Special Events Planner

Position Activity: Community Outreach, Event Planning / Coordination, Organizing, Visiting / Chatting / Socializing

5-10 hours / Monthly
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Building K2, 3891 Trasimene Crescent SW, Calgary, AB, T3E 7J6 [Map]
Suitability: Adult , All, Youth
LINKages is a progressive and growing non-profit organization offering programs and services that connect generations throughout Alberta.  A great deal of our success can be attributed to the dynamic team and the partnerships that have been created.

Volunteers will work together as well as in tandem with senior residents of a senior's apartment building in Bowness under the direction of the LINKages Community Programs staff and Executive Director.  The volunteers will plan holiday events, such as the Christmas Celebration, Valentine's Day Celebration, and a Spring/Easter event.  Each event will be planned with a focus on reducing social isolation and encouraging civic engagement in our ever changing city. 

Volunteers will:
- Assist in the recruitment of youth volunteers to help organize and run the events. Connecting youth and seniors in the organizational process and for the intergenerational connection.
- Promote the planned events through social media and other traditional marketing materials (posters and flyers) all of which should include relevant sponsor logos.
- Plan the events appropriately using creativity and new ideas to include hands-on activities, performances, and refreshments as considered beneficial to the event.
- Discuss and gain prior approval when required from LINKages staff
- Post-event, submit a written report that includes all planning processes, volunteer recruiting strategies, successes and challenges. This report should include a detailed account of the special events that took place. The report will be supported by photos, testimonials from participants, numbers of volunteer participants and their hours of volunteer commitment. 

Requirements for volunteers:
- Police Information/Vulnerable Sector Check completed within the last 6 months (LINKages can also provide a letter of volunteerism to complete the Police Information/Vulnerable Sector Checks)
- Intervention Record Check completed within the last 6 months