The Yellow Door is an intergenerational organization running programs and activities to bring youth and the elderly together in the promotion of mental and physical health and the prevention of urban social isolation amongst all ages.
Under the supervision of the Generations Coordinator and Wellness Groups Coordinator the Program Intern will be responsible for assisting with certain aspects of both the Yellow Door’s Generations program and Wellness Group program, including, but not limited to:
- Assist in supervising current program services: friendly calls; check-in calls; technology assistance; and friendly errands when necessary.
- Refer and inform members and volunteers of appropriate community resources when requested.
- Assist in creating a resource document for senior members and volunteers.
- Communicate with members and volunteers on a regular basis to inform them of updates, community resources, new initiatives, etc.
- Assist with volunteer training or evaluation of prospective members when necessary.
- Assist in distributing flyers within our service territory and other outreach actions.
- Maintain a current and functional volunteer and membership database.
- Collaborate with other staff members as needed.
- Cooperate in the organization of events.
Wellness Group Program
- Facilitate online and in-person community activities, as needed, including knitting, art, yoga, book club, film club, community hour, etc
- Contacting participants about upcoming activities
- Assisting with outreach and communications
- Providing support for volunteers
- Maintaining Wellness Group participation/volunteer hours database
- Assisting with upcoming workshops, events, and program projects
- CEGEP diploma or an undergraduate degree in a related discipline, eg. gerontology, social services, communications, leisure studies, non-profit management, etc,
- Experience in volunteer management or managerial experience, an asset
- Experience working with seniors and/or outreach services for vulnerable populations, an asset
- Fluent spoken and written French and English is essential.
- Fluent understanding of the Windows environment and MS Office software eg Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publishing is required.
The position is 30 hours per week for 8 weeks starting in early June. The hourly wage is set at $16.25. The candidate must meet the requirements of the Canada Summer Jobs Intern program as follows:
- be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
- be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act for the duration of the employment; and,
- have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant provincial or territorial legislation and regulations.