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Volunteer Opportunities

Why volunteer with Embrave? As a volunteer, you will join a team of dedicated individuals working to create positive change in our community. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life who share our values and commitment to ending gender-based violence in the Region of Peel.

Find a volunteer role:

Embrave Agency to End Violence is seeking enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest or experience in the fundraising area to support organizational fundraising and promotional activities including the Rays of Hope Gala, Steps to End Violence Against Women walk and Purple Tie Luncheon. Fundraising Committee volunteers will provide support in the planning and implementation of fundraising events, with the goal of raising awareness and vital funds in support of Embrave and survivors of gender-based violence.

Qualifications:

  • Support Embrave’s mission and values
  • Extensive personal or professional networks
  • Transferable skills in one or more of the following areas: fundraising, special events, marketing, communications, public relations, promotion, stakeholder relations, volunteer supervision, special event coordination.
  • Fundraising experience a strong asset
  • Proven organizational and leadership abilities
  • Strong problem-solving and teamwork skills
  • Ability to generate and implement fundraising strategies

Experience in Special Events Coordination:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage details
  • Time and energy to contribute as a member and volunteer to the Fundraising Committee and related tasks, events and activities
  • Personal commitment to productive participation

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly committee meetings
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of fundraising initiatives leading up to and including the Purple Tie Luncheon
  • Assist with donor cultivation and solicitation
  • Assist with promotional activities (i.e. social media outreach, liaising with potential event sponsors)

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Gain valuable transferable experience in the fields of fundraising, communications and special event management
  • Help Embrave to provide safety, security and support to the women and children who access our services
  • Forge connections with like-minded individuals
  • Letter of reference available upon request, subsequent to the completion of duties

Time Commitment:

Fixed Time: Weekly Events Committee meetings are held at a pre-determined time (usually Wednesday or Thursday evenings between 6: 30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.).

Flexible Time: For Fundraising/ Promotion-related tasks, approximately eight hours per month with an increase of hours as the event date approaches.


Join Us!

For more information contact:
development@embrave.ca  

Key Responsibilities

Administration:

  • Develop and assist in maintenance of filing systems and organizational binders
  • Produce reports, letters, memos and other correspondence as requested
  • Provide assistance in the development of agency newsletters and mail-outs
  • Update inventory list
  • Update and maintain organizational forms
  • Organizing archives
  • Bookkeeping assistance

IT Support:

  • Provide technical support to staff
  • Ensure all office computers and equipment are in good working condition and are documented in the inventory list

General:

  • Work co-operatively as a member of the Leadership Team
  • Organize and maintain Admin office space
  • Assist with special projects and tasks as assigned

Storage, Maintenance and Organization:

  • Clean, sort and maintain donation storage areas

Qualifications:

  • Administrative experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to take initiative, manage multiple tasks with established deadlines and work effectively within a team
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Proficiency in word-processing, Excel and databases
  • Some knowledge of issues affecting survivors of violence and anti-oppression
  • A feminist, anti-racist and anti-oppression analysis of gender-based violence

Join Us!

For more information contact:
development@embrave.ca  

Board Composition

Embrave is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors who are committed to Embrave’s purpose and mission. Although board members do not represent community, constituency or organization in board service, the composition of Embrave should reflect as much as possible the character and nature of the communities we serve. To that end, the Nominations Committee will apply the following recruitment considerations:

  • Individuals who understand from their personal experiences, work and/or volunteer activity, issues important to vulnerable and marginalized community members
  • Individuals who live, work or volunteer in all geographical areas of Peel Region
  • Individuals from a variety of professional or sectoral perspectives
  • Individuals who reflect the diverse communities and identities of Peel

This is consistent with Embrave’s commitment to principles of access and equality in its staff, board, committee and volunteer recruitment.

Individuals who are nominated and agree to stand for membership election to the Embrave Board of Directors will be committing to a three-year term.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Prepare for and attend monthly board meetings (three hours per month)
  • Participate in committee, working groups, or other board-related responsibilities (five to seven hours per month)
  • Be a member in good standing at the time of election to the board and remain so throughout that person’s tenure with the board

Who wants to get on Board? Join Us!

For more information contact:
development@embrave.ca  

“As a volunteer with Embrave, it means a lot to me to know that I am giving back to my community and making a real difference in the lives of survivors of violence.”

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