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These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization).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.

Volunteer Day at The Newfoundland Pony Heritage Park

Organization: Newfoundland Pony Society
Category: Environmental Improvement
Description: The Newfoundland Pony remains critically endangered even here in our province. The Newfoundland Pony Society is undertaking a large-scale effort to preserve the species by creating the Newfoundland Pony Heritage Park, a permanent home and breeding space where public visitors can experience and learn about the incredible animals on the Avalon. We need your help in this effort. Come join us Saturday for a rewarding day of fencing and prepping the pasture for the ponies. With the weather warming up there's no better excuse to get outdoors! The day will be spent installing stakes in the ground and attaching rails. If you don't have any experience with this sort of thing, don't worry you can still help with painting the barn, etc. Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Location: Meet in the parking lot of Pitcher’s Bakery at 9:30 a.m. 70 Main Road, New Harbour. The pasture is 10 mins away on the road to Hopeall Falls just past the power transmission lines. What to wear: Please bring work gloves. We will be working outside but please bring a mask. The ponies and us would really appreciate any help with this event, lunch and refreshments will be provided! There are many beautiful sights and experiences in the surrounding area, reward your day of hard work with a walk into Hopeall Waterfalls located just before the Pony Park, or a fun stop in Dildo after the event! Please fill out the form below if you wish to attend so we can plan it. https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSe2KtRx5Y0D1G.../viewform

Training Podcast Creators and Audio Storytellers (VIRTUAL)

Organization: FIXT POINT Arts & Media
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: JOIN THE EMPATHY SQUAD! Gather Oral Histories to Foster Empathy and Build your Podcasting Skills. Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders age 18-30) Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of  storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.   Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.    Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You'll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time. Participants will: Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community; Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping, and audio-editing skills; Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection; Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation; Grow empathy from coast to coast through community-building dialogue. Program details: Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total.  The training program is virtual, and open to applicants across Canada. See full program schedule (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply) About FIXT POINT’s previous work: To date, we've interviewed over 3,000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (mobile recording studio on wheels); edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap; produced two seasons of a TV/web series for TVO; and, most recently, we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). The Tale of a Town Story Map TVO Series Empathy Squad Podcasts   About FIXT POINT Arts and Media: FIXT POINT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. Our mandate is to inspire audiences and artists to imagine change, and our mission is to promote local culture and preserve local heritage through the telling of tales across multiple platforms. We endeavour to be leaders in public engagement, embedding training and outreach into our process of creation and dissemination. FIXT POINT was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011.   Find out more at www.fixtpoint.com   Apply (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply) Application deadline: August 1, 2021   Cohort 7: September - December 2021 Cohort 8: September - December 2021 Cohort 9: January - April 2022 Cohort 10: January - April 2022   Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.   This opportunity was made possible by the Canada Service Corps.

Wheels for Wishes Car Show Fundraiser - Supporting CNIB's Guide Dog Program

Organization: CNIB
Category: Fundraising & Sponsorship
Description: Seeking volunteers for a car show event in support of CNIB's Guide Dog Program! All proceeds will go towards providing a Guide Dog to this year's recipient. Volunteers will provide general even support (registration assistance, concession sales, raffle ticket sales, etc.). Come help support a good cause and enjoy a day of live music, local food vendors, and lots of amazing vehicles. Where: Bristol Court, 141 Kelsey Drive, St. John's When: Saturday, August 14th, 11AM-4PM

Empathy Squad *VIRTUAL* Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators

Organization: Fixt Point Arts and Media
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders aged 18-30) Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.   Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.    Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You'll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time. Participants will: Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community; Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping, and audio-editing skills; Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection; Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation; Grow empathy from coast to coast through community-building dialogue. Program details: Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total.  The training program is virtual, and open to applicants across Canada. See full program schedule (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply) About FIXT POINT’s previous work: To date, we've interviewed over 3,000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (mobile recording studio on wheels); edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap; produced two seasons of a TV/web series for TVO; and, most recently, we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). The Tale of a Town Story Map TVO Series Empathy Squad Podcasts   About FIXT POINT Arts and Media: FIXT POINT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. Our mandate is to inspire audiences and artists to imagine change, and our mission is to promote local culture and preserve local heritage through the telling of tales across multiple platforms. We endeavour to be leaders in public engagement, embedding training and outreach into our process of creation and dissemination. FIXT POINT was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011.   Find out more at www.fixtpoint.com   Register for an information session on Zoom to familiarize yourself with the Empathy Squad, its session format, and its facilitators. Wednesday, November 24th: 6PM - 7PM ET. Register here. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85286830688   Thursday, November 25th: 6PM - 7PM ET. Register here. https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83797970992 Apply (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply) Application deadline: December 1, 2021   Cohort 9: January - April 2022 Cohort 10: January - April 2022   Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.   This opportunity was made possible by the Canada Service Corps. 

Empathy Squad *VIRTUAL* Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators by Fixt Point Arts and Media

Organization: Fixt Point Arts and Media
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: JOIN THE EMPATHY SQUAD! Gather Oral Histories to Foster Empathy and Build your Podcasting Skills. Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders aged 18-30 years) Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews. Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.  Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You'll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.   Participants will: Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community; Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping, and audio-editing skills; Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection; Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation; Grow empathy from coast to coast through community-building dialogue.   Program details: Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total.  The training program is virtual, and open to applicants across Canada. See full program schedule (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply)   About FIXT POINT’s previous work: To date, we've interviewed over 3,000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (mobile recording studio on wheels); edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap; produced two seasons of a TV/web series for TVO; and, most recently, we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). The Tale of a Town Story Map (http://www.thetaleofatown.com) TVO Series (https://tvo.org/programs/main-street-ontario) Empathy Squad Podcasts (http://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad)   About FIXT POINT Arts and Media: FIXT POINT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. Our mandate is to inspire audiences and artists to imagine change, and our mission is to promote local culture and preserve local heritage through the telling of tales across multiple platforms. We endeavour to be leaders in public engagement, embedding training and outreach into our process of creation and dissemination. FIXT POINT was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011.   Find out more at www.fixtpoint.com   Information Sessions Register for an information session on Zoom to familiarize yourself with the Empathy Squad, its session format, and its facilitators. Wednesday, July 13th 2022: 6PM - 7PM ET. Register here. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoc-6sqjsjE9I4ll-TxBbMzpjEYsdHGLgC    Tuesday, July 19th 2022: 8PM - 9PM ET. Register here. https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-2tqzsuH9RsmEaqOco9k_8QzIJeb4y2  Apply (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply) Please fill out the Empathy Squad Application Form found on our website https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply    Application deadline: August 1, 2022   Cohort 11: September to December 2022 Cohort 12: January to March 2023   Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Social Media Administrator

Organization: Atlantic BoyChoir
Category: Communications / Marketing / Media
Description: A Social Media Administrator serves as the brains behind an organization’s social media platforms. Working alongside the artistic director (s) and together with regional social media assistants, s/he writes and curates content designed to engage followers and promote the brand in a positive manner.  A Social Media Administrator is responsible for creating and administering content on all social media platforms, such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, TikTok and the Atlantic Boychoir website to build an audience and ensure customer engagement.  The Administrator may also monitor site metrics, respond to reader comments, and oversee creative design. Good time management, communication and social media expertise is required to do the job well.     Job Duties The social media administrator creates and executes social media campaigns to promote the brand. S/he conducts research to see what competitors are doing and to learn popular trends to incorporate into the strategy. To ensure customer satisfaction, s/he must respond to complaints, questions and comments left on the company’s social media pages in a timely and appropriate manner. In addition, the social media administrator continuously monitors site analytics to see what types of content followers respond to the most and adjusts the strategy accordingly.   Qualifications and Experience A social media administrator should be a creative thinker with a passion for social media. Some experience using popular platforms is a must, combined with a desire to keep up with current social media trends. Excellent writing skills and the ability to connect with key influencers is an important aspect of the job, to create engaging content and properly promote it.   Work Environment / Time commitment ( Remote/ Online / At Home working) The Social Media Administrator will be working remotely during his/her available time. An  @atlanticboychoir.ca email address and google workspace will be provided, together with log ins to all current platforms 1 hour per week - reporting to  / liaising with Supervisor 1 hour per week - liaising with regional assistants 1 hour per week - responding to & updating  social media platforms

Empathy Squad *VIRTUAL* Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators

Organization: Fixt Point Arts and Media
Category: Social and Community Service
Description: Gather Oral Histories to Foster Empathy and Build your Podcasting Skills. Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders aged 18-30 years) The Empathy Squad is now accepting applications for our Winter 2023 cohorts.   Cohorts 13 & 14 will run January to March 2023.  Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total. The training program is virtual, and open to applicants across Canada. See full program schedule at https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply Brief Program Overview:  The Empathy Squad program trains and equips youth from across Canada to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories via interviews and the creation of podcast pieces. Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future. Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You'll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.     Deadline to apply: December 1, 2022  Fill out our application Form: https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply The Empathy Squad program is made possible by the Canada Service Corps.    Information Session We will hold an Information Session on November 15, 2022 at 7pm Eastern Time, where individuals can get to know our company, the Empathy Squad program and its facilitators, and find out more about the program details and expectations. You can register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkcO6opzIvGN2gNN9pGQ9OeaVnQOpuMJ7h   Join the growing cohorts of FUTURE LEADERS who have forged stronger connections with their chosen communities through art and volunteerism.   As a participant, you too can:  ✅ Volunteer in service of your community, learn about what’s important to them through active listening and help foster empathy for their lived experiences; ✅ Experience hands-on learning alongside fellow future leaders and from industry professionals across the country; ✅ Complete the program having gained the knowledge and practical skills needed to produce high-quality audio stories - interviewing and recording techniques, narrative shaping, and audio-editing; The program is delivered virtually and provides opportunities for developing skills and artistic practice to capture and preserve community stories to be shared with present and future generations, as well as opportunities for improving your communication and self-expression skills! With over 70 podcast pieces created, you can listen to them here: https://soundcloud.com/fixtpoint/sets/empathy-squad-squadcasts About Fixt Point:  FIXT POINT is a Toronto-based arts & media company with national reach. Our mandate is to inspire audiences and artists to imagine change, and our mission is to promote local culture and preserve local heritage through the telling of tales across multiple platforms. We endeavour to be leaders in public engagement, embedding training and outreach into our process of creation and dissemination. FIXT POINT was founded in 2006 and incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2011.   To date, we’ve interviewed over 3,000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (mobile recording studio on wheels); edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap; produced two seasons of a TV/web series for TVO; and, most recently, we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA). The Tale of a Town Story Map (http://www.thetaleofatown.com) TVO Series (https://tvo.org/programs/main-street-ontario) Learn more at www.fixtpoint.com.

St. John's - Mount Pearl MS Walk- Event Day Volunteer

Organization: MS Canada
Category: Special Events / Festivals
Description: The 2023 St. John’s – Mount Pearl MS Walk is taking place Sunday May 28th 11:00am at Reid Community Centre in Mount Pearl! The MS Walk is a community-driven event for people living with or affected by Multiple Sclerosis as well as those who want to support our vision of creating a world free of MS. Tens of thousands of Canadians come together in their communities every May to participate, fundraise and volunteer in MS Walk to help find the cause and cure for this disease. These events would not be possible without the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers given their time. There are various areas where volunteer help is needed to ensure that this event runs smoothly and participants have a great experience while they are walking to raise critical funds to support those effected by MS. Site Set Up/Wrap Up Crew: Unloading supplies and equipment Helping set up/tear down tents, tables, chairs, banner & signs Decorating and tidying the site, clean up post event Check In Greeter: Manage check in line ups, welcoming and directing participants Check in: Provide event info to participants and answer any questions Making a donation ask to participants who have not yet donated Route Marshall: Help set up directional signage along route Alert participants of heavy traffic areas, hazards or changes on the route If needed, alert traffic that participants are crossing intersections. Route Marshalls should not attempt to stop oncoming traffic Cheer on participants Photographers and Assistants: Take photos of teams and participants at the start/finish line Capture general images of event participants and volunteers Encourage participants and teams to have their photos taken Help control line ups and sort through team name signs Food & Beverage: Set up food, beverage and supplies, restocking and cleaning away litter Help to clean up after event Kids Activity Area:  Ensuring the kids have a memorable experience by interacting with them and facilitating games and activities Start/Finish Line Cheer Squad: Cheer participants as they head out on the route and as they return Volunteer Check-in:  When volunteers arrive, check off name on volunteer attendance list Make sure that everyone has completed a volunteer information form Hand out volunteer t-shirt, name tag and student letter Provide volunteer with their assignment and direct them to the designated area Interested? Here’s what we’re looking for:  Energizing and Positive Attitude. A friendly face helps create a fun atmosphere! Passion for supporting the MS Community and funding MS research Self-motivated and reliable; able to fulfill duties on time Previous experience managing people is considered an asset Why Volunteer?   Gain valuable experience and skills by supporting the organization of a well-recognized signature event while working with experienced organizing team members and comprehensive resources Contribute your time to an important cause and see your impact on the organization Obtain a reference letter Build a strong network and connect with the MS community Sign up to volunteer today and help create positive change! For more detailed information please contact: Stacy McLellan stacy.mclellan@mscanada.ca Or Visit our Volunteer Website to view all the role descriptions & shifts and sign up directly. MS Canada is dedicated to encouraging a supportive and inclusive culture where people from all backgrounds can thrive. Our aim is to ensure that all those interested in joining our team are given equal opportunity and that our organization is representative of all sections of society. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We are committed to accommodating applicants’ needs throughout the selection process. Please contact volunteer@mscanada.ca should you need accommodation. To learn more about MS Canada and the great work that we do, we encourage you to visit www.mssociety.ca.



If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.
Lucy Larcom