Jobs. Only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted.

Seniors WrapAround Facilitator

WrapAround has current positions for Volunteer WrapAround Facilitators to work with Seniors. The purpose of this role is to meet and engage with an assigned senior in the community and team members to support the WrapAround process. For more information and to view the complete volunteer description, view this link.

Contact Mary Charles for more information.

REcreate Studio Volunteer

We’re currently looking for volunteers to help out during studio time at REcreate Outreach Art Studio. Studio times happen 3 times a week and are times when at-risk, street-involved and homeless youth can come to the studio and make art. As a studio volunteer, you’d be responsible for assisting the studio coordinator to make sure all the youth have the supplies that they need, giving youth positive feedback on their work, encouraging youth and spending time, listening to them and being someone who cares about them and their lives.

A criminal reference check (vulnerable persons), through your local police station, will be required to volunteer in the studio.

Currently open studio is offered on:
Monday from 12:30-3:00pm
Tuesday from 7:00-9:00pm
Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm

You would not need to be available for all those times in order to be a volunteer, but we’d like to have you there at least once a week. We find that it takes the youth a long time to build rapport with volunteers who are present less than once a week.

To apply, please contact Meghan Schuurman, Studio Coordinator at REcreate.