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Health Fair Representative Volunteer Role


Location: 2300 Yonge St Suite 1300, Toronto 

Time Commitment: 18 hours per week: volunteer shifts are 3 days per week, 10am-4pm each day with 1-hour break

Overview of the role 

The Heart and Stroke Foundation, a volunteer-based health charity, leads in eliminating heart disease and stroke and reducing their impact through the advancement of research and its application, the promotion of healthy living, and advocacy.

As a Health Fair Representative Volunteer, you will act as a Foundation ambassador at local health fairs manning the Foundation booth.  You will be working alongside the Coordinator, Big Bike and/or My Own Fundraiser, or independently.  This is a great opportunity for students in the health fields and/or anyone who is looking to give back to their local community.

Some activities associated with this role include: 

Review and become familiar with appropriate content materials for health fair booth presentations 
Being prepared for each event and arriving at each venue in appropriate time to set up for presentation
Presenting enthusiastically and with a professional appearance and attitude
Communicating only Foundation points of views and refraining from stating personal opinion regarding any topic matter
Maintaining, transporting, and returning presentation material and equipment
Administrative support through volunteer recruitment, checking and responding to general inbox related to requests from community, data entry, etc.

Qualifications:

 As a volunteer in this role, you will need the following qualities:
Professional demeanor and is comfortable handling questions from audiences of all age groups
Able to work independently and as part of a team  
Able to follow written and spoken English instructions accurately
Enthusiastic about the mission of the Foundation
Past experience in the facilitation of presentations in different subject matters is an asset
Detail oriented, organized, and focused

Location:

2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300 Toronto, ON M4P 1E4
Nearest Transit Stop: Eglinton Station

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.

Benefits and Competencies:

 As a volunteer, you will be provided with:
Opportunities to gain real-world professional skills with a leading non-profit organization.
Opportunities to network with other passionate volunteers and staff members.
Making an impact in the local community.
Opportunities for cross-training for Customer Service Volunteer role.
Opportunity to expand knowledge and skill in customer service support  

Orientation and training:

First day orientation to the office, team, and position from your staff supervisor.
One-on-one training (where relevant) with staff supervisor.
Ongoing training and mentorship.
Self-training from written process manual

Next steps:

If you are interested in being involved with Heart & Stroke through volunteering, please apply by sending your resume (detailing experience obtained which matches the above requirements) and cover letter to on_torontoao@heartandstroke.ca with the heading Health Fair Representative - Volunteer. 

 
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