Positions and placements available for committed volunteers

Do you like to plan and coordinate events or, how about write and edit articles? Have you always wanted to get more involved with social change, or the activities of a non-profit organization? Maybe you need to fulfill a co-op placement or commit to completing community service hours. If you're dedicated, organized and motivated we'd be excited to see you apply!

ACCESS is offering non-paid volunteer positions for those looking to get involved on a committed, short-term, part-time level. Community Service Hours will be provided, and co-op placement for academic credit will be evaluated. The following roles are managed under corresponding ACCESS Executive Members. The term begins in November 2009 and will be complete by June 2010 at the latest.

To apply to these positions, please email volunteer@accesscharity.ca with the subject line "Volunteer Position Application" including your Resume, availability, and approximately 250 words describing yourself and your interest in ACCESS. These positions will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, with an announcement of the filled positions being added to the end of this original post at news.accesscharity.ca.

The following positions are currently available:

Youth Making a Difference Workshop Outreach Rep
For the Youth Making a Difference Workshop, Duties include contacting potential event sponsors and local businesses to request and make arrangements for funds and prizes, researching details on catering and food contributions or pricing, contacting schools and distributing posters for the event. Requires regular, consistent email access and strong communication skills. This position requires direct contact with the ACCESS Events Coordinator for tasks and updates.

Speak Up for Change Junior Editor
For the Speak Up for Change Blog, duties include contacting writers to inform of new topics or changes in scheduling, replying to writer emails and/or external organizations (upon request only), searching for new and relevant content on the web to feature on Speak Up for Change, and seeking out potential writers and youth to sign up as contributors to the blog. Occasionally may be asked to seek out sponsors and/or grants to apply for. Requires frequent, consistent email and Internet access. Excellent communication and writing skills are necessary. This position requires direct contact with the Speak Up for Change Editor, for tasks and updates.

Arts for Change Talent Show Assistant Coordinator
Duties include contacting potential businesses and organizations to seek sponsorship or involvement in the Arts for Change Talent Show, distributing posters to schools or community centers, seeking out and contacting performers for auditions and rehearsals. Requires consistent email access and clear communication skills. This position requires direct contact with the ACCESS Events Coordinator for regular tasks and updates.

Please share this with others you know that may be interested in these positions. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email volunteer@accesscharity.ca. We look forward to reviewing all applicants!


ACCESS: Allowing Children a Chance at Education, Inc. is a youth-run organization aiming to provide needy children in the developing world with school uniforms and necessary school supplies, enabling them with the opportunity to obtain an education for a successful life. ACCESS also aims to educate North American youth about related world issues, and to inspire them to make a difference globally. For more information and resources, please visit www.accesscharity.ca.

Educate. Empower. Inspire.