GLOCAL Foundation of Canada (Indigenous Community Engagement Volunteer)

Organization Name: GLOCAL Foundation of Canada
Opportunity Title: Indigenous Community Engagement Volunteer
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 19, 2021
End Date: December 31, 2099

Email: nushrat.anjum@glocalfoundation.ca
Website: https://glocalfoundation.ca/
Details:
  • Appropriate for youth (i.e., less than 18)
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
Opportunity Description:

Are you interested in community engagement? Do you want to bring about effective changes in democratic participation and civic engagement?   If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Our entrepreneurial start-up environment offers volunteers the opportunity to learn a wide range of skills, including strategic planning, program design and interdisciplinary research for civil society engagement.    GLOCAL Foundation of Canada is a non-for-profit organization that strives to provide innovative programs and cross-disciplinary resources to help Canadians better engage in public policy making and problem-solving. GLOCAL advances this mission of strengthening local-global understanding through research, events, and training programs.    YouCount.ca is GLOCAL’s flagship project to promote civic engagement and democratic participation. Our digital platform facilitates Canadians in navigating Canadian politics and direct engagement with their political representatives at three levels of governments.    Job Description   We are looking for individuals who identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit to support us in engagement with Indigenous communities in Canada on the objectives of our Youcount.ca platform.   Scope of the responsibilities:  Building relationships and establishing dialogue with indigenous organizations to better understanding the perspectives of indigenous peoples on civic engagement and democratic participation in Canada Providing recommendations on partnerships with indigenous organizations to enhance indigenous participation in  the activities of GLOCAL and YouCount.ca Conducting research on indigenous governance with a view to incorporating indigenous political leadership in the YouCount.ca platform in a respectful and culturally relevant way  Providing support for GLOCAL’s social media engagement, creating infographics and producing short videos on relevant issues.  Other activities relevant to the mission of GLOCAL and YouCount.ca    Special arrangements can be made for online group volunteering with collaborative tasks for schoolers.   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 working environment. Ability to work both independently and within a team environment. Professionalism, punctuality, and reliability.    Hours Per Week: This is a remote role and the volunteer is expected to dedicate 5-10hrs/week. Accommodation for flexible start date can be made. A minimum of 3 months commitment is required.   Supervision: The successful candidate will work with the executive team of the Foundation. Ongoing support and mentorship will be offered by the Manager to ensure holistic development of the volunteer in capacities relevant to the job. 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.     Learning Component: The volunteer will gain professional skills in research, business development, strategic planning, grants applications, communication, and leadership.   To Apply Send one-page cover letter and resume in one file to nushrat.anjum@glocalfoundation.ca Provide 2 References: Name, title and contact information (email and phone number) for two references. Subject Line:  ‘Volunteer application – Your Province – Your Full Name – Date of Your Application’

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