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Join STAND Canada as a Grassroots Fundraiser!

STAND Canada is looking for a volunteer to lead and manage a short-term grassroots fundraising campaign, which will coincide with Giving Tuesday (November 27), through to the end of the 2018 holiday season.

About STAND Canada

STAND Canada is a national advocacy organization with chapters across the country that advocates to make preventing and ending genocide a cornerstone of Canadian domestic and foreign policy. We are dedicated to providing Canadians with the educational and advocacy tools that they need to take action toward a world without genocide.

Since its founding in 2005 in response to the crisis in Darfur, Sudan, STAND has become the leading organization in Canada for youth-led anti-genocide advocacy. With university chapters across Canada, our volunteers are driven by our joint vision and passion for human rights, political advocacy, genocide education, and the social responsibility of Canadians. STAND Canada currently has four focus regions: Darfur/Sudan, Iraq/Syria, South Sudan, and Myanmar.

We ask for a commitment of at least a year, particularly for our senior roles. If you are unsure of your schedule for the next year, we still encourage you to apply as we are happy to discuss your time commitment to STAND.

STAND Canada is a leading organization for youth-led political advocacy. We were created by and for youth, providing real opportunities for you to pursue your passion for human rights advocacy and learn along the way in a supportive, friendly environment.

Our work environment appeals to responsible, reliable, and self-motivated team-players, capable of working in a virtual team environment on their own time, meeting deadlines, and answering emails within 48 hours. Our work is completed through our online project management software and Google Suite with meetings conducted through video conference calls. As such, you can volunteer from anywhere with a good internet connection.

Time Commitment: TBD

Key Responsibilities of a Grassroots Fundraiser

  • Organize an annual giving campaign focused on short-term online fundraising campaign, mobilizing efforts among STAND Canada’s leadership, chapters, and individual volunteers across the country.
  • Develop an online crowdfunding page/process for collecting donations.
  • Prepare and implement a plan to promote the crowdfunding page using STAND’s communications channels, and STAND members’ personal networks.
  • Develop written materials for the campaign, including developing a compelling fundraising pitch; sample social media posts; email pitches, and phone scripts.

Are you our next Grassroots Fundraiser?

Do you have the following skills, knowledge, and fit for STAND? We’re looking for:

  • Experience in fundraising or managing projects is ideal, but not necessary.
  • Familiarity with STAND and its work in anti-genocide and nonpartisan advocacy.
  • Experience in writing and working independently.
  • Available for approximately 5 hours per week until volunteer contract ends.

Why Volunteer with STAND Canada?

  • Connect with a team of young adults who share an interest in human rights and politics. We are a non-partisan organization and the majority of our volunteers are senior university students or millennials in the workforce;
    • We organize conferences at least once every year to convene with our volunteers, chapters, and like-minded individuals and organizations. We have met with former Members of Parliament, scholars, and community activists. Please view our Conferences page to learn more;
  • Flexibility
    • Work remotely, from anywhere and anytime (while meeting your deadlines), as we do most of our work online;
      • You do not have to be living in Canada to volunteer for most positions. You are required to attend team, and at times  and National meetings, so please ensure you coordinate with your Co-Directors accordingly;
    • Room to grow for you and for our organization
      • You are not confined to the position you apply for, and we welcome your ideas and skill contributions to different areas of our organization. We are constantly evolving while maintaining the stability of our organization;
      • Shape your role if you wish! Bring your skills, experiences, ideas, as long as you complete core functions of the role. Or, propose a new role within STAND!
  • Be Engaged
    • STAND is a nationally-recognized advocacy organization with chapters across Canada. Directly influence STAND’s policy recommendations which appear in our digest, blog, and which are proposed to government officials;
    • Have your research published on the STAND website and circulated to other NGOs/government organizations/Members of Parliament;
    • You will receive full credit for your work, so you will be able to gain experience and build your portfolio;
    • Professional development (ie:working effectively with a team that is geographically distributed).
    • Successful volunteers will receive a reference letter from a STAND Director.

     

    To apply, please fill out the application form. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received and will close when we have filled the position.

    Volunteer with STAND!

    To apply, please fill out the application form. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis as they are received and will close when we have filled the position.

    Please visit http://standcanada.org/volunteer to see all volunteer opportunities available. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Human Resources team at hr@standcanada.org.

    If you know people who are looking for volunteering opportunities in a flexible, forward-thinking environment with the skills, experience, and interests we're looking for, please share this posting with them.

    To apply for this job email your details to hr@standcanada.org.