General Support
Volunteer Types: Special events and festivals
Organization types: LGBTQIA2+
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: August 18, 2023
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Description

The Enchanté Network is Canada’s largest network connecting and supporting over 200 pride centers and 2SLGBTQI+ service providers from coast to coast to coast. We support our member organizations by advocating for the resources, public policies, and legislation changes that they need to serve their communities and to sustain a thriving national ecosystem of 2SLGBTQI+ organizations across Canada.

Be a part of the biggest 2SLGBTQI+ conference in Canada! The Enchanté Network is organizing The National 2SLGBTQI+ Conference 2023 with the theme: Combatting 2SLGBTQI+ Hate in Ottawa at the Delta Hotel from September 16 to 18, 2023. Volunteers will play a significant role in ensuring the Conference runs smoothly, and we have a variety of opportunities available. The General Support volunteer role is described below.

As a General Support volunteer, you will ensure that all conference equipment and spaces are set up and taken down at the beginning and at the end of each day during the conference, as well as offer support to Enchanté Network staff and other volunteers throughout the conference as required.

Responsibilities
Set up equipment and spaces – like chairs, tables, podiums, and the registration desk – before the start of the conference
Assist in setup before each session by arranging and moving equipment, tables, and chairs as required
Return equipment, tables, and chairs to the initial arrangement after the final session of the day
Ensure all equipment is returned to their designated storage location during the teardown process on the final day of the conference
Provide assistance to attendees by answering questions, ensuring everyone has the necessary equipment, etc.
Track each session to ensure that it is running according to the conference schedule
Provide assistance to conference and the Enchanté Network’s staff by addressing any needs that arise during the conference

Additional Details
You will be providing assistance for the full day on Saturday and Sunday (September 16th and 17th) and for a half-day on Monday (September 18th)
French/Bilingualism is an asset
Previous experience with disability support is an asset

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Opportunity to attend and be present at the largest 2SLGBTQI+ conference in Canada and hear well-known leaders in these spaces speak.
Volunteer location:
101 Lyon St. N, Ottawa, ON

Contact

Dorita Lewis
@Enchanté Network
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, High School Students (14-18), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 6
Good for people interested in: Special events and festivals
You will be helping with: LGBTQI2+

Volunteer Considerations

  • Public transportation available
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