Communications Assistant (Recycling Revisited)

(Community Development Halton, Volunteer Halton)

Position ID: V-HVC0645 Last Full Update: 27 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsRecycling Revisited is a Registered not-for-profit organization. We are in our 8th year after reviving our original organization which pioneered recycling in Canada (1970-1983). That early organization had the name "Citizens' Committee for Pollution Control" (CCPC). Our new name as a registered Non-Profit is "Recycling Revisited Inc." Our Mission is to keep the CCPC story alive in public memory, for the purpose of inspiring citizens to take action on their current concerns about the environment in these days of climate change. We have a Board, a Development Committee, Subcommittees, Volunteers and a group of CCPC veterans called "Friends of Recycling Revisited".
ContactRoberta McGregor, Co-Founder, Volunteer Coordinator, President, Recycling Revisited Inc.; Phone: 905-318-9566; Email:
DutiesWith a collaborator to share your responsibility, we need you to be observant about the way we are communicating with the public, volunteers, committees and subcommittees. Your observations and suggestions will assist us in maintaining positive,respectful, effective ways of communicating. If needed, we will create a subcommittee to share your work. 
You and your collaborator would need the maturity and objectivity to share your perceptions and suggestions. You would not have the responsibility for taking action to solve problems. That would be the job of the Board, in consultation with you. You would not be in a sort of "policing" position, but a helpful overseer to keep us on track with our ways of dealing with each other and our projects efficiently, respectfully, and democratically.  
All volunteers are invited to attend the Development Committee/Planning Committee meetings on a drop-in or regular basis. You would need to attend various kinds of meeting on a rotation, to get a feel for how effective our communications are in all modes of communication including social media. Almost all meetings are held in the evening, in Aldershot area of Burlington. 
You would be volunteering within the general direction of the Board, but would have a great deal of discretion and flexibility. We are doing our best to have every member with a commitment or duty to have a collabortor so that if a member became sick or was absent, the collaborator could step into the responsibility for the time of absence. You might have an acquaintance who you would be comfortable to collaborate with, if he or she would agree to join us.
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BenefitsBeing active within our still-developing organization will provide opportunities to contribute your insight, experience and knowledge to enable our programs to be successful in meeting our important and timely Mission.
ClientsThe clients will be members of the Board, the Development Committee, subcommittees and other members of the organization.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with a physical disability ; Couples
Areas of InterestCommittees ; Community Outreach ; Nature / Environment ; Research / Evaluation ; Social Media
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; 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 ; Large Group ; We currently interact biweekly in our combined Development Committee/Board regular meetings. You will be welcome to attend other Board meetings, "as needed", and events as they occur. We will be very active in the community in the coming year, and would benefit from your attendance at some of the venues. We are not sure yet about the possibility of covering travel costs.
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. Almost all meetings take place in the evening (6:30 - 7:30)
SeasonsYear Round ; Hours will depend on your convenience and the level of communications activities at any particular time. Activity and attendance at meetings varies a lot on the seasons: midwinter and midsummer are low points. If possible, we take a summer break and a shorter Christmas break. Our plans for the coming year will probably make the summer break impossible. However, your convenience and personal plans will be accomodated.
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance - Not automatic, but it's a level entry and we would assist. ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall - The door is wide. No stall is necessary for one toilet. ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door - Yes. ; Meetings of the Communications Committee are held at an office on Plains Rd., in Aldershot area of Burlington. If we are informed in advance, we will watch for arrival and assist.
Location376 Plains Rd. E., Burlington
Number of PositionsBurlington: 2 individual(s) 
2 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.  
There is parking in front or behind the mall. Volunteers with a vehicle sometimes report problems arriving on time due to rush hour conditions, so will need to consider the distance when committing in a volunteer position. Milton seems to be too far away for most, but not impossible. 
Public transit is convenient. For details, call 905-318-9566 for advice.
TrainingOrientation ; Our orientation includes our Mission, values, history of the organization, current goals, projects and emerging plans.
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. Watch for changes expected soon in this connection between Hamilton and Burlington.
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsCommitment to the environment; collaboration; team player; adaptability; creativity. 
Ability to collaborate in a small group setting, respecting our values and practices.
Start DateOn or after 27 Aug 2019
Agency Details
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