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VOLUNTEER POSITION

Position: GNN Volunteer Coordinator
Organization: Green Neighbours Network
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Green Neighbours Network of Toronto (GNN) is seeking an enthusiastic and passionate volunteer to dedicate his/her time and expertise to support this Not-for-Profit organization’s goals and objectives acting as the GNN Volunteer Coordinator.

About Green Neighbours Network

Launched in April 2018, GNN is a network of independent community groups and individuals working together with a common goal: to help make Toronto a city of greener, more vibrant neighbourhoods and a leader in the worldwide urban movement against climate change. GNN aims to facilitate collaboration among members, mobilize individuals concerned about the environment, and mentor new green groups. We strive to help our members develop skills for effective civic engagement and to build a rich web of alliances with other groups in the areas of health, environment, transit, housing and social justice. We are keen to expand this new network across the city and GTA.

Please visit us at https://greenneighboursnetwork.ca for more information.

Purpose: The primary role of the GNN Volunteer Coordinator will be to mobilize and engage individuals who volunteer when signing up to join GNN by answering their questions and linking them with volunteer opportunities that match their interests. They will help with onboarding, engaging, retaining, and recognizing volunteers who sign up, as well as those recruited through a more formal advertisement and interview process.

Responsibilities:

The position of GNN Volunteer Coordinator will involve a time commitment, on average, of 12-16 hours a month and will entail the following tasks:

  1. Respond to volunteer inquiries in a timely manner.
  2. Schedule meetings (virtual or in-person) with prospective volunteers.
  3. Mobilize and maintain ongoing engagement with GNN volunteers.
  4. Participate as a voting member at a monthly GNN Steering Committee meeting.
  5. Willingness and ability to travel within the City is an asset but not required.

Qualifications and Personal Characteristics:

  1. Relationship-building: Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of GNN.
  2. Commitment to fostering teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
  3. Organizational skills: develop a work schedule, monitor progress, maintain accurate records, and respect confidentiality.
  4. Excellent communication skills in English. Other language skills would be an asset.
  5. Experience with supervision, management, and volunteer leadership is an asset.
  6. Commitment to promoting ethnic, geographical, age, ability and other diversity in GNN membership and the communities receiving support from GNN.

Time Commitment:

  1. 12-16 hours per month.
  2. Attend the monthly GNN Steering Committee meetings.

Orientation:

The GNN Volunteer Coordinator will follow an onboarding process and will be supported by the GNN Board of Directors Team throughout the entire duration of their volunteer work.

Benefits:

  1. Connect with other passionate volunteers interested in making Toronto greener, healthier, and more sustainable.
  2. Flexible schedule with possibility to work from home.
  3. Apply and enhance your leadership, organization and communication skills.

GNN Diversity and Inclusion Policy

GNN is an equal opportunity organization that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment. We welcome and encourage applications from members of equity seeking groups, including but not limited to, candidates who are racialized, indigenous, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

How to Apply / Contact

Please send an email to: recruitment@gnntoronto.ca including your resume and a cover letter describing why you are interested in this position.

Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

While GNN thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. 


 

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Sep 20 2021    ID: 61264