Outreach Coordinator (Virtual Opportunity) (Link in Description)

Organization Details
Organization Name: Beyond the Wards Canada
Address: Toronto ON
Website: http://beyondthewardsto.com
Organizational Description: Beyond The Wards Canada is an initiative that aims to highlight the contributions of under-recognized frontline workers that have been largely left out by mainstream media. While we don't want to take light away from the healthcare workers who are tirelessly fighting COVID-19, it's important for us to look beyond the hospital wards and see the heroes that occupy our day-to-day lives too. During this challenging time, our goal is to provide everyday heroes with extra support through kind and uplifting messages of encouragement, love, and appreciation. These heroes include the people we rely on every day, such as transportation, sanitation, and postal workers.

We provide a platform where individuals can submit messages of gratitude through art, written notes, letters, and even performances. These messages are sent to the workers of their choice and shared across our media platforms. For more information about our cause and the list of different heroes we're supporting, visit our website: https://www.beyondthewardsto.com/. We're have also launched our testimonial campaign, Stories Unmasked, which tells the stories of essential workers and the challenges they've faced throughout the pandemic, and we plan to launch an activism campaign by the end of the month.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: Description & Details

Beyond the Wards Canada (BTWC) is a youth-led, non-profit initiative that highlights the contributions of under-recognized essential workers. While we don't want to take light away from medical workers who are tirelessly fighting COVID-19, it's important for us to also look beyond the hospital wards and see the heroes that occupy our day-to-day lives too. These heroes include the people we rely on every day: community service and social workers, transportation workers, sanitation and custodial workers, postal service and delivery workers, teachers and childcare workers, food and agriculture workers, retail and manufacturing workers, and public health workers. During this pandemic, our goal is to provide essential workers with extra support through meaningful and uplifting messages of encouragement, kindness, and appreciation. These messages harness the evidence-based health benefits of kindness, which bolster both the mental and physical well-being of essential workers during this especially difficult time. Within 10 months, BTWC has recruited over 90 volunteers, received hundreds of message submissions, and connected with thousands of essential workers across Canada.

Check out our website and socials through this link: http://linktr.ee/beyondthewardscanada!

OUTREACH COORDINATOR General Responsibilities:

-Communicating (via email) with essential workers and essential companies, businesses, institutions, and organizations across Canada to deliver BTWC's uplifting message submissions
-Encourage your network and the public to create and submit messages to essential workers through the Submission Form on our website.

Application: https://forms.gle/sfDMGzHorNMDaTYdA
Skills Required: -Ideal candidate should be a strong writer, detail-oriented, and able to represent BTWC with professionalism
Skills Gained/Related Careers: This opportunity is a great way to improve and develop communication, organization, time-management, administration, and community outreach skills, especially in the context of a non-profit initiative!

We are able to sign off on volunteer/community service hours and provide letters of reference after 2-3 months or after making significant contributions to the initiative.
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
The role is incredibly flexible and volunteering can be completed whenever works best for you in your schedule. Approximate time commitment: 2 Hours Per Week
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
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Certificate of recognition
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: forms.gle/sfDMGzHorNMDaTYdA
Closing Date: Dec 1, 2021