Below are 5 areas of volunteer opportunities available this February/March.
Please use the checklist below or email email@example.com to let us know how you'd like to help out.
1. Social Media Volunteer: YouTube Account
Are you looking to add to your resume, gain experience using social media and volunteer in the environmental non-profit world?
Wellington Water Watchers, a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, restoration and conservation of drinking water in Guelph and Wellington County, is looking for a social media volunteer to create a branded YouTube channel, including uploading old content, and making the videos searchable and branded. This position would require approximately 10-15 hours of initial work plus 1-2 hours a week for maintenance during our spring campaigns (2017). This is a flexible position and you can set your own volunteer hours. This is also a great opportunity to expand your skills and be mentored. Check out our Facebook and Twitter.
Note: This is an unpaid internship.
Duration: 3 months with possibility of extension.
• A friendly attitude with a knack for creativity.
• Excellent written and verbal communication, strong editing skills.
• An interest in water issues across Canada, but specifically in Guelph and
• An eye for design.
• The ability to work independently and you are a self-starter.
• Your own computer and internet access.
• Create and brand a new YouTube channel for Wellington Water Watchers, which
may include a Google+ profile.
• Upload archived and current videos to our channel including keywords,
hyperlinks and branding to our campaigns.
• Stay current with YouTube’s capabilities and its relations to Google.
• High school diploma required.
• Social media experience including but not limited to YouTube, Google+,
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
• Knowledge of social media management tool, Hootsuite (or willingness to learn).
NICE TO HAVE:
• An English, Communications or Marketing-related degree (or other
volunteer/work experience) is preferred, but not a must-have.
• Knowledge or interest in learning graphic design programs.
• Understanding of SEOs
How to Apply
If this is you, drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 3,
2017, by midnight and let us know more about yourself with a resume and a brief onepage
description of why you would be the perfect fit. Don’t forget to highlight your own
social media accounts.
2. Administrative Volunteer
We have an immediate need for an administrative volunteer to help on Wednesday or Friday on an ongoing regular basis.
If you have strong computer, organizational and written communication skills, we could really use your help!
Please contact Arlene Slocombe for more information or to volunteer! email@example.com
3. Volunteer at Public Events
There are many events at which Wellington Water Watchers will be tabling to help spread our message that Water is for Life, Not for Profit. We are currently enjoying unprecedented media coverage and it is more important than ever to maintain a strong presence in our community.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Video Production Volunteer
Do you have experience making informational videos? If so, we need your help!
Wellington Water Watchers is producing an informational video that will provide an overview of why ground water is under threat in Wellington County and why we must Stop Nestle here.
The video will be under 5 minutes in length. The format will be primarily a narrated speech by a presenter. We need help inserting titles, graphics and other editing assistance.
We are looking for someone with video editing skills, software and equipment.
Please contact Catherine Killen for more information or to volunteer! ckillen1 (at) gmail.com
5. Volunteer sought to fill vacancy on Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee
Wellington Water Watchers would love to have a representative sit on this committee on our behalf. If this is of interest, please email email@example.com to discuss. Please see the post below.
Applications are being accepted until Friday, March 17, 2017 to fill a vacancy for a public interest (general public) representative on the Lake Erie Region Source Protection Committee.
The 24-member committee oversees development and implementation of plans to protect the sources of municipal drinking water in four watersheds: Grand River, Long Point Region, Catfish Creek and Kettle Creek. The work is being done under the Ontario Clean Water Act, 2006.
The term of office will begin in May 2017 and last about 4 years, with a possibility of renewal.
The application form and more information on the eligibility and duties of committee members can be found on the Source Protection Committee webpage or is available at the head office of the Grand River Conservation Authority at 400 Clyde Rd., Cambridge.
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