Summer Student – Volunteer Coordinator – Capital Ukrainian Festival

Volunteer Coordinator

POSITION:  Volunteer Coordinator – Summer Student (2 positions of 8 weeks duration)

DATE/PAY:  Various, to be negotiated/$15 per hour

JOB SUMMARY:  Plans, prepares and supervises the CUF volunteer program, assists with the administration of staff matters and assist in presentation of the 2018 Capital Ukrainian Festival.


  • Develops, populates and maintains volunteer spreadsheet.
  • Promotes and encourages volunteer participation through various platforms, programs and other communications.
  • Plans and delivers volunteer training and education through means such as preparing a hand-out pamphlet, organizing/delivering pre-festival briefing(s), responding to queries, etc.
  • Assigns volunteer groupings, tasks and shifts during set-up, the festival, and tear-down.
  • Directly and indirectly supervises overall volunteer placement, shift schedules and determines contingency plans for optimal coverage including consideration of the safety, skills and well-being of volunteers.
  • Conducts research on matters related to compliance issues for CUF staff and volunteers.
  • Assists with the preparation of various volunteer festival policies and guidelines.
  • Contributes to event reports and analysis.
  • Assists with the administration of staff and participants.
  • Liaises with Activity Leads and external agencies to ensure support and compliance as required.
  • Supports activity partners during set up/take down and during the festival.
  • May be tasked with other administrative duties as they arise.


  • Knowledge and understanding of the organization’s purpose, goals, and objectives;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organizing and problem-solving skills;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel;
  • Educational background/experience in human resources an asset;
  • Works well under pressure, Self-motivated, Teamwork, Flexible;
  • Bilingualism an asset


  • Between 15 and 30 years of age, registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year.
  • Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or a person to whom refugee status has been conferred for the duration of employment
  • Have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial regulations.

TO APPLY: Candidates should submit their CV along with a covering letter stating why they qualify to [email protected] before May 30, 2018.

Accommodation of persons with disabilities are available on request throughout