Interesting in volunteering with us?

Ripple Foundation is a Canadian charitable organization that fosters and cultivates reading and writing in youth across Canada. Ripple creates and delivers community programs for children and youth nationwide to improve their reading and writing skills while harvesting creativity, a deeper literary understanding, and confidence.

As a 100% volunteer-led charitable organization, we are always looking for like-minded people who are willing to donate their time and skills. Learn more about our programs by browsing our website.

All our jobs are virtual. No traveling is required.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of the jobs posted, please send your resume here. For high school students, please visit our Youth Volunteer Opportunities.

Social Media Manager

We are looking for a passionate Social Media Manager. You will be responsible for developing and administering social media content that is designed to engage users that will lead to an increase of followers through our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

As a social media manager, your role and responsibility are to:

  • Manage a team that consists of a content creator and a designer to develop social media campaigns and support PR strategies
  • Listen, respond and engage an audience across all channels to improve engagement with followers
  • Work with our editorial calendar and communication strategy to come up with a promotional plan to keep post current and timely
  • Monitor social media accounts to provide quarterly updates

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A minimum of 3 years of direct work experience in social media management
  • Knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram platforms
  • Experience in Hootsuite is an asset
  • Excellent writing skills and the ability to craft content for social media spaces
  • A keen sense of what type of material is optimal for different types of social media platforms
  • Demonstrated initiative, creativity, and positive attitude
  • Ability to work independently with an ingrained sense of accountability to volunteer colleagues, and Ripple Foundation
  • Ability to multi-task, be self-motivated, determine priorities, and work to deadlines

Estimated Volunteer Hours: 3-5 hours per week

Virtual Writing Workshop Facilitator

Are you passionate about promoting literacy among children and youth? We are looking for facilitators to deliver our Write It Workshops for children aged 8-14 years on Zoom.

As a workshop facilitator, your role and responsibility are to:

  • Deliver the Write It Workshop Series to children aged 8-14 years via Zoom
  • Work with other volunteers during the delivery of the workshop
  • Attend an online training session with other volunteers
  • Collect feedback and comments from participants to be used for social media sharing
  • Provide feedback to the workshop manager

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • A Vulnerable Sector Check is required from the local police
  • Excellent communication skills that are effective with children
  • Engaging and positive interactions with children that maintain their attention
  • Patience in working with students of diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding
  • Interpersonal skills to interact with organization co-ordinators and other peers
  • Teaching experience is an asset
  • Experience with Zoom is an asset

What’s in it for you?

  • Make a difference in your community
  • Support children’s literacy and creativity
  • Gain experience working with children
  • Professional development for those who want to pursue a teaching career

Estimated Volunteer Hours: This is a low commitment and flexible based on your availability. Each workshop is 1 hour in length and takes place on a Saturday afternoon that starts at either 1 pm or 2 pm. All lesson plans and workshop activities are provided. Your time commitment is to participate in the initial online training sessions and familiarizing yourself with all the lesson plans and workshop activities.