Volunteer Grant Review Team Member

(Ontario Trillium Foundation, Toronto - Head Office)

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Position ID: V-CWD0393 Last Modified: 21 May 2021 Last Full Update: 26 Aug 2019
Opportunity Details
CommentsThe Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $120 million, OTF awards grants to some 700 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.  
Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant Review Team members are appointed to review and recommend projects for funding in Ontario's communities. Based on where they live, volunteers are appointed to one of 16 geographically based Grant Review Teams (catchments). Up to 336 volunteers bring diverse perspectives and knowledge to their catchment teams across the province. Volunteers are stewards of public funds. They deliver criteria-based assessments that inform grant-making decisions across Ontario.
ContactAbby Wong, Volunteer Relations Coordinator, Ontario Trillium Foundation; Phone: 1-800-263-2887; Email: volunteersupport@otf.ca
DutiesVolunteer Grant Review Team Members 
Responsible for individually assessing and providing recommendations in support of projects throughout Ontario. Grant application reviews and assessments are done by Grant Review Team members in OTF’s online system. Volunteers are provided with customer service and are required to participate in all mandatory training sessions via different learning platforms.
More Info Linkhttps://otf.ca/who-we-are/leadership/volunteering
BenefitsHelp ensure worthy community projects in your region receive funding to be able to build healthy and vibrant communities.
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women ; Newcomers / English as a second language ; Individuals
Areas of InterestBoard of Directors ; Committees ; Customer / Sales Services
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; General Computer Skills - volunteer work will take place through an online portal. Advanced computer skills an asset. ; Public Speaking - Volunteer attend local recognition events where they are able to meet grantees and see the impact that OTF funded projects are having in the community. ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; A personal desire to contribute to your community in a meaningful way 
Have deep knowledge of their communities and the issues they are facing
Commitment LengthVolunteer's are appointed for a 1,2 or 3 year term with the opportunity for reappointment
Interaction LevelSmall Group - Grant Review Team meetings (3-4 per year), in-person or via Skype ; Virtual Volunteering - Assessment takes place via online portal
Minimum Hours100 / Year
Dates and Times25-50 hours for application assessments during the assessment period each granting cycle (3-4 cycles per year for a total of 100-200 hours per year) 
Participating in 3-4 Grant Review team meetings per year (up to 6 hours per meeting for a total of 18-24 hours per year – this includes travel time)
SeasonsYear Round ; volunteering takes place for a 3-4-week period, during 3-4 granting cycles per year.
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationCommunities across Ontario
Number of PositionsBruce County: 1 individual(s) ; Grey County: 1 individual(s) ; Muskoka District: 1 individual(s) ; Northumberland County: 1 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 1 individual(s) 
5 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training on-going
Police CheckRequired
Agency Details
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Organization NameOntario Trillium Foundation, Toronto - Head Office
Office Phone416-963-4927
Toll Free Phone1-800-263-2887
Address & Map
800 Bay St, 5th Flr
Toronto, ON M5S 3A9