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Position: 2686 - 'Phone It Forward' Team Captain
Organization: CNIB Foundation
Position Address: CNIB Mississauga Office: 50 Burnhamthorpe Road West, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
> The 'Team Captain' will lead a team of volunteers in collaboration with, and under the supervision of, CNIB staff to promote the program, determine potential (donor catchments) for contributions of smartphones and/or financial donations, then approach those members of the public using program promotional materials and solicitation methods/procedures established by CNIB (eg. phone calls, in person, group presentations/drives/events, etc.).

> The 'Team Captain' will ideally reach into his/her local community (assigned territory) to recruit a team of enthusiastic, energetic volunteers by motivating them to believe in the 'Phone It Forward' campaign, its objectives and impact for CNIB clients, then prepare them to reach out to the local community.

> The 'Team Captain' will administer and supervise the local volunteer team activities (incl. orientation/education/training about the program, planning local initiatives and involvement in events (and personal attendance), organizing solicitations with appropriate supporting material, receiving and accounting for all donations, delivering appropriate volunteer appreciation and recognition, general followups with team members, and overall reporting to CNIB (eg. accounting of volunteer hours, event/campaign performance measurements)).

PLEASE APPLY at the earliest opportunity (by no later than January 4, 2020). If you have created a 'profile' with Volunteer MBC, you can 'click' the yellow box 'Apply Now!' to gain immediate access to gain immediate access to the 'CNIB Volunteer Interest Form' (online application) for this and other 'positions'. Complete it and 'click' Submit. You also will be put on the CNIB list of applicants for this 'position'.

Celebrating 100 years in 2018, the CNIB Foundation is a high profile. non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today.

We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast.

A recent program initiative is 'Phone It Forward': With millions of smartphones gathering dust each year as users upgrade to newer models, 'Phone It Forward' gives Canadians a unique opportunity to donate their old phones, receive a tax receipt, and empower people who are blind in the process. Smartphones make a tremendous impact on the lives of people who are blind. Accessible smartphone apps make it possible to do all kinds of things that may have seemed challenging before. Through a partnership with Fixt Wireless Repair, donated smartphones are wiped to the highest data security standards, loaded with accessible apps, and provided to people with sight loss who need them, along with technical training, discounted maintenance, and data plan support.

Our 'Phone It Forward' Team Captain(s) reports to the CNIB Specialist, Phone It Forward and is responsible for coordinating and supporting the development of Phone It Forward phone drives in local communities, raising awareness about CNIB and its programs, elevating community profile, advocating for smartphone donations, and educating the public on the impact technology has in the hands of individuals impacted by blindness.

+ Excellent volunteer leadership opportunity (enhance your skills/experience)
+ Learn about/increase your knowledge of not-for-profit donation initiatives/projects/campaigns
+ Refine your 'networking' and connectivity to your local community
+ Be part of a high-profile, highly regarded national charity
+ Make a tangible difference for people who are blind or partially sighted within your local community
+ Join with a dedicated and passionate staff and volunteer team working to further CNIB's mission

Position Qualifications
● Minimum age - 18
● Friendly, engaging with the public at large (prior volunteer or team leadership experience is welcome)
● Excellent oral/written English communication skills (experience in group presentations is an asset)
● Ability to recruit volunteers and be persuasive about the 'Phone It Forward' program when addressing potential volunteers and the public (potential donors) are assets
● Organized, able to multi-task, project-oriented, accountable (eg. donation collection/accounting/remittance to CNIB; volunteer hours reporting, performance data)
● 'Police Vulnerable Sector Check' required
● This leadership volunteering role (recruiting a team, actualizing 'Phone It Forward') requires an overall time commitment of AT LEAST 6 MONTHS

Min Age: 20    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Due Date:2020-01-04
Start Date:2019-11-13
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Morning, Wednesday Afternoon, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon
WEEKLY: Monday to Friday (anticipated commitment of 2 - 3 hours is typical)

PLEASE NOTE: The role involves a program that is realized largely through local campaigns, drives, and events, such that specific blocks of volunteering time will necessarily be required. The 'Team Captain' needs to be FLEXIBLE in terms of scheduling and hours committed.

Orientation, including about CNIB, about our participants, and about volunteering at CNIB.

Training specific to the role will be provided (see 'Position Description', above).

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Fundraising, Office Administration, Information Technology, Event Planning, Marketing/Promotion, Research/Evaluation, Volunteer Coordination
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