Volunteer Opportunities

WOULD YOU LIKE TO?

    • Gain valuable experience in project management, program development, human resources, leadership, communications?
    • Expand your professional network?
    • Add to your resume and obtain professional references?
    • Attend free professional development workshops?
    • Meet new people and make new friends?
    • Show appreciation and get engaged with your community?
    • Raise awareness about important community issues?

Ongoing Roles -Current Opportunities:

Secretary

Purpose: The Secretary of the organization is primarily responsible for records management, meeting coordination and compliance

Time Commitment: The Secretary attends an Executive Meeting & a Board Meeting each month, in addition to the Annual General Meeting & other community meetings when called. They will be responsible for completing some tasks outside of meetings, primarily via email or online.

Setting: The role attends meetings, primarily at the community centre & may utilize a desk & computer at the CA office. They may also use their own computer/laptop at home to complete tasks.

Support: This role has a high degree of independence. Support will be provided to orient the volunteer to RCA systems and processes.

Screening: Our Executive positions are signing authorities for the community association and will be required to undergo a police check and complete our abuse awareness training.

Team: This position is a member of The Executive Team, which undertakes additional responsibilities for RCA operational matters and reports to the Board.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Records Minutes and Action Items for meetings
  • Prepares and sends out agendas and calendar invitations
  • Completes and files the Annual Societies Return and any other compliance documentation
  • Monitors and records attendance and quorum
  • Attends and participates in monthly Board and Executive meetings.
  • Ensures appropriate records management
  • Other duties as agreed to and assigned by the Board or Executive

Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication stills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills

Desired:

  • Experience taking minutes and preparing agendas
  • Experience with or willingness to self-learn the Google Suite of products including Google Drive and Google Docs.

VP Operations

Purpose: The VP Operations is primarily responsible for oversight of our facility and grounds.

Time Commitment: The VP attends an Executive Meeting & a Board Meeting each month, in addition to in addition to the Annual General Meeting & other community meetings when called. They also chair a Facilities Team meeting as needed, They will be responsible for completing some responsibilities outside of these meetings.

Setting: The role attends meetings, primarily at the community centre & may utilize a shared desk & computer at the CA office. They may also use their own computer/laptop at home to complete tasks.

Support: This role has a high degree of independence. Support will be provided to orient the volunteer to RCA systems and processes.

Screening: Our Executive positions are signing authorities for the community association and will be required to undergo a police check and complete our abuse awareness training.

Team: This position is a member of the Facilities Team, which manages facilities projects and oversees building maintenance

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the operations of the facility and grounds
  • Oversees the completion of required maintenance via staff, contractors & volunteers
  • Chairs the Facilities Team which is tasked with the following:
    • Monitoring and reviewing the life-cycle report
    • Prioritizing facility projects
    • Supporting grant application by sourcing quotes and estimates
  • Attends and participates in monthly Board and Executive meetings.
  • Acts as signing authority for RCA banking and financial transactions.

Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Experience with facility management and/or maintenance
  • Excellent written and verbal communication stills
  • Intermediate computer skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills

Desired:

  • Experience with or willingness to self-learn the Google Suite of products including Google Drive and Google Docs.

Director of Community Programs and Events

  • Managing the annual events and programs calendar
  • Seeking out new program/event offerings for RCA
  • Setting up Program/Event registration using online platforms and databases
  • Recruiting Event leads
  • Liaising with RCA sports leagues
  • HELPFUL SKILLS: Event Management, Project Management, Databases
  • Time commitment: 2-3 hours/ week, which includes attending monthly board meetings, attending AGM, as well as supporting specific activities of roles as outlined in the Strategic Plan

Director of Volunteer Resources

  • Responding to volunteer Expressions of Interest via email & phone
  • Promoting volunteerism at Community Meeting & Events
  • Coordinating Volunteer Lists for Events
  • Developing volunteer recognition strategy
  • Maintaining volunteer database
  • HELPFUL SKILLS: Human Resources, Customer Service
  • Time commitment: 2-3 hours/ week, which includes attending monthly board meetings, attending AGM, as well as supporting specific activities of roles as outlined in the Strategic Plan

Director of Community Advocacy

  • Liaising with Ward 12 Office, City of Calgary representatives and Calgary Police regarding safety, planning, traffic etc.
  • Supporting development of content for Riverbend Review Newsletter on safety, planning, traffic etc.
  • Monitoring and replying to Facebook posts on safety, planning, traffic comments related to Riverbend
  • HELPFUL SKILLS:, Networking, Customer Service, Social Media
  • Time commitment: 2-3 hours/ week, which includes attending monthly board meetings, attending AGM, as well as supporting specific activities of roles as outlined in the Strategic Plan

Communications Coordinator (Newsletter Editor)

Purpose: support external communication activities of RCA as directed by the VP Communications.

Time Commitment: 2-3 hours/ week. Attend occasional communication team meetings, Annual General Meeting and other meetings as available.

Setting: Use own computer/laptop at home to complete tasks.

Support: This role works independently but with a high degree of support. Orientation will be provided to RCA systems and processes.

Team: This position is a member of the Communications Team, which manages all communication activities of the Association.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Request articles from board members and community partners r
  • Source articles from other sources;
  • Copyedit all articles; includes correcting grammar, usage, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style, etc;
  • Edit articles, as required (relates to obvious errors in use of language, facts, being politically correct, being sensitive to the community as a whole, etc.);
  • Provide material (electronic copies of articles, pictures and/or artwork) to publisher as per publisher timelines;
  • Act honestly and in good faith with a view of the best interests of the Association;

Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent communication abilities (oral and written)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Solid editing and researching skills
  • Understanding of communications principles
  • Experience with or willingness to self-learn the Google Suite of products including Google Drive and Google Docs.

Short-term roles-Current Opportunities

Rink Volunteers

This team of volunteers help maintain RCA skating rinks (snow removal, flooding etc.) Usually between November and February only.

Special Event Leads

Take a lead role in coordinating the event based on the developed plan and budget. Duties vary depending on the event.

We are looking for Leads for the following events: Community Clean Up Day (Spring); Neighbors Day (June); Kids Christmas Party (Dec)

Casino Fundraiser

RCA is eligible to participate in a casino fundraiser about every 2 years. Various roles are required and will be advertised closer to the event. Next RCA casino is scheduled for April 16 and 17, 2020 at Deerfoot Inn Casino.