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Empathy Squad *VIRTUAL* Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators by Fixt Point Arts and Media

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Volunteer Position Name / Role: Empathy Squad *VIRTUAL* Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators by Fixt Point Arts and Media
Date Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Organization Name: FIXT POINT Arts & Media
Organization Contact: Meryl Ochoa
5192742322
empathysquad@fixtpoint.com
Why you might want to consider taking this opportunity: Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders aged 18-30 years): Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, 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.

Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community.
Type of Organization: Arts and Culture
More Info Link: https://www.fixtpoint.com/
Volunteer type position is suitable for:
  • Adult (18 +)
Duties / Roles / Activities: 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.
The training program is virtual, and open to applicants across Canada.
See full program schedule (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply)
Sample Tasks:
Dates & Times:
  • Evening
  • Weekend
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): No
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: Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Areas of Interest:
  • Culture / Heritage / Museum
  • Arts / Creative Activities / Design
  • Volunteer from Home
Skills / Experience: Information Sessions

Register for an information session on Zoom to familiarize yourself with the Empathy Squad, its session format, and its facilitators.

Wednesday, July 13th 2022: 6PM - 7PM ET. Register here.
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYoc-6sqjsjE9I4ll-TxBbMzpjEYsdHGLgC

Tuesday, July 19th 2022: 8PM - 9PM ET. Register here.
https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvf-2tqzsuH9RsmEaqOco9k_8QzIJeb4y2
Apply (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply)
Please fill out the Empathy Squad Application Form found on our website https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply

Application deadline: August 1, 2022

Cohort 11: September to December 2022
Cohort 12: January to March 2023

Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.
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