Volunteer Local Chapter Coordinator - Winnipeg

Organization Details
Organization Name: The Shoebox Project for Women
213-1485 Dupont Street , Toronto
Toronto ON  M6P 3S2
Website: https://www.shoeboxproject.ca/home
Organizational Description: Our Mission
To uplift and empower women who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness through in-kind support, education and community participation.

Our Vision
To foster equitable communities where all women are seen, valued, and treated with dignity and compassion.

Our Approach
Through volunteer-led gift drives that benefit women who are impacted by homelessness, we build compassionate and connected communities

By distributing essentials of daily living to shelters and community agencies, we support women and gender-diverse people facing income inequality.

By building awareness and educating youth, we challenge stigmas, fight discrimination, and promote equity.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: For those seeking a rewarding leadership experience!

The primary role of a Local Chapter Coordinator is to effectively lead a chapter of the Shoebox Project in your community. By creating a fun and supportive environment you will manage and coordinate the efforts of your community volunteers and donors to ensure a successful Shoebox drive.

Duties & Responsibilities:
- You are an ambassador of The Shoebox Project in your community -Lead the charge and represent with pride!
- Identify and develop a network of shelters and resource agencies to partner with
- Recruit and manage volunteers to assist in various support roles
- Gain local Support. Reach out to your local community to introduce, inform & educate on The Shoebox Project's mission & vision and gather support for your chapter goals and encourage them to get involved.
- Manage chapter specific administration (inquiries, tracking, expenses)
- Initiate fundraising as needed to support chapter related expenses for help in meeting drive goals
- Manage social media content for your chapter(Facebook and Instagram)
- Organize corporate, community and school drives for those interested
- Coordinate inspections, storage, transportation and delivery of gifts from community drop-off locations to
shelters - deliver your shoeboxes and watch the smiles!

- Interest in issues related to women's homelessness and desire to give back to your community in a positive way
- Strong project management skills or previous experience in a leadership role with ability to recruit and manage a team of volunteers through a committee format or otherwise
- Ability and desire to reach out to your community with the "ask" of support
- Excellent communication skills - coordinator is expected to respond to inquiries from community members, coordinate details with shelter staff, work with other local volunteers, corporate and community/school groups, reach out to local press and community leaders and potentially solicit
- Computer-savvy (specifically with Google-based applications and navigating Google Drive)
- Comfortable managing, communicating and connecting through various social media platforms
such as (Facebook/Instagram)
- Basic understanding of managing budgets and tracking expenses

Requirements/Screening: Completed Volunteer Application, Resume, Interview, Reference Check

Time Commitment: Ability to spend 5-15 hours a week during November and December (varies greatly based
on size of gift drive, number of volunteers involved, etc.)

Duration: The expectation is to organize a minimum of one gift drive (during the holidays) in your community
and the choice to participate in other activities as desired throughout the year. Regular monitoring and active
communication through chapter email year round is the expectation.

Training: Training provided through video conference, online and written processes, ongoing training opportunities

Benefits of this Volunteer Role: Enjoy utilizing your professional skills while supporting a cause you are
passionate about, use your spare time helping other women in your community and feel good about making a difference in someone's life, build valuable relationships & network with other like-minded people, be a
positive leader within your community, gain additional life experiences, and have fun!
Skills Required: Leadership/Leading others
Organization and time management
Community Outreach
Computer Savvy/Social Media knowledge
Skills Gained/Related Careers: Project Management, Leadership, Networking,
Age: 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Remote Volunteering
This role requires the most time commitment during the holiday season with the busiest months being October-December as this is when our National Shoebox Gift Drive campaign happens. Other times of the year are less busy with minimal time required. You have the autonomy to set your own drive start/end dates to accommodate your schedule. Other activity during the year is optional so you can customize it to suite your lifestyle.
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: Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationGuid=f83eab7f-acf2-447e-b03b-accdc7792565&ApplicationFormNumber=1
Closing Date: May 31, 2023