Archived Opportunities

These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization). Please note that these opportunities are only presented for interest – to give volunteers and site visitors an opportunity to see the types of positions offered by organizations.

Animal Care Attendant

Organization: SPCA St. John's
Category: Animal Care
Description: Love animals and have experience working with cats? We are currently recruiting dependable volunteers who are available one weekday morning a week. The shift begins at 9am and ends at 12pm. It includes work such as feeding cats, scooping litter, cleaning cages, mopping floors but, of course, also offers the more desirable "work" such as snuggling, playing and socializing. Our volunteers must show empathy towards our animals, an ability to work with minimal supervision, show respect for the outlined rules, let the volunteer coordinator know if they are unable to make their assigned shift, and sign a waiver and agreement. If this sounds like the position for you, please pop by our shelter on RCAF Rd to fill out the volunteer application forms. We are open Tues 12-5pm, Wed 12-8pm, and Thurs-Sun 12-5pm.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation's JUMPfest

Organization: The Heart and Stroke Foundation - JUMPFEST
Category: Sports and Recreation
Description: The Jump Rope for Heart Program will be hosting its annual Jumpfest at the NL Sports Center (Sportsplex) on 90 Crosbie Road here in St. John's, NL. The lead up to and execution of this event will require many volunteers in order for it to be as successful as possible. This year, we will be having two days of Jumpfest to accommodate the number of students and they will be taking place on May 13th, and May 15th of 2015. Jumpfest is a close out celebration to the Jump Rope for Heart program offered by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and sponsored by NL Hydro and the Ice Caps Care Foundation. Jump Rope for Heart is a program that encourages physical activity and healthy living in our schools. Basically, children get active by jumping rope while they collect pledges to prevent heart disease, save lives, and promote recovery. At our celebration, nearly 1000 children gather to learn skipping skills, get active, and showcase their skipping abilities. Our volunteers will help assist in setting and cleaning up the gym, greeting/directing the different schools and children, coordinating and transitioning children in groups and stations, handing out healthy snacks, and having fun while getting active with the children. The younger grades will need a little extra attention as they tend to be more difficult to organize and direct. On behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, we thank you for your time and hope to have you as part of this year's Jumpfest. Together, we can make a difference and create a healthier future for Newfoundland and Labrador's youth.

Walk to Fight Arthritis - Community Awareness Coordinator

Organization: The Arthritis Society
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Objective: The Community Awareness Coordinator manages all activities that raise public awareness and understanding of The Arthritis Society and The Walk to Fight Arthritis in the local community. This includes strengthening relationships with the community through networking opportunities, speaking to companies and community groups, holding public information sessions, and attending local events to promote the Walk. Length of Involvement: Four month commitment. Time Commitment: Attend committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis during event planning cycle. Frequency of meetings may increase in the months leading up to the Walk. Complete required activities between meetings. Attend the Walk. Responsibilities: Working closely with the event chair (co-chairs), create a community awareness plan that includes a mix of activities. Work with the committee to establish networking opportunities and community events that would be suitable as walk promotion opportunities. Maintain an accurate, timely list of all community awareness activities. Attend networking events or select a designate. Be aware of The Walk to Fight Arthritis Key Messages and use them for all communications. Be familiar with The Walk to Fight Arthritis PowerPoint presentation and make recommendations for changes if necessary. Be knowledgeable about The Arthritis Society and The Walk to Fight Arthritis. Attend all Walk committee meetings and ensure deliverables are completed. Recruit a team of walkers and set an aggressive fundraising goal. Orientation and Training: All committee members will receive an orientation to The Arthritis Society and The Walk to Fight Arthritis. Additional training will be provided as needed. Benefits: Opportunity to share your time, skills and ideas with us. Enhance existing skills and learn new ones. Build connections and be part of a community. Opportunity to support and impact those living with arthritis. Please submit your resume by January 31, 2015 to info@nl.arthritis.ca

Walk to Fight Arthritis - Volunteer Coordinator

Organization: The Arthritis Society
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Objective: The Volunteer Coordinator manages all aspects of recruitment, placement, scheduling, and recognition of event day volunteers. This includes event day check in and out, liaison with other logistic coordinators, handing out volunteer T-shirts and providing orientation as required. Length of Involvement: Minimum four month commitment. Time Required: Attend committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis during event planning cycle. Frequency of meetings may increase in the months leading up to the Walk. Complete required activities between meetings. Attend the Walk. Responsibilities: Work with committee and committee to determine volunteer needs for event day and support positions. Develop a recruitment plan to include individual and group involvement. Follow up to all inquires and place volunteers as indicated by interest. Schedule volunteers and provide copy to all coordinators for Walk Day. Coordinate and provide support at check in and out table, hand out t-shirts and answer questions. Recruit and train event day volunteer leads who will oversee event day volunteers in their specific activities. Work with staff coordinator and committee to determine appropriate recognition for event day volunteers. Submit hours to staff coordinator for data entry and tracking of contributions. Attend all Walk meetings and ensure deliverables are complete. Recruit a team of walkers and set an aggressive fundraising goal. Orientation and Training: All committee members will receive an orientation to The Arthritis Society and The Walk to Fight Arthritis. Additional training will be provided as needed. Benefits: Opportunity to share your time, skills and ideas with us. Enhance existing skills and learn new ones. Build connections and be part of a community. Opportunity to support and impact those living with arthritis. Give back to the community and make a difference. Please submit resume by January 31st, 2015 to info@nl.arthritis.ca

Walk to Fight Arthritis - Individual Recruitment and Stewardship Coordinator

Organization: The Arthritis Society
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Objective: The Individual Recruitment and Stewardship Coordinator manages all committee activity aimed at recruiting individuals to The Walk to Fight Arthritis. This includes developing strategies to re-engage past walkers, and to engage new individuals to the Walk. The Individual Recruitment and Stewardship Coordinator ensure that all registered walkers receive a welcome email and have the tools they need to fundraise successfully. Length of Involvement: Minimum four month commitment. Time Required: Attend committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis during event planning cycle. Frequency of meetings may increase in the months leading up to the Walk. Complete required activities between meetings. Attend the Walk. Responsibilities: Develop a plan to re-engage past walk participants that builds on national and divisional re-engagement activities. Provide timely follow up to groups that have been engaged by the Community Relations Coordinator. Create a communication plan for registered walkers that ensures walkers are communicated with on a regular basis leading up to the Walk. Work closely with the Walk manager to identify top individual fundraisers and recognize their success. Be aware of The Walk to Fight Arthritis Key Messages and use them for all communications. Attend all Walk meetings and ensure deliverables are complete. Recruit a team of walkers and set an aggressive fundraising goal. Orientation and Training: All committee members will receive an orientation to The Arthritis Society and The Walk to Fight Arthritis. Additional training will be provided as needed. Benefits: Opportunity to share your time, skills and ideas with us. Build connections and be part of a community. Opportunity to support and impact those living with arthritis. Give back to the community and make a difference. Please submit your resume by January 31, 2015 to info@nl.arthritis.ca

Walk to Fight Arthritis - Registration Coordinator

Organization: The Arthritis Society
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Objective: The Registration Coordinator manages all aspects of registration before, during and after the Walk. This includes coordination and preparation of all registration and donation forms to be sent to Data Services following the event, as well as local money handling, ensuring appropriate security measures and training of event day volunteers. Length of Involvement: Minimum four month commitment. Time Required: Attend committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis during event planning cycle. Frequency of meetings may increase in the months leading up to the Walk. Complete required activities between meetings. Attend the Walk. Responsibilities: Work with committee to ensure all items are ordered for pre-registration, event day registration, such as T-shirts, incentive prizes, etc. Develop plan to orientate and train volunteers prior to the event. Provide support to volunteers on event day when handling issues related to registration. Ensure procedures for safe handling of money and security is adhered before, during and after the Walk. Attend all Walk meetings and ensure that all deliverables are complete. Recruit a team of walkers and set an aggressive fundraising goal. Orientation and Training: All committee members will receive an orientation to The Arthritis Society and The Walk to Fight Arthritis. Additional training will be provided as needed. Benefits: Opportunity to share your time, skills and ideas with us. Enhance existing skills and learn new ones. Build connections and be part of a community. Opportunity to support and impact those living with arthritis. Give back to the community and make a difference. Please submit resume by January 31st, 2015 to info@nl.arthritis.ca

Walk to Fight Arthritis- Route Coordinator

Organization: The Arthritis Society
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Objective: The Route Coordinator manages the design, designation and municipal approval of the route. This includes the set-up and takedown of signage for the 1km and 5km routes and checkpoints as well to provide a safe environment for walkers. Length of Involvement: Minimum four month commitment. Time Required: Attend committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis during event planning cycle. Frequency of meetings may increase in the months leading up to the Walk. Complete required activities between meetings. Attend the Walk. Responsibilities: Work with committee to determine and design route course as appropriate. Ensure proper signage is on course for the 1km and 5km routes. Provide guidance and support to event day volunteers assigned to the route marshal and checkpoint positions. Communicate any issues or assistance required on route and ensure a safe environment for walkers. Create a communication plan for registered walkers that ensures walkers are communicated with on a regular basis leading up to the Walk. Ensure take down of signage after last walker and clean up. Attend all Walk meetings and ensure deliverables are complete. Recruit a team of walkers and set an aggressive fundraising goal. Orientation and Training: All committee members will receive an orientation to The Arthritis Society and The Walk to Fight Arthritis. Additional training will be provided as needed. Benefits: Opportunity to share your time, skills and ideas with us Enhance existing skills and learn new ones Build connections and be part of a community Opportunity to support and impact those living with arthritis Give back to the community and make a difference Please submit resume by January 31st, 2015 to info@nl.arthritis.ca.

Walk to Fight Arthritis - Team Recruitment & Stewardship Coordinator

Organization: The Arthritis Society
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: Objective: The Team Recruitment and Stewardship Coordinator manage all committee activity aimed at recruiting and recognizing teams of walkers for The Walk to Fight Arthritis. This includes leading the committee in activities to identify team prospects and developing strategies for team recruitment. The Team Recruitment and Stewardship Coordinator is responsible for supporting registered teams ensuring team captains have the tools they need to fundraise successfully. Length of Involvement: Minimum four month commitment. Time Commitment: Attend committee meetings on a bi-weekly basis during event planning cycle. Frequency of meetings may increase in the months leading up to the Walk. Complete required activities between meetings. Attend the Walk. Responsibilities: Work with committee to establish a list of prospective Walk teams. Determine a recruitment plan for each prospective team. Maintain an accurate list of team prospects that includes contact information and contact notes. Report on recruitment activities at each meeting. Work closely with the Walk manager to track registered teams. Create a contact plan for registered teams that involves several contacts before the Walk and at least one post Walk. Be aware of The Walk to Fight Arthritis Key Messages and use them for all communications. Attend all Walk meetings and ensure deliverables are completed. Recruit a team of walkers and set an aggressive fundraising goal. Orientation and Training: All committee members will receive an orientation to The Arthritis Society and The Walk to Fight Arthritis. Additional training will be provided as needed. Benefits: Opportunity to share your time, skills and ideas with us. Enhance existing skills and learn new ones. Build connections and be part of a community. Opportunity to support and impact those living with arthritis. Give back to the community and make a difference. Please submit your resume by January 31st, 2015 to info@nl.arthritis.ca

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