Baby Gift Coordinator

Opportunity ID: 898

Organization Details
Organization Name: You Can't Spoil A Baby
Address: 31 Woodview Bay
Winnipeg, MB R3R 3C9
Website: http://youcantspoilababy.org/
Organizational Description: A Manitoba based volunteer network who collects, creates and delivers custom gifts of once loved baby clothes and items to help families in need with the first year of baby's life. We believe that every baby deserves an equal start.

Participating in You Can't Spoil A Baby as a volunteer is a memorable experience that encourages healthier and more connected communities while benefiting the planet too since our gifts are made primarily of once-loved baby items.

We know how busy life gets, so we prioritize volunteer opportunities that are done from your home, business or community group, and on your schedule after reading a simple online training. YCSAB offers one-time and ongoing volunteer positions for individuals, community groups, and businesses. Check out ycsab.org for more info or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay connected.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: You Can't Spoil A Baby needs volunteers to accept donations of baby items at their home-based drop spot. When a donation arrives at your drop spot, you will sort, assess and prepare the baby items for gifts. These items will either be used by you to make and deliver gifts, or you will share them with our other volunteers to use in their gifts.

The Gift Coordinator position is rewarding and flexible and was designed so that busy, charitable people like yourself can participate in a great volunteer experience. We'll add your home address to our Drop Spot map and with the help of the YCSAB team and our online training manual, we'll prepare you to start collecting, preparing and coordinating the making of custom baby gifts.

To assist you in this process, you'll join our confidential Facebook group which helps our team access information, streamline communication and collaborate to help Manitoba families in need. Good organizational and communication skills, empathy and integrity, along with a willingness to learn and use our technology tools like social media, email, and gift tracking software are assets.

Most of our gift applicants and volunteers are from Winnipeg and surrounding areas, but as YCSAB grows, there may be more rural opportunities. We accept volunteers from across Manitoba.
Skills Required: -Well organized and reliable.
-Good communication skills by phone/email/Facebook. 
-Access to a vehicle is helpful but not mandatory.
-Willing to learn our basic technology tools i.e. YCSAB email, gift tracking system
-Respectful of sensitive personal information.
-Friendly, compassionate and nonjudgmental. 
-Trustworthy and dependable.
-Patience: it can be challenging contacting gift applicants who have unreliable contact info
-If dropping off to new parents, understanding and compassionate of the fact that having a baby is a vulnerable time.
Skills Gained/Related Careers: -Coordination
-Poverty awareness
-Adaptability
-Compassion
-Social justice experience
-Time management
-Organization
-Interpersonal Skills
-Social Work
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment:
Approx. 3-5 hours per month, and all of these hours can be done from your home. As a Gift Coordinator volunteer, you will set your own schedules, and can easily change your availability with a quick email and take holidays when needed.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Brandon
Central
Eastman
Interlake
Norman
Parkland
Thompson
Westman
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
Training/Orientation
How to Apply: Online: youcantspoilababy.org/volunteer/prepare-gifts/
Closing Date: Dec 31, 2019