Empathy Squad *VIRTUAL* Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators by Fixt Point Arts and Media
Volunteer Types: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Communications and Marketing, Heritage and Museums, Others
Organization types: Arts, Culture and Heritage, Public/Society Benefit
Short term (less than 6 months)
Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
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Description

NOTE: Applications for the Fall 2022 Cohorts are now closed. Please stay tuned for applications for the Winter 2023 Cohorts or contact us at [email protected] for more details.

Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders aged 18-30 years):
Volunteer for the Empathy Squad to make a difference in your community through the power of storytelling. In the midst of global upheaval, and the search for social, class, and racial justice, we are looking for volunteers to generate empathy-building dialogue through the collection of stories and interviews.

Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.

Amplify voices, centre overlooked stories, and celebrate the unsung heroes in your community. You’ll have the chance to collect stories, learn podcasting skills, meet new people from different walks of life, and collaborate with future leaders across the country. Come spark change, one story at a time.

How will this opportunity benefit the volunteer?
Participants will: -Discover artful ways to volunteer in their community; -Learn interview and recording techniques, narrative shaping, and audio-editing skills; -Gain skills in community engagement through oral-history collection; -Enhance readiness for leadership roles and community participation; -Grow empathy from coast to coast through community-building dialogue.
How will the organization benefit?
Oral storytelling forges connections between people and ideas, makes information more accessible, and helps us understand the ties that bind us. Oral history nuances the stories of the past and present, helps us understand how communities experience history, and allows us to learn together on the path towards a shared future.
Volunteer location:
FIXT POINT is located on 1 Wiltshire Ave., Unit 111, Toronto, ON M6N 5G4. All training sessions in this program will be completed virtually.

Contact

Meryl Ochoa
@FIXT POINT Arts & Media
519-274-2322
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​over-3-weeks

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Person with a disability or medical condition, Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 24
Good for people interested in: Arts, Crafts and Photography, Communications and Marketing, Heritage and Museums, Others
You will be helping with: Animals, Athletes, Children (0-10 years), Disadvantaged, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, Homeless, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (11-15 years), Youth (16-18 years), Youth (19-24 years)

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  • This position can accommodate persons with a disability
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