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French-Speaking Youth Engagement Volunteer London Area Office

Engage schools and kids in French to promote heart-healthy activities!    

Overview:

As a French-Speaking Youth Engagement Volunteer, you will engage our Jump Rope for Heart community by facilitating school presentations and event day activities in French.

This role is a combination of office administrative work and field-based presentations and a great fit for French-speaking teacher candidates.

Primary responsibilities 
  • Deliver motivational and educational presentations in French to groups of 30-200 school-age youth that promotes healthy lifestyles and encourages fundraising efforts
  • Assist with recruitment, recognition, and stewardship of school staff and parents to build capacity for Heart & Stroke’s youth programming in London
  • Support program administration in schools (e.g. pledge form distribution, kit collection) and in office (e.g. database maintenance, tax receipting, donation reconciliation)
  • Disseminate campaign and health information in accordance with Heart & Stroke communications best practices
  • Support teacher volunteers with skipping activity facilitation in French  
Location: 

633 Colborne Street, Suite 180
London, ON N6B 2V4

Nearest Transit Stop: Colborne Street at Pall Mall Street 

We are committed to fostering an inclusive, barrier-free and accessible environment.  If you have been contacted for an interview and require an accommodation due to disability to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please advise us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Commitment:

5-10 hours per week, depending on program needs. 

March- May 2018 will require the highest volume of volunteer time. 

Shifts will occur between the hours of 10am-4pm, Monday- Friday. Please note, presentations may run outside these hours according to school availability.

Volunteers will work with the staff supervisor to define shift schedules at least two weeks in advance.

This position starts in January 2018 and runs until the end of June 2018.

Qualities you’ll need for this role:
  • French-English bilingualisim (written and spoken).
  • Completion of secondary school, age 18+.
  • 1+ year of experience working with children (ages 5-12) in a professional or volunteer capacity.
  • Excellent public speaking skills and experience presenting to children in English and French.
  • Detail oriented, organized, and focused.
  • An energetic and enthusiastic persona.
  • Strong customer service skills; able to address or redirect questions in a professional manner.
  • Strong attention-to-detail and the ability to multitask.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computers (PC environment): familiar with MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Valid driver’s licence and a reliable vehicle is an asset. Mileage reimbursement is available.
  • Experience working or volunteering in school settings is an asset.
What you’ll get from the experience:
  • Opportunities to gain experience working in schools and with teachers and school administrators
  • Opportunities to gain real-world professional skills with a leading non-profit organization
  • Opportunities to work closely with staff who are committed to your success
  • Opportunities to network with other passionate Heart & Stroke volunteers
  • Evidence of your impact in the local community
  • Letter of Reference upon request
  • Orientation to the office, team, and position from your staff supervisor
  • Detailed written descriptions of tasks
  • One-on-one training (where relevant) with staff supervisor
  • Ongoing training and mentorship
To apply:

Email your professional resume and cover letter to jessica.pangparks@heartandstroke.ca