Many Ukrainians coming to Canada under the CUAET visa were forced to leave their lives behind due to the devastating war in Ukraine. With these unfortunate circumstances, Ukrainians are facing financial hardships as they attempt to restart their lives in a new country.
That is why we have started the UNFW, a free furniture store dedicated to providing basic furniture necessities to Ukrainian newcomers fleeing the war. The warehouse space was graciously donated by the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers Lodge 146, located at 15330-114 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta. The hours of operation are Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00-8:00 PM and Saturday & Sunday 12:00-4:00 PM.
This role is for anyone looking to help out the Ukrainian community in Alberta through volunteer work. We are looking for both short-term and long-term volunteers to ensure things run smoothly.
If you are looking to be a short-term volunteer you can simply sign up here. If you are looking to be a long-term volunteer, please e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “General Volunteer Resume”.
So what is the difference between a short-term and long-term volunteer? Short-term volunteers can simply sign up using the link provided and do not have a scheduled day that they come. Short-term volunteers can choose to only volunteer once, twice or however many times they would like. Long-term volunteers will commit to a weekly date and time, for example, every Tuesday from 6-8 PM for 2 months. Their schedule will be set up by the UCC-APC volunteer coordinator after an interview.
The UNFW FaceBook page is regularly updated to keep you in the loop.