volunteer posting - online group leader

By: Brier Published: 08/06/2020

The openings for the Online Group Leader volunteer posting are currently filled. We encourage you to consider joining or creating your own local group as a Group Leader.

Role title: Online Group Leader 
Location: In the comfort of your own home as you are connecting virtually with people located around Canada. Prefer to connect with people from your city or region? Join existing groups across the country or start your own as a Group Leader.
Duration: 12 month engagement
Hours:  2-4 hours a 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 advocating 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.

Our online network consists of volunteers from all around Canada who communicate via Slack and virtual meetings to support one another in taking action. Online Group Leaders are essential to supporting and leading online volunteers, by motivating them to take action and offering assistance as needed. 

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

responsibilities

  • Maintain the online group on Slack to ensure its sustainability
  • Organize monthly education & action (E&A) meetings in sync with our monthly calls to action 
  • Recruit and support volunteers; inspire them to be part of a movement creating change
  • Post engaging content on Slack regularly (information, videos, calls to action, etc.)
  • Monitor online discussion on a daily basis and engage with volunteers’ content
  • Engage with and inspire volunteers to take action by promoting monthly calls to action and our current campaign
  • Compile monthly reports on actions from your group and submit to the Provincial Leader
  • Collaborate closely with fellow Group Leaders across the country, your assigned Provincial Leader, and with volunteers part of the Results network 
  • 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

requirements 

  • Knowledge of the platform Slack or willingness to learn to use it
  • 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
  • Creative and able to solve problems
  • 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

asset

  • Although not required, proficiency in both English and French is a definite asset.

benefits

Our power lies in our people – especially our volunteers who are the unsung heroes.  Online Group Leaders will benefit from being integral and essential to the mission of Results Canada. 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 including with remote teams. Most importantly, you will feel the satisfaction from making a difference.

to apply

The openings for the Online Group Leader volunteer posting are currently filled. We encourage you to consider joining or creating your own local group as a Group Leader.

For other volunteer opportunities, 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.

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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