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About the Position
Position #: 16892
OrganizationBlock Parent Program - Waterloo Region
Position: Program Coordinator - Block Parents
Impact Statement: The Mission of the Waterloo Regional Block Parent Program is to provide a network of safe homes for children and other members of the community to turn to for assistance, and to offer supportive community education programs.

The Block Parent Program is looking for an energetic and enthusiastic volunteer who has the ability to work well independently and in a team environment, with good communication, leadership, and time management skills.

This position offers an exciting opportunity to get involved in the community, build relationships across the Region, and acquire leadership and volunteer management experience.
Description: The Block Parent Coordinator will be responsible for volunteer management of Block Parents, Event Volunteers and Board Directors. The Coordinator will recruit volunteers to attend events, and/or become Block Parents, and/or to join the Board of Directors

*The position will require the Coordinator to recruit and train volunteers, manage private databases, do interviews, and conduct home orientation/training sessions with Block Parent families.

*Experience in volunteer management and board governance is an asset.
*Attending monthly board meetings is mandatory.
Requirements: Confidentiality, Work Without Supervision
Training Details: An orientation to our organization will be provided.
Duration: More than 1 year
Timing: Weekday - Evening, Anytime
Time Detail: Block Parent Coordinator will be requested to attend monthly board meetings on the last Tuesday of every month, except December and July. Meetings run from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm downtown Kitchener.
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest: Boards/Committees, Communication/Public Relations, Leadership/Management
Skill(s): Facilitation and Training, Project Management, Strategic Thinking, Accountability
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website: http://www.blockparents.ca
Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Jackie Gerlofsma
Address: ,


Volunteer Action Centre of Kitchener Waterloo and Area
(Townships Wellesley, Wilmot and Woolwich)
151 Frederick Street, Suite 500
Kitchener ON N2H 2M2
Phone: 519 742 8610
Fax: 519 742 0559
Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
Friday: 9 am - 12 pm
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