Kiwassa Ambassador/Street Team

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Position description: 

We're looking for energized, outgoing, professional and approachable people who are keen to represent Kiwassa at outreach events including community markets, festivals, foodbank days, open houses and more! Our Kiwassa Ambassadors will learn about all of our programs and be a voice for Kiwassa at community events - linking neighbours to the work we do, and bridging connections between our programs to ensure we're providing interconnected support and building strong community leadership in Hastings-Sunrise. This opportunity is a good fit for someone who enjoys speaking to the general public and is a warm, friendly presence when meeting someone new.  Kiwassa volunteers enjoy the benefits of skill building and leadership development opportunities, and we will provide a reference upon request after three months of volunteering with us. We give preference to neighbourhood residents and those able to commit to longer-term involvement. 

Deliverables/Duties: 
  • Attend Fall training to learn about the programs and how to engage community members in our work
  • Attend approximately one event per month as a Kiwassa Ambassador
  • Engage with community members letting them know about our programs and look for opportunities to connect them to our work - as a participant, as a facilitator or as a volunteer!
  • Communicate reliably with Community Engagement Coordinator for any additoinal follow-up needed
Qualifications: 

Ideally, we're looking for someone who is:

  • Friendly, enthusiastic and passionate about community work
  • A people person and finds it easy to talk to people you don't know (yet)
  • A connector who enjoys building bridges and ensuring people reach the support and opportunities they're interested in
  • Respectful and enjoys interacting with others in a multicultural setting
  • Reliable with good communication skills
  • Has Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish or Vietnamese language skills
Role is suitable for: 
13 - 18
Student
Adult
Senior
All Ages
English as a second language (ESL)
People with physical disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities
Additional Information: 

Find out more about Kiwassa here https://www.kiwassa.ca/about-us

We are always looking for fun, enthusiastic, responsible and community-minded people to join our volunteer family. You don’t have to have a specific skill or be an expert to start volunteering with us, as long as you are willing to learn, share, contribute and make a difference in the community.

We look for support in many areas of our programming. Our volunteers work with children, youth, seniors and neighbours of all ages. Our volunteers prepare meals in the kitchen, provide tutoring support, support newcomers with interpretation, chat with neighbours at our community events, and help keep things organized behind the scenes. We have volunteers supporting in diverse community programs like crafts, dance, foodbank, summer camp, daycare and English as a Second Language classes.

We offer ongoing training for our volunteers, and an opportunity to develop your leadership, facilitation and community engagement skills. Volunteer work is a great way to gain new skills and give back to your community!

How to apply: 
https://www.kiwassa.ca/volunteer/
Contact person: 
Elise Barber
Contact phone: 
604-254-5401
Contact e-mail: 
Volunteer Centre: 
Cause Tags: 
Community Development & Housing
Education & Research
Health, Social Services
Mission:
To cultivate opportunities with people and partners to build a socially just, resilient, and connected community.
Position type:
Number of volunteers required:
8
Position start/end date:
26 Aug 2019
Time Committment:
5 Hours Per Month
Time of day:
Daytime, Evening, Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Kiwassa Neighbourhood House
2425 Oxford Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 1M7