Volunteer Posting 1475

Volunteer Coordinator - Seniors Outreach & Events
St. Mary's Refuge
Work From Home - Eastern Ontario
206 Barry Rd. Madoc Ontario
2 to 4 hours per week
closing tomorrow (Fri, 1 Mar)

Our mission is to combat isolation and poverty among vulnerable seniors in Hastings County by building meaningful inter-generational connections. Many seniors face feelings of neglect and vulnerability, and our Youth-Senior Gift Exchange is designed to bridge this gap. This project pairs compassionate young volunteers with seniors in need, aiming to create lasting connections and alleviate the challenges faced by our elders. Additionally, we have our Senior’s Health and Hair Day, providing essential care to Seniors and making them feel valued.  

We are seeking passionate volunteers to join us in coordinating these meaningful events. 

POSITION 1 - Youth-Senior Gift Exchange Volunteer Coordinator 

 

Your Impact: As a Volunteer Coordinator, you'll play a pivotal role in making a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable seniors. Your efforts will contribute to identifying and assisting those in need, recruiting and assisting in the training of young volunteers, supporting visitation, and ensuring a smooth and enriching experience for both seniors and volunteers.  

What We're Looking For: We're seeking conscientious volunteers with a heart for seniors to join our team. If you're passionate about making a difference in your community, connecting with local young volunteers, and bringing joy to the lives of seniors, we want to hear from you! 

Time Commitment: 

March – August of 2024, about 4 hours most weeks remotely. You may be required to be present (onsite) during the training retreat.   

Your Duties Would Include: 

  • Recruitment: Help us find enthusiastic volunteers and seniors eager to participate in our Senior-Youth Gift Exchange. 
  • Connection: Be the bridge between seniors and volunteers, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience for both parties. 
  • Support: Keep in touch with volunteers throughout the program, providing assistance and guidance to address any questions or concerns they might have. 
  • Cooperation: Working with and under the supervision of the Executive Director as well as working with staff and volunteers   

 

POSITION 2 - Seniors’ Health and Hair Day Coordinator: 

 

Your Impact: As the Seniors’ Health and Hair Day Coordinator, you will be instrumental in providing essential care to seniors, making them feel valued. Your role involves coordinating on-site foot care, hair care, and dental care services, recruiting volunteers for the event, and collaborating on event planning with staff. 

Time Commitment: March – August of 2024, about 2-4 hours most weeks remotely. Must be onsite for the Seniors’ Health and Hair Day. 

  • Coordination: Arrange on-site foot care, hair care, and dental care services for seniors. 
  • Volunteer Recruitment: Find and coordinate one or two general volunteers for the event. 
  • Cooperation: Working with and under the supervision of the Executive Director as well as working with staff and volunteers   
  • Event Planning: Work with Staff to plan and oversee the “Seniors Health and Hair Day” 

 

Position 3: General Volunteer for Seniors’ Health and Hair Day 

 

Your Impact: As a General Volunteer for Seniors’ Health and Hair Day, you will directly contribute to providing essential care to seniors, making them feel valued. Your role involves supporting the staff, coordinators as well as those providing on-site foot care, hair care, and dental care services during the one-day event. You will also work directly with guests, keeping them company and helping direct them.  

Time Commitment: Must be available for Seniors Day, a one-day event during August of 2024. Some preparation before the event will also be required, such as getting acquainted with the plans for the day. 

Your Duties Would Include: 

  • Assistance: Provide support during on-site foot care, hair care, and dental care services. 
  • Cooperation: Work under the supervision of the Coordinator, as well as collaborate with staff and volunteers. 

 

Qualifications required for all positions 

  • Strong communication skills, written and oral 
  • Must be 18 years or older 
  • Must have a valid Vulnerable Sector Check 
  • Must be able to work as part of a team 
  • For Coordinator positions, previous experience working with volunteers and seniors is optimal 

 

What's In It For You: 

  • The opportunity to make a tangible difference in the lives of seniors in your community. 
  • Gain valuable experience in volunteer coordination and community outreach. 
  • Be part of a dynamic team dedicated to creating positive change. 
  • Letter of Reference upon successful completion of the events 

 

How to Apply: If you're ready to join us on this fulfilling journey, send your resume and a brief statement expressing your interest to . 

We will send you our volunteer application, and follow up with you shortly for a phone interview 

Let's work together to create lasting connections and brighten the lives of our seniors! Apply now and be the catalyst for positive change in Hastings County. 

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