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Position: 2526 - Senior Coordinator - Promoting Volunteerism
Organization: Elder Help-Peel
Position Address: 6 George Street South, Unit 2B, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Older Adults
● Recruit, orient, and establish a seniors' steering committee/program planning group
● Put in place a planning framework (objectives, milestones, deadlines), with a meeting schedule and outline of specific tasks
● Receive, report, evaluate, then implement recommendations of a 'Seniors Program Advisory Group'

Implementation (incl. general and specific objectives):
● Overall objective is to promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations who will support this initiative
● More specifically, establish a network whereby seniors mentor seniors to further volunteer engagement in the community
● Equip and train seniors participating in this program with the means to:
- engage their contemporaries in volunteering
- empower seniors to share their knowledge, skills, and experience, and to apply these valuable resources in a worthwhile fashion within the community
- support/enhance social participation and inclusion of seniors in the community (promote health and wellness)
- promote respect for diversity
- expand awareness through education that is meant to curb elder abuse (physical, emotional, financial)
- bring seniors very much into the 'volunteering conversation'

Elder Help - Peel (EHP), a not-for-profit organization serving diverse seniors who are residents of Peel region (Brampton, Bramalea, and neighbouring vicinities), seeks a dynamic 'Senior Coordinator', who will energize seniors to volunteer in Peel region through EHP in a variety of 'roles'. The suitable applicant will serve our organization in this extremely important capacity. Please see the 'Position Description', above.

This initiative and new 'volunteer position' is designed to promote positive aging by supporting seniors' volunteerism and encouraging seniors to play an active role in their communities. This innovative program enhances seniors' social well-being and enables them to maintain social ties and share their knowledge, skills and experience with others.

A rare opportunity for a leader among older adults who has the vision and commitment to make a real, lasting difference in the community!

> Unique opportunity to assume an important leadership role that will help develop and shape a groundbreaking initiative
> Be part of a high-profile community service organization in Peel region, on the 'leading edge'
> Use your talent/skills/experience to make a significant impact
> Personal satisfaction that comes from providing a key contribution towards a project/program from inception to consummation, plus leave a legacy of volunteering excellence

Position Qualifications
● You have past leadership experience in the volunteer sector
● You are an 'older adult' - 55+
● The nature/scope of this leadership 'role' requires a commitment of at least 6 months
● Excellent oral/written English (fluency in another language welcome)
● Computer literate (fundamentals, basic software/applications, Internet)
● Past experience in program/project planning, implementation, and evaluation is a requirement
● Ready and able to inform yourself about EHP's overall mission and specific program goals, and to motivate others to join in
● Clearly committed to 'diversity and inclusiveness' within your community
● Able to lead a team collaboratively, plus volunteer independently
● Organized, with attention to detail (incl. planning/supervision/deadlines)
● Result-oriented, committed to positive outcomes
Min Age: 55    Police Check: No

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Start Date:2019-06-10
FLEXIBLE, subject to staff and volunteer individual/team meetings, events, and outreaches.

The successful applicant may also arrange to volunteer from home, in part.

Orientation to Elder Help-Peel and program general goals/parameters will be provided during the screening process.

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Fundraising, Boards & Committees, Event Planning, Life Skills & Accessibility, Program Coordination, Research/Evaluation, Senior Support, Volunteer Coordination
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