Calgary John Howard Society (Keegan HELP Fund Volunteer)

Organization Name: Calgary John Howard Society
Opportunity Title: Keegan HELP Fund Volunteer
Category: Social and Community Service
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: January 31, 2023
End Date: December 31, 2024

Email: brianna.macleod@cjhs.ca
Website: https://www.cjhs.ca/about/volunteer-with-us/
Details:
  • Background/police check required
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
  • Training or orientation required
Opportunity Description:

The Keegan HELP (Hope Education Learning Progressing) Fund (“HELP fund”) provides financial assistance for marginalized youth ages 12-24 so they can advance their opportunities for education and learning. Youth can apply for a bursary of up to $500 per calendar year for a variety of positive activities that are connected to Calgary-based agencies and organizations (e.g. school, sports, probation, charity, counselling, etc.). Successful applicants can use the funding for things such as: courses and classes–academic or cultural; sports and recreational opportunities; tutoring; employment readiness; camps; identification such as Drivers’ License, Passport, etc. Applications are submitted to an e-mail address that resides at CJHS and an approval process is followed. Responsibilities: • Monitor the HELP Fund e-mail weekly. • If necessary, ask for additional information to clarify and/or enhance the submitted applications. • E-mail appropriate applications to the Working Group for consideration • Once the Working Group has made their decisions, notify applicants of the outcome of their application in a timely fashion. • Get necessary information from the successful applicants to be able to request payment for their funded opportunity. • Prepare on-line Cheque Requests for submission to the CJHS Finance Department for payment of the funded opportunity. • Follow-up with some of the successful applicants within 60 days of completion of their activity to receive feedback. • Coordinate with the Working Group for social media and/or storytelling opportunities Qualifications/Expectations: • Comfortable talking to applicants about their request. • Good knowledge and comfort level working with Microsoft 365, in particular, SharePoint. Time Commitment: • Approximately two hours per week. • A one year plus commitment to the program.   Visit our website for more information

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