A Kind Way Home - Volunteer Application
This form is for volunteers who are interested in the "A Kind Way Home" community (by and for) walk home program. This program is made possible by Alterna Savings community grant program (https://www.alterna.ca/AboutUs/Community/CommunityInvestments/HelpingOurCommunities/CommunityGrants/)!

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A BIT ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Here at Kind, we saw the need for a free, community-based program that addressed the concerns of folks of marginalized identities within the Greater Ottawa Area. Therefore, we developed this program to provide folks with the opportunity to arrive at their destination in general safety. Heightened discomfort at night is contributed to by:
- Lower visual ability due to lack of light;
- Race, age, height, disability, orientation, gender or perceived gender;
- History of victimization; and/or
- A poor relationship with police and/or community services.

It's important to educate, challenge, and transforms the structures and norms that make it difficult or impossible for people to feel safe getting to their destination, especially at night. It's also important for people to have the option of not having to go alone.

A longtime and long-term goal of Kind is to create and help sustain communities of care and all the different ways those can look.

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REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER

- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Volunteers in this program will be in positions of trust and with potentially "vulnerable persons" Police Records Checks are required. This is an insurance requirement.
- Identify on the LGBTTQIA+ spectrum (this is a by and for community program)

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ORIENTATION

Each volunteer is required to complete a 3 hour training before their first shift.

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GENERAL TIME REQUIREMENTS

Currently, the program will run from Thursday to Sunday, 8pm to 2am in two shifts.
- 8pm to 11pm (shift A)
- 11pm to 2am (shift B)

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Phone Number
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Email
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