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Position: 1056 - Community Outreach Ambassador
Organization: Volunteer MBC
Position Address: Various locations throughout Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Group, Co-Op Placements, Newcomers, Older Adults
As the principal Volunteer MBC representative at a display/table/booth at a volunteer fair (or, if you are inclined, as a presenter to a group), our 'Community Outreach Ambassador' inspires people to become engaged, and in doing so, helps them understand how Volunteer MBC supports volunteers in their entry into, and meaningful participation within, the Peel region volunteering sector.

As a 'Community Outreach Ambassador', your role will include:
- Responding to community outreach requests made to Volunteer MBC, or involvement in outreaches initiated by us
- Direct support for displays at specific locations throughout Peel region (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)
- Providing information and/or answering questions from the public about Volunteer MBC, plus referring individuals to Volunteer MBC and our services, when appropriate
- Opportunity to present an overview of Volunteer MBC plus the importance of volunteering to various groups (i.e. youth, older adults, newcomers, etc.)
- Being a voice for volunteerism in our communities through your presence at community events and public venues
- Bringing your enthusiasm and interest in volunteering to the community, with the advantage and bonus of having fun being a part of our dynamic team!

*** PRIMARY FOCUS will be on CALEDON (as an independent rep, plus assisting our staff member and Caledon resident, Tammy Elliott)

Volunteer MBC (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon) is the volunteer centre in Peel region. We match Peel residents who desire to volunteer to meaningful volunteering opportunities. But that's only part of what we do. We have our very active 'Learning Centre', and we provide support to many community service organizations.

Do you enjoy meeting new people and helping them find ways to get involved in their community? Then, you need look no further than the role of 'Community Outreach Ambassador'!

At Volunteer MBC, one of our main goals is to help connect people who want to volunteer with community service organizations who are looking for volunteers. This role plays an vital part in making that happen, as part of promoting volunteerism in Peel region.

AT THE MOMENT, we are focusing in particular on CALEDON as a community that needs more volunteers who are residents of the Town, and who Volunteer MBC will encourage with YOUR HELP to VOLUNTEER with community service organizations locally.

> Opportunity to be part of a high profile, highly regarded not-for-profit/charitable organization in Peel region
> Learn about what's best about volunteerism from experienced volunteer engagement professionals
> Add to your talent/skills/experience in event prep/presentation, marketing/promotion (add to your resume)
> Network within your community
> Receive a PREB certificate upon completion of your volunteer term (secondary school students may earn hours towards their '40 hours' community service graduation requirement)
> Mileage reimbursement upon request

Position Qualifications
● A strong passion for volunteering
● Good organizational skills
● Knowledge of our local community, especially in relation to volunteering opportunities
● Access to a vehicle is necessary for this 'role' in CALEDON, and would be helpful elsewhere
● Daytime availability and occasional evening/weekends, as requested
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Friendly, engaging with the public (experience in making presentations to small and large groups is a bonus, although not required)

Min Age: 16    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
This volunteer role requires a minimum commitment of 6 months. The volunteer must have a flexible schedule to be able to attend events off-site and be able to assist with display development/preparation during office hours.

Most requests are during the week day with occasional evenings and weekends.

Orientation ; Scheduled training ; Training about setting up our displays, distributing promotional material, and engaging the public will be provided.

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Event Planning, Information & Referral Services, Marketing/Promotion, Volunteer Coordination
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