Current Volunteer Opportunities

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Position title: Virtual Volunteer (Twitter) 
Interest Area: Communications
Responsibilities: Re-tweet and/or quote tweets from @cara-acaar on a weekly basis with the goal of raising awareness of CARA in support of our programs, services, membership and volunteer goals.
Hours: 15 minutes/week, minimum 3 month commitment please 
Travel Required: No

Optional Training providedTwitter basics webinar and free registration for the Advanced Twitter webinar

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Position title: Research Administration Certificate Program Ambassador 
Interest Area: Professional Development & Communications
Responsibilities: Educate fellow research administrators about the Research Administration Certificate opportunity at Mohawk College through blog posts, CARA Connection articles, social media and/or in person presentations at institutions and conferences. For members in southern Ontario, you could organize a presentation by CARA and Mohawk staff at your institution. CARA has a slide deck available and you could present at your institution or others in your area.
Hours: 30 minutes/month
Travel Required: No

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Position title: LinkedIn Community Curator
Interest Area: Communications
Responsibilities: Post articles and links relevant to our community, catalyze discussions, comment on posts on a weekly basis.
Hours: 30 minutes/month
Travel Required: No

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Position title: Contributing Editor
Interest Area: Communications (Writing/Editing)
Responsibilities: Solicit, write and edit articles for CARA’s bi-monthly newsletter. Working as part of the newsletter team, you write articles in your area of expertise and recruit diverse writers to publish in the CARA Connection. Please see https://cara-acaar.ca/volunteer/CARAConnectionCommittee
Hours: 1+ hour/month
Travel Required: No

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Position title: Webinar Presenter
Interest Area: Professional Development
Responsibilities: Develop and present a webinar in your particular area of expertise. CARA coordinates the advertising, scheduling and webinar platform. Presenters submit an abstract and bio for review by the Chair, Professional Development and for advertising. Presenter does a systems test prior to the webinar and the webinar is moderated by the CARA Program Coordinator (please contact kantonidescara@gmail.com for a list of topics).
Hours: 1 hour webinar plus preparation time. Webinars are scheduled to speaker convenience.
Travel Required: No

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Position title: Mentor 
Interest Area: Professional Development
Responsibilities:  Mentor a fellow CARA member one-on-one via email and telephone. Share your career story and expertise and provide coaching and encouragement to someone newer to our profession. Mentee identifies areas for mentorship. CARA also provides an application to help you identify ways you can assist your mentee and suggests topics for which mentees are seeking mentorship.
Hours: 1-2 hours/month
Travel Required: No, but you may be able to meet your mentee at the National Conference.

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Position title: On-site Conference Volunteer, Registration
Interest Area: Membership Engagement
Responsibilities: Meet fellow CARA members with a warm greeting when they arrive to register. Provide directions to session room needed.
Travel Required: You must attending the 2020 conference

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Position title: On-site Conference Volunteer, Reception
Interest Area: Membership Engagement
Responsibilities: Meet fellow CARA members by greeting them when they arrive at the reception and introducing them to fellow members.
Travel Required: You must be attending the 2020 conference

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Position title: On-site Conference Volunteer, CARA Booth
Interest Area: Membership Engagement
Responsibilities: Greet and assist fellow CARA members when they visit the CARA booth. Share information about CARA programs and resources, sell raffle tickets.
Hours: 1+ at various times throughout the conference depending on your availability
Travel Required: You must be attending the 2020 conference

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Position title: On-site Conference Volunteer, Raffle ticket sales
Interest Area: Membership Engagement, Fundraising
Responsibilities: Sell raffle tickets to conference attendees.
Hours: 1+ as available
Travel Required: You must be attending the 2020 conference

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Position title: Exhibitor liaison
Interest Area: Partner Engagement
Responsibilities: Visit exhibitors, thank them for attending CARA, inquire if they need anything and facilitate them getting what they need from CARA or hotel staff.
Hours: 1+ as available
Travel Required: You must be attending the 2020 conference

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Position title: Awards Committee Member
Interest Area: Professional Excellence and Recognition
Responsibilities: Depending on the number of award nominations and committee members, each member will review and rank all nominations for one or several awards. This committee requires no meetings, review is done blind by each committee member in December.
Hours: 1-2 hours in December
Travel Required: No

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For all of these opportunities, please contact: Kaleb Antonides kantonidescara@gmail.com

Thank you for considering volunteering with CARA!