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The Shoebox Project for Women (The Shoebox Project for Women (Local Coordinator – Vancouver Chapter: As a Local Coordinator for The Shoebox Project, you are the lead organizer of the organization’s activities in your community.))Organization Name: The Shoebox Project for Women
Opportunity Title: The Shoebox Project for Women (Local Coordinator – Vancouver Chapter: As a Local Coordinator for The Shoebox Project, you are the lead organizer of the organization’s activities in your community.)
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: June 30, 2020
End Date: June 30, 2021
- Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
- Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
- Training or orientation required
Primary Duties & Responsibilities The primary role of a community coordinator is to identify shelters and resource centres for women in need, identify suitable drop-off locations, market/advertise the drive to your community, quality control the Shoeboxes, and deliver Shoeboxes to the shelters at a mutually agreed time. Other aspects of the role include, but are not limited to: ➔ Act as an ambassador of The Shoebox Project in your community ➔ Develop a network of shelters and resource centres to partner with ➔ Communicating with the national staff on a regular basis regarding your progress (seeking assistance when necessary) ➔ Managing donations/expenses in accordance with organizational procedure ➔ Recruiting and managing a committee of volunteers ➔ Coordinating storage, transportation and delivery of boxes from drop-off locations to shelters ➔ Responding to email inquiries, and contributing web and twitter content for the national staff to distribute Qualifications ● Interest in issues related to women’s homelessness and desire to give back to your community ● Ability to manage a team of volunteers ● Ability to spend 5-15 hours a week during November and December (varies greatly based on size of gift drive, number of volunteers involved, etc.) ● Excellent communication skills – Coordinator is expected to respond to inquiries from community members, coordinate details with shelter staff, work with other local volunteers, and potentially solicit donations from local businesses ● Computer savvy, comfortable communicating via email and connecting through social media Screening: Completed Local Coordinator Application Form, Interview, Reference Check Other Information This position is unpaid. Training required through Video Conference or Call The volunteer contract is for one year, with the expectation of organizing a minimum of one gift drive (during the holidays) in your community and the choice to participate in other activities as desired throughout the year.