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Position:
3060 - (Various) Event Day Volunteers in Brampton > Apply TODAY!
Organization:
Position Address:
Event locations, seniors retirement/LTC residences, in BRAMPTON
Location:
Mississauga, Brampton

Goal

Elder Help Peel (EHP) was established in 1996 with a belief that a diverse group of Seniors could work together to the benefit of all. In 1997, EHP was incorporated and received its charitable status. Community-based charitable organizations such as Elder Help Peel with their enthusiastic and locally sourced dedicated volunteers as well as our Board are best suited to meet the challenges of an Aging and Diverse Seniors population. EHP fosters community connections and independence in Seniors through education, activities and support services. For twenty-five years, EHP has worked hard to deliver on its mandate “Elders Working Together” and to ensure that EHP remains relevant, deeply involved, and reflective of the community it serves.


Description

As an Events Volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to help our team execute events for one or more of our older adult (aged 55+) communities’ events. Event volunteer opportunities are 'one-off', in which volunteers are required to commit only for the event day. During the event, volunteers will be assigned various activities/tasks, which will collectively ensure that the event runs smoothly.

Volunteer locations within Brampton that EHP anticipates using:

  • Volunteer Fairs
  • Bramalea City Centre
  • Shopper’s World Mall
  • Brampton Farmer’s Market
  • Seniors Retirement Homes
  • Many other locations within the Seniors Communities in Brampton

We are looking for reliable and dependable individuals, who will:

  • Volunteer independently and as part of a team
  • Acquire sufficient knowledge about Elder Help Peel (see TRAINING, below) to be a confident, informative resource at marketing events at local malls and community events
  • Be able to problem solve effectively and on spot
  • Feel comfortable working in large crowd environments
  • Engage attendees with a friendly, outgoing, and engaging personality
  • Be available to volunteer 3 to 4 hours weekday mornings, afternoons, or weekends
  • Be punctual and dependable for each event
  • Arrive 15 minutes before the start of the shift and stay for the duration of the shift
  • Assist staff with managing logistics, set up and tear down
  • Provide general information about EHP, programs and services, and volunteer opportunities to the public
  • Thank visitors for coming
  • Redirect negative 'customer service' issues to EHP staff

PLEASE APPLY in anticipation of a late Spring start, by creating a 'volunteer profile' within Volunteer MBC's Referral System (on its website), which will enable you to click on the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to send your name/contact information to Elder Help-Peel. You can also connect with us by email/telephone (see How to Contact, below). Thank you!

After you have applied, please monitor your email (incl. 'Junk/Spam' folders) and leave space on your voicemail for communications from Elder Help Peel. We appreciate all those who choose to apply to help seniors! Thank you.


Benefits

Excellent opportunity to assist seniors in your local community (add to your volunteering resume) + Network with seniors, EHP staff, stakeholders, volunteer, and the general public (expand/enhance your personal/professional 'network') + Gain 'customer service', 'marketing & promotion', and event management experience + Personal satisfaction that you will have enjoyed contributing to the enhancement of local seniors' lifestyles, their health and wellness, while having FUN!


Qualifications

  • You are at least 20 years old
  • Passion for seniors as active residents within your local community
  • You've an approachable, outgoing, and friendly manner, able to interact confidently with the public
  • Patience and excellent listening skills
  • Excellent verbal communication in English to communicate effectively with the public (fluency in other languages is most welcome)
  • Ability to stand/walk for a minimum of 2 to 3 hours
  • Police Vulnerable Sector Check required
  • Able to provide 2 References
  • Access to reliable transportation (or you have no difficulty taking public transit)
  • Committed to comply with COVID-19 health and safety procedures, as may be in place
  • You must be fully vaccinated, plus you are willing to provide a copy of Ontario Ministry of Health COVID-19 proof of vaccination

*** This 'role' would be a great volunteering opportunity for: Adults, Persons with a disability or medical condition, Retirees, and Seniors (55+)

SCREENING of applicants will be virtual/remote, (Tel/Email/Online interviewing), unless otherwise advised.

Min Age: 20   
Police Check: Required   
Resume:Not required   
Driver's Licence: Not required   
Proof of Vaccination: Required


Time Commitment
This is a Special Event commitment starting 2022-05-16 AND ending 2022-09-19
Shifts are available Anytime

FLEXIBLE, subject to SPECIFIC EVENT DAYS: EHP has shift hours that will be distributed, with 3 shifts per day, for each day of the event. You can fill a full day, or fill several shifts. You can also only take a single shift if your time is limited. Shifts will be between 2 and 4 hours, and will vary (eg. divided into weekday and weekend morning and afternoon shifts for most event days).


Training

ORIENTATION provided prior to the commencement date of the assignment and includes orientation to Elder Help Peel programs, policies and procedures, meet and greet with volunteers and organization members, and a volunteer handbook as it relates to the volunteering role

TRAINING provided upon commencement of the assignment as well as a 'walk through' of the tasks/responsibilities, hands-on training and coaching while the volunteer practices and learns the assignment tasks

Monitoring of assignment and ongoing support on a regular basis by an EHP supervisor as required

Participation in additional training and meetings as required


More Details
Areas of Interest: Fundraising, Customer Service, Seasonal/Special Event, Event Planning, Information & Referral Services, Senior Support
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom, Wheelchair Accessible Parking
Ideal for: Individuals, Groups, Newcomers, Older Adults
Apply before: 2022-09-19



How to Contact
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