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Social Media and Newsletter Marketing Volunteer

Organization: Upstream Ottawa

Commitment: Long term 6 months to a year

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 2

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Jan 1, 2019


Upstream Ottawa, a registered Charity, has been empowering youth and adults with mental health challenges in their pursuit of a fulfilling life. Our agency is comprised of Mental Health Case Managers committed to providing the highest client centered services. We offer a rewarding volunteer experience that both inspire and inform. Through your experience with Upstream you will learn and want to share our life altering stories of perseverance and grit with the community!

We are currently seeking for a Social Media and Newsletter Marketing Volunteer who is a knowledgeable, creative, and reliable individual with excellent communication skills. The volunteer will fill an important role, to further support our efforts establishing a strong brand & social media presence and spread awareness around consumer success stories, agency events, and mental health news.

** This position has the unique ability to work around one’s schedule, and opportunity to work from home**


o Plays a lead role in implementing social media & brand awareness
o Manages and oversees social media platforms such as: Facebook , Twitter
o Creates email newsletters every quarter and for special events
o Provide informative and relevant content via photos, graphics, educational resources, etc.
o Assist in creating AdWords campaigns and providing campaign oversight
o Maintains a content calendar for planning future issues and retain consistency
o If possible, attend Upstream events to provide social media coverage

A successful applicant:

o Must be at least 21 years of age
o Must have volunteer application filled out: http://bit.ly/2mJ9baX
o Has knowledge on social media channels such as: Facebook, Twitter etc.
o Possess excellent understanding of Social Media and Marketing best practices
o Has expertise in email newsletter strategies
o Has ability to use online tools to engage members, donors, and corporate partners
o Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
o Has strong organizational and time management skills
o Works well independently and as part of a team
o Excellent interpersonal skills


Bo Turpin


Ext: 127


Volunteer Opportunity Address
204-100 Craig Henry Dr, Ottawa ON K2G5W3


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

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years); Homeless; Athletes

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
o Gain valuable experience in Social Media and Newsletter Marketing
o Obtain a letter of recommendation upon request, and serve as a reference if appropriate
o Gain access to Upstream events
o Gain intimate knowledge about the programs and services offered by Upstream Ottawa
o Invest your time in something of significance to the community and know that your efforts are truly appreciated!

How will the organization benefit?
Upstream Ottawa will directly benefit from you efforts in that we may use circumvent using fundraised dollars for this function and, instead, use it for client related expenses.

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

This position would be great for - New Canadians; Seniors; Youth 16-24; Persons with a disability

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Suitable for community service hours: Yes