Interesting in volunteering with us?

Ripple Foundation is a Canadian educational charity that is 100% volunteer-run. Ripple creates and delivers free community programs advocating creative literacy among children and youth. We are always looking for like-minded people who are willing to donate their time and skills. Currently, we have three programs: Kids Write 4 Kids, Write It Workshops and Wave Blog.

All positions are virtual. No travelling 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.

Email Marketing Manager

We are looking for an Email Marketing Manager to work with PR and social media team to create email campaigns. You will be responsible for email marketing strategy, including writing email copy, managing the email database, and creating email campaigns in SendGrid to deploy the email.

As an email marketing manager, your role and responsibility are to:

  • Write error-free email copy and subject lines for email campaigns
  • Manage and maintain email database to ensure the database is up to date
  • Work with PR and social media team to create an email calendar
  • Create and set up email campaigns in SendGrid
  • Test and deploy campaigns at a high level of accuracy
  • Ensure everything you produce is high-quality, consistent and on-brand

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • 3+ years of digital marketing or email marketing experience
  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Editorial background with copy-editing skills is a plus
  • Experience with HTML/CSS
  • SendGrid or relevant software knowledge preferred
  • Self-starter with the ability to problem-solve
  • Detail-oriented and organize

Estimated Volunteer Hours: 10 hours per month

Graphic Designer for Wave Blog

We are looking for a graphic designer for our Wave Blog. You will be responsible for creating original visual images to accompany each blog post to engage users to read.

As a graphic designer, your role and responsibility are to:

  • Create original visual images to accompany each blog post
  • Work with our editorial team to brainstorm creative images for each blog post
  • Provide visual image to social media team to use for sharing
  • Ensure everything you produce is high-quality, consistent, on-brand and beautiful

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • One or more years of experience as a graphic designer
  • Proficiency in software to create visuals such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, Sketch, etc.…
  • Creative and resourceful
  • Familiar with websites to source free images
  • Ability to work with team members to give and receive feedback
  • Ability to multi-task, be self-motivated, determine priorities, and work to deadlines

Estimated Volunteer Hours: 10 hours per month

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.