Do you want to get involved in the EWB Toronto Professional Chapter, but are not sure how to go about it?
We have many teams that are constantly looking for volunteers, including our Run to End Poverty team, and our Water for the World team. If you are interested in learning more about a variety of international development issues, you can get involved by attending our Shop Days or getting involved with our Member Learning team. If any of these teams fit the bill, be sure to get in contact with the Team Leaders.
If you would like to learn more about the organisation, or become involved with the Chapter more generally, shoot a message to Devina Aggarwal, Director, Communications at:
We now have some volunteer positions for which we are recruiting. The positions are as follows:
GET INVOLVED IN THE ‘IT TAKES A VILLAGE’ TEAM:
The “It takes a village” team is responsible for organizing fundraising events and generating interest in the event throughout the various EWB chapters in the areas surrounding Toronto and for planning and coordinating logistics related to the event. You will support community outreach and promotions plan.
- Sponsorship Lead: Responsible for reaching out to corporations for sponsoring wine and cheese, keeping track of submissions and ensuring all sponsorship agreements are upheld. Hours- 4-5 hours per week from October till March.
GET INVOLVED IN ‘WATER FOR THE WORLD’ TEAM:
Water for the World (W4TW) is a program that educates youth in grades 5-9 about access to water, the factors behind a lack of access and the positive impact careers in STEM can have in dealing with systemic issues like lack of access to water (program website https://waterfortheworldto.wordpress.com/). We partner with the Toronto Public Libraries and National Engineering Month (NEM) to host 1.5 hour workshops on access to water with students in grades 5-9. We hold about 80 workshops during one week in March, reaching over 2000 students every year at 40 libraries. Each workshop is run by two volunteers which are trained by our team. We hold two training sessions for volunteers in February. The Water for the World team is made up of the following positions.
- W4TW Communications Lead: Responsible for managing W4TW social media and website. Works with Student Engagement Lead, Library Lead and Volunteer Engagement Leads to ensure that communication with librarians, teachers and volunteers is consistent.Position runs from October 2016-April 2017. Hours required: 4-5 hours/week for October-December, 5-6 hours/week for January-April.
- W4TW Professional Volunteer Engagment Lead: Responsible for reaching out to professional organizations to recruit volunteers. Responsible for maintaining contact with volunteers and ensuring that they are signed up for training and W4TW workshops (Volunteer sign-up page: https://waterfortheworldto.wordpress.com/volunteer-info/).Position runs from October 2016-April 2017. Hours required: 5-6 hours/week for October-December, 5-8 hours/week for January-April.
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