WHTO (www.welcomehome.to) is a Not-For Profit organization that envisions a dynamic settlement network where all newcomers are welcomed with open hearts and minds, and supported to reach their highest potential for a stronger Canada.
WHTO is possible because of the hard work, passion and dedication of our team of volunteers! Currently, we are seeking to fill the following volunteer position:
STORYTELLER AND INTERVIEWER
ABOUT THE ROLE
As part of the WHTO Storytelling Team, you will have the opportunity to collect the stories of newcomers in a positive, exciting and empowering way. You are invited to explore and understand powerful settlement experiences of newcomers and those who support their journeys, and share them with our community through the WHTO Hearts and Minds Human Library.
Interviewing newcomers and other stakeholders in the settlement space
Identifying emerging stories that align with upcoming themes as per the content calendar
Arranging and conducting these interviews by phone or in-person
Transcribing interviews for posting on the WHTO website and social media
Sharing your own insights from these interviews through occasional commentary/blog pieces, also to be featured on our website and social media
SKILLS AND EDUCATION
Strong writing, interviewing, and cross-cultural communication skills
Undergraduate education in related fields (Journalism, Writing, Communications etc.) an asset but not required
A high degree of self-motivation and autonomy, coupled with the ability to work well with a team
Photography skills an asset but not required (for selected audio-visual interviews)
A positive attitude and a passion for sharing stories!
The ideal candidate is located in Toronto/GTA and is available to meet with the team in-person at the Centre for Social Innovation. The role requires 15-25 hours of consistent commitment per month, but the scheduling of the interviews is flexible depending on your availability.
720, Bathurst St., Toronto, ON, M5S 2R4,39