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Without the thoughtful assistance and commitment of our many volunteers, we would not be able to maintain the quality of courses and programs for which we are well known. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Social Media Coordinator

Duration: June 2014 for as long as you wish.

Estimated Hours: minimum 2 hours per month

Are you well experienced with various social media networks such at Facebook, Twitter, Linked In…? We are looking for an individual to update and organize our various social media accounts as well as propose new outlets for AWCS to explore. We ask for a minimum commitment of 4 hours per month, but you may want to do more, or be asked to do more over the course of the year. All of this can be done from the comfort of your home and in frequent communication with the Program Director or board of directors.

This is not a board position.

Please contact Program Director, Robin van Eck at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org for more information or to apply.

Christmas Party 2014

Duration: September to November 2014

Estimated Hours:   5-10 hours per month 

 

We are looking for a number of skilled and organized people to help from planning to implementation with the upcoming Christmas Party. The team of volunteers would meet from September to November to discuss plans and ideas and then put them into action.

The Christmas Party will be held late November or early December. You could expect to put in roughly 30 hours over the 3 months including the day of the event.

Please contact Program Director, Robin van Eck at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org for more information or to apply.

Fundraising Committee

Duration: September 2014 – June 2015

Estimated Hours: minimum 5 hours per month.

Going into the coming year, AWCS will be putting a lot of focus into fundraising. This would include but is not limited to grant research and applications, planning, developing and implementing various fundraising events and opportunities. We are looking for a team of creative, motivated and organized individuals to work together putting strategies and ideas into action.

Ideas on the books so far:

  • Raffles
  • Silent Auctions
  • Annual Fundraising Gala
  • Grants
  • Community Sponsorships

If you have any experience with fundraising we want you. If you are motivated, energetic and great with talking to people we want you. If you are organized and good at paperwork and internet research, we want you.

This would be a full year commitment, September – June and each individual could expect to put in about 5 hours per month, maybe more depending on the event. This would include face to face meetings, email communication and implementing various fundraising events and possibly grant writing from the comfort of your home.

Please contact Program Director, Robin van Eck at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org for more information or to apply.

Writer in Residence Coordinator/Committee

Duration: January – June 2015

Estimated hours: 5-10 hours per month

The AWCS is seeking individuals to be part of a Writer in Residence Committee for the coming year. The team will meet and elect a lead coordinator who will report to the event coordinator or program manager. The team will be responsible for planning and organizing all writer in residence events and programming for the year as well as reviewing applications and selecting the writer in residence for the subsequent year.

Please contact Program Director, Robin van Eck at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org for more information or to apply.

Mentorship Program Selection Committee

Duration:  September –October 2014

Estimated Hours: 10 – 20 hours total.

The AWCS is seeking individuals to be part of the mentorship program selection committee for the coming year. The team will meet and elect a lead coordinator who will report to the program director. The team will be responsible for reviewing applications for both mentors and apprentices and pairing them accordingly.

Estimated hour commitment will be dependent on number of applications.

Please contact Program Director, Robin van Eck at rvaneck@alexandrawriters.org for more information or to apply.

AWCS Board Positions 2014/15

  • All new board members will be voted in by the general membership at the AGM in September.
  • Anyone wishing to sit on the board of directors must keep the best interests of the organization in mind at all times.
  • All board members should be a member in good standing and should sit as the head on at least one independent committee.

Vice President

Duration: September 2014 – September 2015

Estimated hours: 15 – 20 hours per month

The vice-president is an executive director position and assists in the overseeing of all AWCS operations. He/She will hold signing authority on all AWCS accounts. The vice-president works with the executive and rest of the board on policies and procedures and strategic planning and chairs meetings in the absence of the president or takes minutes in the absence of the secretary.  The vice-president may take on other tasks as needed by the board of directors and/or be a lead on independent committees. He/she will emcee big events in the absence of the president or if there is not an alternate emcee already determined.

He/She will report to the board of directors updates, ideas and strategies at the monthly board meetings held the second Tuesday of every month (in the evening) from September to June as well as attend the AGM in September.  All board members should be available to attend special events, readings and meetings throughout the year.

Fundraising Coordinator

Duration: September 2014 – September 2015

Estimated hours: 15 – 20 hours per month

This is a brand new position. The fundraising coordinator would be responsible for overseeing the fundraising committee and reporting to the board of directors new ideas and strategies at the monthly board meetings held the second Tuesday of every month (in the evening)from September to June as well as attend the AGM in September. As well, the fundraising coordinator will work with the board of directors on general organizational policies and procedures and the occasional other task as assigned by the board. All board members should be available to attend special events, readings and meetings throughout the year.

Event Coordinator

Duration: September 2014-September 2015

Estimated hours: 15 – 20 hours per month

The event coordinator is responsible for the planning and implementation of all AWCS events. He/She will oversee an event committee or special committee for individual events and report to the board of directors updates, ideas and strategies at the monthly board meetings held the second Tuesday of every month (in the evening) from September to June as well as attend the AGM in September.  As well, the event coordinator will work with the board of directors on general organizational policies and procedures and the occasional other task as assigned by the board. All board members should be available to attend special events, readings and meetings throughout the year.

Volunteer Coordinator

Duration: September 2014-September 2015

Estimated hours: 15 – 20 hours per month

The volunteer coordinator is responsible for recruiting volunteers for special events and committees as well as taking new applications to volunteer and updating the volunteer database and keeping track of volunteer hours. He/She will work closely with other board members as needed, specifically fundraising and events, and the program manager for delivering communications to volunteers/members and establishing and implementing volunteer recognition strategies and parties. He/She will report to the board of directors updates, ideas and strategies at the monthly board meetings held the second Tuesday of every month (in the evening) from September to June as well as attend the AGM in September.  As well, the volunteer coordinator will work with the board of directors on general organizational policies and procedures and the occasional other task as assigned by the board. All board members should be available to attend special events, readings and meetings throughout the year.

Publicity Director

Duration: September 2014-September 2015

Estimated hours: 15 – 20 hours per month

The publicity director is responsible for marketing and advertising for AWCS. He/She will research new areas for advertising, create and distribute press releases, produce promotional materials as needed for individual events and general information. He/She would work with the community relations director to develop strategies for cross-advertising and distribution of promotional materials to various establishments in the community and collaborative activities with other organizations. 

Experience with graphic design would be recommended but not necessary.

He/She will report to the board of directors updates, ideas and strategies at the monthly board meetings held the second Tuesday of every month (in the evening) from September to June as well as attend the AGM in September.  As well, the publicity director will work with the board of directors on general organizational policies and procedures and the occasional other task as assigned by the board. All board members should be available to attend special events, readings and meetings throughout the year.

Community Relations Director

Duration: September 2014-September 2015

Estimated hours: 15 – 20 hours per month

The community relations director is responsible for strengthening the AWCS relationship within the community. He/She will visit or communicate electronically with local establishments to discover ways to work together whether it be by cross-advertising or collaborating on different projects. These could include local area businesses or other similar minded organizations. The community relations director will work with the publicity director and other board members to determine strategies and approaches.

Good communication skills are an asset.

He/She will report to the board of directors updates, ideas and strategies at the monthly board meetings held the second Tuesday of every month (in the evening) from September to June as well as attend the AGM in September.  As well, the community relations director will work with the board of directors on general organizational policies and procedures and the occasional other task as assigned by the board. All board members should be available to attend special events, readings and meetings throughout the year.

Membership Director

Duration: September 2014-September 2015

Estimated hours: 15 – 20 hours per month

The membership director is responsible for our membership. He/She will develop and implement new strategies for member recruitment, retention and appreciation. He/She will communicate with the members to determine needs and wants whether it be through surveys or direct communication at events, in-classes, or electronically.

He/She will report to the board of directors updates, ideas and strategies at the monthly board meetings held the second Tuesday of every month (in the evening) from September to June as well as attend the AGM in September.  As well, the membership director will work with the board of directors on general organizational policies and procedures and the occasional other task as assigned by the board. All board members should be available to attend special events, readings and meetings throughout the year.

Please contact President, Sarah Johnson or Program Manager, Robin van Eck at info@alexandrawriters.org to apply or for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

To volunteer please submit a letter of interest along with your resume to info@alexandrawriters.org