• Work remotely
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for youth
COVID-19 Support

Writer/Content Creator at Beyond the Wards Canada (Apply only through our online form. See details below)

Ongoing
Beyond the Wards Canada (BTWC) is a youth-led, non-profit initiative that highlights the contributions of under-recognized essential workers. While we don’t want to take light away from medical workers who are tirelessly fighting COVID-19, it’s important for us to also look beyond the hospital wards and see the heroes that occupy our day-to-day lives too. These heroes include the people we rely on every day: community service and social workers, transportation workers, sanitation and custodial workers, postal service and delivery workers, teachers and childcare workers, food and agriculture workers, retail and manufacturing workers, and public health workers.

We provide a platform where individuals can submit messages of gratitude through art, written notes, letters, and even performances to essential workers across Canada. These messages harness the evidence-based health benefits of kindness, which bolster both the mental and physical well-being of essential workers during this especially difficult time. Within one year, BTWC has recruited over 90 volunteers, received hundreds of message submissions, and connected with thousands of essential workers across Canada. 

Find out more about Beyond the Wards Canada on our website: https://www.beyondthewardscanada.com/

POSITIONS:

WRITERS
Writers use their mastery of the written word to draft letters, messages, stories, poems, or more to show support and appreciation for various frontline workers. Some writers may also be asked to potentially write educational posts and content for our website and social platforms. Minimum requirement of 1 submission on a bi-weekly basis (i.e. complete and submit at least 1 written piece every two weeks). 

CONTENT CREATORS
Content creators make use of their artistic talents to create visual art, photos, video and audio recordings, performances, or other content of different mediums to uplift and appreciate under-recognized essential workers. Minimum requirement of 1 submission on a bi-weekly basis (i.e. complete and submit at least 1 creative piece every two weeks); however, some exceptions may apply for larger creative projects after approval from executives.

Please apply through our online form only: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuPsmqQFrwADEt8oQevlH3UCIrQFNI0vjQEHgSWbW5RCc3oA/viewform
Why should you volunteer for this opportunity?
References letters can be requested after volunteering with us for a minimum of 3 months. We also sign off on mandatory high school volunteer hours as long as your school approves of it. 

Please apply through our online form only: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeuPsmqQFrwADEt8oQevlH3UCIrQFNI0vjQEHgSWbW5RCc3oA/viewform
  • Remote or online
  • Flexible in schedule
  • Good for youth