IDAHOT Outreach Volunteer Job Description
Estimated start date: April 2021
QMUNITY is BC’s Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Resource Centre which exists to improve queer, trans and Two-Spirit lives. QMUNITY operates on the occupied, ancestral and unceded territories of Indigenous people across British Columbia. In particular, QMUNITY offices are located on the territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Accessibility: Please note QMUNITY’s main office space is located on the second level of the building. Applicants should be aware that there is a flight of 23 stairs to reach the office, without access to elevator, lift or ramp.
IDAHOT Volunteers – The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia is coming up on May 17th, and QMUNITY is having its annual event to celebrate the occasion, this year virtually. We’re seeking an energetic volunteer to assist with targeted outreach to promote the event. The ideal candidate will be able to commit to a weekly recurring shift volunteering with QMUNITY st
- Phone Calls: Using prepared scripts and lists, you’ll call past attendees to IDAHOT to let them know about this year’s event and invite them to participate. You’ll also assist in contacting local businesses to invite them to donate items for items for use in silent auctions or as prizes.
- Postering: You’ll help put up some promotional materials in the west end and commercial drive areas of Vancouver
- Prospecting: you’ll assist in building a list of local businesses to reach out to
- Emails: using templates, you’ll send emails to local businesses to invite them to support QMUNITY’s IDAHOT event.
This is an unpaid volunteering position; volunteers must:
- Be 19 years of age or over
- Have a strong knowledge of anti-oppressive frameworks and inclusive language
- Experience working or volunteering within 2SLGBTQIA+ communities
QMUNITY volunteers are put in a position of trust and responsibility with our community members, clients and youth. We conduct Vulnerable Sector Checks for all our volunteers, in accordance with Public Safety Canada’s best practices.
Peers are able to uplift each other in unique ways – we strongly prefer our volunteers to identify as part of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Preference will be given to people of all marginalized genders, Indigenous people, people of colour, and people with disabilities.
- Experience working in an established local non-profit.
- Inclusion in QMUNITY volunteer team events and professional development.
- Potential for letters of recommendation and references.
Support will be provided on an ongoing basis through regular check-ins with the Volunteer Coordinator or another supervising staff member.
How to apply:
Please apply using our online Volunteer Application.