Join Our Team

Click the link to the Volunteer Action Centre Waterloo Region to find out what volunteer positions The Waterloo Regional Block Parent Program is currently recruiting for. 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 Marketing & Communication Coordinator is an extremely rewarding and valuable position with Block Parents. The Coordinator will engage with other directors, members, coordinators and committees to advance the Mission, Mandate and Goals of the WRBPP.

Volunteer Position Duties & Functions

  • Assist in marketing tasks such as, development of media communications; including social media strategies resulting in increase of WRBPP’s followers
  • Assist in research and analysis of like-minded organizations
  • Update and maintain twitter and facebook accounts
  • Assist Web Designer in organizing and maintaining Block Parent website
  • Liaise with Program Coordinators to design and produce appropriately branded marketing materials including (but not limited to): Pamphlets, Brochures, Posters, Newsletters, Notices etc. for all Block Parent Programs

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

  • Marketing and Communication skills
  • Social Media skills
  • Writing and Editing skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Strategic Planning skills
  • Program Planning, Implementation and Program Evaluation
  • General knowledge of The Region of Waterloo
  • Good time-management skills, ability to work independently, and follow through with tasks
  • Clear Police Records 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
  • Encouraged to participate in events, become a Coordinator and/or Volunteer on a committee

 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.