Gain Experience On-Campus and in the Community
The Language Centre (TESL) - Conversation Partner
Conversation Partners spend one hour per week talking with a Language Centre Student. The first meeting will take place at the Language Centre. Each meeting after the first will be organized and planned by the students; they may choose to go wherever they want, whenever they want. As long as they are speaking English it is okay. Contact Ryan Osborne at firstname.lastname@example.org
Centre for Housing and Residence Life - Residence Student Volunteer Program (R.S.V.P.)
RSVP is a program that provides one-time volunteer opportunities for residence students. This means that you get the experience without a long-term commitment. This year we have partnered with numerous organizations from around Halifax including the Atlantic Film Festival, Adsum House for Women, and the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. You could be doing anything from painting a deck for a women’s shelter to selling 50/50 tickets for a Mooseheads game.
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Current Activities and Events in Halifax
Frontier College: Literacy Program for Syrian Children
Frontier College is currently recruiting volunteers to provide support in one of 2 literacy programs to support newcomer Syrian children who are struggling with their English language skills. The program will run from July 12 to Aug. 31st and will be offered once a week (early evening) at each location. This program will focus on improving English language skills through small group games based activities. As a volunteer you will help build confidence and learning with these children in a fun-filled comfortable environment. Frontier College is a non-profit, volunteer based organization which has been promoting literacy and a love of reading for 118 years. Our training will provide you with the communication skills and tools you need to support your learners. We ask for a 1 to 2 hours weekly commitment depending on the program. CCR Profile - Frontier College
Frontier College: Summer Reading Program
Frontier College is currently recruiting volunteers to provide support our TD Summer Reading tent program over the summer months of July and August. Opportunities to volunteer will be any day of the week (morning or afternoon) for two hours at any one of several locations located throughout HRM. Volunteers will be part of a team supporting children with reading and other literacy based activities outside under a tent. Frontier College is a non-profit, volunteer based organization which has been promoting literacy and a love of reading for 118 years. Volunteers and learners work together in a 1 to 1 learning environment or in small groups. Our training will provide you with the communication skills and tools you need to support your learners. We ask for a 1 to 2 hours weekly commitment for the summer reading tent program. CCR Profile - Frontier College
IT position: 1) Public Navigator – scoping out and building a digital platform using existing open source software (Menteer - Career Skills Incubator is the organization that developed Menteer) to support members of the public contacting, online, a trained public navigator in their locale (within the Province or located anywhere in the Province). Information about this award winning initiative which is a first of its kind in Canada is available at http://www.legalinfo.org/public-navigator/recognition.html and http://www.legalinfo.org/lisns-spotlight/public-navigator-info-clinics.html
IT position: 2) Free Wills Clinics for disadvantaged Nova Scotians – scoping out and building an online platform to guide people starting the process of preparing a will with the steps to get ready for a meeting with a lawyer, accessing forms, creating interactive templates to facilitate having wills prepared by lawyers who volunteer their time (these clinics are a first of their kind in NS). Currently Free Wills Clinics are being provided in the Preston communities but we wish to move this out across regions of the Province where the need is great and make this information available to anyone who wishes to undertake will planning. More information is available here. Have you heard 'More legal help for Preston residents - Wed, Mar 9, 2016' on CBC Radio One, entitled “Leaving a Legacy: The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia is helping residents of Preston create their wills. Information Morning speaks with Heather de Berdt Romily"?
Branding / Social Media: 5) Develop a branding strategy for the Legal Information Society of NS – consider leveraging talent of recent Board members to develop a brand that the newly established Fundraising Committee can use in its work to seek financial support for LISNS worthy initiatives. For example, how can the Board members be better profiled on our various communication vehicles; how is this most appropriately done; may involve interviews with Board members. Identify a social media strategy to support the branding strategy and provide suggestions for how to integrate it across LISNS existing social media outreach through the website (almost half a million unique visitors annually), Twitter, Facebook, and telephone service to the public through the Legal Information Line.
By supporting and promoting artists, galleries and art organizations, we aim to enrich the cultural, social, and economic vitality of our community. You can support the festival by volunteering during one or both of our 3-hour shifts taking place between 6 p.m. and midnight. No experience is necessary, but you must be available on the evening of October 15th 2016. For more information, see our CCR Profile.
We're looking for friendly folks to volunteer at our front desk! You'll be responsible for reception duties like answering the phone, greeting guests, responding to emails and helping out with ad hoc assignments. Basic computer skills and English language are required, and solid problem-solving abilities are a plus. The front desk is a great way to learn more about what happens at the EAC, get to know the staff, and be part of our office! We're currently looking to fill two weekly shifts on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am-1pm. Contact Joanna if you're interested at 902-454-5226 or email@example.com.
Ecology Action Centre: Graphic Designer
Do you have mad graphic design skills? We have a number of small projects that could put your skills to use. If you are interested in contributing to our work in this way, please contact Joanna Bull at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the specific projects at hand.
Ecology Action Centre: Super-Awesome Photographer Needed
The Built Environment committee is partnering with multiple organizations to produce a pitch on how to create a great Halifax for young people. The pitch will include bus lanes, a minimum grid of bicycle lanes, safe complete streets, affordable housing, and access to healthy food. They will need high quality photos for the website they are building and are looking for a super awesome photographer to take them. In particular, they would like to take advantage of these sunny days to capture sunny people biking, walking and taking the bus. If interested, please contact Tristan Cleveland: email@example.com. Please include your phone number and a link to examples of your work.