2018 Murder Mystery !!

Job Posting – Volunteer Coordinator

Job Position:   VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Terms:                         20 hours / week

Rate of Pay:                $17.00 / hour

Position to start:       A.S.A.P.

Languages:                 English, French

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Volunteer Coordinator shall assist by continuously recruiting volunteers for all departments of the Agapè Centre.  The Volunteer Coordinator shall ensure that all people are treated fairly and respectfully, while also keeping with the mission, goals and values of the Agapè Centre.

Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively with the Management Team
  • Attend weekly Management Team meetings and required staff meetings
  • Actively support actively and assist with fundraising events/activities and special projects
  • Continuously recruit volunteers by way of Social Media and/or public presentations
  • Assesse the need for volunteers to enhance the Agapè Centre’s service delivery
  • Develop, implement and promote a volunteer recruitment and retention plan
  • Develop an effective system to appoint volunteers with the right skillset in every department
  • Engage businesses and local college to attract highly capable students from a variety of fields
  • Adhere to an intake protocol with all applicant volunteer
  • Ensure scheduling of volunteers meets the needs of both the individual and the assigned department
  • Adhere to the screening process in accordance to the Policies and Procedures of the Agapè Centre
  • Assist with the continued review of the Volunteer Manual to reflect updates
  • Orient all new Volunteers by giving them a tour of the building and introducing them to Management Team, employees and volunteers
  • Appoint volunteers to their department and ensure they receive training and are understanding their role
  • Assist with conflict resolution, as required, according to established procedure
  • Ensure volunteers work in a safe, healthy and supportive environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulation
  • Plan and implement formal and informal volunteer recognition activities to recognize the contribution of volunteers at the Agapè Centre
  • Ensure ongoing and regular communication with volunteers as a valued member of the Agapè Centre

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in working with volunteers will be considered an asset
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attentive to details
  • Team player, supportive of employees and volunteers
  • Able to work independently and to problem-solve
  • Proficient in both official languages
  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Programs

Interested candidates are to forward their resume and cover letter to Johanne Couture, Executive Director for the Agape Centre electronically at: jcouture@agapecentre.ca or by mail at 40 Fifth Street West, Cornwall Ontario, K6J 2T4.

DEADLINE for applications:  Tuesday April 10, 2018, 2018 at Noon

Job Posting – Fund Development Coordinator

Job Position:   FUND DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Terms:                         35 hours / week

Rate of Pay:                $22.00 / hour

Position to start:       A.S.A.P.

Languages:                 English, French

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, Agapè Centre is looking for a Fund Development Coordinator to create, implement and oversee all fundraising and public education efforts.  The successful candidate shall coordinate and promote all necessary components of various fundraising events.  We are looking for a passionate and driven individual that will raise awareness and champion the mission of the Agapè Centre with community businesses, organizations and general public.

Responsibilities

  • In addition to the Executive Director, act as a spokesperson for the organization for the purpose of fundraising events
  • Represent the organization at community activities to enhance the organization’s community profile
  • Collaborate with the Executive Director and Management Team to create an annual fundraising development plan with a goal of increasing revenues to support the strategic direction of the Agapè Centre. Draft plan to be completed by January 31 of each year – for approval by the Board of Directors before year end for the upcoming fiscal year
  • Monitor and evaluate all fundraising activities to ensure that the fundraising goals according to the yearly plan are being achieved
  • Monitor trends in the community or region and adapt fundraising strategies as necessary
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Help develop and oversee the planning and execution of special fundraising events as specified in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  • In collaboration with the Management Team, identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the activities of the organization
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Prepare quarterly newsletter targeted to donors and volunteers and post on website and social media
  • In collaboration with the Management Team, build relationships with community stakeholders to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization
  • Manage Agapè’s social media accounts and website, and provide content for public information displays

Qualifications

  • 2-3 years of experience in fundraising
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attentive to details
  • Team player and supportive of employees and volunteers
  • Able to work independently and to problem-solve
  • Proficient in both official languages
  • Flexibility to attend evening and weekend events
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Programs
  • Have a valid driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle

Interested candidates are to forward their resume and cover letter to Johanne Couture, Executive Director for the Agape Centre electronically at: jcouture@agapecentre.ca or by mail at 40 Fifth Street West, Cornwall Ontario, K6J 2T4.

DEADLINE for applications:  Tuesday April 10, 2018, 2018 at Noon

BECOME A HUNGER HERO!

You don’t need superpowers to be a superhero.

Every day the Agapè Centre serves a hot lunch to 100 or more hungry people in our community. For some, it’s their only hot meal of the day.

You can be a Hunger Hero by sponsoring that one meal.

Are your spidey senses tingling?

Assemble your team (capes optional). You can also choose to volunteer for the day in the community kitchen, helping to prepare and serve your sponsored meal.

This opportunity is a minimal time commitment and low cost, with big benefits for you and your business.

Minimal time commitment:

  • One weekday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (if you choose to help prepare and serve). If you want to sponsor without volunteering, than all it will take is the time it takes to write a cheque, or call us with details.

Low cost:

  • It will only cost your group $200 to fund a lunch that will feed 100-140 people. The Agapè Centre’s cook will plan the meal, and everything your team needs will be purchased for you.

Shazam! Benefits for your business:

  • You will be thanked on our Facebook page on the day that you sponsor (with a picture of your group);
  • You will be featured on our website as a Hunger Hero during the month your group sponsors the meal;
  • A “Thank you to our Hunger Hero…” poster with details about your business will be posted for the week on the bulletin board in the reception area as well as in our volunteer and staff break room;
  • A thank you poster will be posted in the dining room on the day your group sponsors the meal;
  • Your colleagues will not soon forget this enriching, empowering, and fun team-building activity;
  • You will feel like a superhero. You will see the tangible results of your day, feeding more than 100 people who otherwise may have gone without.

This exclusive opportunity which can have a direct impact on people in need in our community is limited to 4 Hunger Hero groups per month – only one each week. 

To read more about what you can expect, take a look a the Kitchen Process document.

We are available to answer any of your questions or concerns, and would be happy to meet with you.

Empty Bowls 2017

Thank you to everyone who joined us on November 12, 2017 at the Knights of Columbus!

And congratulations to our silent auction winners!!

All bowls were generously donated by 25 potters from the Country Harvest Pottery Show and Sale presented by Ann Marlin.

You can be our next Hunger Hero!

Do you want to be our next Hunger Hero? It’s easy…Gather your team of 4-6 people and sponsor a meal for $200. Your team will have the opportunity to prep and serve a delicious meal to the many individuals who are in need. Don’t have time to gather a team and come in to prep and serve? No problem, you can also be a Hunger Hero by simply sponsoring $200 for a meal. Contact us at 613-938-9297 ext. 25 or 27 or at info@agapecentre.ca for more information.

New Date-Kickin’ Hunger Soccer Golf Fundraiser

Do you want to have fun while making a difference? Join us on September 23rd for our first annual “KICKIN’ HUNGER” soccer golf fundraiser at the Cornwall Golf and Country Club. It’s easy! Gather a team of 4 to 6 friends, colleagues, family members or sport mates. Name and register your team and obtain a kick off time by calling 613-938-9297 ext. 25 or 27 or emailing info@agapecentre.ca. Collect pledges and come out to have some fun. Lots of great prizes to be won. Register today and help us make sure that no man, woman or child goes hungry this summer!

Thank You

A huge thank you to all of our Murder Mystery Dinner major sponsors.  Thanks to your generous sponsorship and the contributions from our many prize sponsors, we raised over ten thousand dollars!

Euchre Night Fundraiser

Come and join us for a fun night of Euchre.  No partner required. There is a prize for the winner with the most points. Only $25 and includes your meal! Contact Johanne Couture at jcouture@agapecentre.ca or by calling 613-938-9297, ext. 27 to register.

Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner

Do you like a good mystery? Do you like not having to cook dinner on a Friday night? If you answered yes, the Agapè has a wonderful event for you.  Join us on Friday, June 23rd at 6:00pm at the Best Western Parkway Inn & Conference Centre for our Murder Mystery Fundraising Dinner. Tickets are $60/each and are available at Scotiabank and the Agapè Centre. It promises to be an evening filled with fun, laughter and suspense!