Take Action with PCE: Volunteer!

PCE is a non-profit grassroots organization that relies on the strength of our volunteers.  Please sign up using the form below so we can keep you informed as new volunteer opportunities arise.

To learn more about specific volunteer opportunities that are currently available, please scroll down to see the descriptions below the form.

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NEW OPPORTUNITY – VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) is seeking a passionate volunteer to support the mobilization of our PCE volunteer network.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Donna Trimble, Executive Director of PCE at dtrimble@parentchoice.ca with a letter of introduction describing your skills, qualifications and experiences that make you well-suited to this role. Please be prepared to provide at least two references upon request.

Responsibilities

  • Contact people who have signed up to volunteer over the past year and discern:

– Current level of interest
– Reasons for supporting PCE
– Skills and areas of interest for volunteering

  • Contact all new future volunteer applicants as they sign up
  • Discern best fit for volunteers based on their strengths/interests/availability and the needs of PCE
  • Maintain ongoing communication with volunteers
  • Provide regular updates to Donna Trimble, Executive Director

Qualifications

  • Strong knowledge of PCE mandate, policies and present campaigns
  • Willingness to maintain a current understanding of PCE activities
  • Organized
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Team oriented
  • Commitment to confidentiality
  • Time commitment variable

NEW OPPORTUNITY – ORGANIZER/HOST OF COMMUNITY INFO SESSIONS

Parents for Choice in Education (PCE) is seeking 10 – 15 volunteers across the province to help organize and host information sessions in their local communities during the months of April/May.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please contact Donna Trimble, Executive Director of PCE at dtrimble@parentchoice.ca with a letter of introduction to describe your interest in this role.

Deadline: March 10, 2017

Responsibilities:

  1. Book a facility in your community to accommodate up to 100 – 150 people

– Ensure facility has A/V capabilities to provide necessary audio and video

– Provide date/time/address location of your event to PCE so the session can be advertised through PCE website and newsletter list

2. Read through a PCE information package that provides an overview of the organization’s mandate, principles and current initiatives

3. Arrange a small group of 5-6 volunteers who will help:

– oversee a table with sign-up sheets, donation box, handouts, etc.

– take pictures of the event that may be used in future PCE promotional materials

4. If possible, schedule a couple different sessions in your community to accommodate different schedules (i.e. one weekday evening presentation and another weekend daytime presentation)

5. Info sessions would include a 30 minute video provided by PCE, followed when possible by a 30 minute audience Q & A session with a representative of PCE, either in person or through a virtual interface (i.e. Skype), depending on the size and location of the event.

 

Parents for Choice in Education will provide:

  1. Training and support to each volunteer organizer/host
  2. Electronic versions of posters, invitations and flyers for each specific location that will be made publicly available on the PCE website

– organizers and PCE grassroots members will be encouraged to download, print or email these files in order to spread awareness of each information session to family, friends, co-workers, parent/community groups and advertise in locations around your community

3. Advertising for the province-wide information sessions through the creation and distribution of social media animation videos and media ads across Alberta

– the ads will provide a summary of what the sessions are about and ask people to check out the website for a listing of dates/locations across the province

4. An RSVP interface on the PCE website so that people will pre-register

5. A USB stick with all the multimedia you will need to run the info session

– Animation video providing overview of PCE

– A 30 minute video of experts describing the main changes and concerns in our education system and opportunities for people to engage through various actions

– PDF versions of all handouts to print

– A series of powerpoint slides with a sample script that you can follow to introduce and conclude the presentation

6. When possible, a PCE representative who will be available for a 30 minute Q & A session to answer audience questions and concerns, either in-person or through a virtual interface, depending on the size and location of the event.

 

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Let’s work together and keep the pressure on the Alberta Government to protect Alberta children, by upholding parental rights!  Help us keep the momentum going by continuing to engage as citizens in advocating for excellence in education through maximum parental choice!

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