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   About the Position

Impact Statement
Shelter Movers provides moving and storage services at no cost to women and children fleeing abuse. We are the only service of this kind in Canada, and our volunteers are no less exceptional.

We continue to operate during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have implemented stringent safety measures to protect our volunteers, staff, partners, and clients. While we all do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19, we must remember that home isn’t a safe place for all. Shelter Movers has experienced a 30% increase in demand since the beginning of the pandemic.

As a volunteer Graphic Designer:
You’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact helping women and families transition away from violence.
You’ll gain experience in graphic design and marketing communication.
You’ll receive training in preparation for your role, and have access to ongoing training opportunities.
You’ll work with a great team of passionate volunteers and supporters.

Work closely with the local and national Marketing and Fund Development teams. Planning, designing and creating graphic and visual elements or materials for internal and external use. Including: reports, newsletters, information pages, presentations, social media campaigns, website design, emails, and other digital correspondence. Ensure all designs are created according to Shelter Movers’ brand guidelines.

Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite programs, especially InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
The ability to ensure brand consistency throughout various marketing and fundraising projects
A background in graphic design (portfolio showing previous experience creating graphic design projects for clients)
Experience and expertise in different areas of graphic design is an asset, particularly web and digital
Knowledge of Canva, Trello, Slack, Google Drive

Applicants may be asked to submit work samples during the application process.

Position Qualifications

Ideal for: An Individual, Student Placement
Age: 18+

Area(s) of Interest: Communication/Public Relations, Technology, Housing

Skill(s): Interpersonal Communication, Creative Thinking, Self-Motivation, Creating, Designing

Training / Work Condtions

Training Details: Shelter Movers volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete an interview process, sign a confidentiality agreement, obtain a police reference check, and attend a Trauma-Informed Care Orientation session. Graphic Designers will also get role-specific training.
Working Conditions: This is a work from home, virtual volunteer position.
Accessibility: Accessible work space
Transportation: NONE Needed

Time Commitment

Duration: 4 - 6 months
Approximately 3-5 hours a week. A 6 month commitment is strongly preferred.

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Volunteer Services Team
Southwestern Ontario,
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1454 King Street East, Unit 3
Kitchener ON N2G 2N7

Phone: 519 742 8610

Monday - Thursday
9 am - 4 pm
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