Humane Education Community Awareness Ambassador

The Humane Education Program allows the GTHS to connect with youth in our community and teach them about empathy, compassion, and responsible pet ownership / animal interactions, by focusing on the human-animal bond. In 2023, 4000 youth participated in the Humane Education Program – building skills in social and emotional development.

The Humane Education Community Awareness Ambassador promotes awareness of the Humane Education Program and our innovative product offerings, as well as the impact this Program can have on youth between the ages of 7-18.

Humane Education Community Awareness Ambassadors report to the Humane Education Coordinator and depending on their assigned activities may occasionally work in partnership with the Communications & Marketing Coordinator or the Fundraising Coordinator. HE Community Awareness Ambassadors are responsible for promoting the Humane Education Program’s courses and awareness of the Program as a whole, within the community and beyond, by using their networking, communication, social media and marketing skills.
Time Commitment
All HE Volunteers attend monthly (virtual or in-person) meetings of approximately 1 hour in length. Volunteering from home: approximately 2-4 hours per week; volunteer sets their own schedule and must have own computer or tablet and telephone to perform volunteer duties. Volunteering within the community: 4-6 hours on an ad hoc basis (mainly during the daytime on Saturdays) and must have access to transportation.
Roles and Responsibilities
May include:
  • Participate in virtual / in-person meetings
  • Promote existence of Humane Education Program, its mission / intent and impact through all available channels within the community and beyond
  • Attend local farmers’ / artisan markets and/or GTHS events to promote HE Program and liaise with the Fundraising Coordinator
  • Meet with / liaise with schools, youth groups and educators to incite interest in the HE Program
  • Research suitable social media groups to connect with
  • Liaise with fellow HE Volunteers for ideas and support, and to avoid duplication of contact with potentially interested parties or media groups
  • Assist with the development of social media posts and liaise with the HE Coordinator and the Communications & Marketing Coordinator
  • Assist with the creation of posters and buck-slips
  • Distribute posters for display at suitable venues across the community
  • Draft press releases for approval by the HE Coordinator and the Communications & Marketing Coordinator
  • Gather HE Program data, including demographics, contact information and testimonials
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Vulnerable persons police check
  • Comfortable working within a team and independently
  • Communication and networking skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Marketing and promotional skills of any kind is an asset
  • Committed to the vision, mission, and values of the GTHS
  • Ability to promote compassion and empathy for all living things
  • Willingness to learn about animal welfare, animal cruelty laws and Ministry of Education curriculum links
Additional qualifications / requirements based on HE activities undertaken:
  • Excellent spelling and written word skills, with an eye for accuracy
  • Versed in a variety of social media platforms
  • Graphic design experience is useful
  • Own computer or tablet and telephone
  • Access to transportation
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time (at markets / events)

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