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Visits can be weekly or every 2 weeks for as little as one hour total time commitment for an in-home visit or a couple of hours if you care to take them to an activity in which you share an interest (coffee & shopping, an art show, live music, shopping, bowling or even for a walk by the lake). By volunteering, you may also be providing some much-needed support to a caregiver or family member simply by visiting one of our wonderful clients.
Crew Member responsibilities:
• Plan, organize and participate on projects and events
• Give insight about what’s missing in our community for youth and how we can work together to find some solutions
• Attend meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at “the Hub” at Holy Rosary school – 5:30-7:30pm
• A suggested commitment of 6-12 months, but feel free to attend some meetings first to check it out!
Please note: This opportunity is intended for youth residing in Burlington, Ontario.
We are seeking volunteers to join:
• Program and Event Support
• Outreach and Advocacy
• Language Supports
• Fundraising initiatives
• Find opportunities to share the Canadian Cancer Society’s mission and activities before, during and after the event.
• Develop activities or other ways to share these messages.
• Implement all the mission activities suggested by the Canadian Cancer Society in your Relay
• Respond to questions from participants about the Canadian Cancer Society’s programs and investments.
• Always put the mission and impact at the centre of activities offered to participants.
- Commit to the vision, mission and guiding values of the organization.
- Experience in at least one of the following areas: Healthcare, Seniors Housing Development, Marketing and Fundraising, Strategic Development, Public Relations and Communications, Governance, Finance & Accounting, Human Services, Legal and Community Engagement.
- Participate in the on-going development and implementation of the organization’s four year strategic plan.
- Attend all monthly Board meetings and the AGM.
- Active participation on at least two committees of the Board.
- Have strong communication skills and fluency in English.
- Have previous experience leading business or social organizations, and/or serving on a Board in Canada.
- Have a strong understanding of the needs of the communities the organization serves.
- Integrity and commitment to represent the best interests of the organization.
- Adhere to the organization’s governance policies and procedures.
Based on your background, expertise & special interest, you could help with various organizational initiatives such as marketing, communication, social media, event management & coordination, youth & community engagement, fundraising, donations, program support, administrative support, coaching, recreation, program activities, teaching assistance, education support, general assistance, transportation, food prep, kitchen work, meal preparation, usher, server, games, sports etc.
We are governed by a Policy Board made up of a maximum of 11 volunteers, a mixture of parents and community members. Our board meets approximately 11 times per year (once per month, usually the 3rd Wednesday), in the evening. In addition to the board meetings, all board members have the opportunity to participate in one or more committees, which meet every 2 to 4 months. The average time commitment for our board members is about 3 to 4 hours per month. Each Board Member commits to a two-year term, during which they are to attend all Board meetings, vote on issues, sit on committees and form the governance direction of the organization.
We are currently accepting applications from interested and committed community members for the position of general Board Member. If you have a friend or neighbour in the community who you believe may be interested, please feel free to forward this posting to them.
If you are self-directed, currently reside in Halton, and are interested in giving back to your community, we would love to hear from you. We are a group of like-minded people who can have fun while still recognizing the important task our childcare centres must do.
Are you interested in learning more or applying? Please send by email a letter of interest to our Board President, Allison McLean at email@example.com with the subject heading: Board Member.
All communication will be kept confidential, and you will be contacted immediately with more information regarding the open positions. Please note that we ask for a minimum volunteer commitment of 2 years.
- Attend the meeting on the last Thursday of the month (except for Halloween!)
- Take minutes for that specific meeting
- Type up the minutes and create PDF file
Duties may include the following items depending on the current project:
• Youth insights and feedback on various projects
• Learning about community resources and sharing them with your friends and other youth you know
• Planning, organizing and participating in projects and events
• Advocacy around project deliverables that have an impact on youth in our community
*PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is intended for youth residing in Oakville, Ontario. We are specifically seeking youth volunteers from the following schools in our North Oakville neighbourhood, but would be open to any youth living in Oakville who want to apply:
*Secondary Schools (All grades)
-Holy Trinity S.S.
-White Oaks S.S.
*Elementary Schools (Grades 7-8)
-St. Michael's Elementary
-St. Andrew's Elementary
-Our Lady Peace Elementary
Assist staff with the organization of resource materials.
Often times living in a Long Term Care (LTC) can be lonely, many of the individuals living with MS in LTC can often be more isolated because of the age difference and interests compared to the other residents.
If you have a spare few hours a month, you can really make a difference in someone's life.
Must be over 18 years old to complete Vulnerable Sector Screening Police Check screening requirements