Volunteers

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Lean In Canada is a volunteer-run community of professional women empowering each other to build purposeful and fulfilling careers. We are affiliated to LeanIn.org, an initiative of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation. Our volunteer engagement focuses on the following critical elements:

Meaningful Work – Our volunteers have broad and thoughtful accountabilities that leverages skills and stretches learning. We believe in creating an environment where our volunteers are encouraged to think outside the box and try new roles

Trust – Our volunteers are given authority to make decisions and act within the accountabilities of their roles

Diversity – We are committed to an open environment which encourages differences and focuses on advancing women in all facets of their life, professionally and personally

If you want an engaging, meaningful volunteer experience and feel connected to our mission, please join us!

Current Openings

Ottawa Network

+- Network Vice President & Volunteer Coordinator

Lean In Ottawa was born of a mission to empower women in our city to lead, succeed, and live fulfilling lives. We hope to make the Ottawa network a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious. Where we can give voice to our dreams and find the encouragement to start chasing them. A place for sharing ideas, gaining skills, seeking advice, and showing solidarity. Most of all, a place where we help each other become our very best selves.

Job Description
Our team is looking for a VP to support our leadership team, with a focus on volunteer coordination. As the volunteer coordinator, you would be responsible for the recruitment and onboarding of new volunteers. Additionally, you will support the management of our existing volunteer team by matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skills, keeping volunteers informed, and conveying our network’s purpose to the community.
As the VP, you will maintain a pulse on the initiatives that are being carried out by the network as a whole, and may be called on to fill in for Canada board level or Lean In Org level meetings as needed.
A successful volunteer coordinator should be meticulous about keeping records and passionate about volunteer work. You should uphold the values of our organization while ensuring the comfort of our volunteers in their positions.

Responsibilities
- Recruiting, onboarding, and supervising volunteers
- Collecting volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintaining an up-to-date database.
- Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and volunteer opportunities.
- Matching volunteers to opportunities that suit their skill sets, and ensuring they understand their responsibilities.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience in leadership or managerial roles
- Experience in recruitment
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both online and in-person
- Strong organization and team-building skills.

Time Commitment
- 5 - 10 hours a month
- Monthly team meeting (virtual option)
- Network events (approx. four a year)

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+- Event Support

Lean In Ottawa was born of a mission to empower women in our city to lead, succeed, and live fulfilling lives. We hope to make the Ottawa network a place where women can be unapologetically ambitious. Where we can give voice to our dreams and find the encouragement to start chasing them. A place for sharing ideas, gaining skills, seeking advice, and showing solidarity. Most of all, a place where we help each other become our very best selves.

Job Description
Our team is looking for in-person event support volunteers as Lean In Ottawa transitions back to in-person events. As an event support volunteer, you will report to the Events Lead and support day-of tasks required with running the event such as seating set-up, guest check-in, food preparation, AV support, etc. As a volunteer, you are also encouraged to attend the Lean In Ottawa monthly team meetings, and collaborate with the rest of the Events team to plan future events.
A successful support volunteer will be punctual, reliable, and ready to jump into tasks as they come up.

Responsibilities
- Setting up venues for events, including chairs and tables
- Supporting guest check-in and working as ushers to guide attendees
- Working under the instructions of an Events Lead.
- Ensuring excellent levels of customer service.
- Setting up & serving food and drinks
- Packing up equipment when the event is completed
- Transport (by car) of event equipment & supplies to and from the venue (optional)
- Setting up lighting and sound equipment (optional)

Desired Qualifications
- High-level organizational skills.
- Diligence and attention to detail.
- Interpersonal skills and a friendly demeanor.
- Great multitasking ability.
- Access to a car for equipment transport (preferred)
- Experience with AV equipment including broadcasting events (preferred)

Time Commitment
- 2-3 hours per event, approximately 4 events per year
- Monthly team meeting (virtual option)

Apply Here

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- Monique Ashpole

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