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Training Audio Storytellers & Podcast Creators

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Training Audio Storytellers & Podcast Creators
Date Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Organization Name: FIXT POINT Arts & Media
Organization Contact: Maddie Bautista
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders age 18-30)

Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, isolation, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.

Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.
Type of Organization: Arts and Culture
More Info Link:
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Youth
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You'll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.

Participants will:
- Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community;
- Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping, and audio-editing skills;
- Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection;
- Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation;
- Grow empathy from coast to coast through community-building dialogue.

Program details:
Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total. First group starts September 7, 2020. This program is virtual and can be completed from the comfort of your own home.

See full program schedule (


Application deadlines:
Cohort 4: August 20th, 2020
Cohort 5: TBA
Cohort 6: TBA
Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

This opportunity was made possible by the Canada Service Corps.

Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Evening
Seasonal: All Year
Location of Volunteer Activity:
  • Any Dufferin
  • Orangeville and area
  • Shelburne and area
  • Grand Valley and area
Wheelchair Accessibility: Yes
Can be used toward '40 Hours' for Highschool Graduation (OSSD): Yes
Does this opportunity relate to COVID-19: No
Commitment Length / Duration: Short Term (less than 3 months)
Training Required:
  • None
Transportation: Own Transportation Required
Expires: Thursday, August 20, 2020
Areas of Interest:
  • Culture / Heritage / Museum
  • Arts / Creative Activities / Design
  • Marketing / Communications / Public Relations
Skills / Experience: - Basic computer skills required
- Access to the internet required
- An eagerness to learn audio software and recording equipment required - we provide training and access to equipment!
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