Local Coordinator - Owen Sound

(Shoebox Project for Women (The), No Physical Address, Simcoe and Grey County Chapter)

Position ID: V-GRE0128 Last Modified: 11 Jul 2020 Last Full Update: 11 Jul 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactKaren Paget, Volunteer Manager, The Shoebox Project for Women; Email: karen@shoeboxproject.com
DutiesPrimary Duties & Responsibilities  
The primary role of a local community coordinator is to identify shelters and resource centres for women in need, identify suitable drop-off locations, market/advertise the drive to your community, fundraise, manage other volunteers, collect, inspect and deliver Shoeboxes to the shelters at a mutually agreed time.  
Other aspects of the role include, but are not limited to: 
Act as an ambassador of The Shoebox Project in your community  
Identify and develop a network of shelters and resource centres to partner with  
Manage Chapter specific email inquiries from interested donors, individuals and companies wanting to contribute to the various national fundraisers throughout the entire year (not isolated to holiday season) 
Communicate with the national staff on a regular basis regarding your progress (seeking assistance when necessary)  
Fundraise: Organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations to cover chapter expenses  
Facilitate corporate, community and school drives 
Reach out to local press and community leaders for support 
Manage monetary donations and expenses in accordance with organizational procedure  
Recruit and manage a committee of volunteers to assist in various duties as needed 
Coordinate inspections, storage, transportation and delivery of boxes from drop-off locations to shelters  
Interest in issues related to women’s homelessness and desire to give back to your community  
Ability to recruit and manage a team of volunteers through a committee format or otherwise  
Fundraising & special event planning experience a definite asset 
Excellent communication skills – Coordinator is expected to respond to inquiries from community members, coordinate details with shelter staff, work with other local volunteers, corporate and community/school groups, reach out to local press and community leaders and potentially solicit donations from local businesses  
Computer savvy (specifically Google based applications), comfortable communicating via email and connecting through social media platforms 
Basic understanding of creating, managing and tracking budgets and expenses
More Info Linkhttps://www.shoeboxproject.com/
BenefitsUtilize your professional skills to play an active role in helping women impacted by homelessness, build valuable skills that are transferable, be a positive member on a team, gain experience, letter of reference may be provided if requested, upon completion of commitment duration.
ClientsLocal Shelter Agencies, local businesses, local press & community leaders, local corporate teams, local schools, other volunteers
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Women ; Individuals ; Community Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestPoverty & Homelessness
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills - Will be interacting/reaching out to many diverse groups within community ; Confidentiality - May be entrusted with confidential information on shelter locations ; Creativity ; Dependability & Trustworthiness - this is a leadership role that is self-driven ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills - knowledge of Google Suite applications a must ; Leadership ; Listening Skills ; Marketing & PR - You are a brand ambassador drive community awareness ; Mentoring & Training - Recruitment and training of other volunteers ; Planning & Organizing - Responisble for the logistics of all shoeboxes from the public to the shelter agencies ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently - This is a leadership role with diverse responsibilities and is self-driven ; Team Work - Will require a team to support this initiative ; Knowledge and experience in social media platforms is a significant asset
Commitment Length1 year commitment with busiest time being during the holiday season (Sept - Dec)
Interaction LevelSmall Group - Can build a team as needed to help support the holiday drive campaign ; You will need to build a volunteer team for support of this community initiative
Minimum Hours5 / Week
Dates and TimesThis opportunity will vary with regards to time commitment depending on time of year. Sep-Dec quite busy with 5-15 hours per week being the median depending on size of drive
SeasonsFall - Ramp up to Holiday Campaign ; Winter - Busiest time ; Our annual holiday drive runs up until Mid-December
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationOwen Sound
Number of PositionsGrey County: 2 individual(s) 
2 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided - via remote means, video conference, online and written processes ; Training on-going
TransportationCar required - Helpful to have a vehicle for transportation of shoeboxes to shelter locations if other means cannot be obtained.
Application Deadline13 Jul 2020
Police CheckNot Required
Additional RequirementsCompleted Application, Resume, Interview, References
Start DateOn or after 30 Jun 2020
Agency Details
Organization NameShoebox Project for Women (The), No Physical Address, Simcoe and Grey County Chapter
Address & Map
See website for drop off locations
Barrie, ON
Mailing Addressc/o Simcoe Shoebox Project for Women 
1485 Dupont St, Suite 213 
Toronto, ON M5P 3S2