Volunteer With LifeRing

 

Volunteering your time, knowledge, resources and energy to any non-profit organization can be very rewarding. LifeRing is growing and expanding and we want our capacity to keep up. LifeRing is innovative and open to doing things a bit different. The following list of volunteers we require is almost exhaustive. We don't need all of these in each city, but connect with John at banks.moss@gmail.com for more information.

Please download a Volunteer Application and Confidentiality Agreement if you are further interested in Volunteering with us You can scan and send to banks.moss@gmail.com.

Here is what we need help with (not in any particular order):

Facilitator | Weekly  Facilitates a LifeRing meeting anywhere across Canada. You are the face of LifeRing. You are the reason people stay clean and sober. Your recovery benefits from giving back. Requires six months of continuous sobriety, however, you may work with an established convenor at three months sobriety until you have reached the six month date.

Profession-Specific Facilitator | Weekly   Convenes a meeting designed specifically for people engaged in certain professions which demand strict privacy. Healthcare, Counselling, Law Enforcement, Attorney, Physician, Air Traffic Controller. Consider convening a meeting for your peers. Victoria based and other cities.

Grant and Proposal Writer | Monthly  Under the supervision of the Fund Development Chair, you are an experienced and organized Grant and Proposal Writer with an established track record of success. Based in Victoria, BC.

Board Members (working) | Monthly  Experienced and non-experienced welcome. A variety of skills and those in recovery welcome. Victoria based and remote.

Marketing Coordinator | Monthly  Experienced Marketing Coordinator to manage and strengthen the LifeRing brand across Canada. Social Media saavy. Victoria based and remote.

Public Relations Pro | Monthly  Experienced Public Relations pro to manage and strengthen the LifeRing message and brand across Canada. Social Media saavy. Victoria based and remote.

Legal Counsel | Periodically  Legal Counsel experienced in Canadian Charities, Employment and Civil Law. Victoria based and remote.

Policy and Procedure Writer | Project Based  LifeRing Canada is relatively new and we are working on organizational structure. We need help with writing policy and procedure for each department. Victoria based.

Media Clipper | Monthly  Someone that can gather all previous media stories. You could Google some, but others will require contact with the media outlets ie: CBC and CFAX Radio Stations, CHEK and CTV. Victoria based.

Administration Assistant | Daily  Requires an experienced computer saavy administrator to keep things flowing smoothly. Proficient in Word, Excel, Power Point and Access. Pro at creating forms. Grant Writing experience a bonus. Victoria based.

Volunteer Coordinator | Monthly   Finds people to fill volunteer positions, trains new volunteers, attends monthly convenor meetings. Manages volunteer database. Victoria based.

Facilitator Coordinator | Monthly   Each city that has LifeRing meetings requires a Convenor Coordinator. The Convenor Coordinator will liaise with local convenors, offer support, be the face of LifeRing in that community and report to LifeRing Canada Service Center in Victoria, BC. Based in each city there are LIfeRing meetings.

Webmaster | Weekly   Manages www.LifeRingCanada.org (Drupal platform) Victoria based and remote.

Publications Coordinator | Weekly   Manages LifeRing Canada publications, including content, design, printing, storage, and distribution. Based in Victoria, BC.

Database Coordinator | Weekly   Manages LifeRing’s databases for the Canada, making sure that they are up to date online and available to volunteers. Based in Victoria, BC.

Rides Coordinator | Weekly   Organizes rides to and from meetings, particularly for those who must be “checked out” of a sober living facility or Psychiatiric Hospitals. We need both male and female volunteers in each city there are LifeRing meetings.

Events Coodinator | Monthly   Develops, organizes and executes recovery related events for the general public, professionals and LifeRing volunteers. Fundraisers and awareness campaigns. Based in Victoria, but also required in other cities where LifeRing meetings are held.

Media Liaison | Ongoing   Follows local media stories about recovery, sobriety, and addiction. Comments via Letters to the Editor, website forums, calls in to radio and television, and contact with journalists and broadcasters. Develops feature content, and serves as liaison for media outreach. Victoria based and other cities.

Classifieds Coordinator | Weekly   Place an ad for LifeRing into publications which offer classifieds free to nonprofits, such as local newspapers, Neighborhood Weeklies, Sunday Newspapers, Craiglist, UsedVictoria.com, UsedVancouver.com, online message boards and forums and any other free mediums. Based in Victoria, BC and other cities where LifeRing meetings are held.

Social Media Coordinator | Daily  Sends out a daily Tweets and Facebook updates. Victoria based and other cities.

CraigsList Coordinator | Weekly  Posts LifeRing meetings or Convenor Recruits on Craigslist, and provides general information about LifeRing. Victoria based and remote.

Blog Coordinator or Guest Blogger | Weekly   Coordinates the activities of LifeRing Canada and any other relevant recovery topics ie: evidence based research etc. Guest Bloggers contributing story ideas most welcome. Victoria based and remote.

Web Listing Coordinator | Monthly   Maintain LifeRing’s presence on various community web lists. Victoria based and other cities.

Photographer | Ongoing   Creates professional quality images for use on the LifeRing website and other marketing material. Victoria based and other cities.

Graphic Designer | Ongoing   Experienced Creative Designer to manage the brand. Victoria based and other cities.

Local Advisory Boards Contact | Monthly   LifeRing Canada's contact with various addiction and recovery advisory boards in various municipalities and Provincial government. Attends meetings, follows ongoing programs and activities, identifies opportunities for partnerships. Victoria based and other cities.

Law Enforcement Contact | Monthly   Serves as LifeRing’s contact with various law enforcement agencies, provides basic LifeRing information and identifies opportunities for partnerships. We need volunteers for various jurisdictions. Victoria based and other cities.

Corrections Contact | Monthly   Building on our success at William Head Institution, the Corrections Conatct will serve as LifeRing’s contact within corrections, probation and parole. Provides basic LifeRing information and identifies opportunities for partnerships. Conducts planning for LifeRing meetings to be held in locked institutions. We need volunteers for various jurisdictions. Victoria based and other cities.

Justice Contact | Monthly   Serves as LifeRing’s contact with the court system and Restorative Justice. Provides materials to judges, develops a relationship with drug courts, follows ongoing issues regarding choice in recovery, identifies opportunities for partnerships.Victoria based and other cities.

Treatment Providers Contact | Monthly   Serves as LifeRing’s contact with addiction treatment providers. Provides basic LifeRing information and identifies opportunities for partnerships. Conducts planning for LifeRing meetings to be held in provider locations. Coordinates with Addiction Counselors, professional associations, and foundations. Victoria based and other cities.

Addiction Counselors Liaison | Monthly   Serves as LifeRing’s contact with addiction counselors. Provides materials for distribution to clients and identifies opportunities for partnerships. Organizes bi-annual continuing education training. Victoria based and other cities.

Sober Living Houses Contact | Monthly   Serves as LifeRing’s contact with local sober living residences. Provides materials for distribution to residents and identifies opportunities for partnerships. Plans for LifeRing meetings to be held in residences, peer support services, and ride-sharing. Victoria based and other cities.

Licensed DUI Programs Coordinator | Monthly   Develop relationships with local licensed DUI education providers, provide educational materials to administrators and counselors, and provide brochures to these programs to distribute to their students. Victoria based and other cities.

Academia Coordinator | Monthly   Building on our successful partnerships with the University of Victoria, the Academia Coordinator serves as LifeRing’s contact with colleges and universities. Provides materials for distribution to students and identifies opportunities for partnerships. Educates college counselors. Plans for LifeRing meetings to be held on campus, peer support services, and ride-sharing. We need volunteers for various academic institutions.

Secondary Education Coordinator | Monthly   Serves as LifeRing’s contact with local high schools. Provides materials for distribution to students and teachers. Educates guidance counselors. Provides LifeRing support and materials for Sober Grad Night. Victoria based and other cities.

GLBTQ2S Coordinator | Monthly   Liaison with all organizations that cater to gay/lesbian/bi/transgendered/queer/two-spirited populations. Victoria based and other cities.

First Nations Coordinator | Monthly  Liaison with all organizations that cater to First Nations population. Victoria based and other cities.

Freethinkers/Athiest/Secular Humanists Contact | Monthly   Attend meetings of the local freethinkers, atheist and secular organizations. Provide LifeRing materials for distribution to members. Arrange for periodic newsletter notices about LifeRing programs. Victoria based and other cities.

Mental Health Contact | Monthly   Become aware of local services for suicide prevention and treatment, and provide LifeRing referral materials to those services, nonprofits, hospitals, counselors and administrators. Organize LifeRing’s presence at mental health fairs events. Victoria based and other cities.

AIDS/HIV Contact | Monthly   Become aware of local services for people with HIV or AIDS, and provide LifeRing referral materials to services, nonprofits, hospitals, counselors and administrators. Organize LifeRing’s presence at HIV/AIDS events. Victoria based and other cities.

Brain Injury | Monthly   Become aware of local services for people with disabilities, and provide LifeRing referral materials to services, nonprofits, hospitals, counselors and administrators. Organize LifeRing’s presence at disability related events. Victoria based and other cities.

MADD Contact | Monthly   Become involved and attend meetings of the local Mothers Against Drunk Driving Group. Supply brochures and other materials for distribution at events. Volunteer for, table at, and walk in the annual Walk Like MADD event. Victoria based and other cities.

Homeless Contact | Weekly   Establish a relationship with local homeless shelters and cottage housing. Take advantage of opportunities for brochure distribution. Victoria based and other cities.