Volunteer with Us!

The Oakville Chamber Orchestra (OCO) relies on the passion and generosity of volunteers who contribute a collective 12,000+ hours per year helping us bring cultural enrichment to our community! The OCO neevolunteer_haltonds extra hands, especially for event promotion and organizing. Volunteering with the OCO is a great way to achieve quite a number of volunteer hours in a weekend. To find out more, please refer to the details provided on the Volunteer Halton website.       Do you have a fundraising, marketing or social media background?  Or a successful career in sales or stakeholder management?  The OCO is looking for a well connected (preferably), experienced team player to be effective in a fundraising and donor cultivation portfolio.  Be a part of a high performance, cohesive team that is dedicated to keeping the Oakville Chamber Orchestra consistently exceptional and relevant in Oakville. Inquire about joining our high-impact Board of Directors today! BOD team  

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CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS

Job Description

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION VOLUNTEER

This is a high profile, exciting volunteer position for an experienced marketing pro and for an associate

• Responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive multi-channel marketing strategy that helps achieve objectives approved by the Board
• Helps develop, execute and manage OCO’s brand, social media, website, publications, marketing, advertising, and communications in a proactive and strategic manner
• Success is measured by achieving increasing levels of recognition of OCO leading to a target number of concert attendees and associated revenues
• A passion for music and previous experience in event organizing is desirable
• This position reports to the President

This is a volunteer position. Some work can be achieved remotely. Kindly submit your CV and a letter indicating interest and motivation in seeking this position to the Administrator Officer OAKVILLE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THIS CAN BE ACHIEVED REMOTELY

• Work closely with the Director Marketing and the Administrative Officer to help achieve the objectives of the Board as implemented by the Music and other Directors.
• Help manage various social media channels for the OCO.
• Amplify key messages via social media, attract qualified followers, drive engagement and increase participation in events and campaigns. You will stay on top of industry trends, company or customer stories, and breaking news to seize opportunities to strategically inject OCO into timely news articles and social discussions.
• Establish, monitor, analyze and communicate PR/social media targets and results. You have impeccable writing skills and a learned understanding of engaging and interacting with different social media communities.
• Understand social metrics and are able to identify the ‘so what?’ behind them as you’ll be reporting on insights development and some measure the success of our campaigns.

What can you expect to do?
• Be Curious and constantly seek creativity
• monitor social media accounts and respond to questions and comments
• be highly familiar with the tone of the patron and be able to represent across social channels accordingly
• support the creation of monthly trend reports, campaign pulse reports and conduct sentiment analysis
• assist with the creation of organic content (ideation, creative development, copy-writing)
• support the management of the monthly content calendars
• participate in research and social listening to uncover insights for strategic planning
• provide thought-starters into new & emerging trends and how they might be applied to current projects and campaigns
• bring value based upon your experience and interests within the Arts social and advertising space

This is a volunteer position. Some work can be achieved remotely. Kindly submit your CV and a letter indicating interest and motivation in seeking this position to the Administrator Officer at mail@oakvillechamber.org.

Benefits:

  • Work from home opportunities
  • Company events 
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Volunteer, Apprenticeship

Job Description

VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBER – FUNDRAISING DIRECTOR

We are looking for a key board member interested in a hands-on role in Fundraising / Sponsor Development and relationship building; collaborating with a Board of Directors; working on Committees; grant writing.

Our organization is based in Oakville. This position requires a commitment of about 5 hours per week and attendance at board meetings about 8 times per year. Some work can be accomplished remotely.

This is a volunteer position. Kindly submit your CV and a letter indicating interest and motivation in seeking this position to the Administrator Officer at mail@oakvillechamber.org.

Benefits:

  • Work from home opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress
  • Company events

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Volunteer, Apprenticeship

Job Description

CONCERT AND PROMOTION VOLUNTEER

St. Simon’s Anglican Church (1450 Litchfield Rd.) and St. John’s United (262 Randall St.) Oakville

4-5 hours on concert dates (Saturday and Sunday) focused on two areas:
– Usher audience members into the Church, provide programs and sometimes assist in seating more elderly audience members.
– Assist in staging of concerts, moving piano, chairs and stands before and clearing chairs after the concert, etc.

We are looking for volunteers with an interest in:
– understanding how an orchestra concert is presented
– providing excellent customer service to OCO patrons
– helping set up the stage & box office before concerts and tear-down post-concert
– ushering and interacting with patrons
– assisting in raffle and soloist flower presentations
– assisting with intermission reception preparation, execution & clean-up

This is a volunteer position. Some work can be achieved remotely. Kindly submit your CV and a letter indicating interest and motivation in seeking this position to the Administrator Officer at mail@oakvillechamber.org.

Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Company events 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Volunteer, Apprenticeship

Job Description

VOLUNTEER BOARD MEMBER – VICE PRESIDENT

The candidate would initially serve as a Director-at-Large or with a specific portfolio, with a groomed path towards the elected position of Vice President. The candidate must have a commitment to, and develop a clear understanding of the mission of the organization. He/she must have 5 to 8 hours per week for his/her primary duties as this groomed path allows him/her to become familiar with the strategic direction and the strengths of the organization.

The duties include:
– Developing a vision and strategic direction for the organization with a plan to achieve healthy growth
– Serving as a spokesperson for the organization
– Developing and maintaining relationships with new sponsors and advertisers
– Management and governance of the organization
– Developing agendas, chairing Board meetings, and organizing the annual general meeting
– Ensuring the monitoring and evaluating of the quality of collective and individual Board member performance
– Ensuring timely and effective performance of organizational functions necessary for the maintenance of not-for-profit charitable organization tax-related status.
– Ensuring the Board is meeting its obligations in relation to effective:
• organizational planning
• efficient and prudent financial management
• resource development and fundraising
• relationships with the community
• management of human resources
• management of responsive, quality programming

This is a volunteer position. Some work can be achieved remotely. Kindly submit your CV and a letter indicating interest and motivation in seeking this position to the Administrator Officer at mail@oakvillechamber.org.

Benefits:

  • Work from home opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress
  • Company events 

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Volunteer, Apprenticeship

Job Description

SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANT-VOLUNTEER POSITION

• Work closely with the Director Marketing and the Administrative Officer to help achieve the objectives of the Board as implemented by the Music and other Directors.

• Help manage various social media channels for the OCO.

• Amplify key messages via social media, attract qualified followers, drive engagement and increase participation in events and campaigns. You will stay on top of industry trends, company or customer stories, and breaking news to seize opportunities to strategically inject OCO into timely news articles and social discussions.

• Establish, monitor, analyze and communicate PR/social media targets and results. You have impeccable writing skills and a learned understanding of engaging and interacting with different social media communities.

• Understand social metrics and are able to identify the ‘so what?’ behind them as you’ll be reporting on insights development and some measure the success of our campaigns.

What can you expect to do?

• Be Curious and constantly seek creativity

• monitor social media accounts and respond to questions and comments

• be highly familiar with the tone of the patron and be able to represent across social channels accordingly

• support the creation of monthly trend reports, campaign pulse reports and conduct sentiment analysis

• assist with the creation of organic content (ideation, creative development, copywriting)

• support the management of the monthly content calendars

• participate in research and social listening to uncover insights for strategic planning

• provide thought-starters into new & emerging trends and how they might be applied to current projects and campaigns

• bring value based upon your experience and interests within the Arts social and advertising space

Benefits:

  • Work from home opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Casual dress
  • Company events

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary, Internship, Volunteer, Apprenticeship