Volunteer Leader Program - Canada Day Drumming Celebration


Deadline/Expiry Date: 
01 May 2020 11:50 AM (Friday)


Name of Organization: 
Legacy 150 Celebrations Soceity
Contact Name: 
Vivien Poon

About the Assignment
The Volunteer Leader is responsible for the overall management of the volunteer program including recruiting, screening, managing and training volunteers, and assisting the preparation and execution of Canada Day Drumming Celebration.

- Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office, online platforms and social media.
- Excellent communication skills and comfort with public speaking in front of large groups
- Excellent organizational skills
- Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
- Ability to delegate tasks to others
- Must be self-motivated, pro-active, strategic, collaborative and have good follow-through skills
- Supervisory and/or leadership experience
- Some post-secondary education
- Nice to Have
- Previous volunteer coordination experience
- Speak other languages

What You’ll Be Doing
- Volunteer Recruitment:
Use a variety of recruiting methods such as networking, advertising, social media, and community reach out to recruit volunteers
Maintain regular communication with all volunteers, e.g. reply emails
Contact previous volunteers

- Volunteer Screening:
Screen volunteers, including conducting background checks and verifying
Greet Volunteers and check-in volunteer on event days

- Volunteer Scheduling
Create schedules as required, with input and direction from the Event Producers
Schedule volunteers into allotted time slots
Work with event coordinators to ensure adequate volunteer coverage and appropriate placement of volunteers

- Volunteer Management
Be the primary contact for your team of volunteers from May - July
Ensure that volunteers receive the appropriate level of supervision
Act as a supervisor for your volunteer team
Serve as a liaison between volunteers and other leaders
Ensure that volunteers work in a safe, healthy, and supportive environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations
Be primary on-site contact for assigned team leaders and ensure that the volunteers are getting the support and help they need

- Administration
Create reports for the event coordinators e.g. regular status updates and a final report

Perks and Benefits
- Opportunity to gain experience
- Snacks and Water provided during the shifts
- Signing of volunteer hours and Reference Letter* (provided upon request)
- Different hours required depending on the assignments