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- Canvass your family and friends during the month of February to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation
Responsibilities during volunteer shifts included:
• Representing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington
• Greeting Tree Lot customers
• Checking store receipts to ensure trees have been pre-purchased
• Assisting customers to pick out Christmas trees, and if applicable, helping them transport the tree to their vehicle
• Tree bag sales and money handling
• Tree lot tidy up, including fallen/blown over trees and sweeping needles
*Must be 16 years or older, or otherwise accompanied by an adult.
• Use appropriate equipment flashlight, proper footwear and have cell-phone.
• Take daytime shots for logistic and planning support as well as after dark shots to celebrate and promote the festival. Photos will be used for promotion in both social and print media.
Shifts are typically 3 hours long and you can donate as much of your time as you would like!
Provide office assistance, helping with activities and programs, telephone, friendly visiting, reading, library, computer, friendly escort to appointments, refreshment server, etc. Assignments will be based on volunteer skills and interests and department need.
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.
- Help develop, plan & organize special events and support our organizational fundraising activities.
- Work with other team members to identify, solicit & connect with potential donors, prospects and sponsors.
- Assist create communications, mailing lists, promotional and marketing materials.
- Support other initiatives like annual gala, anniversary celebrations, event programming, volunteer & alumni relations, PR and special campaigns, as needed and assigned.
- Manage highly sensitive financial and other personal information with confidentiality.
- Willingness and ability to travel and meet deadlines is required.
Prior relevant experience in a similar role especially working with non-profit organizations/charities/charitable foundations/schools is preferred but not necessary. Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and computer proficiency. Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail and sense of urgency. Superb in negotiation and relationship cultivation. Creative-thinker, self-starter with ability to work independently and within a team.
Physical activity: Volunteers lead warm up, running workouts, and other fitness activities while cheering them on and providing encouragement.
Snack: Volunteers help to distribute snack to the students after the physical activity component.
Word of the Day: Volunteers have the opportunity to explain a "Word of the Day” for the whole group. They will share the word selected for that week (as provided in the Director’s Manual) and ask for feedback from the students regarding the definition and how they can use it at some point in their lives.
Journal: Volunteers assist children to record their accomplishments in both running and reading each week.
Reading: Volunteers supervise as children read silently, read one-on-one with children or lead group reading, listen to them read and providing help and encouragement.
• Provide courteous and responsive service to prospective donors
• Provide information about Canadian Blood Services programs and initiatives
• Assist with management of participant records and event documentation
• Deliver professional presentations on behalf of Canadian Blood Services about programs (including stem cell registry, as appropriate), the importance of blood donation and the need to recruit new blood donors for Canada’s blood system
• Complete all required forms on time and bring forward requests for additional information and post-presentation feedback to Volunteer Resources
• Connect with your neighbours, coworkers, family and friends online or in person with an outreach kit. Ask for donations, as well as share health information and thank donors
• Attend a training session in January
• Return your outreach kit and donations in March
• Enjoy interacting with people
• Willing to ask for donations in person and / or online (with training)
• Able to walk outdoors in February
This is a great opportunity to learn new cooking skills in a friendly environment. Our team organizers can show you how to prepare recipes. Volunteers who are not interested in cooking can help with table set up, greeting guests and clean up.
Some previous St. Luke's events include: St. Luke's Christmas Bazaar, Fabulous Fridays Food Truck and Karaoke Night, a wine and cheese fundraiser, Nicole's Car Wash, and more. Details and requirements for each event are sent to volunteers in advance. Volunteers can choose which events they would like to help in.
Successful candidates will possess:
• Good organization and planning skills
• Ability to lift loads and unload items from a truck
• Friendly, outgoing, compassionate personalities with a willingness to help
• Food preparation skills (or a willingness to learn)
• Ability to monitor inventory and keep records
• Set up tables and chairs
• Help to unload food from truck
• Display available food items
• Package food items
• Provide hospitality
• Assist clients
• Keep records
• Take down tables and chairs
• Ensure food is properly stored
Volunteers will be assigned to a rotating schedule once or twice per month depending on the number of volunteers.
There are a variety of event components and duties to choose from that may include: serving refreshments, conducting tours, reception/admission duties, gift shop sales, assisting in the children’s activity area or set-up of equipment for the event (some heavy lifting may be required).
- Help with interactive stations, kids programs and crafts
- Lead tours
- Assist with theme specific activities
- Take pictures for the Willow Park records and online postings
Events may include a drum circle, crafts for families, scavenger hunts, weather-related activities. Volunteers are encouraged to present ideas for crafts or other programs that can be done outdoors. Volunteers needed in the planning stages and to help on the day of the event. Yearly events are: Maple Syrup Day, Earth Day, Wildlife Day, Nature in the fall with Pumpkins, Birds of Hungry Hollow.
Kids Nature Mornings in July and August Wild Canada Summer of discovery consists of themed discovery of local animals and plants. Activities may include nature walks and park exploration, handicrafts, caring for nature - stewardship, games.
Summer camp days in July and August give volunteers the opportunity to learn about local ecology and nature interpretation, engage children in outdoor nature exploration and nature crafts.
• Ensure the merchandise is presented in a tidy, clean and organized manner to encourage sales
• Responsible to know what merchandise is currently on the shelves
• Be able to respond to customer inquiries regarding merchandise when needed
• Assist with loading and unloading donated merchandise from/to customers’ vehicles
• Actively approach customers to help them find items they are looking for
• Be courteous, respectful and professional to both the customer and your fellow volunteers
• Train and provide support to all new volunteers as required
• Ensure work area is clean, tidy and safe at all times
• Assist in providing information on Habitat for Humanity and making referrals when appropriate
• Other duties as required.
Provide customer service
Help with general housekeeping tasks
Assist with pick ups
Repair damaged items and assembles products to sell in the ReStore
• People able to water, weed and harvest
• Fundraisers and a treasurer
• Communications volunteer to be a liaison with the local paper
This is a free neighbourhood event for older adults. A hot lunch, time to socialize and play cards, games and shoot pool afterwards.
- Encourage guests and participants to bring a donation for the Infant Food Bank - diapers, formula, cereal and/or jars and pouches of baby food
-Volunteers work with the Infant Food Bank Facilitator to provide a plan for their event which includes methods of gathering donations, outline of product or fundraising goal and identification of event timeline.
- MCRC will provide posters and information about the Infant Food Bank and, if you like, an Infant Food Bank container for your guests to fill
Note: You can drop off your collected donations to MCRC at 410 Bronte Street South, Milton or we can arrange to pick them up.
Students: earn up to 4 hours of volunteer time for organizing and hosting your own Infant Food Bank event
THE BISTRO CAFE..daily food service
Breakfast @ the Bistro..Saturday monthly event
The running group will be targeted to our youth in care between the ages of 12-18.
The youth will learn to run 5kms and complete a 5km run
The group will also have an educational component with weekly presentations on key health issues.
Each youth will be set up with a mentor to run alongside.
• Learn how and help measure and ID trees
• Maintain vital trails system for the park
• Identify and remove invasive plants
Those who step forward to help with gardening learn about water efficiency, and what plants are habitat or food for which wildlife and important insect species. And very importantly, what plants are invaders that overrun our local natural spaces if not kept in check through removal and replacement plantings. Of course the learning occurs while engaged in hands-on projects that may include getting your hands dirty, while digging, planting, weeding, watering. Then, take a walk in the park and watch your work “grow! The Park is a great place to meet others while enjoying the outdoors!