Transition Guelph

volunteer_38_3602204068Transition Guelph is a volunteer run organization, which means that if you’d like to get involved, all you need to do is reach out to us at info@transitionguelph.org and tell us what interests you! We can connect you with an appropriate working group or project where you can have a real, tangible, and positive impact on your community!

We also have a number of administrative, communications, and event planning related positions that are available at this time. Please take a look below to see if there is something that interest you in working with Transition Guelph. In-depth training will be provided for each position, along with other volunteer and staff support. As always, questions, concerns, and ideas can be sent to info@transitionguelph.org.

The following positions are currently available:

We are also looking for the following positions for the 2015 Resilience Festival:


Website Blogger

Number of Opportunities: 5
Purpose: To update the blog on the Transition Guelph website
Accountabilities:
– write one to two blog posts per month on the topics outlined by the website manager
– ensure that content accurately reflects the Transition principles and values
– update social media manager as soon as any new blog content is published

Social Media Manager

Number of Opportunities: 1
Purpose: To keep Transition Guelph’s social media presence active and up to date
Accountabilities:
– Moderate TG’s Facebook Group and add new users as needed
– Post new content to TG’s Facebook page twice per week or as needed
– Moderate TG’s twitter account, responding to posts as necessary
– Post new content to TG’s Twitter account twice per week or as needed
– Ensure that all new blog posts on the TG blog are properly promoted through TG’s social media networks

Administrative Assistant

Number of Opportunities: 3
Purpose: To assist staff members in day to day administrative activities
Accountabilities:
– Be available to take minutes at meetings as requested
– Answer any emails that require immediate attention
– Draft or review documents such as press releases, grant applications, or partnership agreements
– Help with additional tasks such as event space booking, meeting schedules, or community networking as requested

TG Tabler/Presenter

Number of Opportunities: 6
Purpose: To promote Transition Guelph at community events or in community spaces
Accountabilities:
– attend events or meetings that we have been invited to participate in
– present Transition Guelph and it’s goals in a clear and concise manner to interested parties
– ensure that all required materials are available for tabling events
– stay up to date with working group and project activities

Community Connector

Number of Opportunities: 2
Purpose: To create and maintain relationships between Transition Guelph and other community organizations and businesses
Accountabilities:
– organize and participate in coffee dates/meetings as requested
– respond to new partnership opportunities
– stay up to date with working group and project activities
– communicate with Board/Council to formalize partnership agreements
– communication to website manager any new update regarding partners or community members to post on website

Graphic Designer

Number of Opportunities: 1
Purpose: To design promotional material or supporting documents for Transition Guelph
Accountabilities:
– work with Working Group and Project leaders to determine needs
– design and develop required material
– be available to respond to requests at least once per week
– maintain look and feel of TG’s current branding material

Resilience Festival Promotions Co-ordinator

Number of Opportunities: 1 (or small group)
Purpose: To promote the Resilience Festival
Accountabilities:
– communicate with planning team about festival events to stay up to date
– establish budget for any promotional material
– connect and liaise with media, schools, community organizations, and other interested parties to promote the festival
– confirm all promotional material with event co-ordinator prior to release (eg. press release, posters, etc.)

Resilience Festival Volunteer Co-ordinator

Number of Opportunities: 1 (or small group)
Purpose: To ensure that the Resilience Festival is adequately staffed by volunteers and that volunteers are feeling happy 🙂
Accountabilities:
– communicate with other co-ordinators to establish volunteer needs
– recruit volunteers based on needs
– provide orientation for volunteers as needed
– organize volunteers into specific roles
– be available during the festival to provide support and management of volunteers
– lead organization of volunteer appreciation event after the festival
– work with event co-ordinators to ensure food and drink is available for volunteers
– establish budget for any volunteer needs including food and drink

Resilience Festival Main Day Entertainment Co-ordinator

Number of Opportunities: 1 (or small group)
Purpose: To organize entertainment for the main day of the Resilience Festival
Accountabilities:
– work with planning team to decide on entertainment possibilities for the main day of the Festival
– connect with possible entertainers
– establish budget for entertainment
– finalize entertainment decision with event co-ordinator
– plan and execute on all entertainment related activities on the main day of the Festival