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Volunteering with the North Island-Powell River Greens

North Island-Powell River (NIPR) Greens have opportunities for volunteers to do some very important work.  Now.  Between elections is a crucial time to get electionready!

As an Electoral District Association of the Green Party of Canada (the Party), the NIPR Greens endeavor “…to transform our communities to be sustainable, just and equitable, while tending the wellbeing of our planet…”  In order to achieve this vision we work toward electing a Green Member of Parliament to represent us and to promote the Green Values which are fundamental to Greens everywhere.

We have many different Volunteer opportunities.  A wide range of skills and abilities are needed.  Join our friendly, hard-working NIPR Greens.  You’ll be very glad you did.

Consider Volunteering as a Director

What does it mean to be a NIPR director?

North Island – Powell River is an Electoral District Association (EDA) of the Party. EDAs are Elections Canada sanctioned administrative organizations that facilitate party and community building activities at the riding level. EDAs provide a vehicle to build volunteer teams to carry out events and activities to grow the grassroots and connect with the party. 

Each EDA is managed by a board of directors who collectively assume responsibility to:

  • Support and promote the principles, objectives, policies and campaigns of the Party and maintain an effective EDA for that purpose.
  • Meet the Party’s requirements as to EDA governance, financial management and reporting.
  • Provide support to the Party’s candidate, campaign and organizing activities in the Electoral District.
  • Maintain, and comply with, the EDA constitution.
  • Hold an annual general meeting (AGM). The EDA must provide for election of officers at the AGM.
  • Set direction and make plans for the EDA activities.
  • Establish an EDA budget and manage EDA funds. Raise money to support the fundamental purposes of the Party.
  • Attend regular meetings of the EDA executive and support the activities of the executive through participation in committees.

At a minimum each EDA must name two directors: the Chief Executive Officer and the Financial Agent. These positions are identified to the Party and to Elections Canada. Other director positions are identified at the discretion of the board.

All board members must be members in good standing of the Party.

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Communications Director

Here’s an opportunity to act in a leadership role with the Executive of the North Island-Powell River (NIPR) Greens.  This is a key position for communicating messages to voters in the Electoral District.

What you will receive:

  • a leadership role at a critical time in history with a Party with a difference, making a difference
  • communication with other Directors, Volunteers, and Members on NIPR’s communication platform, Discord
  • knowledge that you have contributed significantly to the community and to our future
  • a chance to meet like-minded members of NIPR and of the community
  • support from the Executive in carrying out your duties

What you will be doing:

  • together with the Volunteer Director, recruit and support Communications Volunteers
  • develop and execute an annual Communications plan/strategy
  • maintain an overview of all Communications activities
  • consult with all Directors to ensure proper messaging
  • build relations with media and maintain an up-to-date list of media contacts
  • write and issue press releases for events, activities, and other communications in cooperation with the Events Director and other Executive
  • keep up to date with the Party policy
  • keep informed on National issues and relay strategic opportunities to the Executive
  • stay informed on latest Party and political news
  • distribute regular newsletters to the membership
  • maintain NIPR’s visibility in the community
  • maintain NIPR’s website, Facebook presence, and Twitter account with direction from the Executive
  • in cooperation with the Events Director, determine the display and print materials needed for NIPR
  • purchase and/or print required materials
  • arrange for storage and delivery of materials to events

What you will bring to this opportunity:

  • a thorough knowledge and endorsement of the Six Core Values of the Global Greens
  • enthusiasm for the Party and its policies and candidates
  • an interest in staying informed about Party policies to ensure appropriate messaging
  • a knowledge of local issues assisted by the information around local concerns as gathered by canvassers on the Membership Team
  • excellent listening skills including attention and reflection with the ability to paraphrase
  • ability to write factual and persuasive content to fulfill the requirements of this position
  • excellent English spelling and grammar
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • completeness of work and the ability to meet deadlines
  • willingness to participate in training sessions required to accomplish tasks 
  • good English skills and the ability to proofread and edit
  • additional language skills such as French or local indigenous languages would be an asset

This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive.

Events Director

An Opportunity to act in a leadership role with the Executive of the North Island-Powell River (NIPR) Greens.  This is a key position for scheduling Events so the candidate of the Green Party of Canada (the Party) can become known throughout the Electoral District.

What you will receive:

  • a leadership role at a critical time in history with a Party with a difference, making a difference
  • communication with other Directors, Volunteers, and Members on NIPR’s communication platform, Discord
  • knowledge that you have contributed significantly to the community and to our future
  • a chance to meet like-minded members of NIPR and of the community
  • support from the Executive in carrying out your duties

What you will be doing:

  • together with the Volunteer Director, recruit and support Events Volunteers
  • develop and execute an annual Events plan/strategy and goals
  • maintain an overview of all Events activities
  • organize Events and keep an Events calendar
  • plan logistics of Party-led Events (fundraising, forums, speaking Events, etc.)
  • ensure the Party is visible in the community
  • coordinate tables at community events
  • seek out opportunities for non-tabling appearances (eg:  community Events where the Party should be represented)
  • keep up to date with Green Party of Canada (GPC) policy
  • maintain NIPR’s visibility in the community
  • in cooperation with the Communications Director, determine the display and print materials needed for NIPR
  • work professionally and collegially with other members of the Executive

What you will bring to this opportunity:

  • a thorough knowledge and endorsement of the Six Core Values of the Global Greens
  • enthusiasm for the Party and its policies and candidates
  • an interest in staying informed about Party policies to ensure appropriate messaging
  • a knowledge of local issues assisted by the information around local concerns as gathered by canvassers on the Membership Team
  • skills to support Volunteers (team building, delegation, support, and action)
  • excellent listening skills including attention and reflection with the ability to paraphrase
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • completeness of work and the ability to meet deadlines
  • willingness to participate in training sessions required to accomplish tasks 
  • good English skills and the ability to proofread and edit
  • additional language skills such as French or local indigenous languages would be an asset

This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive.

Fundraising Director

An Opportunity to act in a leadership role with the Executive of the Green Party of Canada North Island-Powell River (NIPR) Electoral District Association (EDA).  This is a key position for increasing the financial resources of the EDA for its purposes.

What you will receive:

  • a leadership role at a critical time in history with a Party with a difference, making a difference
  • communication with other Directors, Volunteers, and Members on NIPR’s communication platform, Discord
  • knowledge that you have contributed significantly to the community and to our future
  • a chance to meet like-minded members of NIPR and of the community
  • support from the Executive in carrying out your duties

What you will be doing:

  • working with the Executive, set annual fundraising goals
  • working closely with Communications Director, develop and execute an annual fundraising plan
  • working closely with the Events Director, organize fundraising events
  • working with the Volunteer Director, recruit volunteers to a Fundraising Team
  • observe and act on fundraising trends (local, provincial, and national)
  • record donor information and relay it to the Financial Agent to get receipts properly issued
  • forward all funds raised to the Financial Agent for deposit into the EDA bank account
  • work professionally and collegially with other members of the Executive

What you will bring to this opportunity:

  • a thorough knowledge and endorsement of the Six Core Values of the Global Greens
  • enthusiasm for the Party and its policies and candidates
  • an interest in staying informed about Party policies to ensure appropriate messaging
  • a knowledge of local issues assisted by the information around local concerns as gathered by canvassers on the Membership Team
  • skills to support Volunteers (team building, delegation, support, and action)
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • very clear and neat writing especially for numbers
  • completeness of work and the ability to meet deadlines
  • willingness to participate in training sessions required to accomplish tasks 
  • good English skills and the ability to proofread and edit
  • additional language skills such as French or local indigenous languages would be an asset

This position reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer and the Executive.

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Volunteer Positions

*Training and support will be provided for all positions.

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Canvassing

Under the direction of the Volunteer Director the Canvassing Volunteer contacts and identifies voters by phone and/or door-to-door.  

What you will receive:

  • an opportunity to discuss and learn about Green policies and explore local issues of concern
  • training to update and maintain our database, GVote
  • skills training for 
    • canvassing voters by phone and/or door-to-door
    • summarizing and recording information
    • communicating with other Volunteers, Executive, and Members on NIPR’s communication platform, Discord
    • for advanced-level volunteers, training for updating our GVote database
  • opportunities to volunteer at public events
  • knowledge that you have contributed significantly to the community and to our future
  • a chance to meet like-minded members of NIPR and of the community
  • support from the Membership Director and from the Volunteer Director

What you will be doing:

  • listening to the concerns of voters in the community and recording them on a note-taking form
  • verifying contact and other information
  • advanced Volunteers:  entering and updating in GVote
  • increasing your familiarity with Party policies
  • learning about our candidate (when chosen)

What you will bring to this opportunity:

  • a thorough knowledge and endorsement of the Six Core Values of the Global Greens
  • enthusiasm for the Party and its policies and candidates
  • an interest in learning more about policies
  • excellent listening skills including attention and reflection with the ability to paraphrase
  • attention to detail and accuracy
  • completeness of work and the ability to schedule follow-ups as necessary
  • willingness to participate in training sessions required to accomplish canvassing tasks, etc.
  • legible printing/writing skills

This position is under the direction of the Volunteer Director.

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Interested in filling one of the available volunteer positions? 

Contact NIPR by filling out the form below, for more information.

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