Digital Storyteller
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Volunteer Types: Communications and Marketing, Social Media, Writing
Organization types: Senior Citizens
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: November 11, 2022
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Description

To apply, please email your cover letter, and 4 samples of your work to [email protected] with the subject line Digital Storyteller Volunteer Application, before Nov 11th, 2022.

We’re looking for a volunteer to help support telling the stories of some of our seniors and volunteers through social media, through written and video content.
Basic photography/videography skills for social media purposes
Additional help with copy-editing, etc where needed

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Connected Canadians (CC) is a national nonprofit organization with a mandate to provide free technology training and support to Canadian seniors, fostering digital literacy skills to reduce isolation and loneliness and improve quality of life. Many Connected Canadians mentors are new immigrants to Canada, highly skilled in technology, who benefit from the conversational opportunities and Canadian workplace experience, while senior clients feel pride and connection in welcoming these newcomers into their communities. Connected Canadians' partners and supporters include Adobe Canada, Amazon Canada, Capgemini, Deloitte and the National Gallery of Canada. By 2030, CC's goal is for all Canadian seniors to have access to free technology training and support regardless of where they live. Learn more at www.connectedcanadians.ca. This role will give the volunteer amazing opportunities to work with seniors, the Connected Canadians team, and our partner organizations. It is an excellent position for a retired journalist, looking to continue to use their skills for the good of our community, or a journalism/communications student looking to gain more hands-on experience.
How will the organization benefit?
Connected Canadians has an immediate need for someone with these skills, it is a critical role as this person will help to showcase the need for our services, encouraging more volunteers to work with us and also showing potential clients what they can gain by requesting help from us.
Volunteer location:
Ottawa, ON

Contact

Tania Maljar
@Connected Canadians
613-699-7896
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 2
Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing, Social Media, Writing
You will be helping with: First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women

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