Volunteer Signaler

(Hamilton Signals Association)

Position ID: V-HVC0808 Last Full Update: 28 May 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsOur members are retired Signalers from the Canadian Forces and volunteers who love signalling. We share the equipment so visitors can see how Signals in WW1 and WW2 actually worked.  
For those who want to know more, we do a "Crack the Code" workshop to build a Morse Code key and code and decode messages. Our presentations are called "Deceitful D-Day' and "Wolf PAck War" - we tell the signals story of D-Day and of The Battle of the Atlantic.
ContactKen Lloyd, Director of Outreach, Hamilton Signals Association/ Vintage Signals Team; Phone: 905-825-9898; Email: vintagesignalsteam@gmail.com
DutiesSummer season volunteer positions for museums, schools and public events. Interacting with the public to explain and demonstrate vintage Signals equipment from WW1 and WW2. Ability to learn Morse Code and Code-breaking is an advantage. 
- Speak and tell the tales of Signalling 
- Use Vintage equipment 
- Wear period uniforms if needed
BenefitsExpenses covered if donations are received for the event
Ages12 year(s) - 85 year(s)
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Youth (12-18) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Historical / Archival Activities ; Social Interaction ; Youth Engagement
Skills/ExperienceAccounting & Finance - Bookkeeper ; Communication & Interpersonal Skills - Story teller ; Creativity - Making history come alive ; Customer Service - Dealing with people all day long ; Dependability & Trustworthiness - The equipment is valuable and needs to be cared for ; Friendly & Outgoing - There are many children who need guidance and elderly who need to be heard at our events ; General Computer Skills - Computer printing and report writing ; Leadership - Decision will be made but we are there to help ; Marketing & PR - Lots of opportunity ; Mentoring & Training - We can give this ; Patience - You are dealing with people ; Planning & Organizing - We had 58 events last year ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Research - A vast library of information awaits ; Team Work ; Web & IT - We have a web page and Facebook and Twitter ; Working with Children - 7 days with the Danforth schools in Toronto and 18 days at the CNE at Exhibition Place
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event - come as see how you fit ; Short Term - short term or long term we can fit you in ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group ; Virtual Volunteering
Minimum Hours8 / Week
Dates and TimesSaturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Most events are on the weekend
SeasonsSpring - slow ; Summer - busy ; Fall - November very busy ; Winter - equipment repair
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationOakville, Hamilton, Toronto
Number of PositionsHamilton ; Oakville 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided ; Training on the job ; Training on-going - revision of skills
TransportationNear public transit ; Driver License required - only if you want to drive the Vintage Line Truck
Police CheckNot Required
Agency Details
Organization NameHamilton Signals Association
Office Phone905-825-9898
Address & Map
John Weir Foote V.C. Armouries (meeting location)
200 James St N
Hamilton, ON L8R 2L1
Mailing Address244 Wales Cres 
Oakville, ON L6L 3X7