Indigenous Community Engagement Volunteer

Organization Details
Organization Name: GLOCAL Foundation of Canada
Address: 450 Southwest Marine Drive, 18th Floor
Vancouver BC  V5X 0C3
Website: https://glocalfoundation.ca/
Organizational Description: GLOCAL Foundation of Canada is a non-partisan, non-profit organization striving to empower residents in Canada to integrate a solid, creative domestic engagement with a nuanced global understanding in politics, business, academics and philanthropy.
We aim to provide innovative programs and cross-sectoral resources to encourage residents in Canada to be civically aware and democratically engaged. Our team is composed of staff, consultants, advisors, and volunteers from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds who dedicate themselves in having Canadians' voices heard and understood.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Job Description

We are looking for individuals who identify as First Nations, Metis or Inuit to support us in engagement with Indigenous communities in Canada on the objectives of our Youcount.ca platform.

Scope of the responsibilities:
Building relationships and establishing dialogue with indigenous organizations to better understanding the perspectives of indigenous peoples on civic engagement and democratic participation in Canada
Providing recommendations on partnerships with indigenous organizations to enhance indigenous participation in the activities of GLOCAL and YouCount.ca
Conducting research on indigenous governance with a view to incorporating indigenous political leadership in the YouCount.ca platform in a respectful and culturally relevant way
Providing support for GLOCAL's social media engagement, creating infographics and producing short videos on relevant issues.
Other activities relevant to the mission of GLOCAL and YouCount.ca

Special arrangements can be made for online group volunteering with collaborative tasks for schoolers.

To Apply
Send one-page cover letter and resume in one file to nushrat.anjum@glocalfoundation.ca
Provide 2 References:
Name, title and contact information (email and phone number) for two references.
Subject Line: 'Volunteer application - Your Province - Your Full Name - Date of Your Application'
Skills Required: Qualifications:
Successful applicants will have the following qualifications:
Good oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
A passion for creative writing, community engagement and partnerships development.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel.
Strong intercultural understanding.
Ability to meet deadlines and thrive in a fast-paced, flexible working environment.
Ability to work both independently and within a team environment.
Professionalism, punctuality, and reliability.

Hours Per Week:
This is a remote role and the volunteer is expected to dedicate 5-10hrs/week.
Accommodation for flexible start date can be made.
A minimum of 3 months commitment is required.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Supervision:
The successful candidate will work with the executive team of the Foundation. Ongoing support and mentorship will be offered by the Manager to ensure holistic development of the volunteer in capacities relevant to the job. A weekly meeting will be scheduled for the volunteer to receive support and direction, as well as targeted opportunities and guidance for personal growth and development, such as future career planning. We aim to make this a comprehensive learning experience for the volunteers.

Learning Component:
The volunteer will gain professional skills in research, business development, strategic planning, grants applications, communication, and leadership.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? No
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Evaluation
Supervision
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Email: nushrat.anjum@glocalfoundation.ca
Closing Date: Apr 30, 2021
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