Category Archives: Employment – Volunteer

Museum Collections Volunteer

Position: Museum Collections Volunteer

The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that operates Port Coquitlam’s only museum and archives and is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Port Coquitlam’s diverse heritage and culture.

We are seeking dedicated, energetic volunteers to assist with the ongoing management of the museum’s artifact and archive collections.

Working under the direction of the Society’s Museum Coordinator, the Museum Collections Volunteer will:

  • Assist with artifact and archival cataloguing including; writing condition reports, photographing artifacts, digitizing photographs and records, and updating the museums’ collection database
  • Assist with managing collection information and records
  • Assist with processing incoming collections (donation/loan forms, accessioning etc.)
  • Conduct research related to updating collection records

Time Commitment:

  • A minimum of 4 hours per week with flexible start times from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, between Tuesday and Saturday.
  • 4-months minimum commitment required.

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High level of computer literacy including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing (Microsoft Office) – experience with PastPerfect an asset
  • Excellent English oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to lift and carry boxes and supplies up to 20 lbs, and able to climb ladders and reach overhead

Benefits:

  • Be part of a social, appreciative environment where you can get immersed in
    community focused heritage and culture
  • An opportunity to share your talents, knowledge, stories, and experiences
  • The opportunity to develop or enhance valuable skills
  • The chance to receive career mentorship, including but not limited to ongoing support, feedback, and network building
  • Documented confirmation of volunteer hours and accomplishments

Please submit a pdf cover letter and resume to:
Kelly Brown, Museum Coordinator
info@pocoheritage.org
Subject: Volunteer Position – Museum Collections Cataloguer
Note: While we will conduct interviews during the month of December, the position will not start until the week of January 8th.

Volunteer Position – Museum Collections Volunteer

Museum Collections Assistant – Volunteer Position

Position: Museum Collections Assistant

The Port Coquitlam Heritage and Cultural Society is a volunteer driven non-profit organization that operates Port Coquitlam’s only museum and archives and is dedicated to celebrating and preserving Port Coquitlam’s diverse heritage and culture.

We are seeking Museum Collection Assistants to help with ongoing collection management projects related to the museum’s artifact and archive collections.

Working under the direction of the Society’s Museum Coordinator, the Museum Collections Assistant will:

  • Assist with artifact and archival cataloguing including; writing condition reports, photographing artifacts, digitizing photographs and records, and updating the museums’ collection database
  • Assist with managing collection information and records
  • Assist with processing incoming collections (donation/loan forms, accessioning etc.)
  • Conduct research related to updating collection records
  • Prepare collection and archival materials for exhibits and displays
  • Assist with incoming research requests
  • Other duties as assigned

Time Commitment:

  • A minimum of 10 hours per week with flexible start times from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm, between Tuesday and Saturday.
  • The position is a 4 month commitment.

Qualifications:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
  • High level of computer literacy including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing (Microsoft Office) – experience with PastPerfect an asset
  • Excellent English oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Able to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to lift and carry boxes and supplies up to 20 lbs, and able to climb ladders and reach overhead

Benefits:

  • Be part of a social, appreciative environment where you can get immersed in community focused heritage and culture
  • A place to share your talents, knowledge, stories, and experiences
  • The opportunity to develop or enhance valuable career focused skills
  • The chance to receive career mentorship, including but not limited to ongoing support, feedback, and network building
  • Reference letter upon request

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Kelly Brown, Museum Coordinator
info@pocoheritage.org
Subject: Volunteer Position – Museum Collections Assistant
Note: While we will conduct interviews during the month of December, the position will not start until the week of January 8th.

Volunteer Position – Museum Collections Assistant

Volunteer position – The Being Blind project

Do you want to get experience doing a project that has real-world impact? Do you want to use your skills to make a difference in the lives of real people? The Being Blind project team is seeking someone with skills in building online platforms. This platform will be used to explore diverse international experiences of blindness, and to challenge misperceptions of what it means to be blind.

We aim to prompt action & advocacy that will improve quality of life for blind people and build public understanding of blindness.

The narratives of co-researchers and participants, and the photojournalistic work, will form the basis of a multimedia platform.

Contributors include

  • Blind/partially people & those in our support networks can share life experiences,
  • experts who contribute blogs about building personal skills, accessing technologies, action to improve legal, political & social circumstances, etc.
  • The public who will be able to ask questions & interact.

The site will profile people from several countries,

  • probing the experience of blindness in diverse contexts,
  • exploring how we defy stereotypes,
  • exposing stigmas/assumptions that get in our way.

For more information please contact LBulk@mail.ubc.ca

Volunteer posting

Wikipedia Library Virtual Coordinator

We are seeking 1-2 students to act as 1lib1ref Coordinators. This involves assisting in the planning and execution of 1lib1ref, an annual campaign that calls on librarians around the world to add a single citation to Wikipedia. This position is a virtual part-time volunteer role starting as soon as possible and running through early February. Students will, in cooperation with The Wikipedia Library team and participating librarians, assist in outreach, messaging, social media engagement, and reporting. They will draft blog posts and craft social media messages. If interested, they may also participate in supporting participants on Wikipedia; training is available for those without editing experience. Interested students should apply at https://goo.gl/forms/fIgd0chRt9pnkDZs1

Volunteer Student Archivist

Project description

Founded in 1995, Ecotrust Canada has a substantial collection of paper records on site in our Head Office in Vancouver, as well as in off-site storage. The majority of these records have been catalogued but work is required to organize, sort and review the collection, evaluate against a set of criteria and make decisions about what to do with each record.

We are seeking a volunteer student archivist or librarian to assist with:

  • Reviewing the current system, records management policy, and documentation.
  • Updating as necessary, to assist staff on proper searching, filing, retention and disposal procedures, moving forward.
  • Organizing the file records into logical program and departmental areas.
  • Assessing the archival value of stored and on site materials.
  • Making recommendations for digitization processes. If time permits, scanning documents and other assets for electronic archiving, where applicable (i.e. following a search to confirm digital versions exist; and contingent on value determined).

Qualifications:

  • Experience with organizing, assessing and archiving materials
  • Excellent analytical and archival skills
  • Some experience with digitization of records
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Creative problem solver and good attention to detail
  • Capable of working independently, while being a good team player
  • An interest in the work of Ecotrust Canada is an asset

Support and Supervision

The student volunteer will be supported and supervised by Lianne Payne, Operations Manager for Ecotrust Canada. This will include regular feedback and one-on-one work.

Impact at Ecotrust Canada

Given the value our staff team places on our archival material as records of the work that has been completed over the past 20 plus years, the work the student contributes will be deeply appreciated. Any direction and informed, professional guidance the student can offer in ensuring proper handling and records management going forward will have a positive, long-term impact.

Time Commitment

We anticipate that this work could be completed over 100 hrs (4-8hrs/week).

Application:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to lianne@ecotrust.ca – with Volunteer Student Archivist in the subject line.

Library and Archives Posting Ecotrust Canada Sept 2017

Read to Succeed Volunteer – Frontier College

Purpose: “Read to Succeed” is a literacy intervention program, sponsored by Frontier College and delivered to Oak Tree and General Pediatric Clinics.

Oak Tree Clinic provides healthcare services to a high-risk population of families affected by HIV, through the BC Women’s Hospital. BC Children’s General Pediatric Clinic provides services for children with complex medical and psychosocial problems, and children with chronic illnesses.

This literacy program refers trained volunteers and donates a variety of new, good quality books to all children who attend the clinic and are interested in taking home free books. Read to Succeed Volunteers read aloud with children in the clinic waiting room once a week.

Responsibilities:

  • Read to children waiting for appointments.
  • Pick up new books from Frontier College to distribute at the clinics (not a requirement, only if volunteer has a car).
  • Assist with special projects from time to time such as organizing books or creating posters promoting literacy in a health setting.

Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Experience working with children

Relationships/ Liaison: Health Literacy Information Specialist provides onsite supervision. The Frontier College coordinator provides referrals, initial training and feedback at the end of each semester.

Time Commitment: # hours: Term: Peak Time: 10:00-1:00 or 1:00-4:00 on a weekday 3 hour shift 1 semester commitment

Training:

  • General Hospital Orientation provided by Volunteer Resources
  • Full day training provided by Frontier College (8 hours)
  • Volunteer orientation and FSRC tour
  • Introduction and tour with Health Literacy Information Specialist (1 hour)

Benefits and Challenges:

Benefits: Gain experience in a specialized library and a health care setting, while promoting literacy.

Challenges: Slow periods – depends on number of patients/families/supporters attending appointments each week.

Success Measures: Review with Frontier College coordinator 1x/semester

Read to Succeed. Volunteer.Frontier College.Assignment. 2017

Volunteer Student Archivist or Librarian

Lillooet Lake Estates (LLE) is a small, incorporated village on the northeast side of Lillooet Lake in the traditional territory of the Lil’wat People. LLE is  seeking a volunteer student archivist or librarian to create a digital archive of historic records. This will be a short-term volunteer project (~15 hours) with flexible hours, offering students the opportunity to apply knowledge of archiving practices and gain practical experience. The project will be overseen by a professional librarian who will provide guidance and support.

Project responsibilities include:

* Manage data and organize files

* Assess archival value of stored materials

* Sort and organize records, and prepare material for archiving

* Scan documents and other assets for electronic archiving

* Organize material for deposit or disposal

Desired qualifications are:

* Completion of some coursework in archives management

* Experience with organizing and archiving materials

* Strong organizational skills

* Ability to undertake self-directed tasks when necessary

* Ability to put content in WordPress sites.

If interested, please send a brief email describing your qualifications and interest to Alyssa Green, alyssavictoria@gmail.com,and Gary Young, garyyyoungca@gmail.com.