In order to be as accessible as possible by offering different levels and types of volunteer commitments, APIRG accomplices has 3 streams of volunteer positions
Commitment Level: Low, 1-2 shifts per week
Commitment Flexibility: Medium (shifts during office hours)
Intake: Throughout the year
Staff Member: Office Coordinator
Duties: Office volunteers help with the day-to-day running of the office, as well as get to be the first face new people meet when they walk in the door. This position is the lowest level of commitment with volunteers signing up for 1-2 shifts a week where they help out in our office during office hours.
Management: Volunteers can apply anytime throughout the year and will be managed by the Office Coordinator. Office volunteers will be expected to attend the next available Volunteer Orientation for the morning only (general APIRG content and anti-oppression).
Commitment Level: Medium (2+ hours/week)
Commitment Flexibility: Lower (set meeting time)
Intake: Beginning of Fall and Winter Semester, except Evaluation committee (Spring Semester)
Staff Member: Overall: Outreach Coordinator
- Outreach Committee: Outreach Coordinator
- Library Committee: Office Coordinator
- Education/Events Committee: Working Group Coordinator
- Evaluation Committee: Outreach Coordinator
Duties: APIRG committee volunteers are a crucial part of APIRG and play a huge roll in what the organization does each year. Committee volunteers work directly with Staff and Board to help APIRG meet its mandate of supporting students to become active citizens. This includes outreaching to the student body, running events and educational initiatives and helping us to expanding our social justice focused resources.
Management: Committee volunteers are expected to make a commitment of at least one semester. Intakes are at the beginning of Fall and Winter Semester, with the exception of the Evaluation Committee which is formed Spring semester from existing volunteer base. Committee volunteers are expected to attend full day of Orientation (beginning of second month of semester).
Volunteer Committees (suggested, not limited to the options below):
- Outreach Committee: Help spread the word about APIRG. Activities include organizing open houses, tabling, class presentation, postering, and social media. Gain event planning, public speaking and graphic design skills
- Library Committee: Help run APIRG’s Alternative Resource Library. Activities include cataloguing, acquisitions, and library events. Gain practical library and event planning skills
- Education/Events Committee: Help APIRG run its events and support students to understand social justice. Activities include visioning about events, planning logistics, fostering accessibility of events and building educational campaigns. Gain event planning, facilitation and public speaking skills.
- Evaluation Committee: (only runs in the spring/summer semester) Help APIRG evaluate our volunteer program and improve it for students and our organization. Activities include analyzing survey results, making recommendations and finding new ways to gather feedback. Gain research, policy and evaluation skills.
Commitment Level: High, completing own project
Commitment Flexibility: High, can work to own schedule and out of office
Intake: Throughout the year
Staff Member: Dependent on project.
Duties: Independent Project Volunteers come to APIRG with some sense of a project that they want to work on relatively independently with APIRG.
Examples of individual projects include:
– Researching a certain topic
– Building a educational resource on a certain topic (blog, zine etc)
– Planning a specific event
Management: Independent Project volunteers can apply anytime throughout the year and will be assigned a primary contact (staff or board) by the Outreach Coordinator (based on best fit for the project and available capacity).
Independent Project volunteers will be expected to attend the next available Volunteer Orientation for the morning only (general APIRG content and anti-oppression).