Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association Published: June 2, 2017
Location
Job Type
Organization
Heart of Ontario
Skills
Fun, friendly, and outgoing people with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Opportunity Location(s)
Hamilton Central
Age range
14 >
Training:
Volunteer Training will be provided on July 6th and throughout the event period.
Police Check Required
No
Cost
FREE
Additional Requirements
Excellent customer service skills with a friendly, patient and professional attitude, Highly motivated and able to work in a team environment, Ability to follow instructions and enforce event protocol, Knowledge of Hamilton surrounding area is an asset, Ability to remain calm and problem solve. Some jobs require physical lifting and carrying. Some jobs require standing for long periods of time.
Address
270 Sherman Avenue North

Description

The Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association (The Heart of Ontario) and The Cotton Factory are seeking energetic, highly motivated, customer service-oriented volunteers to support demonstrations, workshops, talks, live music and concerts at the Cotton Factory, 270 Sherman Ave. N.  for this amazing 5-week exhibition.

The Quilt of Belonging is a 120 foot textile art project comprised of 263 blocks each created by individuals to recognize Canada’s diversity. The exhibition Peace by Piece: Stitching Together Canadian Stories will run from July 10 to August 16, 2017.

To Learn more about the Canada 150 events in Hamilton, Halton and Brant, visit http://theheartofontario.com/canada-150

Volunteers will support our Heart of Ontario staff in key areas such as:

  • Event Ambassadors creating a welcoming environment, greeting guests, answering general questions, line management and crowd control, supporting guests with disabilities and assisting with accessibility, directing guests as needed
  • Event Assistants handling set up and tear down operations for demonstrations, workshops, talks, live music and concerts. Other duties may include event assistance, admission, parking
  • Quilt Exhibit Guides providing interpretation and answering questions specific to The Quilt of Belonging as well as supporting gift shop operations.

What We’re Looking For:

Fun, friendly, and outgoing people with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
12+ years old (under the age of 18 you will need signed Minor Consent by parent or guardian)
Available to support an average minimum of 3 shifts per week over the 5 week period
Available for volunteer orientation and additional training as necessary
Access to an email address, as this will be the primary means of scheduling and communication

 

How do I sign up?

To be considered for a volunteer opportunity, register online at  https://goo.gl/forms/GArmslrNhUcKhpyv1
or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Vattay     volunteers@theheartofontario.com

Benefits

Volunteer Benefits

  • Part of the team for this unique and authentic Canadian Experience!
  • Completion of community involvement hours and letter of reference for future employment
  • Special access to selected ‘Quilt of Belonging’ programs and events
  • Free, commemorative volunteer t-shirt
  • Invitation to volunteer appreciation night at the Cotton Factory
  • Snacks and beverages at each shift
  • Good hands-on experience in the arts and events
  • You get to meet, network & socialize with artists, curators, event organizers, and other like-minded volunteers
  • Opportunity to continue to volunteer with Heart of Ontario for year-round engagement activities such as Supercrawl and Food and Drink Fest.

Dates and Times

July 10 to August 16, 2017

Available to support an average minimum of 3 shifts per week over the 5 week period.

Monday to Wednesday - 2 shift times available:

* 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 pm
* 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday to Saturday - 3 shift times available:

* 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
* 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.
* 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday - 1 shift time available:

* 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Volunteer Training date: July 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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