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Position #: 2242
OrganizationCanadian Red Cross - Victoria
Position: Mapping Volunteer
Impact Statement: The Canadian Red Cross (CRC) seeks to prevent and alleviate human suffering in Canada and around the world by responding to disasters, building safer, more resilient communities, and educating future humanitarians. Within Canada there remains significant parts of the country with little to no geospatial information is available. Using the Missing Maps methodology, the CRC aims to engage and map remote and vulnerable communities within Canada to better respond to crises affecting the area with more detailed maps and data.
Description: The CRC is seeking a pool of Mapping Volunteers to support a variety of GIS needs and activities. Reporting to the GIS Coordinator, the Mapping Volunteers will be responsible for supporting and hosting mapathons in support of the Missing Maps project, improving the quality of crowd-sourced geographic data, and may be asked to create basic mapping products to support emergency response activities when necessary. During emergency operations, volunteers may be embedded into provincial response structures and report to the Information Management Supervisor. Volunteers who do not wish to deploy in person or remotely may be requested to backfill other operational information management staff as required.
Training Details: General Requirements The majority of the work is performed in an office environment.
Ability to work during non-traditional hours (i.e. late night or weekends).
Domestic travel may be required.
Successfully complete a Canadian criminal record reference check and vulnerable sector check.
Minimum Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Anytime
Special Event Start Date: 2018-11-29
Special Event End Date: 2019-02-01
Age: 18+
Ideal for: An Individual, A Group
Transportation: Car required
Area(s) of Interest: Technology
Skill(s): Analysis, Project Management, Creative Thinking, Calculating, Measuring, Creating
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Contact: Volunteer Resource Services
Address: 909 Fairfield Road Victoria, V8V 3A3
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