OCIC Symposium 2022 Event Volunteers

Position: OCIC Symposium 2022 Event Volunteers

Employer: Ontario Council for International Cooperation

Location: Toronto, ON at The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) - Spadina - 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON

Deadline: September 12, 2022

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Entry Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: September 12, 2022

Full Description

Brief Description:

Symposium Dates: September 27 and September 28, 2022
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, September 8, 2022 – 3:00 pm ET
Position type: Volunteer
Location: Toronto, ON at The Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) – Spadina – 192 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON

To learn more about the OCIC Annual General Meeting & Symposium 2022, visit OCIC’s website: https://ocic.on.ca/programs/agms-symposia/ocic-agm-symposium-2022/

The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) is an expanding community of Ontario-based international development and global education organizations and individual associate members working globally for social justice.

Reporting to the Membership & Administration Coordinator, OCIC Symposium Event Volunteers will work with OCIC staff to support the event and logistics for OCIC’s in-person Symposium.

Benefits of Volunteering with OCIC in this capacity:
– Opportunity to engage and network with members of the international cooperation sector
– Event coordination experience
– Opportunity to listen and learn about sector specific topics, including global stories of change from individuals, organizations and projects, and participate in Symposium sessions

Required components of the role:
– Candidates must currently reside in the GTA and be able to commute to CSI – Spadina
– Attend a virtual ‘Event Logistics’ meeting in advance of the Symposium
– Complete an online Accessibility Training prior to Symposium
– Comply with OCIC Code of Ethics and values
– Available to volunteer in person on one or more of the Symposium dates and times noted below
– Preference will be given to individuals who are available to volunteer for both Symposium days

Scope of role:
Volunteers will be asked to help with a range of supportive duties, including:
– helping set up and/or clean up of Symposium event spaces and meeting rooms
– assisting with registration of Symposium participants and contributors
– basic food services (setting out food and beverages for lunch and snacks, refilling coffee and refreshments, etc)
– helping to ensure sessions are on time
– providing technical and table facilitation support, if requested
– supporting Symposium participants and contributors in a respectful and empathetic manner
– liaising with OCIC and/or CSI event staff for any questions, issues, needs for accommodation, etc
– other duties as assigned

Desired Qualifications:
– Excellent interpersonal, communication, and problem-solving skills, and demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups as part of a team
– Experience in event logistics and in communicating and liaising with various individuals part of different groups and/or organizations
– Experience in volunteering and/or working at international cooperation, or similar in-person conference/events
– Understanding of and passion for international cooperation and social justice
– Energetic, organized and dependable
– Interested in creating the best event possible by providing the best experience for participants

To apply:
Please complete the application form above by no later than 3:00 pm ET on Thursday, September 8, 2022.
OCIC is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression and the Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment. All OCIC staff, Board, volunteers, members, partners, funders, contracted parties and representatives engaged or working with or for OCIC to provide services on behalf of the Council are required to comply fully with our Prevention of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct.

As an equity seeking organization, OCIC encourages applications from individuals that represent the full diversity of communities in Canada, including complexities of intersecting identities such as ability, age, class, gender, race and sexual orientation.

Please contact Arabelle Arcaina, OCIC Membership & Administration Coordinator, at arabelle@ocic.on.ca if you require any accommodations and/or have any questions

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