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Position Number: 2314
Position Title: Ovation Ambassador
Organization Name: Volunteer MBC
Area(s) of Interest: Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Mentoring & Career Development, Event Coordination & Support, Information & Referral Services, Marketing & Promotions, Program Coordination, Seniors Support Services
Position Description: ● Be an important voice for volunteerism in Peel Region, especially among older adults
● Deliver Volunteer MBC's mission, goals, and message, focusing on 'Ovation'
● Inform and inspire older adults in reference to becoming involved in volunteering
● Engage and include prospective volunteers from diverse backgrounds
● Help older adults break down barriers and misconceptions about volunteering
● Conduct training sessions for those older adults interested in volunteering
● Contribute to raising awareness among not-for-profits about the enormous potential of older volunteers (their background/proven skills/wealth of experience)
● Expand the volunteering population in Peel Region

PLEASE APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (Be a 'day-oner' in 'Ovation'!)
Goal of Position: As the volunteer centre for Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon (Peel Region), Volunteer MBC is expanding its outreach to focus upon volunteering by older adults (55+). In 2018, we launched our 'Ovation' program.

Key to the success of 'Ovation' will be our volunteer AMBASSADORS, who will represent Volunteer MBC in the communities that we serve, delivering the message of 'Ovation' and a call to action.
Position Benefits: > Unique opportunity to be part of a ground-breaking volunteering initiative
> Use your talent/skills/experience to expand volunteerism in your community
> Stay active, social by 'networking' and engaging with a wide diversity of Peel residents
> Join a team that includes volunteer engagement professionals and passionate volunteers just like you
> Participate in the ongoing development of 'Ovation'
> Mileage will be paid to Ambassadors who use their vehicles in this role
Training Details: 'Ovation' will provide a comprehensive training package and ongoing support to successful applicants.
Position Qualifications: ● Passionate and committed about volunteering (prior experience is welcome, but not required)
● Understanding of the goals of 'Ovation' and the means by which its goals and message are delivered within the community
● Friendly, engaging with the public, plus caring/empathetic towards older adults
● Excellent oral/written communication skills
● Experience in public presentations to large/small groups is a definite asset
● Ability to volunteer as part of a team and independently
● 'Position' is open to aspiring volunteers 55+ years of age
Time Commitment: Anytime
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Time Detail: An 'Ovation Ambassador' is expected to devote a MINIMUM of 3 hours per month to the program, and attend meetings and other engagements when requested and scheduled.
Start Date: 2018-09-11
Min Age: 55
Ideal for: Individual, Older Adults
Location: Various locations in Peel Region, including Volunteer MBC's Brampton office
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon
Police Check: No
Accessibility: Unknown
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