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About the Position
Position # 3193
OrganizationVictoria Disability Resource Centre
Position Social Media Coordinator
Impact Statement The Victoria Disability Resource Centre (VDRC) aims to promote the independence of persons living with all forms of disabilities, and at the heart of this are our wonderful volunteers. The Volunteer Skills Development Program offers a wide range of opportunities for individuals to develop valuable skills and practices associated with office administration and customer service that many prospective employers look for in job applicants. This is done by providing volunteers with real-life experiences in an office environment.
The experience of volunteering promotes leadership, addresses life skills training, strengthens self-esteem and, enables persons with disabilities to experience a more independent lifestyle. In many cases, it provides individuals with the knowledge, skills, experience and confidence to become employed, ultimately participating to a greater degree in the life of the community.
Description This is a volunteer position, and our desired candidate is not required to possess a formalized education or background in social media or marketing (although this would be an asset). We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, proactive, and willing to work well within our small team at the VDRC to improve our ability to reach our membership.

This position would be ideal for someone with a keen interest in developing their social media experience in a professional work environment while contributing positively to a local non-profit organization with a large membership base.

Some of the main tasks are researching Internationally recognized days/weeks/months as related to disability and/or discrimination; developing monthly ‘campaigns’; putting together monthly schedules for posting; etc. See downloadable PDF for more detail.
Training Details In order for the volunteer to be successful in this role and to represent the VDRC efficiently, the following will be provided:
• Disability Inclusion & Awareness Training – the volunteer will learn how to communicate using positive language, how to recognize their own unconscious biases and microaggressions, what assumptions and stereotypes about persons with disabilities exist, and more
• Comprehensive orientation to who the VDRC is, the programs and services it provides, and the people it serves - provided by the Executive Director
• Comprehensive orientation on general office operations and staff & volunteer roles – provided by the Volunteer Coordinator
• Introduction to our social media accounts – provided by the Writer
Working Conditions This is a low-impact position that will require access to a computer, internet and a comfortable work station. The work can be done entirely remotely but a workstation in our lovely office can be provided on weekdays between 9am and 4pm.
Minimum Duration 7 - 12 months
Timing Anytime
Age 15+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Wheelchair accessible entrance, Wheelchair accessible washroom, Support volunteers with special needs, Accessible work space
Area(s) of Interest Communication/Public Relations, Technology
Skill(s) Communicate in Plain Language, Written Communication, Accountability, Flexibility, Creating
How to Apply
Application Link:
Application File:
Website http://www.drcvictoria.com
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Nicole Hogenson
Phone 2505950044
Address 817A Fort Street Victoria, V8W 1H8
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