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Make an impact in your community and volunteer with Vent Over Tea

Why volunteer with Vent Over Tea?

We are a passionate and motivated group of 30+ volunteers including active listeners, marketing and outreach managers, event organizers, and directors.

We’re rapidly growing year over year, and it is an exciting time to join the team. We have big plans to grow across Quebec and Canada and are always looking for passionate individuals who believe in mental health access and advocacy.

 

What to expect

Depending on your volunteer position, you can expect to support our mission through events, outreach, active listening and more. 

On average, volunteers give 5-10 hours per week, depending on their capacity and availabilities. We’re very flexible and work with you to establish your responsibilities.

Available Positions

Program Manager, Estrie – Paid Position

POSITION DETAILS

  • Part-time: 15 hours per week
  • Remote but must be located in Sherbrooke/surrounding area
  • Salary: $30 CAD per hour
  • Start date: as soon as possible
  • Application deadline: Aug 31, 2022 or until position is filled
  • Period of contract: September 2022 to February 2023 (inclusive) with the possibility of renewal.

 

ABOUT VENT OVER TEA

Since 2016, Vent Over Tea has provided the Montreal community with free active listening services that take place in-person in local cafes and virtually over phone and video calls. Our mission is to let no voice go unheard and foster a community that speaks openly and listens without judgement. For the past few years we have added free or by-donation wellness events and active listening workshops to our list of services. 

We are a passionate and motivated group of 31 volunteers and employees including active listeners, marketing and outreach managers, event organizers, and directors, along with one paid executive director. 

Vent Over Tea is rapidly growing year over year, and it is an exciting time to join the team. You’ll be our first Program Manager in Estrie – so you can expect a lot of responsibility, autonomy and impact from the get-go.

 

ROLE 

Level-up your skills and make a positive impact in the community by volunteering at a mid-stage mental health non-profit startup based in Montreal. We’re looking for a program coordinator to play a key role in building and managing Vent Over Tea’s active listening service in the Estrie region, reporting directly to the Program Director and Executive Director. You will contribute to existing program management processes, while assisting with the development of new strategies aligned with the needs specific to the Estrie region. The ideal candidate will have some experience working with or volunteering with mental health organization(s) in the Estrie region. They are a self-starter with excellent project management skills, organizational skills, and communication skills. Lastly, they should be able to work independently as well as on a team, and have experience managing a small team.

This role is ideal for someone who wants to gain valuable experience managing a team, developing their active listening skills and community networking skills. You should be someone who is excited to be challenged and who has a passion for mental health advocacy and community wellness.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Develop and oversee Vent Over Tea’s active listening program in Sherbrooke and the surrounding area.  
  • Foster relationships with other relevant organizations, universities, and groups in the Estrie community in order to build Vent Over Tea’s service offering in the Estrie region.
  • Work with Vent Over Tea’s Program Director to oversee Vent Over Tea’s active listening operations on the ground in Sherbrooke. This includes monitoring active listeners’ volunteer work to make sure sessions start and end safely, making sure active listeners perform their responsibilities, and answering Estrie service users’ messages and inquiries about the service.
  • Work remotely with the Directors in Montreal to oversee how service users and supporters are connecting with our programs, and specifically ensure that Vent Over Tea is meeting the needs of the community in the Estrie region.

 

MUST HAVE’s

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Working level French verbal and written skills 
  • Good knowledge of the Estrie region and existing mental health organizations, community centers, and resources
  • Organization and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail and aptitude in long-term planning
  • Ability to supervise a small team of volunteers
  • Excellent relationship management and interpersonal skills, capacity to communicate empathetically
  • Self motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Passionate about mental health, wellbeing, and community
  • Experience managing multiple projects simultaneously 

 

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience volunteering or working in the mental health sector
  • Experience managing a team
  • Familiarity with project management tools like ClickUp

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Please complete the application form here and upload your CV at the end of the application.

Blog Manager, Remote – Volunteer Position

The Vent Over TeaM is looking for a Blog Manager to join our team of volunteers! 📣

If you are an experienced writer/editor with a passion for mental health – we’re looking for you!

The Blog Manager will be responsible for coordinating with blog contributors, edit and post weekly blog content, and strategize with the marketing team on seasonal blog and campaigns.

Note: Experience with SEO and being bilingual is an asset!

To apply, fill out the form here.

Campus Volunteers, Montreal – Volunteer Position

We’re looking for Campus Volunteers to represent Vent Over Tea at Montreal CÉGEPS and universities like McGill University, Concordia University, Dawson College, Université de Montréal, Université du Québec à Montréal, and more!

Help create and execute VOT events on your campus, foster partnerships with other student organizations, and help promote our free active listening service to the student body.

Check out the link here to apply.

*Please note – Campus Volunteers must be current students

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