Passionate about food and concerned about Canada’s food supply and food security?
We are seeking a Volunteer Coordinator to help us source, interview and onboard volunteers to help us get the word out about pandemic-related challenges to Canada’s food supply and food security.
Farmwork to Feed Canada is a volunteer effort by Canadian communications, public relations and marketing professionals. We collaborate with the agriculture and agri-business sector and offer farmers, farm groups and the food industry communications expertise and a forum to foster greater public awareness on key issues related Canada’s food supply and food security.
Through this initiative, we are also assisting junior communications practitioners, who missed out on intern positions as a result of the pandemic, to gain real-world experience, expand their portfolios, and benefit from working with seasoned professionals who are willing to act as mentors and references.
Opportunity – Volunteer Coordinator
As a volunteer organization, the success of Farmwork to Feed Canada is dependent on being able to attract talented and dedicated volunteers to carry out our mission.
To ensure we have the resources we need, we are seeking an enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator who will work actively to recruit and onboard volunteer writers, digital media specialists, graphic designers and others.
Responsibilities include collaborating with team leads to determine their needs, advertising volunteer positions on job boards and via email, contacting colleges and universities and building relationships with PR, communications, digital design and journalism program managers, interviewing candidates, registering new volunteers on Microsoft Teams, maintaining the volunteer database, and other administrative tasks.
Level of Commitment
- Remote work, home-based, 3-4 hours / week
- Bi-monthly participation in a team call
- Excellent communication skills with the ability to motivate and inspire volunteers.
- Computer skills. Familiarity with Microsoft Teams is an asset.
- Organizational abilities.
- Networking skills. Familiarity with public relations / communications / journalism educational institutions and associations will be an asset.