Requirements:
  • Other
  • Police Check
Also required for this position: Complete a Diversecities Volunteer Application Form. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination. As an organization, Diversecities is concerned about the health and safety of our staff, summer and practicum students, volunteers, and those we serve; therefore, all staff, practicum and summer students, and volunteers are required to have at least two vaccine shots against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination or satisfy criteria for duty to accommodate, in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Languages Needed:

• Fluency in a second language is an asset (eg. Cantonese, Mandarin).

  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth

Events Volunteer (General Pool)

1-8 hours / monthly
Seasonal. Single events available.
About the Organization:
Founded initially as the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association (CCCSA) in 1978, and rebranded in 2021 as Diversecities, we are a community-based organization with the mission to create an inclusive and supportive society where all people have full and equitable access to all aspects of Canadian society. Our vision is to continue working on making Calgary and surrounding areas a welcoming home for immigrants of any cultural and ethnic origin, where they can feel meaningfully engaged in the community. We take part in building a more inclusive society by addressing cultural, social, economic, and language barriers, and acting as a bridge to private and public institutions. 

Diversecities is a community service organization that assists Calgarians in four key life areas: (a) economic integration, (b) social connection, (c) well-being, and (d) learning. These four key life areas are addressed through delivering programs and services that form Diversecities’ five pillars: Law & Advocacy, Bridge to the Community, Child & Youth, Health & Wellness, and Food Security.

About the Role:
Events Volunteers provide valuable support to Diversecities staff in the organization and facilitation of activities, community outreach efforts, event preparation, fundraisers, and other event-related tasks. Event Volunteers may find themselves involved in a variety of roles, including but not limited to: 
•	Supporting event booths as a representative of Diversecities.
•	Assisting Diversecities staff in facilitating games and activities (eg. Icebreakers) at one-time events.
•	Helping with event setup and/or takedown processes.
•	Supporting with pre-event tasks (eg. Material preparation).

Depending on the event or activity, the volunteer may be required to fulfill their role in-person, on-site at the activity location.

Responsibilities:
•	Uphold the organization’s mission, vision, and values, when representing Diversecities as a volunteer.
•	Maintain a high degree of professionalism.
•	Undertake all volunteer duties in a safe and respectful manner, and request for help when necessary.
•	Participate in volunteer training opportunities and orientations when required.
•	Follow the instructions and assignments of the Event Coordinator or Supervisor.

Desired Personal Qualifications:
•	Demonstrate cultural sensitivity and awareness.
•	Good social and communication skills.
•	Proactive, patient, and creative.
•	Be considerate, responsible, and work well with the public.
Additional Details & Skills Required
Complete an orientation session prior to each event/activity.

Volunteers are not obligated to participate in more than one event, and may choose to decline at any time.
Certification or Education Required
•	Experience working with clients or the public would be an asset.
•	First Aid Certificate would be an asset.
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
•	Meet new people and broaden your professional network.
•	Gain valuable experience in working with racialized communities.
•	Learn and develop skills related to communication, teamwork, and event preparation.
•	Participate in local community events and activities, and support organization fundraisers and outreach initiatives. Examples include: Lantern Festival, Chinook Blast, Canada Day, various other cultural or seasonal celebrations.
•	Short term commitments (eg. Single day events).
Requirements:
  • Other
  • Police Check
Also required for this position: Complete a Diversecities Volunteer Application Form. Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination. As an organization, Diversecities is concerned about the health and safety of our staff, summer and practicum students, volunteers, and those we serve; therefore, all staff, practicum and summer students, and volunteers are required to have at least two vaccine shots against COVID-19 and show proof of vaccination or satisfy criteria for duty to accommodate, in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Act.
Languages Needed:

• Fluency in a second language is an asset (eg. Cantonese, Mandarin).

  • Good for groups
  • Good for youth