Volunteer

 

Hub Ambassadors

Ambassadors to support the development and management of our Regional Hubs.

Working Groups

Our Working Groups conduct research and analyze information within each of our priority areas to help us understand the impact to black Canadians.

Youth Council

The FBC youth council is recruiting members to its executive council. Individuals from Western, Eastern, and Northern Canada are encouraged to apply.

General Volunteer Roles

Content Creators | Online | 12 months

Description:

The Federation of Black Canadians is currently looking for content creators for the following platforms:

  • Instagram
  • TikTok
  • LinkedIn
  • Website

Time Commitment (approximate):

(10-12 hrs/month)

Activities and Tasks:

  • Support content creation for Social Media, including Instagram, TikTok, and LinkedIn
  • Create content as requested in a reasonable amount of time and/or inform the coordinator if you are unable to complete the request
  • Report to the coordinator (by email) about the status of the content & the time spent working on content creation

Knowledge, Skill and Experience Profile:

  • Bilingual Imperative (English and French)
  • Experience with social media channels
  • Creative mind
  • Experience using Canva

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    Translators | Online | 12 months

    The Federation of Black Canadians produces all work in english and french. We are currently looking for volunteers that can support translation from english to french.

    Time Commitment (approximate):

    (12-15 hrs/month)

    Activities and Tasks:

    • Translate the documents in a reasonable amount of time and/or inform the coordinator if you are unable to complete the translation
    • Report to the volunteer coordinator (by email) about the status of the translation & the time spent working on the translation

    Knowledge, Skill and Experience Profile:

    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to translate text, documents, and graphics from English to French and from French to English
    • Ability to transcribe notes in both official languages
    • Bilingual (French and English)
    • Previous experiences in translating

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      Website Developer | Online | 12 months

      We are looking for volunteers that can support the ongoing development of our word press site.

      Time Commitment (approximate):

      • 12 to 15 hours/ month

      Activities and Tasks:

      • Drop down menus
      • Responsive content
      • A search bar
      • Dynamic pages

      Knowledge, Skill and Experience Profile:

      • WordPress
      • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
      • UX/UI experience
      • General understanding and knowledge of front-end development
      • Experience with CRM systems like NationBuilder

      If you are interested in this position, please indicate the item(s) you are able to support with based on your experience and skill set.

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      Web Content Editor | Online | 12 months

      In this volunteer role, you will support the ongoing development of FBC’s website by:

      • Revising, editing, proofreading & optimizing web content
      • Working with cross-functionally to enhance overall user experience of our platform

      Skills Required

      • WordPress
      • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
      • UX/UI experience
      • General understanding and knowledge of front-end development
      • Experience with CRM systems like NationBuilder

      If you are interested in this position, please indicate the item(s) you are able to support with based on your experience and skill set.

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      FBC Board Member | Online | 2 years

      Current areas of focus for Board Prospects:

      • Prairie Provinces
      • Atlantic Provinces
      • Lgbtq2s+ Community Members
      • Those who recognize as living with a Disability
      • Person’s with experience in: Law, philanthropy, Marketing, Community Development

      Reporting to: The Board of Directors

       

      Purpose:

      • Support the strategic oversight of the organization
      • Bring a unique lived experience and skillset to the strategic conversation
      • Aide and support the building of capacity for the FBC by way of regional hubs, across the country;
      • Support the continued development of FBCs  governance model
      • Support the continued development of equity & inclusive environment for staff and volunteers
      • Aide in the development of soliciting members, volunteers, donors, and partners in principle;
      • Provide strategic support and stewardship enabling management to run the day to day operations of the organization
      • Be a positive ambassador for the Federation of Black Canadians

      Time Commitment (approximate):

      • 6-12 meeting per year
      • Sit as a member of at least one sub-committee, 4 -12 meetings a year (varies depending on committee & activities)
      • Attendance at FBC main public functions (as reasonably required)
      • 60 – 90 hours per year
      • 2-year term (renewable)

      Activities and Tasks:

      Five key areas of board responsibility

      • Establishing strategic direction and monitoring the performance of the organization
      • Managing risk
      • Development and maintaining the integrity of internal controls and management information systems
      • Monitoring and ensuring effective good governance for the organization
      • Advocacy and community relations
      • Comply with legal requirements (i.e. maintaining the finances, records, and minutes; enacting bylaws; ensuring the proper election of officers; and appointing an auditor)
      • Give careful consideration to all decisions being made by meetings
      • Attend Board meetings regularly and in accordance with the attendance requirements
      • Declare a conflict of interest where appropriate in compliance with the requirements of relevant legislation
      • Adhere to the highest standards of integrity, dedication, virtue and honesty
      • Be prepared to fulfill his/her responsibilities in the best interests of donors, the community at large and users of FBC services and products
      • Participate in committees of the Board as required to ensure the proper functioning of the Board’s work;
      • Participate constructively and consistently in Board and committee meetings

        Knowledge, Skill and Experience Profile:

        • Experience in organizational strategic planning
        • Strong skills in communication, collaboration, media relations and diplomacy
        • Professional expertise in any of the following areas: finance, program development, HR, fundraising,  mentorship, stewardship, communications & marketing, advocacy, politics, law, technology, government relations, understanding of the African Canadian Diaspora
        • A passion for community relations and development

        Benefits of being a Public Policy Committee Member:

        • Identified as a community leader
        • Opportunity to have a tremendous impact in the community and across Canada
        • Broaden your professional networking group
        • Provide support and direction for Black Canadians in need
        • Provide a public service

        Qualified individuals are invited to submit their written expression of interest via e-mail to info@fbcfcn.ca 

        This position is digitally-based, but we especially welcome applications from those that self identify as members of the African Diaspora living in Canada’s western and eastern provinces.

        Thank you to all applicants for your interest in this position. Please note only candidates who are shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

        Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis to support vacant seats 

        Volunteer With FBC

        By Selecting to become an FBC Volunteer and completing this form the Federation agrees to:

        • Provide platforms to hear from you, listen to your viewpoints and concerns along with the broader community
        • Acknowledge your membership via a personal profile and provide updates and opportunities for dialogue 
        • Grant the individual status of General Membership (1-year term)
        • Grant access to invites for any town hall discussions and or events occurring in your region 

        Community Membership Details:

        By endorsing this form you are forthright a General Member (1-year re-newable term) of the Federation of Black Canadians and are therefore entitled to all of the membership privileges of General Membership including but not limited to:

        1. Receiving a membership online profile
        2. Receiving a quarterly newsletter
        3. Receiving any FBC surveys regarding (needs of the community, advocacy, events, news and follow-ups)
        4. Receive invites to any town hall discussions

        Do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Email us at volunteer@fbcfcn.ca