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Administrative Assistant - Communications

Organization: Victoria's Quilts Canada

Commitment: Ongoing more than a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018


Objective: To assist the Communications Coordinator in preparing articles, reports, policies, procedures, etc. for Victoria’s Quilt Canada and provide support in other communications-related activities.

Outline of Responsibilities:
• Prepare, receive and/or edit articles from Directors or other VQC members (e.g. Branch Coordinators) for review and approval by the Communication Coordinator.
• Liaise with the Board of Directors and other members of VQC to gather information, carry out research and prepare draft text for articles and web pages, as directed by the Communications Coordinator.
• Assist in the design and preparation of communications materials such as leaflets, brochures, posters, display materials, etc.
• Assist in proofreading VQC communications materials before publication.
• Perform other related duties.

Skills, Experience, Qualifications Required:
• Effective writing skills in English.
• Good oral communication skills.
• Experience in using the internet, e-mail, Microsoft Word.
• Excellent proofreading skills.

Personal Traits Required:
• Ability to work independently within a team environment
• Conscientious
• Reliable
• Ability to maintain confidentiality

Level of Effort:
• Up to 10 hours monthly


Nicky LaBrosse

613 843 9212


Volunteer Opportunity Address
454-1568 Merivale Road
Ottawa, ON K2G 5Y7


Good for people interested in: Writing; Communications and Marketing; Social Media

You will be working with: Men; Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
This is an opportunity in which your skills, creativity, and contribution are guaranteed to have a direct impact on VQC's ability to continue its mission. This position offers a high degree of flexibility as much of the work is home based. Perhaps of most significance is the knowledge that your commitment and efforts will help make a difference in the life of someone living with cancer.

How will the organization benefit?
As we have no paid staff, we rely on the contributions of our volunteers to achieve our mission. Our ability to sustain our viability and continue making and distributing quilts to those living with cancer relies heavily on the creation and implementation of a variety of successful communication initiatives.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - None of the above

Police record check required: Yes