Do you want to get involved in the EWB Toronto Professional Chapter, but are not sure how to go about it?
If you are interested in learning more about a variety of international development issues, you can get involved by attending our Member Learning Events. You can also reach out directly to the Team Leaders.
If you would like to learn more about the organisation, or become involved with the Chapter more generally, please send an email to our mailbox:
We have some specific volunteer positions for which we are recruiting. The positions are as follows:
THE ‘WATER FOR THE WORLD’ TEAM:
During National Engineering Month in March these groups work together to deliver workshops, led by EWB engineer and social innovator volunteers, to students in grades 7-9. The interactive workshops, which involve filter-building activity, are intended to educate, generate insightful discussion, and raise awareness about how students, science and engineering can play a role in promoting access to these resources. Each workshop is run by two volunteers which are trained by our team. We hold two training sessions for volunteers in February.
In the next 25 years, a 1/3 of the world’s population will face severe water scarcity. With 20 percent of the world’s total freshwater resources and the longest marine coastline of any country in the world, Canada plays a pivotal role in managing global water resources. The next generation of Canadians must be well equipped to tackle the world’s water challenges. EWB aims to ignite a sense of pragmatism to develop future systemic change leaders.
The Water for the World team is currently recruiting for the following positions with the listed responsibilities:
W4TW Communications Lead:
Responsible for managing W4TW social media and website. Works with Student Engagement Lead, Library Lead and Volunteer Engagement Leads to ensure that communication with librarians, teachers and volunteers is consistent. Position runs from October 2017-April 2018. Hours required: 4-5 hours/week for October-December, 5-6 hours/week for January-April.
W4TW Libraries Lead:
Responsible for liaising between the W4TW team and Libraries at coordinate logistics, location and attendance for W4TW workshops. Position runs from October 2017-April 2018. Hours required: 5-6 hours/week for October-December, 6-8 hours/week for January-April.
W4TW Materials Lead:
Responsible for procuring, updating and organizing workshop, training and education materials as well as running the Student Impact Contest. Position runs from October 2017-April 2018. Hours required: 4-5 hours/week for October-December, 5-6 hours/week for January-April.
W4TW Volunteer Engagement Lead:
Responsible for reaching out to professional organizations to recruit volunteers. Responsible for maintaining contact with volunteers and ensuring that they are signed up for training and W4TW workshops (Volunteer sign-up page: https://waterfortheworld