Community Outreach
Volunteer Toronto
Toronto, Ontario
20d ago

Primary Category : Working with Newcomers

Type of Position :

Long-Term (3 months or more)

Description & Details

St. James Town Community Corner

Volunteer Opportunity Position : Community Outreach Required commitment : minimum of 3 hours / week

Deadline : Ongoing

About the St. James Town Community Corner (The Corner)

St. James Town Corner is an innovative hub which brings the community it serves and service providers together to work towards making St.

James Town a stronger and healthier community. We provide a venue for the residents to identify and solve problems in a collaborative and friendly environment and celebrate their cultures.

We connect the residents to health and social services such as primary health care, settlement services and employment services.

We also offer the opportunity for the community to develop their own social programs.

About outreach

Our outreach efforts focus on building strong relationships with the community and connecting residents to a variety of facilities and services that our partners offer.

Using all possible outreach tools and venues such as community outreach events and social media, we make every effort to make sure that the people of St.

James Town know we are here for them.

About the Volunteer Position

These positions are for people who are passionate about working with people and being on the fore front of efforts that aim to have a positive impact on people’s lives.

A significant part of the Outreach Volunteer’s time will be spent in the community either with a Corner staff or another volunteer.

Duties

  • Attend outreach sessions with Corner staff in the lobbies of the St. James Town buildings and other locations in the community
  • Interact with residents and provide information about the organization and its services and programs
  • Help create social media content
  • Attend meetings when required
  • Perform data entry occasionally
  • Regularly update community bulletin boards
  • Assist in the organization of special events such as St. James Town Annual Festival
  • Hold monthly meetings with the rest of the volunteer team to brain storm outreach ideas and explore ways to implement them
  • You are :

  • Professional, creative, confident and respectful
  • A People’s person who enjoys working directly with the residents of a diverse and vibrant community
  • Willing to learn about the Corner and its programs
  • Willing to commit a minimum of 3 hours per week
  • What do you get out of this opportunity?

  • Building networks and knowing your community
  • Building communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • A venue to apply your creativity and implement your outreach ideas in collaboration with the rest of your team
  • Reference letters and certification of your commitment
  • Rich work experience in a social and health services environment
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