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Volunteering with the Toronto Branch

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The Editors Canada has a strong core of volunteers at both the national and branch levels. A benefit of membership, volunteering is an excellent opportunity to build your resumé, network with fellow editors, and develop new skills. And now, with the my rEwArds Card (launched in September 2012), you can earn great prizes, as well!

There are many ways to get involved as a volunteer, from writing for BoldFace to greeting members at meetings.

For more details about volunteering with the Editors Canada, please see the national volunteer policy. (Please note that this file is stored in the members-only area of the EAC website.)

Call for Volunteers

Editors Toronto is always looking for members to volunteer for a variety of roles. If you don't see the volunteer opportunity you’re looking for in the list below, contact the Editors Toronto vice-chair at toronto_br_vice-chair@editors.ca to talk about how you’d like to get involved.

Seminar Hosting

Help instructors set up, clean up, and run seminars, introduce the organization to non-members, and socialize with your fellow members—all while sitting in on seminars for free!

Contact: Seminars Chair,
toronto_br_seminars_chair@editors.ca

 

Mentoring 

Pair up with a new or transitioning editor looking for guidance and sage advice. Face-to-face meetings are not a requirement for a successful mentorship pairing.

Contact: Mentorship Committee,
toronto_mentorship@editors.ca 

Meeting Greeters

Welcome fellow members to the monthly branch meetings, collect payments, provide receipts to guests, and distribute information about EAC events and initiatives. A great way to get to know people!

Contact: Member Relations Chair,
toronto_br_membership_chair@editors.ca

 

Mentorship Committee

Help to match mentors with prospective mentees based on areas of mutual interest

Contact: Mentorship Committee
toronto_mentorship@editors.ca

Q & A Leaders

Share your knowledge about the association and the profession with new and potential members before the monthly branch meeting.

Contact: Member Relations Chair,
toronto_br_membership@editors.ca

 

Special Projects and Events 

Many things happen on a regular basis at Editors Toronto, but sometimes we need help with something special—from working miracles with a spreadsheet to planning a party. And we're always open to ideas.

Contact: Vice-Chair,
toronto_br_vice-chair@editors.ca

BoldFace

Copy editors, illustrators and photographers are always welcome, but it’s writers who keep the branch blog in business. Tackle a writing assignment or submit your own proposal. Learn more.

Contact: Editor-in-chief,
torontoblog@editors.ca

 

Ad Hoc Committees

Sometimes special events and projects require full-fledged committees. Recent examples include rates guidelines, nominations, conference, and strategic planning.

Contact: Vice-Chair,
toronto_br_vice-chair@editors.ca

Affaires francophones

Nous avons besoin de bénévoles francophones au niveau de la section Toronto et au niveau national. Si tu es un membre francophone et tu désires faire du bénévolat pour l’ACR, veuillez envoyer un courriel à la coordinatrice des affaires francophones pour la section Toronto, Nancy Foran, à toronto_br_past-chair@editors.ca

 

Branch Executive 
 
The branch executive is elected in May at the branch AGM. Nominees for the next executive committee are recruited throughout the year.

Contact: Past Chair,
toronto_br_past-chair@editors.ca

 

Seminars Committee 
 
Work with the seminars co-chairs to plan and execute the seminar season, help coordinate volunteers, and even help with new professional development initiatives.

Contact: Seminars Chair,
toronto_br_seminars_chair@editors.ca

 

Program Report Writers

Every fourth Tueseay the branch meeting includes an entertaining and informative program on topics that range from editing graphic novels to small business accounting to online search strategies. Give fellow members who couldn’t make it to the meeting insights into the program by writing the report, which is published either in the branch newsletter or online.

Contact: Program Chair,
toronto_br_program_chair@editors.ca