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Deliver arts kits; connect with participants (seeking womxn volunteers)


Organization: Dandelion Dance

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Weekends; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 45

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Dec 13, 2020


The brand-new Dandelion Dance™ Arts Connection program is looking for a team of womxn volunteers to drop off weekly Imaginarium Kits to our girls! Our Imaginarium Kits provide fun, age-appropriate arts activities that girls ages 6-11 can do at home. The Arts Connection program enables girls to go on their very own creative adventure every week for six weeks. The kits are FREE and include all necessary materials.

Our volunteers deliver the kits, connect with our girls, and help them feel excited about the prospect of each week’s creative journey. (Due to COVID-19, volunteers and participants will meet OUTSIDE participant homes. For deliveries to apartments, our volunteers will remain in the lobby or the hallway.)

Volunteers must be available to deliver kits at the same time each week (weekday evening or weekend) for six weeks, at minimum. If the role is a good fit, we continue to match volunteers with new program participants, usually in six-week chunks of time.

Volunteers attend a mandatory training session before starting; next session is Sunday, November 29 from 1-3 pm.


Corinne Blouin


Volunteer Opportunity Address


Good for people interested in: COVID-19 Light Touch Volunteering; Transportation of goods; Arts, Crafts and Photography; Companionship/Visiting

You will be working with: Youth (11-15 years); Children (0-10 years); Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
So many girls in our community are feeling more isolated because of COVID-19. Many are missing extra-curricular activities. Feel a sense of connection with girls in our community; have fun supporting girls' access to fun arts activities that engage the imagination.

How will the organization benefit?
Our organization has received TONS of requests for our arts kits, but we desperately need more volunteers in order to meet the demand for this program.

Organization category: Culture and recreation

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1 week

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

Vulnerable sector check required: Yes

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Police record check required: Yes