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

Vancouver Network

+- Events Committee | Co-Events Team Lead

Reporting to the Chapter President, the Co-Events Team Lead has the overall responsibility for events in Vancouver, ensuring that all events are in-line with the events handbook and event quality is maintained. Although others within the team may have certain responsibilities, the Co-Events Team Lead is ultimately responsible for ensuring everything gets done.

Responsibilities include:
- Hiring, training, and scheduling Events Managers, Event Assistants, Guest Services Manager, Photographer, Regional Speaker Research Lead and Venue Research Lead
- Booking and executing contracts with venues and vendors, ensuring timely payment
- Creating an Event Brief, including all details of the event as well as projected attendee numbers and ticket sales
- Planning food/beverage amounts based on projected ticket sales
- Day-of venue management, working with the on-site event coordinator
- Liaising with and coordinating speakers/panelists in advance of and day-of each event
- Scheduling and managing day-of Event Volunteers
- Developing and managing the Run of Show
- Coordinating creation of the event deck
- Working with the Marketing team to promote the event

Qualifications:
- Experience in event planning and event design mandatory
- Proficiency using Zoom, Microsoft Office, Google Docs and Slack

Time Commitment:
10-20 hours/month – during event months (8x year)
10-15 hours/month during non-event months

Number of positions - 2

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Ottawa Network

+- 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 Ottawa team meeting (virtual option)
- Event team meetings as required.

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+- Marketing 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 marketing team volunteers to support communication around our events, educational content, and more! The Lean In Ottawa marketing team currently manages three social channels (Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter) and supports event logistics through email communications (MailChimp) & ticket management (Eventbrite). A successful volunteer will ensure their deliverables are completed on time and communicate regularly with the team through asynchronous communications (Email, Slack, etc.)

Team Responsibilities
- Maintaining engagement through our social media channels
- Developing and delivering event marketing campaigns
- Managing national website assets for the network
- Providing content for the national newsletter
- Supporting the creation of other marketing materials (ex. printables, event materials, etc.)

Desired Qualifications
- [NEEDED] Experience with developing graphics for social media, email marketing, or other communications
- Experience in marketing and social media, either through education, work, or volunteering
- Familiarity with social media platforms and other online tools to generate community engagement
- Experience with email or social copywriting
- Willingness to attend occasional events and workshops to then report on them

Time Commitment
- 5 - 10 hours a month
- Monthly network team meetings
- Event team meetings as required.
- Network events (optional, approx. four a year)

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- Monique Ashpole

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