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Great volunteer opportunity selling toques, hats and socks to passengers at the GO station before school on Tuesday, December 4th. This is a fun energetic opportunity at three locations: Milton GO, Burlington GO (at Fairview near Walmart) and Oakville GO (at Cross Ave). Some locations will be indoors.
Five or six volunteers are required at each location:
- before school/work from 5:30am to 8:30am,
Handheld debit/credit machines will be available.
- Helping with road closures
- Walking the parade route
- Assisting with float dismantle
Plans, prepares, delivers and collects displays for events and initiatives.
Seeks opportunities for HBFI promotion.
Coordinates with Event Manager to organize displays at events.
Requires use of a personal vehicle that can accommodate displays, including life-size cutouts to deliver and collect displays.
Requires the ability to carry displays.
Leads workgroup when new displays are necessary (including obtaining quotes, liaising with vendor, preparing and leading design collaboration between the vendor and workgroup).
Shifts are typically 3 hours long and you can donate as much of your time as you would like!
Volunteer Teams will be responsible for encouraging customers to purchase a turkey to be donated to Food for Life. This turkey will then be delivered to families in need in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, and Acton to ensure they receive a holiday meal.
Fortinos Store Locations:
1059 Plains Rd Burlington
5111 New St Burlington
2025 Guelph Ln Burlington
2512 Appleby Ln Burlington
493 Dundas St. Oakville
173 Lakeshore Rd W Oakville
Throughout your shift you will be changing up roles. Roles include greeting shoppers as they enter the store, being present in the meat department for anyone who may have questions, collecting turkeys as shoppers hand them off once purchased, and overall just interacting with shoppers.
This turkey drive has been running for many years, and many shoppers look forward to this event.
One week it may be potatoes, the next carrots, the next cucumbers - you never know week to week what will be sorted. This sorted food will then go onto a truck and to a community program in your neighbourhood supporting those in need.
- Physical activity: Volunteers lead warm up, running workouts, and other fitness activities while cheering them on and providing encouragement.
- Snack: Volunteers help to distribute snack to the students after the physical activity component.
- Word of the Day: Volunteers have the opportunity to explain a "Word of the Day” for the whole group. They will share the word selected for that week (as provided in the Director’s Manual) and ask for feedback from the students regarding the definition and how they can use it at some point in their lives.
- Journal: Volunteers assist children to record their accomplishments in both running and reading each week.
- Reading: Volunteers supervise as children read silently, read one-on-one with children or lead group reading, listen to them read and providing help and encouragement.
Volunteers must be 14 years or older.
Provide office assistance, helping with activities and programs, telephone, friendly visiting, reading, library, computer, friendly escort to appointments, refreshment server, etc. Assignments will be based on volunteer skills and interests and department need.
Based on your background, expertise & special interest, you could help with various organizational initiatives such as marketing, communication, social media, event management & coordination, youth & community engagement, fundraising, donations, program support, administrative support, coaching, recreation, program activities, teaching assistance, education support, general assistance, transportation, food prep, kitchen work, meal preparation, usher, server, games, sports etc.
- Help develop, plan & organize special events and support our organizational fundraising activities.
- Work with other team members to identify, solicit & connect with potential donors, prospects and sponsors.
- Assist create communications, mailing lists, promotional and marketing materials.
- Support other initiatives like annual gala, anniversary celebrations, event programming, volunteer & alumni relations, PR and special campaigns, as needed and assigned.
- Manage highly sensitive financial and other personal information with confidentiality.
- Willingness and ability to travel and meet deadlines is required.
Prior relevant experience in a similar role especially working with non-profit organizations/charities/charitable foundations/schools is preferred but not necessary. Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and computer proficiency. Demonstrated organizational skills, attention to detail and sense of urgency. Superb in negotiation and relationship cultivation. Creative-thinker, self-starter with ability to work independently and within a team.
- Help with interactive stations, kids programs, and crafts
- Lead tours
- Assist with theme specific activities
- Take pictures for the Willow Park records and online postings
Event activities may include a drumming circle, crafts for families, scavenger hunts, weather-related activities. Volunteers are encouraged to present ideas for crafts. nature games or other activities that can be done outdoors. Volunteers needed in the planning stages and to help on the day of the event.
Yearly events are Maple Syrup Day, Earth Day, Wildlife Day, Nature in the fall with Pumpkins, Birds of Hungry Hollow, Biodiversity Day.
Kids Nature Mornings in July and August called "Discovering Our Friends in Nature" consists of a themed discovery of local animals and plants. Activities may include nature walks and exploration, handicrafts, caring for nature - stewardship, games.
Summer camp days in July and August give volunteers the opportunity to learn about local ecology and nature interpretation, engage children in outdoor nature exploration and nature crafts.
New: Tree monitoring - locate, identify, measure, and monitor trees in the park.
Stewardship Committee - planning and supervising
• Learn how and help measure and ID trees
• Maintain vital trails system for the park
• Identify and remove invasive plants
Those who step forward to help with gardening learn about water efficiency, and what plants are habitat or food for which wildlife and important insect species. Also, will learn what plants are invaders that overrun our local natural spaces if not kept in check through removal and replacement plantings.
The learning occurs while engaged in hands-on projects that may include getting your hands dirty while digging, planting, weeding, watering. Then, take a walk in the park and watch your work grow! The Park is a great place to meet others while enjoying the outdoors!
• Ensure the merchandise is presented in a tidy, clean and organized manner to encourage sales
• Responsible to know what merchandise is currently on the shelves
• Be able to respond to customer inquiries regarding merchandise when needed
• Assist with loading and unloading donated merchandise from/to customers’ vehicles
• Actively approach customers to help them find items they are looking for
• Be courteous, respectful and professional to both the customer and your fellow volunteers
• Train and provide support to all new volunteers as required
• Ensure work area is clean, tidy and safe at all times
• Assist in providing information on Habitat for Humanity and making referrals when appropriate
• Other duties as required.
Provide customer service
Help with general housekeeping tasks
Assist with pick ups
Repair damaged items and assembles products to sell in the ReStore
The running group will be targeted to our youth in care between the ages of 12-18.
The youth will learn to run 5kms and complete a 5km run
The group will also have an educational component with weekly presentations on key health issues.
Each youth will be set up with a mentor to run alongside.
- Assist with set-up and clean-up of event.
- Assist in delivering specific activities.
- Assist with post-event reporting.
CAUGHT BEING ACTIVE campaign:
- Visit local parks, trails, open spaces as assigned, preferably on a bicycle.
- “Catch” individuals/families being active; reward with promotional swag.
- Have a photo release signed and take a photograph
• People able to water, weed and harvest
• Fundraisers and a treasurer
• Communications volunteer to be a liaison with the local paper
4-6pm assist staff in after-school programming
7-8:30pm assist staff in childminding during Calling all Parents programming
• Provide courteous and responsive service to prospective donors
• Provide information about Canadian Blood Services programs and initiatives
• Assist with management of participant records and event documentation
• Deliver professional presentations on behalf of Canadian Blood Services about programs (including stem cell registry, as appropriate), the importance of blood donation and the need to recruit new blood donors for Canada’s blood system
• Complete all required forms on time and bring forward requests for additional information and post-presentation feedback to Volunteer Resources
- Encourage guests and participants to bring a donation for the Infant Food Bank - diapers, formula, cereal and/or jars and pouches of baby food
-Volunteers work with the Infant Food Bank Facilitator to provide a plan for their event which includes methods of gathering donations, outline of product or fundraising goal and identification of event timeline.
- MCRC will provide posters and information about the Infant Food Bank and, if you like, an Infant Food Bank container for your guests to fill
Note: You can drop off your collected donations to MCRC at 410 Bronte Street South, Milton or we can arrange to pick them up.
Students: earn up to 4 hours of volunteer time for organizing and hosting your own Infant Food Bank event