Become a Volunteer at ElevateHER Today!
All Volunteers will need to provide ElevateHER with a Criminal Background Check as well as a Vulnerable Sector check.
Girl Code Volunteers:
Girl code addresses the issues surrounding the volatile life stage of girls (tran, genderqueer, gender non-binary, two-spirit or however they may identify) ages 9-13, so girls can feel accepted and worthwhile, as they emerge as vibrant, confident, young ladies. Participants will be able to discover their true potential and seek independence and identity as they build healthy relationships with their female-identifying mentors ages 16-19 through an intentional and comprehensive program, called Girl Code.
Girl Code Volunteers will be aiding us at our main office in Truro, Nova Scotia.
Volunteers will be responsible for assisting in achieving program objectives through mentoring youth girls ages 9-11 during our Girl Code meetings, which occur every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00pm-8:00pm throughout the year. This could include making crafts and food with youth girls, discussions on systemic racism and gender based violence, confidence building activities, exploring cultural identities among many other interactive activities!
The impact of being a volunteer for the Girl Code program is that you would be helping youth girls grow and discover their most authentic self, help them (as well as yourself) become more confident, learn new skills, make new friends, and help them realise what huge potential they have.
You, as a GC volunteer, will help change the lives of youth for the better and elevate young girls! You will also be entitled to our Mentoring Benefit Package, inclusive of:
Monthly Mentor Nights & Outings
Monthly Self Care Packages
One-on-one support and coaching
Assistance with transportation funds
Continuous learning and certifications
For more information, please contact Mary-Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org
Events, Programming, Workshops, and Fundraising Volunteers:
This group of volunteers will be aiding us at our main office and/or our outreach areas in Shelburne, Wolfville & Port Hawkesbury, NS.
These volunteer roles will be in person, but can also include remote work, or hybrid. Responsibilities include assisting with social media, program planning, research, fundraisers and workshops.
The impact of being a volunteer will not only be contributing to and being part of a positive team environment, but your impact in this role will bring fresh ideas to ElevateHER, give ElevateHER staff a kind and helpful hand, help ElevateHER grow, and most importantly, you will help better the lives of youth girls and women identifying individuals!
For more information, please contact Mary-Sarah at email@example.com
Full-time Programming & Outreach Worker in Colchester County for our GBV program.
Term: Full‐Time Position (35 hours/week, until March 31, 2025) Please apply by: July 25, 2022, at 4pm.
Geographic Catchment Area: Colchester County, which is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. This territory is covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship.
Reports to: Executive Director and Program Coordinator at ElevateHER.
The opportunity: ElevateHER Mental Health Support Services Canada has an exciting opening for a full-time Programming & Outreach Worker in Colchester County for our GBV program.
ElevateHER is now looking for an outgoing, creative, well organized, and independent individual to lead and implement this exciting project over the next three years. The successful applicant will create partnerships and build relationships with community partners, Indigenous Elders, and Cultural Mentors to provide culturally safe, trauma-informed mental health supports and services, both in office, and in rural areas throughout Colchester County.
ElevateHER is a dynamic, innovative social service organization creating safe, healthy, and inclusive communities for female-identifying individuals and their gender diverse families, with a goal of helping individuals achieve greater independence by providing support with housing, life skills, education, employment, and community-based services.
The program will increase support and improve outcomes for youth and young adults, with an emphasis on rural and BIPOC communities, who are survivors of or at-risk of GBV, specifically trafficking and exploitation.
Youth and young adults will have increased awareness of and access to culturally safe supports and services to engage in social determinants of health programs as well as opportunities to be supported in transitional processes and trauma related needs, with the team of counsellors and therapists, in partnership with Elizabeth Fry Society.
The Programming and Outreach worker will also develop and/or facilitate existing workshops, programs, and support services. In keeping with the practice standards of the Society, the successful candidate will demonstrate culturally safe and trauma‐informed practices, act as a positive role model to those we serve and contribute to building positive relationships with our valued community partners.
This person is also responsible for supporting the ElevateHER team in various aspects by helping to foster a healthy, supportive working environment, and assisting with events, fundraising, report writing, and basic administration duties.
This role contributes to the consistency and sustainability of services delivered through our grass-roots organization. We are looking for someone with strong written and oral communication skills, high-level attention to detail, exceptional interpersonal skills, time-management skills, and the ability to engage with external stakeholders, and create rapport with program participants.
Here are some of the things you’ll be doing:
· Create and coordinate schedules for programs, workshops, and support.
· Creating a multi-faceted tool and resource manual for accessing GBV services in NS.
· Collaborate with team to ensure efficient administration with client intakes.
· Maintain timely, accurate reports detailing participant activity and statistical information.
· Assist with providing case management and mental health support to participants, including providing outreach, and at times, transportation during initial stages of support.
· Facilitate rural and in-house workshops, programs and events.
· Create an information campaign to educate the local community about GBV and the program.
· Collaborate with community partners, BIPOC communities, 2SLGBTQIA+ communities, survivors of GBV, service providers etc. to design and implement a culturally safe, trauma‐informed and supported program for youth and young adults.
· Coordinate with local employers to create partnerships and secure employment mentorship placements for Indigenous youth.
· Contributes to and maintains a culturally safe and trauma‐informed, confidential environment and practice.
· Greets clients and visitors in a culturally safe manner.
· Coordinates with other community services and agencies regarding client enrolment, funding, and attendance at events and programming.
· Creates documents, presentations, posters/flyers for events and programming.
· Acts as a positive role model to clients, caregivers, and community members and partners.
· Provides guidance and direct support to the Michif Works Project Assistant.
· Other duties as requested by the Program Coordinator and Executive Director, including attending training, meetings, community events, and participating in marketing and fundraising strategies.
· Diploma in Human Services or an equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience.
· Experience working with vulnerable populations, including those with mental health, addictions, and developmental disabilities.
· Excellent written and oral communication skills, dispute resolution, and problem-solving skills.
· Proficient in Microsoft Suite and solid administrative skills required.
· Proficient in case management, multi-tasking, prioritization and working in a fast-paced environment.
· As per Section 16 of the Federal Charter of Human Rights Act, preference will be given to applicants of Indigenous and African Nova Scotian Ancestry.
· Criminal and Vulnerable Sector Check.
· Hold a valid Class 5 Driver’s license.
· Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination.
· Emergency First Aid or willingness to obtain.
· Reliable vehicle & required insurance for transporting clients.
· Ability to work day shifts and evenings Monday - Friday, some weekends may be required.
· Ability to travel provincially when required for training, conferences etc.
· Experience in the field, particularly working with BIPOC youth and young adults in a programming or outreach role is an asset.
Salary: To be determined
Benefits: As a grass-roots organization, our ability to offer health and dental benefits are limited, however, we take pride in the healthy, fun, empowering and person-centered work environment that we foster.
We can offer you:
· Flexibility in your work schedule.
· A work phone to help you maintain a work/life balance.
· Opportunities for training and continuous learning.
· Humanacare EFAP.
· Monthly team building activities.
· The opportunity to conquer personal and career goals with a growing not-for-profit corporation.
· The opportunity to work with a group of like-minded staff who make it a priority to lift up and empower each other.
How to apply:
Please submit your application with a resume and detailed cover letter indicating what you enjoy most about working in the human services sector and why you feel you would be a good fit for this role and the organization.
We require a vulnerable sector check as well as someone with a Class 5 driver’s license and a reliable vehicle. Please confirm that you meet these requirements in your cover letter.
Please DO NOT drop off resumes to ElevateHER in person. Only digital applications will be accepted.