Become a Volunteer

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The benefits

Becoming a Volunteer

Since we began we have had thousands of people volunteer their time and skills to Mamas for Mamas. We wouldn’t be here without the dedication of our volunteers across Canada.

If you are looking to help out your community we have multiple positions where you can volunteer your time! All it takes is as little as 5 hours each month and you’ll be building up the Mamas community in your area!

  • Connect with others in your community and across Canada
  • Help those in need
  • Be apart of a fast growing movement
  • Be there for those in your community
  • Be apart of a strong team
  • Bring fun and fulfillment to your life
  • Give a hand up, not a hand out

How it works

Join the Mamas movement in a few steps

01

Review available positions

This is a great place to start as it will help narrow down your choices. We are able to accommodate you coming on board as a general volunteer if you are not sure what position you would be suitable at.

02

Fill out the volunteer application

Our online application process is fast and easy. Visit our website and under the “Join the Movement” tab. Once you have completed the application, we will review and contact you.

03

Complete a Criminal Record Check

Once an application is completed we will contact you and provide you with information to complete a Criminal Record Check. Your Criminal Record Check will be returned to the organization within 30 days. Please note that this can take anywhere from 2 to 30 business days to process.

04

Complete acceptance package and training

Once your Criminal Record Check is received and approved we will send you a Volunteer Acceptance Package. This package includes our Corporate Culture, Confidentiality Agreement and Code of Conduct. Once all the elements of your application are signed returned back to the organization and approved, you will receive an approval email. This email will contain information such as training and further information about the branch you are volunteering with.

Please note that we are not permitted to have volunteers begin with us or work with our vulnerable sector clients until this is complete. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your application please reach out to [email protected]

Volunteer Positions

Learn more about our volunteer positions,
please reach out to inquire which positions are available in your area.
Resource / Moderator Coordinator
Donation Coordinator
Social Media Coordinator
Partnership Coordinator
General Volunteer
Social Worker
Sustainable Nourishment Volunteer - Kelowna

Position Summary

Mamas Resource Coordinators are formal representatives of Mamas for Mamas across Canada, acting as the safety net for mamas in need of more than they can access through the closed sharing economy group. These volunteers will do a volunteer application with head office including a criminal record check and will be assigned to finding and providing resources for mamas in their local Mamas chapters and associated communities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Compile and maintain a list of local and provincial resources (foodbanks, rental subsidy supports, shelters, etc) and encourage others to add resources to the list as they become available.
  • Answer messages sent to the Mamas fb business page. Forward business messages to Mamas HQ and respond to messages from Mamas in need with appropriate resources. If a Mama reaches out with a need that cannot be helped through resource list please contact Mama HQ for an alternative solution.
  • Be an active participant in the closed Mama group and encourage local mamas to join the group to donate, share, support and connect.
  • Skillsets that match this position include but are not limited to: Resource knowledge, active and comfortable on social media, commitment to the privacy of the mamas who reach out to you, and a kind heart. Formal social service education an asset but not required. You do not need to meet all these requirements but a framework is always helpful.
  • Review, approve or decline member requests as required.
  • Review reported posts as required.
  • Monitor daily activity to ensure that members are following  page rules.
  • Assist members with questions, or concerns as required.
  • Direct people to the National Branch Coordinator and/or Branch Executive Coordinator if an issue should escalate and requires more attention.
  • Communicate with local branch team members as required
  • Report any concerns or mandatory updates to the National Branch Coordinator or Branch Executive Coordinator.

Position Summary

Coordinate with the donor and staff to ensure donations are being dropped off or picked up in an efficient manner. Create scheduling for regular donations and have appropriate staffing and volunteers on site to assist with donations. Problem solve storage solutions for housing large donations and communicate with executive team to schedule for partnership donations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Communicate with staff and volunteers to assist in organization of donation
  • Collaborate with executive team to establish new sources for donations
  • Review all incoming donations to distribute to appropriate departments
  • Provide invoice to accounting if necessary, for tax purposes
  • Follow up with donors to maintain relationship and thank you cards
  • Direct donators to the appropriate person ie small donations to front end staff, large donations with potential partnership to executives

Position Summary

To upkeep and maintain all social media platforms with appropriate content from partnerships, donations, client successes with attention to confidentiality and appropriate representation of the Mamas for Mamas mission and brand.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Stays up to date on current events
  • Creates content on brand and adhering to guidelines that correspond with social events connected to the Mamas mission – poverty relief, aboriginal support, marginalized groups, LGBTQ2S, children in need
  • Corresponds with Mamas for Mamas Head Quarters on posts and campaigns
  • Coordinating national posts to local posts
  • Creates content with Mamas for Mamas culture and branding in mind. Focusing on stories of families coming out of poverty with a hand up not just a hand out. Sharing stories of successful collaborations with other nonprofits and organizations
  • Sharing head office content as appropriate
  • Collaborate with partnership coordinator to post partnerships and donations under appropriate marketing tiers
  • Sharing local branch content, provide insight on day to day operations through stories or content posts

Position Summary 

The strategic partnership manager is responsible for cultivating and maintaining relationships among partners while also developing strategies to increase revenue for the organization. This position will allow for larger partnerships to make it to the executive level if deemed necessary through the partnership protocols while being able to maintain smaller partnerships that do not require social media components.   

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Connect with new partnerships to filter requests and approve and deny based on partnership protocols 
  • Arrange appropriate meetings for partnership opportunities based on protocols 
  • Maintain a record of all partnerships 
  • Social media posts for partnerships as required 
  • Maintain relationships with smaller partnerships 
  • Send out Thank You’s to partnerships on this level 
  • Attend partnership meetings to strategize moving forward 
  • Monthly partnerships summeries to Executive Coordinator 

General volunteer duties with Mamas for Mamas. Includes remote, online and in-person volunteer support.

  • Community events
  • No contact deliveries
  • Set up and take down of events
  • Swaps, etc.

Position Summary

A clinical social worker professionally applies social work methods and theory to all clients, families/carers within the realm of the Mamas for Mamas mandate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • schedule and complete intakes
  • enter client information into appropriate databases
  • advocate for clients’ needs
  • actively research resources within the community
  • communicate effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
  • identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
  • collaborate with other professionals in the community
  • refer clients/families to community resources and provide access to services such as financial assistance, legal aid, housing, job placement, education, etc.
  • monitor, evaluate and record client progress through follow ups and check ins
  • Assess clients’ needs, situations, strengths, and support networks to determine their goals
  • Respond to crisis situations such as suspected child abuse and mental health emergencies
  • Maintain case files and records
  • help people develop their skills and their ability to use their own resources and those of the community to resolve problems
  • develop a domestic violence safety plan if necessary
  • work within a multidisciplinary team

Position Summary

Work in conjunction with the Mamas for Mamas team to maintain farm production; including weeding, water, produce maintenance and the care of chickens. Deliver all usable produce and eggs to location provided for distribution.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in maintenance of hens and hen house
  • Buy chicken feed
  • Assist in feeding, watering and collection of eggs from chickens
  • Clean chicken coup
  • Assist in planning and pre-planting produce for garden
  • Assist in weeding and general maintenance of farm
  • Harvest fully grown produce and deliver to mamas office fridge

Interested in being a volunteer?

Fill out our application!

120-1735 Dolphin Ave

Kelowna, BC

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The holiday spirit is about giving and spreading joy throughout the communities in which we live and serve. In 2020, we distributed over 6,000 Christmas hampers to families in Canada and over 2,500 in the Okanagan alone! This year we have had an exponential increase in the number of families who need our support. We are faced with an enormous challenge this year, and with your help, you can provide a heart-warming outcome and a little magic this time of year.

Christmas can be the most stressful and challenging time of the year for many. The knowledge that someone has thought about them this Christmas, that they are not alone, can lift the spirits of so many caregivers and children. This year you can donate to a family in need or sponsor a family directly in our community. 
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