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Helping with Furniture

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Dawn Wood-Memic
Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator
Helping with Furniture
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; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

We are all about New Beginnings.

Helping with Furniture (HWF) is a volunteer-run charitable organization providing gently used furniture and household items for those in the Ottawa area who are restarting their lives because of situations of hardship. Our goal is to help residents start a new life by providing both basic necessities and the comforts of a real home - at a time when those comforts are needed most.

Twice a week, a group of volunteers picks up gently used furniture and household items from private donors and delivers to those in need who lack the basics necessary to establish a home. We get referrals from more than 50 social agencies and organizations throughout Ottawa and work with them to assist their clients. Without this help, individuals and families go without a place to sit or eat, without dishes or a bed, some for many months at a time.

HWF is a registered charity, not affiliated with any religious or political group and the only organization in Ottawa that helps those in need to furnish their homes free of charge. For these reasons, we are the choice of referral agencies and, sadly, we always have a waiting list.

www.hwfottawa.org

Volunteer Opportunities

POSITION: DONATIONS COORDINATOR
Volunteer Tasks:
• Work remotely within a team of Donation Coordinators to manage email requests from donors for the pick up of furniture;
• Validate requests against key criteria (within map area, requirement for items and condition of item);
• Coordinate time and date of pick-up between donors and pick up volunteers and;
• Update pick-up schedule when donors cancel or make changes.

Skills, experience and qualifications:
• Computer skills - some knowledge of G-suite (Gmail, Google Drive, Sheets, Gmaps and Word);
• Good interpersonal and writing communications skills;
• Good scheduling and organisational skills and;
• Fair geographical knowledge of Ottawa.

Requirements:
• Have access to a good working PC with reliable internet connection;
• Follow guidelines and procedures for furniture in-take (training provided);
• Take part in a three-part (Skype) training;
• Complete the volunteer application form and;
• Provide a criminal record check.

Time Commitment:
• Check and respond to emails every day for one week at a time (typically one week per month).

Note:
• This is a remote position and emails can be checked at anytime and from anywhere that is best for the volunteer.

POSTE DE BÉNÉVOLAT : COORDONNATEUR OU COORDONNATRICE DE DON

Tâches
• Travailler à distance avec d'autres coordonnateurs/coordonnatrices de dons pour gérer les demandes envoyées par courriel de personnes voulant donner et faire ramasser des meubles ou autres
• Valider les demandes en fonction de critères donnés (par exemple, respecter les limites géographiques de la carte et l'état des meubles ou des articles de maison à donner)
• Déterminer l'heure et la date du ramassage
• Mettre à jour l'horaire de collecte des meubles lorsque les personnes annulent ou apportent des modifications

Compétences et expérience
• Compétences informatiques - connaissance de G-suite (Gmail, Google Drive, Sheets, Gmaps et Word);
• Bonne communication interpersonnelle et par écrit
• Bonne connaissance organisationnelle et de l'établissement d'un calendrier
• Connaissance géographique d'Ottawa

Exigences
• Suivre les consignes et les procédures liées aux demandes de dons (formation fournie)
• Prendre part à une formation en trois parties (par Skype)
• Remplir le formulaire de demande de bénévolat
• Fournir une attestation de vérification du casier judiciaire

Temps à consacrer
• Vérifier s'il y a des courriels et y répondre chaque jour pendant une semaine à la fois (habituellement une semaine par mois)

Nota :
Il s'agit d'un poste à distance et vous pouvez vérifier les courriels en tout temps et de n'importe où
Location: 9-5350 Canotek Rd, Ottawa (Gloucester) ON K1J 9E1
Deadline: May 31, 2019
We are looking for a skilled volunteer to inspect, and as necessary, repair the lamps and other electrical household items that HWF receives as donations. This is a key role as often items donated are not in working order but only require a minor repair to make them useful for the families and individuals we serve in our community. This also keeps such items out of the dump.
Location: 5350 Canotek Rd Unit 9, Gloucester
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Helping with Furniture needs movers to help deliver furniture and household items to new members of our community as well as community member starting over. Movers help with the pick-up of donations, the sorting items at the warehouse and the delivery to families and individuals on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings.
Location: 5350 Canotek Rd Unit 9, Gloucester, ON K1J 9C9
Deadline: May 31, 2019
Helping With Furniture (http://www.hwfottawa.org) is a volunteer-run charitable organization that provides gently-used furniture and household goods to families and individuals in situations of hardship. Most of the families helped are referrals from social agencies. These families may have fled from conflict or life-threatening situations. Once a week, the organization collects the gently-used furniture and household items from donating residences, and delivers these items to the families in need.

HWF receives generous support from foundations and granting organisations in Ottawa & Canada. The Foundations & Grants Team Lead will maintain existing relationships and develop new opportunities for HWF to grow its work. Responsibilities will include:
• Identify current and future funding opportunities and ensure alignment with HWF's work
• Coordinate the submission of high quality proposals with support from the fundraising team
• Manage relationships with foundations and granting organisations, including reporting
• Track successful applications and requirements in coordination with the Treasurer
• Support the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of grants through close engagement with other groups
• When appropriate, ensure public recognition of donations, in collaboration with Marketing team.

Time commitment: This role requires an ongoing commitment of around 5 hours a month, with up to 10-15 hours needed when meeting grant application deadlines. This position will be closely supported by fundraising team members (Fundraising Director and ad-hoc volunteers) and the HWF Board.

Location: 5350 Canotek Rd., Ottawa, ON K1J 9E1
(However, this is a work from home position)
Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Helping With Furniture (http://www.hwfottawa.org) is a volunteer-run charitable organization that provides gently-used furniture and household goods to families and individuals in situations of hardship. Most of the families helped are referrals from social agencies. These families may have fled from conflict or life-threatening situations. Once a week, the organization collects the gently-used furniture and household items from donating residences, and delivers these items to the families in need.

HHWF's fundraising team relies on a dedicated group of volunteers who support particular initiatives on a timely basis. This can include:
• Support to a specific grant application
• Volunteering in-person at a fundraising event or booth
• Any other special projects or short-term, timely support

Time commitment: a few hours a month, as decided by the volunteer. Every two months, call-outs will be sent to fundraising team volunteers to sign up for specific initiatives according to their availability. This opportunity is great for those who are unable to commit to ongoing projects and would rather provide short term support to particular initiatives on an ad-hoc basis. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to identify their own tasks in support of the fundraising team.

Location: 5350 Canotek Rd., Ottawa, ON K1J 9E1
(However, this is a work from home position)
Deadline: Apr 30, 2019
Helping With Furniture (http://www.hwfottawa.org) is a volunteer-run charitable organization that provides gently-used furniture and household goods to families and individuals in situations of hardship. Most of the families helped are referrals from social agencies. These families may have fled from conflict or life-threatening situations. Once a week, the organization collects the gently-used furniture and household items from donating residences, and delivers these items to the families in need.

HWF's work is possible in part thanks to generous corporate donations that help fund its operations. As the Corporate Donations Coordinator, under the support of the Fundraising Director, you will be responsible for establishing and maintaining HWF's relationships with corporate donors. This will include:
• Documenting current corporate donors and identifying opportunities for recognition
• Identifying new corporate funding opportunities and submitting applications for support, with support from the team
• Corporate relationship management including appreciation and reporting, in collaboration with the Marketing Team
• Develop a generic sponsorship package

Time commitment: This role requires a commitment of 5 - 10 hours a month. This role is undertaken from home, with monthly team meetings that can be done in person or over the phone, with opportunities to participate in HWF's in-person operations according to the candidate's interests.
Location: 5350 Canotek Rd., Ottawa, ON K1J 9E1
(However, this is a work from home position)
Deadline: Apr 30, 2019