The Shoebox Project for Women (Volunteer Local Chapter Coordinator – Halifax)

Organization Name: The Shoebox Project for Women
Opportunity Title: Volunteer Local Chapter Coordinator – Halifax
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: September 15, 2021
End Date: September 1, 2022

  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

Our head office is in Toronto but this volunteer position is for someone living in/around the HALIFAX area who wants to get involved at the local level! You are the lead Coordinator of the organization’s activities in your community in an effort to support women impacted by homelessness. For those seeking a rewarding leadership role! The primary role of a Local Chapter Coordinator is to effectively lead the Shoebox Project goals in your community. By creating a fun and supportive environment you will manage and coordinate the efforts of your community volunteers, donors and stakeholders to ensure a successful Shoebox drive season. Position Responsibilities: ● You are an ambassador of The Shoebox Project in your community –Lead the charge and represent with pride! ● Recruit and manage a team of volunteers to assist in various support roles ● Identify and develop a network of shelters and resource centers to support ● Get your local community involved with our Shoebox Drive. Introduce, inform & educate your community about The Shoebox Project, what we do and how they can help in a fun and simple way ● Spread the word on social media ● Coordinate Shoebox inspections, storage, transportation and delivery of Shoeboxes from drop-off locations to shelters – deliver your Shoeboxes and watch the smiles! Qualifications: ● Interest in issues related to women’s homelessness and desire to give back to your community in a positive way ● Strong leadership with the ability and desire to reach out to your community with the ‘ask’ of support ● Excellent communication and organizational skills ● Computer savvy (specifically with Google based applications and navigating google drive) ● Comfortable communicating and connecting through social media If you think this is the right role for you to dig into and make your own, we’d love to hear from you! Please complete our volunteer application HERE or contact us for more details: *We value and are strongly committed to equity, inclusion and diversity within our organization. We welcome and encourage applications from all gender identities and expressions, LGBTQ+, religious backgrounds, people of colour, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. Should you be in need of any accommodation please let us know by phone or email. Accommodations will be made upon request wherever possible and all information provided will be handled confidentially.

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