Brotherhood Mentorship Volunteer (Male, African, Caribbean, Black)
Volunteer Types: Event planning and participation, Mediation and Facilitation, Mental Health, Mentoring
Organization types: Children, Youth and Family, Community and Social Services, Education, Health and Diseases, Senior Citizens, Women
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: April 1, 2024
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Status: Part-time
Hours: Tuesdays 5:30- 8 pm and/or Wednesdays 10 am – 1 pm

Who we are
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre (PQCHC) is a community benefit organization providing comprehensive primary healthcare and innovative community programming through our multiple service locations in Western Ottawa and through our regional programming. At PQ, we strive to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve. We work in partnership with individuals, families, and community to achieve their full potential, paying particular attention to those who are most vulnerable and at risk.

At PQCHC, volunteers and staff are considered partners and work in collaboration to uphold the Centre’s principles, values, and mission. They contribute unique knowledge; experiences and skills that help PQCHC to better connect with Ottawa’s west end community, reflect its diversity and serve its specific needs.

Brotherhood Mentorship Program
The Brotherhood Mentorship Program is part of the Together We Can (TWC) Program. The goals of the TWC program are to increase sense of belonging for Black youth living in low-income or social housing, help build a strong cultural identity through mentorship, increase and encourage civic engagement through the development of advocacy skills, and have fun. The Brotherhood Mentorship program was designed specifically for African, Caribbean, Black male youth. It focuses on the goals of TWC while creating a safe space for young men to explore topics specific to them.

Volunteer Summary
The volunteer will support staff running the Brotherhood Mentorship program. They will help set up and clean up the space, record attendance, and help run activities. Depending on the skill set and experience of the volunteer, they may have an opportunity to take a lead on a subject or topic in which they are a subject matter expert.

Speaking with youth in a non-judgmental manner and empathetically listening to their opinions and concerns
Supporting and reporting to Youth Program Staff
Helping with set up and clean-up of the space
Taking attendance
Collecting qualitative data- feedback surveys for example
Sharing any positive or negative feedback from youth with staff
Helping with some program and activity planning
Additional assigned tasks

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
The volunteer will have an opportunity to be a mentor to young ACB males. They will support these young men around their mental health, careers, and in developing meaningful friendships. They will also have fun and get exposure to some of our great partners in the City.
How will the organization benefit?
PQCHC would not be able to run programs without the support of volunteers. They help us break down language and culture barriers, they bring so much experience and wisdom, and they help innovate programs and services.
Volunteer location:
Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre, 1365 Richmond Rd, Ottawa, ON K2B 6R7 Woodroffe High School, 2410 Georgina Drive, Ottawa, ON K2B 7M7


Sarah Fraser-Smith
@Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre
Ext: 3343
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This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Event planning and participation, Mediation and Facilitation, Mental Health, Mentoring
You will be helping with: Disadvantaged, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years)

Volunteer Considerations

  • Police record check required
  • Public transportation available
  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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