Jump Rope for Heart Youth Engagement Volunteer

(Heart and Stroke, Halton Region Office)

Position ID: V-HVC0463 Last Full Update: 10 Jan 2018
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.
ContactBrigitte Blais, Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator, Heart and Stroke; Phone: 289.293.4011; Email: brigitte.blais@heartandstroke.ca
DutiesThis role is suitable for adults and is a combination of office administrative work and field-based presentations and a great fit for teacher candidates. 
• Engage our Jump Rope for Heart community by facilitating school presentations and event day activities  
• Deliver motivational and educational presentations to groups of 100-800 elementary school-age students that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages fundraising efforts.  
• Assist with recruitment, recognition, and stewardship of school staff and parents to build capacity for Heart & Stroke’s youth programming in Halton  
• Support program administration in schools (e.g. pledge form distribution, kit collection) and in office (e.g. database maintenance, tax receipting, donation reconciliation).  
• Disseminate campaign and health information in accordance with Heart & Stroke communications best practices.  
• Support teacher volunteers with skipping activity facilitation.
More Info Linkwww.jumpropeforheart.ca
Benefits• Opportunities to gain experience working in schools and with teachers and school administrators.  
• Opportunities to gain real-world professional skills with a leading non-profit organization.  
• Opportunities to work closely with staff who are committed to your success.  
• Opportunities to network with other passionate Heart & Stroke volunteers.  
• Evidence of your impact in the local community.  
• Letter of Reference upon request.
ClientsStudents age 5-12
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+)
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Customer / Sales Services ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Health Care ; Human Resources / Interviewing ; Marketing & Promotions ; Office Administration ; Physical Fitness & Exercise ; Program Coordination / Support ; Recreation & Sports
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Leadership ; Marketing & PR ; Planning & Organizing ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Working with Children ; • English Speaking (written and spoken).  
• Completion of secondary school, age 18+.  
• 1+ year of experience working with children (ages 5-12) in a professional or volunteer capacity.  
• Excellent public speaking skills and experience presenting to children in English  
• Detail oriented, organized, and focused.  
• An energetic and enthusiastic persona.  
• Strong customer service skills; able to address or redirect questions in a professional manner.  
• Strong attention-to-detail and the ability to multitask.  
• Demonstrated proficiency with computers (PC environment): familiar with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint.  
• Able to work independently and as part of a team.  
• Experience working or volunteering in school settings is an asset.
Commitment LengthOne Time / Special Event ; Short Term
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours5 / Week
Dates and Times- 5-10 hours per week, depending on program needs.  
- March- June 2018 will require the highest volume of volunteer time.  
- Shifts will occur between the hours of 9:30am-4pm, Monday- Friday. Please note, presentations may run outside these hours according to school availability.  
- Volunteers will work with the staff supervisor to define shift schedules at least two weeks in advance.  
- This position starts in March 2018 and runs until the end of June 2018.
AccessibilityWe are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment. If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise us and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Location7-4391 Harvester Rd, Burlington, ON L7L 4X1
Number of PositionsBurlington ; Milton ; Oakville 
1 individual(s) needed in total.
Training• Orientation to the office, team, and position from your staff supervisor 
• Detailed written descriptions of tasks 
• One-on-one training (where relevant) with staff supervisor 
• Ongoing training and mentorship
TransportationNear public transit - Nearest Transit Stop: Harvester at South Service Rd ; Valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle is an asset.
CostMileage reimbursement is available.
Police CheckRequired
Start DateOn or after 01 Mar 2018
End Date29 Jun 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameHeart and Stroke, Halton Region Office
Office Phone905-634-7732
Toll Free PhoneHeart and Stroke Healthline 1-888-473-4636
Address & Map
4391 Harvester Rd, Unit 7
Burlington, ON L7L 4X1
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