Foodsharing Ottawa (FSO) has been rescuing surplus food in Canada’s capital since 2015. We donate most of our rescued food to a network of 40+ organizations in the city. We are passionate about supporting fairer, more sustainable ways of distributing, using and disposing of food. We are looking for someone who is motivated and shares this passion to be our Volunteer Coordinator.
What we are looking for?
We are looking for someone to help FSO continue to build its team by recruiting and onboarding volunteers. Although previous experience in human resources and/or volunteer coordination is an asset, we value the following:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Ability to adapt to change
Integrity, Responsible, Perseverance
Excellent communications skills (oral and written)
Attention to detail, organized
As a volunteer coordinator, you will work with team leads to understand where volunteers are needed. You will be responsible for advertising volunteer positions and/or responding to unsolicited enquiries about volunteering at FSO. Other duties could include conducting information sessions for prospective volunteers to determine if they are a right fit for the organization. You will also be responsible for onboarding and checking in with volunteers to ensure they have a positive experience at FSO. Additional tasks will include maintaining a database and other administrative tasks.
If this sounds like it is for you, please provide a covering letter and CV. We look forward to hearing from you!
How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
You will be part of a greater movement to reduce food waste. (Did you know that ½ of the food in Canada is wasted?)
You will have an opportunity to meet new people in the community
You will have an opportunity to learn new skills
You will have an opportunity to gain leadership experience
How will the organization benefit?
FSO will be able to continue to grow by increasing the diversity of skills of the team
FSO will be able to establish a critical mass of people to support FSO activities and initiatives around food waste
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