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Volunteer Services Assistant – Temporary, Part Time – Canada Summer Jobs

MAY 4, 2021| INTERNAL/EXTERNAL JOB POSTING

COMPETITION NO. 21-053
Position:  Volunteer Services Assistant – (Summer Student) – 10 week contract

Location: Volunteer Services

Hours: This is a 28 hour/week contract.  Hours to be fulfilled mainly between Monday and Friday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm with some weekend activities.

We are looking for a Volunteer Services Assistant to join our Sources Volunteer Services team. This individual must be energetic, creative and passionate about bringing communities together.

This is a Canada Summer Jobs funded position.  The applicant must meet all eligibility criteria and be between the ages of 15 and 30.

About Sources

Sources is a community-based non-profit organization that has been providing help, encouragement, and hope for individuals and families in White Rock, Surrey, Delta, Langley, and Prince George for 40 years. We serve 40,000 individuals yearly and that is all owing to our dedicated team. We provide services such as food banks, counselling, employment services, and community living programs. At Sources we value respect and collaboration as we are all striving to promote the same mission—social wellness for our community.

Sources Volunteer Services

Sources’ Volunteer Services is designed to support social wellness for individuals and communities through volunteerism. Through our office, we provide direct services to the community to ensure health and wellness services are accessible, and support the entire organization’s mission through the strength of volunteerism.  Volunteer Services provides an excellent opportunity for a youth to explore the benefits of working in a non-profit environment, gain valuable knowledge of services available to the community and work together with the community for the health of our most vulnerable members.

Responsibilities:

  • ·         Assist with the programs operated by Sources’ Volunteer Services in the areas of transportation, grocery shopping, financial security, and more.
  • ·         Assist with the implementation of digital learning workshops to empower older adults in using online services to apply for and access benefits and resources.
  • ·         Assist with Sources’ Community Harvest Program, working with local homeowners and farmers to redirect excess produce to community meal programs.
  • ·         Assist with maintaining statistical data, reporting requirements and data entry.
  • ·         Other duties as required.

Qualifications:

  • ·        Good interpersonal communication skills including public relations, oral and written skills.
  • ·         Self-motivated with time management, problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • ·         Good administrative and technical skills in using standard office equipment, Microsoft Office, and some graphic design tools.
  • ·         Willingness to taken on new challenges and learn new skills in the areas of leadership, public speaking and event coordination.
  • ·         Passionate about social issues and making a direct impact in the areas of seniors’ inclusivity, community engagement, hunger solutions, decreasing food waste, and more.
  • ·         Possesses an understanding of the issues related to poverty and has the ability to handle sensitive client issues with tact and non-judgement.
  • ·         Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
  • ·         A valid driver’s license and own vehicle is an asset but not a requirement.

Start Date: June 21st, 2021.  The position ends after 10 weeks.

Salary: $16.00

Closing Date:  May 19, 2021; Internal candidates will be contacted by May 17, 2021.

 

How to apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to Carrie Belanger at cbelanger@sourcesbc.ca.  Applications without cover letters will not be considered.