Permaculture Saskatchewan looking for volunteers: a person to help with volunteer coordination, and one or more persons to help coordinate permablitzes.
The volunteer coordinator is a volunteer position, with an approximate commitment of 5 hours a week from April – September. This position will help catalogue the interests of the Permaculture Saskatchewan members in order to strategically provide volunteer opportunities both on permablitz days and throughout the year. The inventory would include skills, learning interests and ways members would like to be involved. The volunteer coordinator would help link people according to their interests to Guild members who can train/orient/work with them.
The permablitz coordinator is a person who would help organize one or more permablitzes during the year. The time requirements will vary and will be busiest as we near a permablitz date. The person will work with the design team for the permablitz to get things ready for the day it happens.
Who is the Permablitz Guild of Permaculture Saskatchewan?
The Permablitz Guild is the organizing committee for permablitzes, through Permaculture Saskatchewan. A permablitz is an organized gathering of community members with the intention of transforming space (usually an urban backyard) into a productive ecosystem through permaculture design. The host and permaculture designer plan the design in advance and on the permablitz day everyone pitches in to help make this vision a reality. Many hands make light work!
Find out more about permablitzes with Permaculture Saskatchewan HERE.
Please review the positions below. If this sounds like an opportunity you would like to pursue, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Position Title: Volunteer Coordinator, Permaculture Saskatchewan
Reports to: The Permaculture Saskatchewan Permablitz Guild. The Volunteer Coordinator will attend Permablitz Guild meetings weekly.
Term: 1 year term (renewable)
Hours: Monthly guild meeting (2 hours) and other activities (minimum 6 hours per month)
Position Overview: The guild committee has identified that assistance with permablitz days would be very helpful. This position will help catalogue the interests of the Permaculture Saskatchewan membership so we can strategically provide volunteer opportunities both on permablitz days and throughout the year. The inventory would include skills, learning interests and ways members would like to be involved. The volunteer coordinator would help link people according to their interests to Guild members who can train/orient/work with them
Skills: First steps will include surveying the membership and cataloguing volunteer interests. Helpful skills include:
- experience with computer applications for surveying
- volunteer coordination
- proficiency working with a diverse group of people
Start date: We hope to start this position as soon as possible so we can match members’ learning interests to learning opportunities for 2016 permablitzes.
Position title: Permablitz Coordinator, Permaculture Saskatchewan
Reports to: This position will work with an individual/team of designers to help coordinate blitz day.
Term: Coordinators will be assigned/pick which permablitz(es) they would like to help organize
Hours: Time requirements will vary. Coordination is generally busier closer to blitz day.
Position Overview: Work with the host, volunteer coordinator and the designer to plan the logistics of the permablitz. Help to match member interests to activities that will be occurring on blitz day.
Skills: Organizational skills and knowledge of permablitzes would be helpful.
Start date: We hope to start these position as soon as possible so we can match members’ learning interests to learning opportunities for 2016 permablitzes.