volunteer posting - group leader

By: Brier Published: 08/06/2020

Role title: Group Leader
Number of openings:
Unlimited with a keen interest for Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina, St. John’s, Halifax, Fredericton, Charlottetown 
Location:
Remote or in the location of your choice of the community you represent
Duration:
12 month engagement
Hours:
2-4 hours per week, at times will be demanding, at other times less so.

N.B. This is a voluntary position for which Results Canada does not provide any compensation.

Join our dedicated team of staff and volunteers and help put an end to extreme poverty.

Results Canada is a global movement of passionate everyday people committed to raising our voices for a world without extreme poverty. We leverage programs and improved policies that give people living in poverty the health, education, and opportunity they need to thrive. 

Group Leaders are responsible for leading and facilitating the meetings and activities of their local Results volunteer group. They are the point of contact for all group volunteers and they are essential to ensuring the group is sustainable and volunteers are receiving the support they need and taking action. 

Under the direction of their respective Provincial Leader, each Group Leader is responsible for supporting and engaging Results Canada's volunteers to take action by organizing meetings and providing tools and assistance.

responsibilities

  • Start/maintain a local group in your community or campus by recruiting volunteers (a group should ideally have at a minimum 4 volunteers) 
  • Organize monthly education & action (E&A) meetings in sync with our monthly calls to action 
  • Coordinate the logistics of the group (meeting venue, email correspondence, follow up, etc.) 
  • Promote and raise awareness and invite individuals to join your group 
  • Compile monthly reports on actions from your group and submit to the Provincial Leader
  • Communicate regularly with the Provincial Leader for guidance and support 
  • Ensure happiness, wellbeing, and sustainability of group by encouraging others to take leadership within the group and by organizing social activities 
  • Take part in webinars, calls, online discussions and campaigns to take action
  • Lead by example by taking actions (political engagement, media letter-writing, etc.), alongside volunteers and in support of our campaigns

*In the current reality of COVID-19 pandemic, groups are encouraged to decide what they are most comfortable with: they can meet in-person by following the latest local health authority guidelines or they can meet virtually.

requirements

  • Passionate about ending poverty in the Global South
  • Committed to lead by taking action on a monthly basis 
  • Excellent at building relationships (even online!) and loves to inspire, develop, and motivate others
  • Self-motivated with an ability to prioritize and take initiative
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Good interpersonal and oral presentation skills – outgoing and problem-solver
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to go out of their comfort zone to create change
  • Available and able to respond in timely manner
  • Respect for diversity and commitment to creating an environment that values inclusiveness and respect
  • A sense of humour and generosity of spirit is essential

benefits

Our power lies in our people – especially our volunteers who are the unsung heroes. Group Leaders will benefit from being integral and essential to the  mission of Results Canada and a valued resource to build a network of dedicated volunteers. In addition to the close relationships with volunteers and staff, you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced global health experts and highly trained advocates who share your deep passion for international development. You will expand your skills, receive a solid foundation of advocacy and community engagement by addressing current issues (ex. health inequity, COVID-19) and gain practical, real-world experience volunteering with remote teams. Most importantly, you will feel the satisfaction from making a difference. 

to apply

Fill out our online registration form and keep an eye out for an email that we will send you with details on the next step you need to take to move forward with your application. 

This is an active volunteer recruitment and opportunities positions will be filled on an ongoing basis. Do not delay and apply today!

Results Canada is committed to diversity and equity around the globe and in our workplace. We welcome applications from: women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification and share our values. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us as soon as possible of any particular adaptive measures you might require.

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