Event Assistant Volunteer

(Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington)

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Position ID: V-GUE2686 Last Modified: 23 May 2018 Last Full Update: 23 May 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementWelcome participants and assist with various tasks
ContactSreeja Venugopal, Volunteer Mobilizer, Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington; Phone: (519) 836-2222 ext 260; Email: svenugopal@is-gw.ca
Duties• Welcome participants, help them to sign up and guide them to the appropriate location 
• Maintain a warm and welcoming environment where participants are treated with dignity and respect  
• Help set up (board) room before the session 
• Help set up any equipment required for presentation (laptop, projector) 
• Assist staff to prepare materials- photocopying, cutting, sorting  
• Arrange promotional materials for display  
• Prepare coffee, tea, and refreshments 
• Distribute and gather participants’ surveys (if needed) 
• Assist staff during the event with set-up and clean-up
Benefits• Use your experience to help those who are new to Canada 
• Meet people from all over the world 
• Gain experience in adult group presentations and immigrant settlement services 
• Gain experience in intercultural communication  
• Gain knowledge of various topics about life, laws and rights and responsibilities in Canada 
• Volunteer at a lively organization committed to diversity 
• Improve your skills with outreach, networking, and event planning; build your repertoire of professional contacts; and gain experience in the immigrant and refugee serving sector
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Couples ; Families ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestCommunity Outreach ; Event Coordination & Support ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Planning & Organizing ; Team Work ; • You enjoy social activities  
• You are enthusiastic and can motivate other community members to join you. 
• You are connected to or have ability to connect to various cultures and secure their commitment around the cause you are promoting. 
• You like and appreciate working in a team environment 
• Sensitivity to and/or understanding of the immigrant experience and challenges facing newcomers 
• Commitment to equity and anti-oppressive practices  
• Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds  
• Familiarity with using a laptop, LCD projector, photocopier, fax machine, scanner and paper-cutter  
• Warm and friendly demeanor and positive attitude 
• Maturity  
• Active listener 
• Patient and punctual 
• Self-initiative and enthusiasm
Commitment LengthShort Term (Up to 4 months) ; Medium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSmall Group ; Large Group
Minimum Hours4 / Month
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon 
Tuesday: Morning 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening 
Saturday: Afternoon, Evening 
Sunday: Afternoon, Evening 
Dates and times vary.
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationLocations vary. Mainly: 104 Dawson Rd., Unit 102, Guelph, ON N1H 1A6 Bus Route #11. Free parking.
Number of PositionsGuelph: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total. 
Number of positions available vary depending on the size of the event.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided
TransportationNear public transit - Bus route #11 ; Parking is free and available.
Police CheckRequired
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/ImmigrantServices
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/ISGWnews
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/ImmigrantServicesGW
Start DateOn or after 23 May 2018
End Date31 Mar 2019
Display Until31 Mar 2019
Agency Details
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Organization NameImmigrant Services Guelph-Wellington
Office Phone519-836-2222
Address & Map
104 Dawson Rd, Unit 102
Guelph, ON N1H 1A6
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