Interested in volunteering with us?

Looking for a way to give back to your community and make a difference in the lives of children and youth? Our organization runs 100% on the efforts of dedicated volunteers who believe in our mission and are passionate about promoting creative literacy.

As a volunteer with our organization, you’ll gain valuable experience and make meaningful connections with others who share your passion for creative literacy.

All positions are virtual. No travelling is required.

Interested candidates, please submit your résumé to [email protected]. Together, we can create waves of change.

In-Person Write It 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 at a public library. Join our dedicated team of facilitators.

  • Place: South West Branch
  • Address: 8405 Financial Drive, Brampton
  • Date: July 13, 20, 27
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

  • Place: Cyril Clark Library
  • Address: 20 Loafer Lake Lane, Brampton
  • Date: August 10, 17, 24
  • Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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

  • Deliver the Write It Workshop Series to children aged 8-14 years
  • 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

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: Each workshop is one hour long. You should arrive at the library half hour before starting of each workshop.

 

Grant Researcher/ Writer

Embark on a rewarding journey with Ripple Foundation, an 100% volunteer-run Canadian educational charity dedicated to youth literacy. We are excited to seek a dynamic, enterprising, and adept Grant Researcher/Writer to join our dynamic team. This role offers the unique opportunity to combine your writing flair and drive for societal impact. You will collaborate with our Director of Partnerships, creating persuasive grant proposals to secure funding for Ripple's transformative community programs.

 

As our Grant Researcher/Writer, you will be entrusted with the following:

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conducting rigorous research to identify potential funding opportunities from diverse sources, including corporate, family, and charitable foundation grants.
  • Crafting and editing persuasive grant proposals that align with the objectives of grant-making organizations.
  • Establishing and managing a comprehensive funding opportunity database.
  • Preparing and collating necessary documentation for grant applications, including letters, proposals, budgets, and presentations.
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with grant contacts and program officers.
  • Managing a submission calendar to ensure all letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports are submitted in a timely manner.

What we’re looking for:

  • Excellent writing, analytical and research skills are essential.
  • Must be able to work well under pressure, synthesize information, and communicate compellingly and succinctly.
  • Proven proficiency in professional writing experience.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to work independently.
  • 2-5 years of relevant experience.

What’s in it for you?

  • Make a significant impact in the field of youth literacy.
  • Join a passionate team committed to making a difference in our communities.
  • Access to networking opportunities within the broader educational and non-profit sector.
  • Gain hands-on experience in grant research and writing, skills highly valued in the non-profit and academic sectors.
  • Play a pivotal role in providing resources that empower the next generation of readers and writers.
  • The satisfaction of knowing your work contributes directly to the promotion of literacy and creative thinking among Canadian youth.

Volunteer Commitment: 3-5 hours per week

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Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Students can earn volunteer hours.

Wave Blog Contributor

Are you a creative person that loves to write? We are looking for students in grades 8-12 to share their opinions and experiences on various topics that matter to youth through engaging and authentic blog posts for Wave Blog.

 

As a Wave Blogger, your role and responsibility are to:

  • Write blog posts that are personal and authentic, reflecting your opinions and experience, but relevant to other students as well
  • Create original content in liaison with our editorial team
  • Write and edit concisely for clarity and accuracy
  • Share the blog using your own personal social media accounts
  • Suggest keywords for your post

Here’s what we’re looking for:

  • You are insightful, creative, and love to inspire others
  • You possess excellent communication and written English skills, including grammar and spelling
  • You pay attention to detail
  • You have exceptional organizational skills
  • You can commit to deadlines

Posts on our blog must fit one of the following categories:

  • Books: Book reviews or recommendations
  • Creative Writing: Blog posts that have to do with creative writing, whether it’s tips or inspirational
  • FlashbackAn experience or personal life event that made an impact on you
  • Fresh: A new and different perspective when looking at any given topic
  • View: Reflections on your personal points of view, opinion, and experiences

You can earn up to 5 volunteer hours per blog – this includes the writing deadline and any required revisions while working with our publisher and editor to finalize your piece. Ripple Foundation reserves the right not to publish any content that does not meet its required criteria.

 

If you are interested in contributing to our blog, please send your resume along with a sample blog or article you’ve written to [email protected]