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Youth and Volunteer Coordinator

WHO WE ARE:

Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice is a small non-profit organization where we envision a thriving, equitable, and intergenerational community in Chinatown.  We provide accessible and culturally relevant services to low-income seniors living in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside, while empowering youth and seniors to work together to create collective change to improve the community.

 

SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The Youth and Volunteer Coordinator coordinates Yarrow’s youth and volunteer programs.  They empower the leadership of Yarrow youth members and volunteers. They recruit, train, and support the organization’s volunteers throughout the year. They coordinate the Sticky Rice Collective and their projects, including a monthly event at a Chinatown seniors residence building and a youth leadership project. Additionally, the Youth and Volunteer Coordinator works with the Chinese Seniors Outreach Worker to train and support the Medical Accompaniment volunteers.

This position is dependent on Yarrow receiving the necessary funding.

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinate the volunteer programs by recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers through planning, improving, and executing the volunteer strategy

  • Maintain an up to date volunteer database and perform other administrative responsibilities for the youth and volunteer programs

  • Provide individual support to each volunteer to support their ongoing growth and development

  • Coordinate the Sticky Rice Collective and their projects

    • Coordinate the Sticky Rice Collective in planning and hosting monthly events at a Chinatown seniors residence building

    • Coordinate a youth leadership building project, which will involve:

      • Hosting a dialogue event that provides anti-oppression and community organizing trainings 

      • Developing a 3 year strategic plan to increase youth leadership at Yarrow and in Chinatown

  • Empower the leadership and education of youth members

  • Create opportunities for intergenerational relationship building, culture and language sharing, and storytelling between the generations

  • Provide ongoing training and support to Medical Accompaniment Program volunteers

  • Work closely with the Chinese Seniors Outreach Worker to grow the capacity and improve the quality of the Medical Accompaniment Program as it relates to volunteers

  • Perform effective evaluation of above programs

 

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with Chinese immigrant seniors (required)

  • Experience working with youth, preferably youth of colour, immigrant youth, or Chinese Canadian youth (required)

  • Experience with team supervision and leadership (required)

  • Culturally competent, active and trusted member of the Chinese community (required)

  • Experience with volunteer coordination (required)

  • Experience with project planning, execution, and evaluation (preferred)

  • Emergency First Aid and CPR A (preferred)

 

REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Oral fluency in English and Cantonese, Mandarin is an asset

  • Strong group facilitation skills

  • Ability to facilitate a welcoming environment and to help people feel comfortable

  • Commitment to maintaining professional standards and confidentiality

  • Sound decision-making, teamwork, and organizational abilities

  • Strong program planning and project execution skills

  • Strong communication and critical thinking skills

  • Effective resource and time management skills

  • Ability to tolerate uncertainty and ambiguity as you will be joining a small staff team in a new non-profit organization

  • Ability to establish personal and professional boundaries and self-care

  • Commitment to promoting a culturally safe, anti-oppressive, and low–barrier learning environment

  • Have an understanding of systemic oppression and how it impacts the people we serve

  • Ability to create a safe and welcoming environment for clients to discuss mental health and reproductive health issues

 

HIRING DETAILS

Part-time Contract Position, with the high possibility of extension until March 2021 dependant on funding

  • $22.28/hour for 20 hours/week 

  • Funds available for extended health expenses, in lieu of benefits

  • Duration: March 16, 2020 - October 31, 2020


To apply, please send your resume to Yulanda Lui at yulanda@yarrowsociety.ca by Friday, February 28, 2020.

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