Communications Subcommittee Team Member (Recycling Revisited)

(Community Development Halton, Volunteer Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0645 Last Full Update: 19 Feb 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsRecycling Revisited is a Registered not-for-profit organization. We are moving into our 7th year, after a year of completing 5 projects simultaneously: a documentary, 2 books, a searchable database, and a new website ( We are still learning more about the requirements of being registered. Our deep roots are in a citizen action with 1,000 members in Burlington (Citizens' Committee for Pollution Control, 1970-1983: CCPC). Our Mission is to use the 5 "products" that are largely about our deep historical roots in CCPC - to inspire people to take action on their current concerns about the environment in these days of climate change. We have a Board, Development Committee, Subcommittees, Volunteers and Friends of Recycling Revisited.
ContactRoberta McGregor, Co-Founder, Volunteer Coordinator, Recycling Revisited; Phone: Roberta McGregor 905-318-9566; Email:
DutiesSharing your experience and expertise in website development, social media, and public communications. We are rebuilding a team of four members to share responsibilities for managing our website, social media and general communications. 
All volunteers are invited to attend the Development Committee/Planning Committee meetings on a drop-in or regular basis. 
This Sub-committee would need to act within the policies and general direction of the Development Committee and Board, but would have a great deal of discretion and flexibility. Members would need to be committed to swing into action as effectively as possible when a project is being planned and activated (within reason). They would be managing or directing our social media as an ongoing responsibility.
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BenefitsThe volunteer will be part of a very positive, determined group with a unique history, who will continue educating and inspiring citizens of all ages. Being active within a still-developing organization will provide opportunities to contribute his or her experience and knowledge to enable future programs to succeed in our important and timely Mission.
ClientsThe clients will be members of the Board, the Development/Planning Committee, and other members of the Communications Group Subcommittee.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability
Areas of InterestCommittees ; Community Outreach ; Nature / Environment ; Research / Evaluation ; Social Media ; Volunteer from Home / Virtual ; Website Design ; Writing / Editing
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; Writing & Editing ; In this group, you would be collaborating with about 3 others, meeting as needed depending what projects and communication needs are current.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term ; Variable: This will be established in conversation between the Volunteer and Volunteer Coordinator
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group ; Virtual Volunteering ; This group holds infrequent meetings, "as needed". A lot of group communications are by phone, email and texting. Like all Volunteers, you are welcome to attend Development Committee meetings (biweekly, on Tuesday, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm) on a drop-in, regular or intermittent basis.
Dates and TimesWe will work out dates and times that suit the individual Volunteer and the schedules of the Volunteer Coordinator and Development/Planning Committee
SeasonsYear Round ; Hours will depend on the level of communications activities at any particular time. For a month or two in the summer, we do not have formal meetings, but continue some project work.
AccessibilityMeetings of the Communications Committee are held at a home of a Committee member, or at a coffee shop at a convenient location. The meetings are scheduled by the Committee members according to current needs. Our biweekly Development/Planning Committee meetings are accessible. All volunteers are welcome at these meetings, but attendance is not a requirement.
Location376 Plains Rd. E., Burlington ON L7T 0A4
Number of PositionsBurlington: 4 individual(s) 
4 individual(s) needed in total. 
We are holding our biweekly Development Committee meetings in shared office space at 376 Plains Rd. It is in a strip mall, about the middle of the strip. The name "Kay Fisher Realty" is over the door in red letters. Parking is in front or behind the strip mall. All volunteers are welcome to attend the biweekly meetings there, 6:00 - 7:00 pm To check the date of a meeting, call or email Roberta McGregor
TrainingOrientation ; Our orientation includes our Mission, values, history of the organization, current goals, projects and emerging plans for the future.
TransportationNear public transit ; Waterdown Rd. exit from Hwy 403. Burlington Transit from Hamilton, corner of King and James St. The number 1X and 101 connect Hamilton downtown, Plains Rd. & Burlington GO centre, North side.
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsCommitment to the environment; collaboration; team player; adaptability; creativity. 
Ability to collaborate and work in a small group setting, respecting our values and practices.
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Organization NameCommunity Development Halton, Volunteer Halton
Office Phone905-632-1975
Toll Free Phone1-855-395-8807
Address & Map
3350 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON L7N 3M6
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