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These volunteer opportunities have been archived based on an expiry date set by the originator (i.e. nonprofit organization).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



Until the great mass of the people shall be filled with the sense of responsibility for each other’s welfare, social justice can never be attained.
Helen Keller