William Lutsky Family YMCA - due to the extreme cold temperatures, we are experiencing issues with the heating systems in both women's change room. All change rooms are open for use, but please expect cooler than normal temperatures during use. We apologize for this inconvenience.  
Location:
Edmonton, Welcome Village YMCA
Status:
Accepting
Type of Position:
Volunteer
Job Level:
Volunteer
Placement Date:
27/01/2020
YMCA of Northern Alberta - Edmonton
 
Has the following volunteer position available:

Program Volunteer (Digital Literacy Program)

The YMCA is a charitable, mission-based organization dedicated to the development of thousands of people in spirit, mind and body. The YMCA of Northern Alberta is seeking a motivated individual that will provide direct service delivery to the participants of the Digital Literacy program. The Volunteer Facilitator is responsible for supporting the delivery of digital literacy workshops to a variety of program participants. At all times, the Volunteer Facilitator will demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with vulnerable populations who face challenges or lack of understanding related to a variety of digital platforms. A successful applicant should expect to work evenings and weekends and be willing to travel within the regional scope of the YMCA of Northern Alberta to deliver services.

Key Responsibilities:
· Prepare materials and assist in facilitating beginner level digital literacy workshops to participants in multiple locations in northern Alberta.
· Market for and recruit youth and adult learners in northern Alberta to attend workshops.
· Maintain accurate attendance records.
· Utilize classroom management techniques to ensure a respectful, trusting and supportive learning environment.
· Assess participants’ interests, skills, abilities related to a variety of digital platforms.
· Provide accurate and current information to ensure participants leave with increased confidence navigating the digital world.
· Conduct post-workshop follow up with participants.
· Maintain appropriate program administration systems in accordance with the YMCA of Northern Alberta and funder standards.
· Collect statistical information and participate in annual program and service delivery reviews.
· Demonstrate and promote a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, and values and the YMCA programs and services.

Qualifications:
· Education/Certifications/Credentials/Professional Registration
  • University Degree in Education, Computer Sciences, or equivalent would be of benefit.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR-C and WHIMIS Certification is an asset
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Police Information Check including a Vulnerable Sector Search, and a current and satisfactory Child Welfare Intervention Record Check at no cost to volunteer. 
o Access to reliable transportation is required
· Experience
o Experience facilitating workshops to participants.
o Experience working with cultural groups, high needs and marginalized populations.
o Maintaining effective communication
· Knowledge/Skills
o High level understanding of multiple digital platforms.
o Excellent written and oral communication.
o Working knowledge of group facilitation
o Knowledge of related community resources.
o Sensitive to and demonstrated knowledge of dealing with the needs of participants from multiple backgrounds and literacy levels.
o Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Windows.

Applications will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

Send Resume to: jody.dasilva@northernalberta.ymca.ca

  Name of Contact or Department: jody.dasilva@northernalberta.ymca.ca

Application Deadline

On-going