GLOCAL Foundation of Canada (Community Engagement Volunteer)

Organization Name: GLOCAL Foundation of Canada
Opportunity Title: Community Engagement Volunteer
Category: Other Positions
Commitment: Less than 6 months, 6 months to 1 year, Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: May 2, 2022
End Date: April 10, 2030

  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

GLOCAL Foundation of Canada is a non-partisan, non-profit organization striving to empower residents in Canada to integrate a solid, creative domestic engagement with a nuanced global understanding in politics, business, academics and philanthropy. We aim to provide innovative programs and cross-sectoral resources to encourage residents in Canada to be civically aware and democratically engaged. Our team is composed of staff, consultants, advisors, and volunteers from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds who dedicate themselves in having Canadians’ voices heard and understood. Description of Duties: – Work closely with GLOCAL Research Analysts and supervisors to gather, enter, and analyse data on political representatives at municipal level. – Conduct research and understand the political environment of the province. This includes but not limited to research on local issues, provincial policy concerns and regional politics. – Provide support in GLOCAL’s social media engagement, create infographics and produce short videos on social causes. – Assist in community engagement and outreach at local level. Qualifications: – Successful applicants will have the following qualifications: – Good oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. – A passion for creative writing, community engagement and partnerships development. – Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel. – Strong intercultural understanding. – Ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced, flexible environment. – Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. – Professionalism, punctuality, and reliability. Skills Gained/Related Careers: The successful candidate will volunteer with the executive team of the Foundation. Ongoing support will be offered to ensure holistic development of the volunteer in capacities relevant to the position. A weekly meeting will be scheduled for the volunteer to receive support and direction, as well as targeted opportunities and guidance for personal growth and development, such as future career planning. We aim to make this a comprehensive learning experience for the volunteers. Time Commitment: Hours Per Week: This is a remote role with flexible start dates. We hope the volunteer is able to dedicate 2-6hrs/week. A minimum of 3 months commitment is expected.  

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