Local Chapter Coordinator - The Shoebox Project for Women

Oct 27, 2020
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Duties & Responsibilities:

➔ Act as an ambassador of The Shoebox Project in your community

➔ Identify and develop a network of shelters and resource centres to partner with

➔ Manage Chapter specific email inquiries from interested donors, individuals and companies wanting to

contribute to the various national fundraisers throughout the entire year (not isolated to holiday season)

➔ Communicate with the national staff on a regular basis regarding your progress (seeking assistance when

necessary)

➔ Fundraise: Organize activities to raise funds or otherwise solicit and gather monetary donations to cover

chapter expenses

➔ Facilitate corporate, community and school drives

➔ Reach out to local press and community leaders for support

➔ Manage monetary donations and expenses in accordance with organizational procedure

➔ Recruit and manage a committee of volunteers to assist in various duties as needed

➔ Coordinate inspections, storage, transportation and delivery of boxes from drop-off locations to shelters

 

Qualifications

● Interest in issues related to women’s homelessness and desire to give back to your community

● Ability to recruit and manage a team of volunteers through a committee format or otherwise

● Fundraising & special event planning experience a definite asset

● Excellent communication skills – Coordinator is expected to respond to inquiries from community

members, coordinate details with shelter staff, work with other local volunteers, corporate and

community/school groups, reach out to local press and community leaders and potentially solicit donations

from local businesses

● Computer savvy (specifically Google based applications), comfortable communicating via email and

connecting through social media platforms

● Basic understanding of creating, managing and tracking budgets and expenses

 

Requirements/Screening: Completed Application, Resume, Interview, Reference Check

Time Committment: Ability to spend 5-15 hours a week during November and December (varies greatly based on size of gift drive, number of volunteers involved, etc.)

Duration: The volunteer contract is for one year, with the expectation of organizing a minimum of one gift drive

(during the holidays) in your community and the choice to participate in other activities as desired throughout the year. Regular monitoring and active communication through Chapter email year round is the expectation.

Training: Training provided through video conference, online and written processes

Benefits of Volunteering: Utilize your professional skills to play an active role in helping women impacted by

homelessness, build valuable skills that are transferable, develop leadership skills, gain experience, letter of reference may be provided if requested (upon completion of commitment duration).

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