Volunteer

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering for MAPS Canada! Our current volunteer opportunities focus on promotion, advocacy, event planning, and fundraising initiatives. Our main collective goal is to raise funds in order to continue conducting our research that is funded 100% by public donation. We are based out of Vancouver, BC and Toronto, ON and have several support groups across Canada. If you’d like to join our team and connect with us at our next meeting, please send your information to michael@mapscanada.org. 

 
Make sure to include your résumé, a summary of why you are interested in volunteering with MAPS Canada and skills of yours that you believe an expanding non-profit organization may benefit from. Finally, please reference the current open volunteer positions below. If you are interested in any of the open roles, please mention so in your email. At the moment, we are not accepting general volunteer applications; we are only filling the roles outlined below.
 
Sincerely, 
 
– Michael Oliver, Volunteer Coordinator

Open Positions

For the Defined Volunteer Roles below, a background experience in the relevant area is preferred. If you have any questions about these positions, don’t hesitate to ask!

1.) Content Translator

• Help to translate our materials into other languages (we have translators for French so are looking for other languages)

• Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

2.) Animator

• We would like to create an animated intro and outro for our YouTube Videos. Would be something simple focussed around the MAPS Canada Logo (3-5 seconds)

2.) Content Creator (YouTube)

• We would love help on our YouTube Team to help create original YouTube content and to assist with organizing existing content. 

1.) Webinar Tech Admin

• Help to assist on the backend with our Webinar Series. Being a liaison with the speakers and helping to troubleshoot tech. 

• Commitment: 2 hours per week

2.) WordPress Admin

• Help to maintain and build our WordPress site (this website). 

1.) Facebook/Instagram Ad Developer

• Help to create online advertisement campaigns for use across Facebook and Instagram.

• Commitment: 3-4 hours per week

1.) Shopify Store Maintenance

• We are in the process of creating a Shopify store and could use some assistance with development and maintenance.

• We are also looking for volunteers who would like to assist with the community aspect of the store we would like to develop. That includes accepting submissions from artists in our community and serving as artistic director for the store

• Commitment: 2-3 hours per week

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FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding volunteer oppurtunities

Yes absolutely! Although most of our volunteers are based in Vancouver or Toronto, most of our volunteer opportunities are remote 

We are also in the process of initiating MAPS Canada support groups across Canada and are always looking to connect volunteers with each other. 

In early 2020 we launched our first official MAPS Canada Support Group in Toronto. 

Although volunteer opportunities across the board are still remote, there is a strong Toronto presence in our community and Irie and Darren lead the Toronto Support Group. 

You can be a part of as many committees as you are able to commit to 

Unfortunately at this time we do not offer these