Community Outreach Volunteer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Parkinson Canada

Parkinson Canada Volunteer OpportunityCommunity Outreach VolunteerParkinson’s is a complex brain disease, and everyone’s Parkinson’s journey is different. More than 100,000 Canadians live with Parkinson’s and 30 more are diagnosed every day. There is currently no cure but, life with Parkinson’s is still possible. At Parkinson Canada, people with Parkinson’s are at the centre of everything we do.

Parkinson Canada is at an exciting time of transformation, where we are aiming to be the “go to” connector and guide for people living with Parkinson’s. We strive to inspire and empower people living with Parkinson’s to thrive through tailored programs, innovative research and raising the voice of Canadians impacted by Parkinson’s through our advocacy efforts. If you want to make a positive impact on the lives of Canadians impacted by Parkinson’s, work with passionate, dedicated people where diversity and inclusion is celebrated and partner with great organizations that have the same goal then we look forward to meeting you!. The Opportunity The Community Outreach Volunteer plays a critical role in the raising awareness about Parkinson Canada’s programs and services at the community level.

Volunteers attend health and wellness fairs to share and promote various Parkinson Canada’s programs, services, educational opportunities and new initiatives. Your Contribution As a Community Outreach Volunteer, you will represent Parkinson Canada in person during community fairs and events. Your friendly approach and great communication skills welcome people to Parkinson Canada and inspire them to learn more about what we offer. You will be responsible for travelling to the venue and setting up physical displays.

What is Needed to Succeed in this Role? · Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.· Strong organizational skills.· The ability to provide on-site outreach support during community fairs and events.· Have general knowledge about Parkinson Canada & how Parkinson’s Disease affects those living with the disease and their families.· The ability to act as a liaison between Parkinson Canada and the community to provide promotional support during health & wellness fairs.· Able to lift 30 lbs. · Ability to travel to various venues within your community and surrounding areas. Benefits Community Outreach Volunteers By participating in this role, you will learn more about Parkinson’s and make a genuine impact in the lives of people living with Parkinson’s and their care partners. You will meet wonderful new people and gain experience in the facilitation of groups, while contributing to the critical work of Parkinson Canada. References are available.

CommitmentThis is a casual volunteer opportunity and operates on an “as needed,” basis. The commitment time is dependent on the schedule of events and fairs that we are attending. Daily commitment of the events may range from a few hours to a full business day commitment. How to Apply Interested candidates should complete a Volunteer Profile, available at: Health and Wellness Outreach Volunteer (volunteerhub.com) Resumes are strongly encouraged.

Parkinson Canada is committed to inclusion, fairness, respect, human dignity, and equity. We provide accessible employment and volunteer engagement practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Applications from persons with disabilities are welcomed and encouraged. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

For questions or accommodation requests, please contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager, Graham Marshall-Coultas at 1-800-565-3000, ext. 3319 or graham.marshall-coultas@parkinson.ca. Please note that the selected candidate will be required to pass a standard Criminal Record Check. Parkinson Canada316 – 4211 Yonge StreetToronto, OntarioM2P 2A9416-227-9700 – 1-800-565-3000

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