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Summary of Position:
Re-Imagine Ontario is seeking Board Directors, with executive or professional experience in at least one of the following key areas:
- Fundraising and Programs Development,
- Marketing & Public Relations
- Human Resources
Candidates should have a strong sense of volunteerism, a strong network, and are passionately committed to contributing to community. You will have the important responsibility for the governance of Re-Imagine Ontario. Re-Imagine Ontario is committed to ensuring that our Board is reflective of the communities we serve, including diverse perspectives in our Board decisions. This is an unpaid volunteer role where quarterly board meetings are now being conducted remotely but should be able to attend in person if the need arises. Ideal candidates must be very responsive to emails and any ad hoc meetings that may be convened.
- Work with the organization’s leadership to develop the best strategy for the organization. This includes working with any outside consultants & experts, who may seek direct board participation in completing strategic projects.
- Understand and demonstrate commitment to our vision, mission, and values.
- Leverage knowledge, expertise, connections, networks, and resources to develop collective action to fully achieve our mission, vision, and goals.
- Know and understand all programs/services being offered
- Understand and monitor our financial affairs
- Actively prepare for and participate at Board meetings quarterly
- Make inquiries when clarification or more information is needed
- Ensure our organization is complying with all legal and regulatory requirements
- Understand and maintain confidentiality
- Avoid any conflicts of interest
- Works with other Board members in achieving the objectives of the sub- committee to which you may be assigned.
- Actively promote Re-Imagine Ontario and use Board members’ influence to positively contribute to advancing our reputation and brand.
- Actively and constantly fundraising for the organization.
- A degree in a relevant field or equivalent certification and/or training/experience in any of the areas listed, or in governance, organizational development, or not-for-profit management.
- Prior board experience a huge asset though not mandatory.
- Minimum 5 years leadership experience working or volunteering in any of the following key areas: working with the elderly, youth (especially diverse populations), is an asset
- Understanding of not-for-profit structure, policies, and governance an asset.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work with, and message to, diverse audiences, including government and community organizations, people with lived experience and the general population is an asset.
- Experience in collaborating, maintaining confidentiality, providing recommendations, influencing decisions, and looking at “the big picture” at the leadership level.
- Ability to problem solve, plan, and manage change.
- Experience in using Microsoft O365 is an asset.
- Offers will be conditional upon the receipt of a clear vulnerable sector check (VSC) and the successful verification of your references.
Why volunteer at Re-imagine Ontario?
- Be part of a collaborative team that prioritizes community development
- Partner with professionals in the non-profit sector
- Gain valuable work experience and develop new skills.
How to Apply:
Re-Imagine Ontario strives to build an inclusive workforce that reflects the rich diversity of the communities in which we live and serve. All qualified applicants may apply. We strongly encourage applications from persons with lived experience in the communities we serve, including Black and Indigenous people, Youth and Seniors. Candidates living in the Halton-Peel areas will be given priority.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com with the subject line, “Board of Director Members + Your Area of Specialty”. We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. For more information about Re-Imagine, please visit our website at www.reimagineontario.ca
Tutors will provide academic support, guidance, and mentorship to vulnerable youth in the Halton-Mississauga areas, with a focus on improving their knowledge and understanding of Reading, Science, Mathematics, and others. This will be online.
- Provide one-on-one or small group tutoring sessions to students aged 10-19 years primarily in STEM subjects, reading and others.
- Assist students in understanding and completing their homework assignments, projects, and preparing for tests and exams.
- Create a positive and inclusive learning environment that encourages active participation and engagement from students.
- Identify individual student learning needs and tailor tutoring strategies accordingly.
- Develop and implement personalized learning plans based on students' strengths, weaknesses, and goals.
- Encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity among students through hands-on activities and real-life applications of STEM concepts and reading.
- Foster a supportive and respectful relationship with students, promoting their confidence and self-esteem in their academic abilities.
- Collaborate with other tutors, staff, and volunteers to share best practices, resources, and ideas for enhancing the tutoring program.
- Maintain accurate records of tutoring sessions, including student progress, challenges, and areas for improvement.
- Attend periodic training sessions and staff meetings to enhance tutoring skills and stay updated on program policies and procedures.
- Adhere to the organization's guidelines, code of conduct, and safeguarding policies to ensure the safety and well-being of the students.
The Salvation army Christmas kettles are set up at Superstore, Walmart, Metro and all the LCBO locations.
2 hour shifts available, volunteers can choose day (s), location and time that works for them.
Monday-Saturday starting Nov 23- Dec 23.
What is the Turkey Drive?
Turkey Drive is our annual “turkey-raiser” for Food for Life, where we ask customers at local Fortinos stores to purchase a turkey and donate it to a family in need in Halton for the holiday season. Customers purchase a turkey (pay for it at the front cash) and then let the cashier know it is for the Turkey Drive. Our volunteers will help make the ask to the customer as well as help collect the turkeys at the cash. Food for Life will deliver the turkeys throughout the community in time for the holidays.
When is the Turkey Drive?
The Turkey Drive is held over 2 days in December. This year our Turkey Drive is taking place:
- Saturday December 2 – 10:00am-4:00pm
- Sunday December 3 – 10:00am-4:00pm
Volunteer shifts are approximately 3 hours long - 9:45am-1:00pm; 12:45-4:00pm. Volunteers will fulfill the following roles in stores:
Meat Department Role Asking shoppers if they would like to purchase a turkey and donate it to a family this holiday. Let them know we are collecting for our annual Turkey Drive, and please consider purchasing and donating a turkey to a family in need. Front Cash Role At the front cash, they will be helping to collect the purchased turkeys in a cart and thank the shoppers for their donation. They will have a Turkey Count sheet to help track the number of donated turkeys. The Front cash volunteers will also help to transfer donated turkeys (by shopping cart) to the freezer, where they will be picked up by our drivers throughout the day.
Boad member positions available starting in February. We have 4 positions available each year. This year the 4 coming due are 2 for general members, as well as a secretary and a treasurer. We have a 10 member board of directors who each serve for a 2 year term. The positions time commitment are 2- 4 hrs a month. We also have a fall fair in September where board particpation is required. Please visit our website to see our annual report, audit, history and short video explaining who we are. Board meetings are in person. We are a multi service organization with childrens, seniors, adult programs, food bank, financial literacy, harm reduction, counselling, poverty support and more.
Free tax clinic for low income families runs Monday - Friday from late February to the end of April. Volunteers meet with clients, prepare and file their tax returns at OPNC office. Registration to volunteer with CVITP program at CRA required (must register by late December to be approved in time for tax season). Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector screening required
As a volunteer you will be co-facilitating recreational programs and activities with older adults who have cognitive, physical or mental impairments in a group setting. This might be playing games or completing puzzles, assisting with art or music sessions, or simply having a quiet conversation with a client.
- Shopping for food for our programs.
- Online ordering of food for our programs.
- Preparing meals and snacks for students to eat; most programs do not involve cooking, but most have some cutting of fresh fruits and vegetables and minimal preparation of other food items.
- Setting up for food service which can include setting up chairs and tables, cleaning the eating and food preparation surfaces and putting out dishes and food.
- Preparing bins with food items to be served.
- Post-program cleanup; this can include doing dishes, putting food away, cleaning tables and putting away chairs.
- Monthly reporting and financial tracking; this involves working with school staff to obtain account balances and submitting totals to HFFT each month.
Bereavement Peer Support Volunteers Needed!
Apply to volunteer today to start your FREE ONLINE Bereavement Peer Support Training!
About the Bereavement Peer Support Program:
In this program, you will play a crucial role in helping to normalize the grieving process for individuals struggling to cope with the death of a loved one. As a Bereavement Peer Support Volunteer, you will provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to share their stories and express their feelings. Your role will involve offering comfort, support, and assistance in finding meaning and healing. Additionally, you may provide information and strategies to help clients learn to live with their loss.
In our Bereavement Peer Support Program, we recognize the unique strength that comes from shared experiences. Therefore, we are specifically seeking volunteers who have personally encountered a significant loss in their lives. This program operates on the principle of peer support, emphasizing that our clients often benefit immensely from sharing their challenges with someone who has navigated a similar journey of loss and grief.
The Strength of Peer Support:
Being a peer support program, we understand the profound impact that a volunteer with personal experience can have on someone struggling with grief. Your own journey through loss enables you to connect with clients on a deeper level, fostering a sense of understanding, empathy, and shared resilience. Clients often find solace in knowing that they are not alone in their grief, and your presence as a peer support volunteer can provide a source of strength and inspiration.
Your Personal Journey as a Source of Comfort:
As a Bereavement Peer Support Volunteer, your lived experience becomes a valuable asset in providing comfort and reassurance to those in need. Your ability to relate to the complex emotions of grief can offer a unique form of support, helping clients feel understood and validated in their own struggles. Through the sharing of your personal journey, you contribute to the creation of a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can openly express their feelings and find solace in the knowledge that they are not alone.
Matching Volunteers and Clients:
To further enhance the effectiveness of our support, we make efforts to pair newly trained volunteers with clients who have experienced a similar type of loss, where applicable. This matching process is designed to create a more profound connection between volunteers and clients, as it allows for a shared understanding of the specific challenges and emotions associated with a particular loss. By aligning personal experiences, we aim to create a supportive and empathetic environment that promotes healing and growth.
A Shared Path Towards Healing:
In joining this program, you become an integral part of a community that understands the transformative power of shared experiences. Your willingness to give back by helping others navigate their grief is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Together, as a community of volunteers who have walked similar paths of loss, we aim to provide comfort, support, and the hope of healing to those who seek it.
Our upcoming Bereavement Peer Support Training is scheduled for early 2024. Training details are as follows:
Dates: Mondays, February 5th to April 22, 2024 (No classes on February 19 and April 1st, 2024).
Time: 1 pm – 3:30 pm (March 4, 2024, and March 11, 2024 classes will be 2 hours (1-4 pm)
Delivery mode: ONLINE via Zoom link
Course duration: 10 weeks
Ongoing: Following training, volunteers are typically asked to commit 1 hour per week, matched with a client for approximately 3 months.
- Actively participates in all monthly FOL Committee meetings, whether conducted virtually or in person
- Assumes the leadership role in FOL fundraising activities, including book sales, pop-ups, and book donation events
- Leads and guides a team of volunteers, with valuable support from the Chair and the committee. This includes creating volunteer schedules and providing orientations for book sales
- Provides support to all Shift Leaders during book sales
- Collaborates with the Chair and FOL Committee to compile reports on fundraising results, along with valuable recommendations, to OPL
- Proactively seeks methods to enhance the efficiency and success of book sales, offering recommendations and updating work plans for fundraising initiatives, thus contributing to the planning of future events
- Establishes the monthly meeting schedule and chairs the meeting, whether conducted virtually or in-person
- Collaborates with the secretary to set the agenda for all scheduled meetings, preparing and distributing meeting minutes and agendas incorporating input from the committee and OPL Management
- Provides guidance and support to committee leads to ensure the successful planning and execution of fundraising activities
- Takes an active leadership role in recruiting committee members, including the Chair, and identifying suitable committee leads
- Offers support to the Book Sale Lead, Communications Lead, and Sorting Room Lead within the committee
- Collaborates closely with the Book Sale Lead to plan and run book sales, volunteers and other pop-up fundraising activities
- Compiles reports on fundraising results and offers recommendations to the Manager, Community Development & Engagement for consideration
- Contributes content for promotion in the OPL Newsletter and Social Media platforms
- Represents FOL within the community and with OPL staff
- May assume additional responsibilities as needed, based on individual capabilities and capacity
Roles and Responsibilities
● Serve as an ambassador for the Burlington Museums Foundation (BMF) and the Museums of Burlington.
● Support the annual objectives of the Burlington Museums Foundation.
● Actively participate in decision-making at Board meetings
● Promote the Museums of Burlington in the community and actively seek opportunities to partner with businesses and other community initiatives.
● Steward donors and prospective donors, build relationships and cultivate funding. opportunities, emphasizing diversity in donor engagement.
● Assist personally in soliciting gifts and grants from individuals, foundations, corporations and other resources, fostering a diverse range of supporters.
● Use personal expertise and abilities to benefit the BMF (when applicable)
● Recruit and elect new Directors with an interest in heritage, culture and philanthropy, ensuring diverse representation in leadership.
● Volunteer and serve on committees (when applicable)
● Commit to up to 3-5 hours a month in supporting BMF including meetings, events and Board meeting preparation.
● Attend Board meetings regularly (1 per month)
● Promote and participate in events held by the BMF
● Admit annually members of the BMF Board
● Commit to a two-year term minimum, ensuring diversity and equitable continuity.
Coach teams games.
Hand out uniforms to players.
Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/
How you can help?
* Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
* Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.
* Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family in your area.
Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become an in-home volunteer angel!
Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 4 hours of in home support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our in home support programs.
Nankind offers rewarding volunteer positions for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.
In home Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.
By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.
Our Angels receive specialized training and the support of NAN’s Child Life Specialist throughout their volunteering time.
How to apply
1. Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/volunteer-programs/
2. Select: "In Home Volunteer"
3. Create a MY IMPACT ACCOUNT and complete the application.
* Must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Police Information Check.
* Must have about 1 year of experience providing childcare support (babysitting, teaching, tutoring, etc). Moms, Dads & Grandparents may qualify with family childcare experience.
* Must reside in Ontario.
There’s a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!
Volunteers sign up by task. So you can choose what time you’d like to give. It’s casual- so you sign up when you're available. No need to commit to a rotation/schedule.
- 4 Food preparation at 2:00
- 4 to Setup at 4:00
- 5 to Greeter & Coffee Servers 5:00
- 6 Buffet & Salad Servers 5:30
- 5 Dishwashers & Teardown 6:00
- coach team practices
- coach teams games
- help hand out teams uniforms
- promote positive encouragement