Opportunity Title: Volunteer Director Board Member
Category: Boards / Committee / Leadership
Commitment: Ongoing Opportunity (> 1 year)
Start Date: November 15, 2023
End Date: January 1, 2099

Email: weasel@theweaselhead.com
Website: http://theweaselhead.com
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged between 18 and 55
  • Appropriate for volunteers aged 55 and over
Opportunity Description:

General Objectives Join the Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society – a dynamic and committed group of people that promote environmental stewardship and provide environmental education to over 4000 school children every year! The main functions of the role are to coordinate and develop the Volunteer Program, manage the volunteer team, and act as a community liaison. Volunteers are critical to the success of the environmental and educational initiatives of the Society. A successful candidate should be passionate about volunteer work and supporting our volunteer base. The position would include recruiting and organizing training of new volunteers; keeping a database of volunteer information and skills; matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills; keeping volunteers informed; and conveying the Society’s purpose to the public. Specific Duties The duties and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following: Manages all volunteers including recruitment, selection, orientation, scheduling, training, attendance monitoring and maintenance of volunteer information Collects volunteer information, availability, skills, and maintains an up-to-date database Communicates to volunteers about the Society and volunteer opportunities Develops and maintains a Volunteer Handbook to define codes of conduct and operating procedures to uphold the Society’s values Gathers feedback from volunteers to provide insight into program Responsible for retention of volunteers through recognition, conflict resolution, regular communication, and relationship building Works with Communications Coordinator to coordinate events, deliver articles, updates to newsletters and website Fosters positive relationship with stakeholders in the community Provides a positive, professional, and safe working environment Attend Board meetings and other meetings related to Society activities recommending ideas and projects in keeping with the mission of the organization and approved by the Board. Commitment is approx..8 hours/month   Experience Experience in volunteer management Familiarity with the Weaselhead/Glenmore Parks and/or urban natural areas an asset Background and/or interest in environmental stewardship or education is an asset Qualifications/Skills Strong interpersonal skills Excellent organization and team-building skills with the ability to work collaboratively within a team environment as well as independently Proficiency in working with technology including Excel, Google Workspace (Sheets, Docs, Forms), Zoom and other virtual meeting platforms

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