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Brenna Winter
Volunteer Services Manager of Shelter Movers Ottawa
Shelter Movers

110 Didsbury Rd
Ottawa, ON
Canada K2T 1C4

E-mail: volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com
Web: sheltermovers.com/ottawa

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Animals; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless

Shelter Movers of Ottawa is a volunteer-based charitable organization that provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children experiencing abuse. We collaborate with community partners to help families transition to a life free of violence. With full capacity with volunteers, training and security in place services provided will be:
Urgent Exit: volunteers arrive at a client's home to help pack and store items. When client is ready, volunteers will transport to a shelter
Escorted Exit: if client is already in a shelter, volunteers will return to the household with security and place items in storage.
Resettlement Assistance: when client requires assistance to move her,her children and their items to the new home.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Shelter Movers
The Organization:

Shelter Movers is a national, volunteer-powered charitable organization providing moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only service of this kind in Canada. Every year, in collaboration with business partners and community agencies, our teams contribute over 70,000 hours annually to support families transitioning to a life free of violence.

Shelter Movers was founded in 2016 and currently serves families experiencing abuse in Vancouver, Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, and Nova Scotia. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our team.

The Role

The Human Resources Coordinator reports to the National Human Resources Manager. Working collaboratively with the HR Manager and management teams, this role provides support in the execution of Shelter Movers’ Human Resources strategy and administrative support to all employees.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Support the development and implementation of the HR strategy
Assist with administrative tasks in the employee onboarding and offboarding process
Assist and coordinate the recruitment process by posting roles, updating job requirements and job descriptions, screening resumes, conducting phone interviews, scheduling interviews, performing reference checks, and issuing employment contracts
Monitor and maintain the HR inbox, responding to internal and external HR related inquiries or requests and provide assistance
Maintain digital copies of employee records
Coordinate training sessions and seminars
Assisting in researching, developing, writing, and updating policies, procedures, methods, and guidelines as needed
All other duties assigned by the HR Manager


We’re looking for someone who has:

Working knowledge of HR functions, employment legislation, HR trends, issues and best practices
Highly computer literate with capability in email, G-Suite and related business and communication tools
University degree, working toward HR certification an asset
University level French and English oral and written communication skills an asset
Strong organizational and time management skills
Strong analytical, problem-solving skills with the ability to manage multiple projects
Experience managing large teams using volunteer management approaches an asset
Excellent judgment in setting priorities, problem, and solution identification
The ability to learn new tools quickly and pivot to new trends
Understanding and interest in gender studies, including anti-racist, anti-oppressive frameworks and intersectionality of challenges faced by women and particularly survivors of abuse in the local community an asset
Strong ethics and strives for integrity and excellence in all areas of responsibility

Role Details:

Flexible schedule and hours (approx 5 hours per week)
Remote position

To Apply:

Email your resume and cover letter to hr@sheltermovers.com

Note that the successful candidate will be subject to successful completion of a criminal background check and reference check.

Shelter Movers is an equal opportunity employer. Racialized women, women who identify as LGBTQ+, and women living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply for this position. To request an accommodation, contact hr@sheltermovers.com.

Covid-19 Hiring Statement
Shelter Movers continues to operate and provide our unique moving and storage services, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented stringent safety measures
to protect our volunteers, staff, partners, and clients.

While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, we acknowledge that home isn’t a safe place for many. Those experiencing abuse may be forced to spend more time in isolation with their abuser. Job loss and financial insecurity have also become more prevalent during the pandemic, statistically leading to an increase in gender-based violence. Shelter Movers has experienced a 30% increase in the demands for our services since the start of the pandemic.
Location: Virtual
Deadline: Mar 31, 2022
Organization: Shelter Movers
About Shelter Movers:

Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only service of this kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional. Every year, in collaboration with community partners, our volunteer teams contribute over 15,000 hours to support people transitioning to lives free of violence and abuse.

Shelter Movers Ottawa has been operational since October 2017 and has completed over 770 moves to date. We are growing and looking to add caring and compassionate people to our volunteer team.

Shelter Movers continues to operate and provide our unique moving and storage services, notwithstanding the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented stringent safety measures to protect our volunteers, staff, partners, and clients. While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19 and stay home, we must remember that home isn’t a safe place for many. Those experiencing abuse may have to spend more time in isolation with their abuser. Job loss and financial insecurity have also become more prevalent during the pandemic, statistically leading to an increase in gender-based violence. Shelter Movers has experienced a 30% increase in the demands for our services since the beginning of the pandemic.


Position Summary:

The Social Media Supervisor will have an integral role in the Marketing and Communications team of Shelter Movers Ottawa. The main responsibilities include scheduling/publishing posts (experience in Hootsuite is ideal), and assisting developing the content calendar.


Responsibilities

- Participate in the development of marketing strategies
- Come up with ideas for content to promote Shelter Movers and its mission
- Manage social media platforms, including content creation, scheduling, and community management
- Maintain and measure success of digital campaigns using Google Analytics and data from social media
- Knowledge of Hootsuite is an asset
- Promote Shelter Movers Ottawa through different forms of media as a part of the Marketing Team
- Have regular check-ins with Marketing Manager


Time commitment:

- Approximately 4-6 hours per week.
- This is an unpaid volunteer position.


Essential skills & knowledge:

- Self-driven and innovative
- Can demonstrate experience using various social media platforms.
- A long-term interest in the Violence Against Women (VAW) sector, and Marketing and Communications
- Strong organizational skills and reliable work habits.
- A demonstrated interest in a wide variety of work in Marketing and Communications.
- Ability to learn and adapt to new technology and digital marketing platforms.
- Ability to maintain a voice that is supportive, approachable, anti-racist, anti-oppresive, inclusive and accurate in all areas of communication.
- Ability to adapt to the everchanging language used to discuss violence against women.
- The ability to work as part of a team.
- The ability to prioritize tasks and shift priorities as necessary.

Assets:

- A background in Marketing, Communications, Media Relations, Public Relations or Journalism
- Knowledge of WordPress, Hootsuite, and Trello are assets
- Professional experience using social media, particularly Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn (as well as social media management tools like HootSuite)

Other requirements:

Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, sign a confidentiality agreement, obtain a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session. Marketing Coordinators will also get role-specific training.


How to Apply:

If interested, please send a brief description outlining your interest as well as your resume to volunteerottawa@sheltermovers.com




Location: Virtual
Deadline: Jan 31, 2022
Organization: Shelter Movers
Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Drivers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Responsibilities
Meet the volunteer team (including other Movers) at an arranged time and place
Transport belongings to a predetermined location
Maintain communication with Lead Mover and Movers
Respect client confidentiality
Uphold Shelter Movers’ protocols and procedures
Be aware of trauma-informed care when interacting with clients (training will be provided)
Work with private security and law enforcement (led by Lead Mover) when necessary
Children may accompany clients on a move, but volunteers do not provide child care and have limited interaction with children. Child care and supervision is provided by clients or our agency partners.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join our team!

Time Commitment
We offer flexible scheduling. Drivers can join us on moves based on their own availability by signing up for moves, as their schedules permit.

Most moves average around 4 hours, depending on distance and complexity. A minimum of 2 moves a month is encouraged.

Requirements
No previous experience or education is required
Access to e-mail and phone
Must be 21 years old and have a class 5 or equivalent license.
Maturity and good judgement
Ability to remain calm in potentially stressful situations
Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes
Drivers are expected to maintain confidentiality and provide trauma-informed care to clients (training is provided), and have regular check-ins with staff to support continuous improvement.

Responsabilités :
● Rencontrer l’équipe de bénévoles (y compris les autres conducteurs) à un moment et un endroit convenu;
● Faire entrer et sortir les effets personnels du client dans les véhicules;
● Conduire un véhicule de location et transporter des biens à un endroit prédéterminé;
● Maintenir la communication avec le responsable des déménagements et les autres déménageurs;
● Respecter la confidentialité des clients;
● Respecter les protocoles et les procédures de Transit Secours;
● Être conscient de l’importance de la prise en charge des traumatismes lors des interactions avec les clients (une formation sera offerte);
● Le cas échéant, travailler avec les services de sécurité privée et les services de police (sous la direction du responsable des déménagements);
● Être capable de soulever un minimum de 20 lb.
Les enfants peuvent accompagner les clients lors d’un déménagement, mais les bénévoles ne fournissent pas de services de garde et ont une interaction limitée avec les enfants. La garde et la surveillance des enfants sont assurées par les clients ou nos agences partenaires.

Temps nécessaire à l’engagement :
Nous offrons des horaires flexibles. Les conducteurs peuvent nous accompagner lors des déménagements de deux façons :
● en s’inscrivant pour un déménagement à la fois, dans la mesure où leur emploi du temps le permet, et/ou :
● en s’engageant à respecter un horaire hebdomadaire ou mensuel régulier.
La plupart des déménagements durent en moyenne 4 heures, en fonction de la distance et de la complexité. Un minimum de 2 déménagements par mois est encouragé.

Compétences et connaissances essentielles :
● Aucune expérience ou formation antérieure n’est requise;
● Accès au courrier électronique et au téléphone;
● Être en mesure de soulever un minimum de 20 lb;
● Être en mesure de soulever des boîtes et des meubles modérément lourds avec l’aide d’autres déménageurs;
● Les conducteurs doivent être âgés d’au moins 21 ans;
● Posséder un permis de conduire de classe G2 ou G « complet »;
● Être capable de conduire des véhicules de location (fourgons de marchandises de taille moyenne à grande);
● La capacité à conduire un camion de 16 pieds est un atout;
● Être une personne sur qui l’ont peut compter au travail;
● Être mature et faire preuve de jugement;
● Capacité à rester calme dans des situations potentiellement stressantes;
● Capacité à être flexible et à s’adapter aux changements;
● Posséder d’excellentes compétences en matière de communication verbale;
● La maîtrise d’une deuxième langue est un atout.
Les conducteurs sont tenus de respecter la confidentialité et de fournir des soins aux clients en tenant compte des traumatismes (une formation sera offerte), et doivent communiquer régulièrement avec le personnel afin de soutenir l’amélioration continue.

Location: Various Locations in Ottawa
Deadline: Jan 30, 2022
Organization: Shelter Movers
We are looking for volunteer Movers! Shelter Movers Ottawa is a non-profit that offers free moving and storage for those fleeing abuse. Access to moving and storage services are a significant barrier to fleeing abuse. Movers use their time and energy to help our clients overcome these barriers. They are the ‘helping hands’ and ’boots on the ground’ that support our clients at a critical moment.

Description et détails

Transit Secours offre des services gratuits de déménagement et d’entreposage pour les femmes et les enfants victimes de violence. Nous sommes la seule organisation de ce genre au Canada, et nos bénévoles n’en sont pas moins exceptionnels.
Chaque année, en collaboration avec des partenaires communautaires, nos équipes de bénévoles consacrent plus de 15 000 heures à aider les personnes pendant leur transition vers un environnement sans violence ni mauvais traitements.

Shelter Movers’ volunteer move teams are a grassroots response to Violence Against Women in our communities. Join us!
Location: Our moves happen all over the city of Ottawa, however we meet at one secure location before each move.
Deadline: Jan 30, 2022