Heritage // Performance // Theatre // Music 


Heritage

Organization name: Oakville Historical Society
Organization website: www.oakvillehistory.org ;
Brief description about organization: Preserving,discovering, promoting and sharing Oakville's historical heritage
Volunteer job title: Audio file Reporter
Volunteer job description: Collect stories for our memory book or Newsletters from long time residents who prefer this method rather than writing their stories.
Primary responsibilities: Conducting such interviews with personel at a mutually convenient time and place. These audio files would then be transferred to our records for transcription.
Qualifications: A knowledge of audio devices-we have a digital voice recorder for this purpose, and comfortable at encouraging people to tell their stories.
Benefits offered: Bring out the secret journalist in you! Contributing to preserving the history of our Town and its seniors.
Time commitment: Whatever you can manage, most interviews need at least 1-2 hours to get going
Location: Oakville Historical Society Office at 110 King Street Oakville OR wherever mutually convenient to you both
Contact info (name, email, phone): Mary Davidson -mary.davidson2@bell.net 905-842-6935
Best way to contact: email
Deadline to contact organization: anytime- ongoing project

Organization name: Oakville Historical Society
Organization website: www.oakvillehistory.org
Brief description about organization: Preserving the history of Oakville since 1953
Volunteer job title: House Plaques Inventory Compiler
Volunteer job description: Get to know your town one street at a time-walk the street and fill in the information regarding the House Plaques
Primary responsibilities: Photograph each Plaque and note the state of repair also note on your record if no plaque at that particular address
Qualifications: Ability to walk and have a device which takes photographs
Benefits offered: Great for people who like to be outside & contributing to Oakville's historic districts
Time commitment: Whatever you can spare - can be done whenever you have time
Location: Streets in and around downtown Oakville and some other neighbourhoods
Contact info (name, email, phone): Mary Davidson, mary.davidson2@bell.net 905-842-6935
Best way to contact: email best, or phone -leave a message & I will get back to you
Deadline to contact organization: No deadline, an ongoing project. You will need to come into the Offices to set up the details. We are open Tues & Thurs. 1-4:30pm

Organization name: Oakville Historical Society
Organization website: www.oakvillehistory.org   
Brief description about organization: Volunteers preserving, promoting, sharing Oakville's history
Volunteer job title: Recording Acquisitions received by the public for our records
Volunteer job description: Follow prescribed directions, assess acquisitions for the collection and then follow up on procedures to record for future digitization.
Primary responsibilities: Attending the Office on Tuesday and Thursday 1-4:pm or as available on these days to perform the described duties
Qualifications: Ability to record details, co-operate with others involved in the process of describing, scanning, filing the acquisitions received
Benefits offered: An intimate knowledge of the history of the people of Oakville through letters, photographs, ephemera
Time commitment: As much as you can volunteer on Tuesdays, Thursdays from 1-4:30pm.
Location: 110 King Street, Oakville, On. L6J 1B1
Contact info (name, email, phone): Mary Davidson, mary.davidson2@bell.net, 905-842-6935
Best way to contact: email
Deadline to contact organization: anytime

Organization name: Oakville Historical Society
Organization website: www.oakvillehistory.org
Brief description about organization: Volunteers preserving,promoting, sharing Oakville's history
Volunteer job title: Ghost Walks Street Character
Volunteer job description: Students/adults to dress up in costume and have a script for interaction with "Walking Group" to provide extra atmosphere to the walks
 Primary responsibilities: Attend Walks when you are booked to be there-know the name of the"Lead Ghost" on your walk and have some conversation ready.
Qualifications A willingness to a part of a fun group activity
Benefits offered: Hone your acting skills, learn a little of the Town's history
Time commitment: There are 3 walks per evening, each 1 hour long - but you will not be required to be out the whole hour. Choose how much time you can give -1,2 or all 3 walks .
Location: Start and end at the Oakville Historical Society Offices at 110 King Street, Oakville On. L6J 1Bl
Contact info (name, email, phone): Wendy Belcher, wendypan@usa.net, phone:905-844-4194;OR Mary Davidson, mary.davidson2@bell.net Phone: 905-842-6935
Best way to contact: e-mail
Deadline to contact organization: October 1st, 2016

Organization name: Oakville Historical Society
Organization website: www.oakvillehistory.org   
Brief description about organization: Promoting & Preserving Oakville's History
Volunteer job title: Ghost Walk Catering Host
Volunteer job description: Prepare & serve up refreshments at the Offices to participants (cookies & hot chocolate/cider) on return from walks.
Primary responsibilities: Set out recyclable cups, tray of cookies, heat drinks on stove and serve up in jugs. Clear away empties & prepare same for next group of "walkers".
Qualifications: Cheerful appearance, dress up if you wish in costume, careful around stove and hot drinks.
Benefits offered: Catch glimpse of history, enjoy time out with others.
Time commitment: Walks are 1 hour in length, 3 per night from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. You can choose how many hours you can attend, 1,2 or all 3 walks.
Location: 110 King Street, Oakville, On. L6J 1B1
Contact info (name, email, phone): Mary Davidson, mary.davidson2@bell.net, 905-842-6935
Best way to contact: email
Deadline to contact organization: October 1st, 2016




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Organization name: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Organization website: http://www.oakvillecentre.ca/
Brief description about organization: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Volunteer job title: Coat Check Attendant
Volunteer job description: As a Coat Check Attendant you care for audience belongings, managing the careful storage and retrieval of personal effects.  The primary purpose of the position is to offer to collect guest belongings, take the appropriate fee, and issue claim tickets while providing prompt, courteous and professional service.
Time commitment: Minimum availability of 3 shifts per month. Shifts last approximately 4 hours depending on length of the performance.
Location: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Contact info (name, email, phone): Kristina Paolucci, Kristina.paolucci@oakville.ca, (905) 338-4161 ext. 3237


Organization name: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Organization website: http://www.oakvillecentre.ca/
Brief description about organization: We will be starting a volunteer program for ushers and coat check attendants.
Volunteer job title: Usher
Volunteer job description: Welcome and Direct patrons to the correct seat and provide them with the proper information required for a “red carpet experience”.  The mandate is to attentively assist and ensure a pleasant and safe experience to the public attending performances.  Providing good customer service is the main focus of the Front of House team.
Time commitment: Must be available for a minimum of 3 shifts a month. Shifts are approximately 4 hours.
Location: The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts - 130 Navy Street, Oakville, ON, L6J 2Z4
Contact info (name, email, phone): Kristina Paolucci, Kristina.paolucci@oakville.ca, (905) 338-4161 ext. 3237


 

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Theatre

Organization name: Oakville Improv
Organization website: www.oakvilleimprov.com
Brief description about organization: A theatre company devoted to improvisational theatre for the benefit of the town of Oakville.
Volunteer job title: Assistant to Stage Manager
Volunteer job description: Taking on one specific area of set up as directed by the Stage Manager, such as: setting up theatre prior to the show, box office duties, audience liaison, ushering - or other duties as assigned.|
Primary responsibilities: Doing these assigned tasks with efficiency, safety and focus (no cell phone use) Qualifications: Some experience and interest in theatre, attention to detail and ability to listen and perform specific instructions
Benefits offered: mentoring in theatrical production, complementary tickets available from time to time to volunteers.
Time commitment: 3 hours per show.
Location: QEPCCC 2302 Bridge Road, Oakville
Contact info (name, email, phone): amy@oakvilleimprov.com
Best way to contact: email
Deadline to contact organization: not applicable

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Music

Organization name: Musikay
Organization website: www.musikay.ca
Brief description about organization: Musikay is a professional choir presenting engaging and captivating performances of classical music.
Volunteer job title: Production/Stage Management
Volunteer job description: Set-up and tear down performance venue. Assist with instruments, chairs, stands, etc. as necessary. Coordinate with concert locations for availability and performance details as necessary
Qualifications: Attention to detail. Reliable. Must be physically able to move equipment.
Benefits offered: Free concert ticket.
Time commitment: 2-3 hours per event.
Location: Oakville
Contact info (name, email, phone): Diane Potvin, volunteer@musikay.ca
Best way to contact: Email
Deadline to contact organization: Ongoing.

Organization name: Musikay
Organization website: www.musikay.ca
Brief description about organization: Musikay is a professional choir presenting engaging and captivating performances of classical music.
Volunteer job title: Front of House Volunteer
Volunteer job description: Welcome patrons. Manage tickets sales. Distribute programs. Assist with patron data compilation. Assist with receptions.
Qualifications: Customer service and data entry experience are assets. Able to deal with individuals as well as groups in a friendly manner.
Benefits offered: A free concert ticket.
Time commitment: Approximately 4 hours per event. November 8, 2014, December 20, 2014, and April 18, 2015. ?:00 pm to 10:00 pm.
Location: Downtown Oakville
Contact info (name, email, phone): Diane Potvin, volunteer@musikay.ca
Best way to contact: Email
Deadline to contact organization: Ongoing

Organization name: Musikay
Organization website: www.musikay.ca
Brief description about organization: Musikay is a professional choir presenting engaging and captivating performances of classical music.
Volunteer job title: Marketing Volunteer
Volunteer job description: Contribute to blog, update website with latest news, write emails for patrons, and prepare other promotional writing.
Qualifications: Excellent writing skills, blogging experience, knowledge of classical music.
Benefits offered: Regular blogging opportunity. Experience within a professional arts organization. Free concerts.
Time commitment: 4 hours per month
Location: Work from your own home.
Contact info (name, email, phone): Diane Potvin, volunteer@musikay.ca
Best way to contact: Email
Deadline to contact organization: Ongoing

Organization name: Musikay
Organization website: www.musikay.ca
Brief description about organization: Musikay is a professional choir presenting engaging and captivating performances of classical music.
Volunteer job title: Promotion volunteer
Volunteer job description: Distribute promotional material in predesignated areas.
Qualifications: Outgoing personality an asset.
Benefits offered: A free concert ticket.
Time commitment: 2 hours per month
Location: Oakville
Contact info (name, email, phone): Diane Potvin, volunteer@musikay.ca
Best way to contact: Email
Deadline to contact organization: Ongoing

Organization name: Musikay
Organization website: www.musikay.ca
Brief description about organization: A free concert ticket. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop new skills and to contribute to their cultural community.
Volunteer job title: Music and a Meal Liaison
Volunteer job description: Music and a Meal is a cross-promotional partnership between Musikay and local restaurants. Concert-goers receive meal discounts and restaurant patrons received concert ticket discounts.
Primary responsibilities: Liaise with Music and a Meal program partners. Provide promotional material to restaurants. Ensure consistency in program adherence . Seek new program partners.
Qualifications: Access to transportation required. Sales experience an asset.
Benefits offered: A free concert ticket. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop new skills and to contribute to their cultural community.
Time commitment: 3-5 hours per month
Location: Oakville
Contact info (name, email, phone): Diane Potvin, volunteer@musikay.ca
Best way to contact: Email
Deadline to contact organization: Ongoing

Organization name: Musikay
Organization website: www.musikay.ca
Brief description about organization: Musikay is a professional choir presenting engaging and captivating performances of classical music.
Volunteer job title: Grant researcher
Volunteer job description: Searching for suitable grant opportunities for a not-for-profit professional music organization.
Qualifications: Computer/internet skills. Data management skills (ability to compile grant information in a spreadsheet). Comfortable contacting granting agencies for information and clarification.
Benefits offered: A free concert ticket. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop new skills and to contribute to their cultural community.
Time commitment: Approximately 5 hours per month.
Location: Work from your own home.
Contact info (name, email, phone): Stéphane Potvin, volunteer@musikay.ca
Best way to contact: Email
Deadline to contact organization: Ongoing

Organization name: Musikay
Organization website: www.musikay.ca
Brief description about organization: Musikay is a professional choir presenting engaging and captivating performances of classical music.
Volunteer job title: Classical Music Blogger
Volunteer job description: Write blog posts for Musikay's website. Topics to include specific pieces and surrounding information, composers' biographies and events surrounding the composition of a work, etc.
Qualifications: Classical music background and knowledge required. Blogging experience. Social media writing. Journalism experience and asset.
Benefits offered: A free concert ticket. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop new skills and to contribute to their cultural community.
Time commitment: Approximately 3 hours per month
Location: From your own home
Contact info (name, email, phone): Stéphane Potvin, volunteer@musikay.ca
Best way to contact: Email
Deadline to contact organization: Ongoing

Organization name: Musikay
Organization website: www.musikay.ca
Brief description about organization: Musikay is a professional choir presenting engaging and captivating performances of classical music.
Volunteer job title: Grant writer
Volunteer job description: Writing grant applications for a not-for-profit professional music organization
Qualifications: 3-5 years writing experience. Not-for-profit experience an asset. Candidates with arts organization experience will be given preference. Attention to detail. Time management skills. Candidate must be comfortable contacting grantors for information.
Benefits offered: A free concert ticket. Volunteers have the opportunity to develop new skills and to contribute to their cultural community.
Time commitment: 7 hours per month
Location: From you own home
Contact info (name, email, phone): Diane Potvin
Best way to contact: volunteer@musikay.ca or 905-825-9740
Deadline to contact organization: Ongoing 


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