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Position: 2781 - Media and Communications Volunteer [Accepting applications during the COVID-19 Emergency]
Organization: Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS)
Position Address: 50 Sunny Meadow Boulevard, Brampton, ON, Canada
Location: Mississauga, Brampton, Virtual
Accessibility: Unknown
Ideal for: Individual, Co-op Placements, Newcomers
Description
Roles and responsibilities include, and are not limited to the following:
- Developing creative 'social media' content, applicable to several platforms
- Researching topics for various PCHS media portals (PCHS TV, radio, print media, and digital media)
- Scheduling and interviewing guest speakers for 'PCHS TV'
- Developing one hour TV program 'specials'
- Monitoring popular media to find opportunities, update staff on relevant news and track issues, anticipate/lead trends
- Overall collaboration within an active, dynamic team that is creative, project-oriented, and which meets deadlines

*** PCHS strictly adheres to the procedures mandated by the COVID-19 Emergency

PLEASE do not hesitate to apply for this volunteering opportunity during the COVID-19 Emergency. Processing/screening (interviews) of applications will be 'virtual' (telephone/email/online - Skype, Zoom, etc.). IF you are a client of Volunteer MBC, upload your resume to your volunteer 'profile', then click the yellow box 'Apply Now!' (above/below) to confirm your interest in this role and submit your resume. Thank you!

Goal
Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) has a mandate to provide health and social services to diverse communities within Peel Region. Our core programs include mental health and addictions, geriatric services, settlement services, children and youth, and family services. All services can be provided in South Asian languages.

We are looking to recruit a team of volunteers to run the Media and Communications department at our organization! We seek individuals with great interpersonal and 'social media' skills. Successful applicants for this position will have the opportunity to work 'virtually' (eg. from home, online) with significant independence and corresponding responsibility, while collaborating with fellow volunteers and highly capable staff.

Benefits
> This position provides volunteers a means to gain experience in communications and 'social media' areas
> Create awareness in the community on issues surrounding mental health, domestic violence, addictions, settlement, children and youth, seniors, etc.
> Excellent opportunity to build towards a career in audio/visual communications and 'social media' management
> Join a vibrant team of like-minded volunteers and experienced staff, with exposure to community stakeholders ('network' and expand your 'connections')
> Confirmation of hours, plus a Reference upon successful completion of your volunteering engagement

Position Qualifications
● Experience in communications as these relate to media (especially audio/visual) welcome
● Excellent oral/written English (facility in Punjabi and related South Asian languages is a welcome asset)
● Commitment to an engagement of at least 6 MONTHS (see 'Time Commitment', below)
● Ability to identify and research upcoming topics within the communities that PCHS serves
● 'IT' savvy (ie. commonly used devices and software relating to online communication, with a focus on audio/visual)
● Knowledge of 'Adobe Creative Suite'
● Camera operations
● Lighting and sound operations

*** Screening of applicants will be 'virtual', unless otherwise advised (please see 'Description', above)
Min Age: 20    Police Check: Yes

Time Commitment
Duration:Long Term (More than 6 months)
Anytime
FLEXIBLE: The role involves the opportunity to volunteer independently, 'virtually' from home, plus most activities relate to development/implementation/delivery of projects and oversight/maintenance of PCHS's media portals. Meetings and monitoring with staff also can occur online (telephone, Skype, Zoom, etc.)

Volunteers are expected to commit to a 6 MONTH engagement, and to devote a minimum number of hours per month to this role, while respecting deadlines for projects (and tasks otherwise) undertaken. Specifics to be addressed during the screening process.

Training
Please contact PCHS for details. All screening and training will be virtual, unless otherwise advised.

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Journalism, Culture & Heritage, Education & Learning, Information Technology, Audio & Visual Production, Social Media, Healthcare, Marketing/Promotion, Research/Evaluation, Multilingual, Newcomer Support
How to Contact
Send an Email Message
Social Media
http://www.pchs4u.com
https://www.facebook.com/pchs4u/
https://twitter.com/PCHS4u


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