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Position Number: 2421
Position Title: Volunteer Research Member - Fund Development Committee
Organization Name: Volunteer MBC
Area(s) of Interest: Fund Development Assistance, Finance Related, Marketing & Promotions, Research & Evaluation
Position Description: ● Research funding opportunities and donor catchment (online and through other avenues of inquiry)
● Acquire/utilize detailed knowledge of Volunteer MBC's mission and programs (including its 'Learning Centre')
● Attend regular Fund Development and Events Committee meetings
● Evaluate research and provide recommendations re. various funding vehicles (eg. individual donors, businesses with CSR matching programs, Foundations that support the volunteering sector, Internet platforms/donation services), and with respect to specific, potential opportunities
● Provide recommendations about specific sources and how effective solicitation should be undertaken
● Conduct research as assigned by the Volunteer MBC Fund Development Committee and staff
● Provide updates to the Committee (and as it directs) on a regular basis
● Record findings/recommendations/performance in Volunteer MBC's internal grant management system, as requested
Goal of Position: Volunteer MBC is in its 10th year serving Mississauga, Brampton, and Caledon in matching volunteers to suitable, worthwhile volunteering opportunities, together with other important initiatives focused on education and outreach. At this time, we are in need of a volunteer with the ability to effectively conduct research designed to identify and develop funding sources, who will join our Fund Development Committee.

We seek an individual who combines curiosity, imagination, and proven research skills, in order that Volunteer MBC can continue with its leading edge programs and undertakings that outreach into our communities inclusively, and with a commitment to diversity.
Position Benefits: > Assume an important role in a high-profile community service organization
> Opportunity to learn from seasoned volunteer management professionals
> Add to your knowledge of the local volunteering sector
> 'Network' with like-minded volunteers and community service organization stakeholders
> Enhance your established research/communication skills/experience (add to your resume)
> Learn/use/augment: analytical thinking, resource management, team dynamics (collaboration)
> AODA Training provided
> Access to Volunteer MBC 'Learning Centre' workshops
> Hours confirmation letter and/or 'Achieve Certificate' upon successful completion of volunteer engagement
Training Details: Orientation to Volunteer MBC that relates to the 'position' will be provided.
Ongoing support in the course of collaboration.
AODA and Health & Safety training.
Position Qualifications: ● Familiar with Volunteer MBC's vision and mission, plus its strategic priorities and goals
● Proven capacity to conduct effective, organized research online (and in the community) to determine availability of relevant grant (donor) opportunities
● Ability to evaluate research and provide recommendations as part of fundraising action plans
● Fundraising experience is a DEFINITE ASSET
● Excellent oral/written English
● Excellent organization, attention to detail, plus adherence to strict deadlines
● Capacity/commitment to volunteer and collaborate as part of a team
● Commitment to confidentiality and absolute discretion re. fundraising activities
● Creative, thinking 'outside the box', forward thinking (trends)
Time Commitment: Anytime
Duration: Long Term (More than 6 months)
Time Detail: Flexible, subject to evening committee and other meetings, and recognition that research undertakings are ongoing, cumulative, and will be subject to deadlines.

The volunteer should anticipate engagement at the office and at home, as needed.
Min Age: 21
Ideal for: Individual, Placement & Co-Op Students, Older Adults, Home or Virtual Volunteer
Location: Volunteer MBC, 601-7700 Hurontario Street, Brampton, ON, Canada
Geographical Area(s): Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon, Online, Work from Home
Police Check: No
Accessibility: Fully Accessible Workplace
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Website: http://www.volunteermbc.org


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