Volunteer Coordinator

Overview

Green Neighbours Network of Toronto

Locaton

Remote

Availability

Any day

Flexible hours

Commitment

2 - 5 months

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Individual

Sector

Environment & Animals

Adult (18+)

Development

Skills you would develop

  • Written communication skills

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of the non-profit sector

  • Organizational and time management skills

Ideal for

  • University/College students and recent grads

  • Professionals

  • Anyone passionate about technology and the environment

Contact

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Zenaida Yi Sanchez

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Locaton

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About the position

Green Neighbours Network of Toronto (GNN) is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate volunteer to dedicate his/her time and expertise to support this Not-for-Profit organization’s goals and objectives acting as the GNN Volunteer Coordinator.


Purpose: 


The primary role of the GNN Volunteer Coordinator will be to mobilize and engage individuals who volunteer when signing up to join GNN by answering their questions and linking them with volunteer opportunities that match their interests. They will help with onboarding, engaging, retaining, and recognizing volunteers who sign up, as well as those recruited through a more formal advertisement and interview process.


Responsibilities:


The position of GNN Volunteer Coordinator will involve a time commitment, on average, of 12-16 hours a month and will entail the following tasks:


  • Respond to volunteer inquiries in a timely manner.

  • Schedule meetings (virtual or in-person) with prospective volunteers.

  • Mobilize and maintain ongoing engagement with GNN volunteers.

  • Participate as a voting member at a monthly GNN Steering Committee meeting.

  • Willingness and ability to travel within the City is an asset but not required.

Requirements

Preferred Skills:


  • Relationship-building: Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of GNN.

  • Commitment to fostering teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.

  • Organizational skills: develop a work schedule, monitor progress, maintain accurate records, and respect confidentiality.

  • Excellent communication skills in English. Other language skills would be an asset.

  • Experience with supervision, management, and volunteer leadership is an asset.

  • Commitment to promoting ethnic, geographical, age, ability and other diversity in GNN membership and the communities receiving support from GNN.

About the organization

Launched in April 2018, GNN is a network of independent community groups and individuals working together with a common goal: to help make Toronto a city of greener, more vibrant neighbourhoods and a leader in the worldwide urban movement against climate change. GNN aims to facilitate collaboration among members and mentorship of new green groups. We strive to help our members develop skills for effective civic engagement and to build a rich web of alliances with other groups in the areas of health, environment, transit, housing and social justice. We are keen to expand this new network across the city.

Impact

Benefits:


  • Connect with other passionate volunteers interested in making Toronto greener, healthier, and more sustainable.

  • Flexible schedule with possibility to work from home.

  • Apply and enhance your leadership, organization and communication skills.

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