Community Outreach Intern Job Description

The Community Outreach Intern will be responsible for coordinating the Centre’s outreach efforts to socially-isolated older adults. This placement would best suit individuals who are passionate about community development and interested in gaining practical experience working with seniors.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Implement the Centre’s outreach program to socially isolated seniors. This will include maintaining a database of social housing units, local business, and community organizations and visiting these sites on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain the Centre’s Community Resources Database and develop a working knowledge of community resources available for seniors.
  • Help connect seniors to community resources or refer them to the Centre’s Information and Referral Program.
  • Communicate and work effectively with the Executive Director, Office Administrator, and Program Coordinator.
  • We operate as a small, collaborative team. As such, some other tasks may be required, such as help with daily programs and special events.

Qualifications

  • An outgoing personality and good interpersonal communication skills.
  • An interest in working with older adults and a good understanding of the social and physical barriers to activity experienced by older adults.
  • Excellent planning, organizational, and time management skills, with an ability to multitask and handle a variety of tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff, volunteers, and older adult Centre members of diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Benefits & Training

  • Intern will receive a one day orientation at the start of their internship, as well as on-going support and feedback from their supervisor.
  • Intern will have access to all staff training opportunities.
  • Intern will gain practical experience and professional skills in a non-profit, grassroots environment.
  • Intern will have an opportunity to be directly involved in community development and make a lasting, meaningful impact on the lives of older adults in our community.
  • Intern will be a part of a positive, supportive, and close-knit community.
  • Reference letters will be available for interns at the end of their internships.

Assets

  • Ability to speak a language other than English.
  • Class 5 Drivers License and access to a vehicle.