Guelph Pride Planning Committee (Organizational Support and/or Seniors Events Coordinator)

(Out on the Shelf, Queer Library and Resource Centre)

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Position ID: V-GUE2855 Last Modified: 17 Oct 2018 Last Full Update: 17 Oct 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementProgramming & Events for LGBT2Q+ Communities
ContactJasper, Co-Chair (External), Guelph Pride; Email:
DutiesCheck out all of our volunteer opportunities on our website, here - ** You can also apply to join the committee by filling out this application, here - **
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Benefits- help us create two incredible festivals for the LGBT2Q+ communities in the area 
- connect with the communities, make friends, give back 
- volunteer recognition and awards 
- volunteer appreciation party 
- networking, mentorship, and professional development opportunities
ClientsLGBT2Q+ communities and individuals of all ages, planning committee, third party organizers, volunteers, sponsors, donors, and community partners
Suitable ForAnyone ; Adults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Highschool students ; Post-secondary students ; Persons with limited mobility ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Couples ; Families ; Groups ; Workplaces / Corporate Groups
Areas of InterestAdvocacy ; Board of Directors ; Committees ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Community Outreach ; Culture & Heritage ; Event Coordination & Support ; Fundraising / Canvassing ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Marketing & Promotions ; Security / Parking / Traffic ; Social Media ; Volunteer Coordination ; Youth Engagement ; Youth Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; General Computer Skills ; Leadership ; Marketing & PR ; Mentoring & Training ; Planning & Organizing ; Public Speaking ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Web & IT ; Multiple positions available, check our website for details. Can also work collaboratively with other members to strengthen skills.
Commitment LengthMedium Term (4 months to 1 year) ; Long Term (More than 1 year) ; Committee meets from September until June to plan two festivals, Winter Pride (January/February) and Guelph Pride Festival (May/June)
Interaction LevelSolitary - Depending on the role, much of the work can be done independently ; One-on-one - Depending on needs/volunteers, can work collaboratively with other committee members and volunteers ; Small Group - Members often form sub-committees, to reduce workload and increase networking and connections ; Large Group - Biweekly meetings with the rest of the planning committee ; Virtual Volunteering - Some meetings are held online, through google hangouts (with the option to meet in person)
Minimum Hours2 / Week
Dates and TimesTuesday: Evening (7:00 - 9:00 pm) 
Meetings are biweekly. Half of the meetings are held at Out on the Shelf's library space at 10C. The other half are held online through google hangouts and in-person at local cafes, to reduce barriers to joining the committee. There will be a google hangouts tutorial after the first meeting on Sept 11th at 10C.
AccessibilityFully Accessible - Out on the Shelf and 10C are fully physically accessible spaces, with full lighting, elevators, support bars in gender neutral washrooms, etc ; Partially Accessible - Some Guelph Pride events will have varying levels of accessibility ; Wheelchair accessible automatic main entrance ; Easy access to elevator ; Elevator with braille and voice/tone features ; Barrier-free washroom including door and stall ; Dedicated accessible washroom with all features ; Wheelchair accessible washroom, assistance needed with door
LocationOut on the Shelf, 10 C, 42 Carden St, Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
Number of PositionsGuelph 
30 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation - Orientation email upon successful application ; Training is provided - Pride Committee Guide and training will occur at the first meeting (Sept 11) ; Training on the job ; Training on-going ; Mentorship is available for those who request.
TransportationNear public transit
Police CheckNot Required
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End Date18 Jun 2019
Display Until30 Nov 2018
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Organization NameOut on the Shelf, Queer Library and Resource Centre
Address & Map
10C Shared Space
42 Carden St, 2nd Fl
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
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