Join Our Team

The Waterloo Regional Block Parents currently have the following positions open.

If you are interested in a particular position, please send an email to volunteercoordinator@blockparents.ca with the job title clearly marked in the subject line.

Position Summary

The Director position is an extremely rewarding and valuable position with Block Parents. Directors will engage with other directors, members, coordinators, and committees to advance the Mission, Mandate, and Goals of the WRBPP

The objective of the Director is to help Create a Healthy and Safe Community by volunteering as a Director on the Waterloo Regional Block Parent® Program Board of Directors.

Volunteer Position Duties & Functions

  • Attends monthly Board of Directors meetings to discuss current progress, challenges, and action plans
  • Annually reviews and approves the organization’s operating budget
  • Participates in the approval of recommendations after fair debate according to the organization’s mission and vision
  • Participates in annual and long term planning sessions
  • Promotes volunteerism with Block Parents in the community
  • Participates on event planning committees
  • Takes the lead on projects as needed
  • Keeps up to date with legislation and policy related to Board Governance and assists in any necessary modifications to accommodate changes
  • Is familiar with organization’s by-laws, standing rules, and orientation guide

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Organizational skills
  • Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation skills
  • Strategic Planning skills
  • General knowledge of The Region of Waterloo
  • Time-Management skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Follow through with tasks
  • Clear Police Vulnerable Sectors Check

ORIENTATION & TRAINING

  • All Director/Coordinator Nominees must participate in a three month orientation process that begins at the Information Session
  • Attend the Information Session, an interview, and three board meetings
  • After the orientation process has been completed, the Board of Directors will hold an election to vote the nominee onto the board

COMMITMENT REQUIRED

  • One Year commitment
  • On average 4 hours per month
  • Encouraged to participate in Block Parent events

 BENEFITS

  • Fulfilling the Mission of the Organization
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Volunteering for a Non-Profit Charity
  • Helping to Create a Healthy and Safe Region

If you are interested in a particular position, please send an email to volunteercoordinator@blockparents.ca with the job title clearly marked in the subject line.

Position Summary

The Block Walker Coordinator (BWC) is an extremely rewarding and valuable position with Block Parents. The BWC will engage with other directors, members, coordinators, and committees to advance the Mission, Mandate, and Goals of the WRBPP

The objective of the Block Walker Coordinator is to create a Healthy and Safe Community by encouraging Active Transportation within the Region of Waterloo

Volunteer Position Duties

The BWC will support Canadian Cancer Society’s Waterloo Region Walking School Bus program and other active transportation programs.

The Waterloo Region Walking School Bus (WRWSB) program serves the Region of Waterloo and works in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and is supported by the Active & Safe Routes to School (ASRST) committee and Region of Waterloo Public Health. (ROWPH)

The BWC will volunteer to support the CCS WRWSB Coordinator by assisting in the implementation of Walking School Bus programs at schools within the Region.

Volunteer Position Functions

  • Attend school meetings in a supporting role to the CCS WRWSB Coordinator
  • Facilitate school-owned WRWSB Committee Training
  • Recruit WRWSB Walk Leaders
  • Host WRWSB Walk Leader Training
  • Promote Waterloo Region Walking School Bus program within the Region
  • Engage in strategic partnerships within the Region
  • Represent the Waterloo Regional Block Parent® Program at school events

Board of Directors Duties

  • Attend monthly Board of Directors meetings to discuss current progress, challenges, and action plans
  • Participate annually in the review and approval of the organization’s operating budget
  • Participate in the approval of recommendations after fair debate according to the organization’s Mission and Vision
  • Participate in annual and long-term planning sessions

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Organizational skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation skills
  • Strategic Planning skills
  • General knowledge of Active Transportation
  • General knowledge of The Region of Waterloo
  • Time-Management skills
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Follow through with tasks
  • Clear Police Vulnerable Sectors Check

ORIENTATION & TRAINING

  • All Director/Coordinator Nominees must participate in a three month orientation process that begins at the Information Session
  • Attend the Information Session, an interview, and three board meetings
  • After the orientation process has been completed, the Board of Directors will hold an election to vote the nominee onto the board

COMMITMENT REQUIRED

  • One Year Commitment
  • On average 15 hours per month
  • Encouraged to participate in Block Parent events

 BENEFITS

  • Fulfilling the Mission of the Organization
  • Giving Back to the Community
  • Volunteering for a Non-Profit Charity
  • Helping to Create a Healthy and Safe Region

If you are interested in a particular position, please send an email to volunteercoordinator@blockparents.ca with the job title clearly marked in the subject line.