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Ways to Volunteer

1. Join our Mailing List

We send out regular monthly emails as well as the occasional update.  This is your gateway to the EWB community.  You can sign up at the menu to the right. —–>

Want to go beyond email?  You can check us out on facebook and twitter, too!

 2. Socialize and Discuss

Attend one of our monthly Development Drinks nights.  We meet over drinks to socialize, network and discuss development or global issues.  This is a great way to meet new people in the organization.  View our upcoming events to find the next Development Drinks.

3. Become a Chapter Volunteer

There are always ways to help out in Edmonton.  We run several events every year, and they couldn’t happen without our amazing volunteers.  Some things we are always looking for help with:

Our annual gala fundraiser– Lend us a hand. From advertising and event planning, to ticket sales and silent auctions, there are positions small and large.

Our annual Run to End Poverty – Start a corporate team at your workplace, join our chapter team, or help with organization.

Become an EWB contact at your workplace – Pass on information about EWB events, invite us for a Lunch and Learn presentation.

Become a member of the chapter executive – Help run the day-to-day operations of our chapter or get involved in planning EWB’s national programs.

Join our Outreach team – Help prepare and present Lunch and Learn presentations, make connections with other organizations and make corporate contacts.

Something else? –Share your talents – if we’re missing something that you’ve got, contact us at edmonton@ewb.ca and let us know how we can use your talents!

Contact us at edmonton@ewb.ca if you would like to become a chapter volunteer!

4. Volunteer Overseas

There are two types of overseas volunteer programs you may be interested in: Professional Fellow and African Program Staff.

Professional fellowships consist of a four month placement in Sub-Saharan Africa, pre-departure training, and leadership in our Canadian chapters.  During their time overseas, professional fellows will work as an integral part of EWB’s African Programs(link to African Programs).  Upon return to Canada, professional fellows are expected to take on a leadership role in their local EWB community.

Typical annual timeline for a professional fellow:

Mid-January: Call for applications
Mid-February: Applications close
Late February: Application screening
Late February: Interviews
Early March: Selection
March to July: Foundation training in your spare time
Early August: Pre-departure training, Toronto, ON.
Mid-August to mid-December: Overseas placement
January to December: Canadian leadership commitment

To learn more about this program please click here

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