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Position: 2558 - Volunteer Community Outreach Coordinator
Organization: Community Alliance for Support and Empowerment
Position Address: Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Brampton
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Co-Op Placements, Older Adults
>Lead volunteer recruitment and utilize innovative strategies for outreach, raising awareness about Community Alliance for Support and Empowerment's vision and mission for the youth and older adults in our community
> Provide ongoing support to hard to reach youth and older adult capacity to build connections in the community and promote awareness of the positive role of youth in the community
> Engage youth and older adults to identify issues, needs and barriers to accessing services in order to achieve goals and aspirations
> Provide youth and older adults with information, contacts, referral services and support as needed to facilitate and access to programs, services and opportunities including recreation, education, health, substance abuse, social and emotional issues
> Work collaboratively with youth, older adults, parents, community centers, schools, non-profit organizations and youth/senior service providers to develop effective service delivery plans to ensure that youth and seniors have access to programs and opportunities needed for healthy development
> Engage, collaborate, and build trusting relationships with community service providers

Community Alliance for Support and Empowerment (CASE) is a not-for-profit organization which builds socially-stable and engaged communities through the recognition of Individual uniqueness and enhancing people's capabilities. Our programs are geared towards inspiring people's lives, building and empowering individuals regardless of age, race, culture, religion, and other social locations.

The role of 'Volunteer Outreach Coordinator' allows individuals who are passionate about making a positive difference within their communities to exercise their passion by helping youth and older adults. Volunteers will be able to enrich the experience of the youth and older adults by providing them with meaningful services and programs.

Through this position, volunteers will inspire to become active and engaged within their communities, while at the same time fostering values of support, inclusion, and acceptance.

+ Opportunity to have platform to make a positive difference within the community
+ Gain important leadership, confidence, delegation, and organizational skills that are valuable for future employment/volunteer opportunities
+ Interact with and build unique relationships with various third-party organizations, including other non-profit organizations, community centres, schools, and more
+ Work with other like-minded volunteers and staff passionate about making a positive contribution to the community
+ Gain and explore extensive knowledge about the issues facing the youth and older adults within the community by interacting with them through various programs
+ Opportunity to become a role-model for other youth within the community
+ Learn more about Community Alliance for Support and Empowerment, and other non-profit organizations
+ Exercise your leadership abilities in a motivational, supportive, enriching, and empowering work environment

Position Qualifications
● Previous experience working with youth and older adults
● The minimum level of education preferred is a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, Social Service Worker, Education, Child & Youth Care, International Development, Teaching, or equivalent degree in a related field
● A thorough understanding of the issues facing youth or older adults and how these issues relate to youth violence and youth and older adults disengagement
● Demonstrated understanding of strengths-based, client-centered, and solution-focused approaches to counseling
● Experience developing systems and processes to ensure the careful assessment, referral, and follow-up of complex youth issues
● A demonstrated ability to work within culturally diverse communities
● Ability to set priorities and manage deadlines in keeping with excellent administrative skills
● Superior judgment, empathy, and strong understanding and application of ethical principles
● Able to volunteer independently with minimal supervision as well as a strong team player who motivates and inspires people around them
● Must have a satisfactory 'Police and vulnerable sector check' within the last 6 months
● Certified in Standard First Aid and CPR is an asset

Min Age: 18    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Medium Term (4 - 6 months)
Start Date:2019-08-05
Monday Morning, Monday Afternoon, Monday Evening, Tuesday Morning, Tuesday Afternoon, Wednesday Afternoon, Wednesday Evening, Thursday Morning, Thursday Afternoon, Thursday Evening, Friday Morning, Friday Afternoon

Orientation and training will be provided at the CASE Office and onsite location.

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Education & Learning, Fundraising, Sports & Recreation, Career Mentorship, Counselling & Mental Health, Youth Programs, Event Planning, Social Media, Information & Referral Services, Life Skills & Accessibility, Marketing/Promotion, Program Coordination, Literacy, Research/Evaluation, Senior Support, Support Group Facilitation & Therapy, Volunteer Coordination, Youth Mentorship
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