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Volunteering with Editors Toronto

 

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.

Editors Toronto depends on volunteers, and we have a range of volunteer opportunities for our members. Some, like executive positions, are for fixed terms. Others are of shorter duration and even ad hoc. We are looking for everything from writers for BoldFace to greeters for our monthly program meetings. Below are descriptions of the positions for which we regularly need volunteers.  

(For more details about volunteering with Editors Canada, please see the national volunteer policy.)

Call for Volunteers
Please take some time to read through our volunteer opportunities. If you’re interested in any of them or if you don't see the volunteer opportunity you’re looking for, contact the Editors Toronto vice-chair at toronto_br_vice-chair@editors.ca to get more information and talk about how you’d like to get involved.

Program Meetings
Every fourth Tuesday of the month, we offer an informative and entertaining program on topics that range from editing Giller prize–winning authors to editing graphic novels to editing Indigenous writing. It takes team effort to carry these events off without a hitch, and volunteers ensure that our meetings run smoothly. Monthly program meetings offer several volunteering opportunities: greeter, non-members admissions collector, raffle ticket seller, and room arranger for set-up and teardown.

Greeters 
Welcome fellow members and visitors to the program meetings and direct them inside the venue. A great way to get to know people!

Non-members Admissions Collector
Collect admissions from non-members, provide receipts to guests, and distribute information about Editors Toronto and Editors Canada events and initiatives.

Raffle Ticket Seller
All proceeds from the raffle go into our programs budget and help pay for the speakers, provide cutting-edge development opportunities for our members, and support worthy charities. Your help in selling raffle tickets contributes greatly to furthering these goals.

Room Arranger for Set-up and Teardown 
At every program meeting, our room needs to be set up and then rearranged back as a boardroom after the program. This involves setting up chairs before the meeting and stacking them afterwards, folding and removing the tables to clear the space and then putting them back in their original arrangement. A great way to do a little physical work in your busy life of editing.    

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

BoldFace
Copy editors are always welcome, but it’s writers who keep the branch blog vibrant and relevant. Tackle a writing assignment, copy edit a post, or submit your own proposal. Learn more.

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

Program Article Writers
Give fellow members who couldn’t make it to the meeting insights into the program by writing an article for BoldFace.

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

Word On The Street (WOTS)
Volunteer for a shift to help manage our booth at WOTS. Engage the public about Editors Toronto and Editors Canada, and the editing profession more generally. A great way to spend a September Sunday at Harbourfront with other Editors Toronto members.

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

Editors Toronto Executive Committee
The Editors Toronto executive committee is elected in May at the branch Annual General Meeting. Nominees for the next executive committee are recruited throughout the year.

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

Other Opportunities
Occasionally we require additional assistance for special events. This may include greeting and orienting the panellists before program meetings, providing book-sale table assistance, and performing microphone duties during Q&As. Our vice-chair sends out a call to members when we need additional volunteers. Get involved with your local branch. We'd love to have you!

 

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