Volunteer Opportunities

IABC Edmonton

Web Editor – Marketing and Communications Team
Organization: IABC Edmonton

IABC’s Marketing and Communications Team is looking for 1 – 2 volunteers to help provide support to keeping the IABC Edmonton website up-to-date.

If you are passionate about web technology, UX, and content strategy, this will be an excellent opportunity to hone your skills. If you have prior experience with WordPress, image editing, and html and css, that’s a big bonus, but not a must! You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a great team of marketing and communications professionals with decades of experience in the industry, especially in website development, and content marketing. This role requires approximately one to two volunteer hours per week and has the potential to run until April. 

Volunteer Connect

Share your passion for communications with a local organization. 

Organization: Prospect Human Services
Opportunity: Digital Communications Specialist
Application deadline: Monday, February 13

Prospect helps people get jobs. They’re a not-for-profit and registered charity, so while the bottom line can’t be ignored, it’s not their main priority. The organization helps young and old, people changing industries, recent immigrants, veterans, people with disabilities, and everyday Albertans who feel that the job search process has become daunting. They welcome anyone who is looking for a better life through employment.

Prospect is looking for one volunteer to help in their Edmonton branch as a part of their senior communication and marketing team. Responsibilities include social media management, website writing and content planning.

This role requires approximately two to four volunteer hours per week from February to July. The volunteer opportunity can be conducted either in person or virtually.

Apply today!

Email a short expression of interest (2 to 3 sentences) to emma.small@iabcedmonton.com by Monday, February 13 to apply. This role is open to all experience levels, however, you must be a current IABC Member to apply.

Organization: REALTORS® Community Foundation
Opportunity: Communications Coordinator
Application deadline: Monday, February 20

About the Organization

The REALTORS® Community Foundation (RCF) is where REALTORS® and industry partners come together to positively impact the communities they serve. RCF supports charitable initiatives that address shelter, hunger and accessibility. This is done through raising funds to issue grants and volunteerism in local charities.

The RCF is looking for a skilled communicator to support their single staff member in elevating their marketing and communications initiatives! Their primary stakeholder group is REALTORS® who are highly engaged online, and they are looking for support with content planning, donor communications, social media and website writing.

Their organization is at an exciting point in time where it is really growing – implementing their donor relations strategy on a large scale this spring. They are hopeful this will have a huge impact on donations, and in turn, the impact of REALTORS® on the community. 

About the Opportunity

The ideal volunteer for this role is able to manage their time effectively to meet deadlines within a flexible environment. They are looking for somebody who is genuinely interested in the nonprofit sector would be ideal, with the confidence to execute deliverables independently, while knowing when to ask for support if needed. 

The RCF is eager to work with you to tailor and co-create the opportunity to meet your specific needs, goals and availability. In an ideal world, this volunteer would do any combination of the following within their desired growth area of interest

  • Social media strategy implementation
  • Templates for social media (for featuring donors, sponsors, charities, impact, stats)
  • Updating and re-configuring the RCF website (built on Squarespace)
  • Event promotion and planning support (golf tournament in July, holiday party in December).
  • The position requires approximately 1-3 hours/week from February to July. Remote would be preferred, but having a monthly in-person touchpoint is requested.

What’s in it for you?

Nonprofit is a great way to learn through doing and gain experience managing sometimes higher degrees of responsibility than in other sectors where human resources are less scarce. The impact of a volunteer would be tremendous on their organization – and it is their hope that the volunteer would believe they made a difference while also adding valuable experience in strategy and implementation.

From time to time, the RCF works with the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton’s Communications team, offering the volunteer an opportunity to connect with other professional communicators and learn from their input.

Apply today!

Email a short expression of interest (2 to 3 sentences) to maddie.burlin@iabcedmonton.com by Monday, February 20. This role is open to all experience levels, however you must be a current IABC Member to apply