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Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators

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Organization: FIXT POINT Arts & Media

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 36

Location: Virtual

Deadline: Aug 20, 2020

Description

JOIN THE EMPATHY SQUAD! Gather Oral Histories to Foster Empathy and Build your Podcasting Skills.

Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders age 18-30)

Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, isolation, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.

Program details:
Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total. First group starts September 7, 2020. This program is virtual and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.

See full program schedule (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply)

APPLY NOW. (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply)
Application deadlines:
Cohort 4: August 20th, 2020
Cohort 5: TBA
Cohort 6: TBA
Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

This opportunity was made possible by the Canada Service Corps.

Contact

Maddie Bautista

647-571-7369

empathysquad@fixtpoint.com

Volunteer Opportunity Address
1 Wiltshire Avenue, Unit 111

Details

Good for people interested in: Social Media; Communications and Marketing; Arts, Crafts and Photography

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

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You'll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.

Participants will:
- Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community;
- Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping, and audio-editing skills;
- Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection;
- Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation;
- Grow empathy from coast to coast through community-building dialogue.

How will the organization benefit?
Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.

About FIXT POINT’s previous work:
To date, we've interviewed over 3,000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (mobile recording studio on wheels); edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap; produced two seasons of a TV/web series for TVO; and, most recently, we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA).

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks

This position would be great for - Young Adults (19-24); Persons with a disability; New Canadians

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