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Volunteer

TRUTH & RECONCILIATION COMMISSION OF CANADA
QUEBEC NATIONAL EVENT
April 24 - 27, 2013


Please complete the form online (below) or download a pdf copy.

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION
From April 24 to 27, 2013 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will be holding the fifth of seven National Events. To produce a world class event for all attending, the TRC needs your help in filling a number of volunteer positions.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has a mandate to learn the truth about what happened in the residential schools and to inform all Canadians about what happened in the schools. The Commission hopes to guide and inspire First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and Canadians in a process of truth and healing leading toward reconciliation and renewed relationships based on mutual understanding and respect.

The Commission views reconciliation as an ongoing individual and collective process that will require participation from all those affected by the residential school experience. This includes First Nations, Inuit, and Métis former students, their families, communities, religious groups, former Indian Residential School employees, government, and the people of Canada.

The Commission is looking for volunteers to join us in creating this historical event.

CONTACT INFORMATION


EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION


SELF DECLARATION The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada National Event in Quebec is not exclusive to Aboriginal volunteers.
We encourage volunteers from all backgrounds to apply.

Do you identify as an Aboriginal person?
Yes
No


Why do you want to become a volunteer at the TRC Quebec National Event in Montreal?

How did you hear about us?


Please check areas of interest for volunteering:

 

Venue set-up and take-down
 Elders' helpers
Directing traffic
 Survivor registration for Commissioner Sharing Panels
 Survivor Registration for Sharing Circles
 Statement Gathering area volunteer
 Environment (clean-up crew)
 Monitor simultaneous interpretation headsets during Sharing Panels
 Hotel information host/hostess
 Photography
 Program volunteer
Handing out registration kits
Merchants and artisans volunteer
 Other (please specify)

Please check current skills, training and qualifications:

Knowledge of Aboriginal traditions and customs
Experience working with Elders
Spoken languages

    English
   French
   Atikamek
   Inuktitut
   Northeastern Cree
   Southeastern Cree
   Innu/Montagnais
   Algonquain
   Mohawk
   Mi'kmaq
   Michif
   Naskapi

Specify a dialect if applicable

Other Language

Counselling
Crisis/Social work
Directing Traffic
Art
Computer Skills
Certified First Aid/CPR
Current Criminal Reference Check

Please indicate other skills not mentioned above:


OTHER INFORMATION 

Please check your age group below.
Under 18
18 to 30
31 to 55
55+

Applicants under the age of 18 must also submit a signed Parental/Guardian consent form.

What is your t-shirt size?
S
M
L
XL
XXL
XXXL

Do you have access to transportation to and from various event venues located throughout the City of Montreal?
Yes
No

 

Indicate the times you would be available over the following dates:


List the names and contact telephone numbers for two references whom we may contact.



Are there any medical/physical restrictions or allergies we should consider when assigning your duties? Please specify below.


VOLUNTEER STANDARDS OF CONDUCT AGREEMENT

I understand that if I am accepted as a volunteer, I will adhere to the Volunteer Standards of Conduct and fulfill my responsibilities. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event Standard of Conduct states that as a volunteer I:

• Will be a responsible ambassador for the National Event and represent the National Event in a positive way;

• Will volunteer for a minimum of four (4) hours throughout the event;

• Understand that the identification badge is non-transferable and remains the property of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and can be repossessed under the following conditions:

* If I attempt to bring alcohol onto the site;

* If I use or possess illegal substances on site;

* If I commit illegal, violent, or unsafe acts;

* If I am under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty;

* If I conduct myself uncooperatively with fellow volunteers, superiors, venue staff and
general public.

• Understand that I am asked to refrain from alcohol consumption for the duration of my time
volunteering for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission National Event;

• Will fulfill all volunteer responsibilities;

• Will not use the Truth & Reconciliation Commission or associated venue for
personal advantage;

• Will maintain confidentiality with respect to all Truth and Reconciliation Commission information and records;

• Will refer questions from the media involving policy or sensitive issues to the Executive Director or the Director of Statement Gathering.

In submitting this application form, I acknowledge that this is a public event with media present and with the TRC taking photographs and videos of the event. I acknowledge and consent that I may be photographed or videotaped in this way.

By submitting this application form, I am also agreeing to cooperate with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission through the volunteer screening process