Community Outreach Coordinator
Tasks and Responsibilities
- Finding volunteer placements that match the interests, skills and abilities of the target youth
- Conduct community outreach to foster relationships with community services for our target markets , schools and other potential people youth to market our services.
- Work with organizations to review and improve their youth volunteer program strategies
- Complete service orientations for target youth, creates skill/job development plans and provide ongoing individual support to target youth
- Coordinate with the Youth Advisory Committee, a group of youth who come together to discuss how to increase youth civic engagement in community and help give feedback to improve workshops.
- Complete all forms and record-keeping as required for the program
Supervision and Mentoring Plans
- The student will work closely with Project Coordinator, Janelle Hinds, on all tasks and responsibilities, who will supervise and mentor the student. The student will report to the Project Coordinator. Most of the time, the student will be directly supervised by the Project Coordinator. If working on an aspect of the project that falls under a team member, the student’s work will be supervised by that team member who will report to the Project Coordinator.
- The Project Coordinator will provide the student with the software tools that are used for the position. They will make sure that the tools are set up properly for the student to do their work.
- The student will have one week of training at commencement and weekly meetings to review progress, ask questions, and establish and track work plans.
- A final performance review will be conducted with the Project Coordinator during the last week of work.
The Project Coordinator will act as mentor to the student in order to:
- help the student acclimate to the job and culture;
- create a sense of engagement with the project;
- encourage creativity;
- develop skills and experience in areas of professional interest to the student.
Health and Safety Practices in the Workplace
- The student will be trained in the office emergency response plan (identifying exits, locating fire extinguishers, locating the first aid kit, etc.) by the program coordinator.
- The student will also receive training on how to operate office equipment properly.
- The student will be required to take the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Health and Safety Awareness Training course. The student’s supervisor will advise the student of their rights under the Employment Standards Act.
- Student will not have to enter any high risk workplaces such as factories. Students will have to pass a background check in addition to everyone they will be working with for their protection. Student will be educated in the organization's code of conduct, which will help them be aware of who to go to if issues should arise. The student will also be instructed by the supervisor regarding the workplace harassment policies and procedures.
- Additional materials on health and safety will be provided as required.
We believe volunteering enriches our lives and the world around us. We bring youth and good causes together to overcome the barriers that keep volunteers and nonprofits from finding each other, working together, and developing strong relationships.