Volunteer with Rayjon

Rayjon welcomes volunteers of all ages and walks of life. We offer opportunities locally and internationally, for a variety of time commitments, interests, and skills.

 

Rayjon volunteers enjoy their engagement with others with similar interests in social justice, the opportunity to polish skills, to get volunteer hours and to make a difference.

Rayjon is currently seeking volunteers to perform specific roles set out below.

Event Helpers

Rayjon hosts a variety of fundraising events during the year: PastaFest, Fall Fair, DeGroot’s plant sale, garage sale, mall events, socials and more! Have you got a few hours to spare and are you willing to be a friendly face in a public place? Event helpers generally assist with set-up and take-down, as well as help sell items (coffee, vanilla, Haitian artwork). We’ll provide you with all the training you need and make sure that you have a fun time. Shifts are scheduled according to your availability and preference.

CURRENT NEED:

            Fall Fair will soon be here (September 21, 2019 @ Our Lady of Mercy Parish Hall in Sarnia)

           We have, as always, a “Wish List” of requested items to make the Fair a success.

            If you can help or donate any of the goods listed below, please contact the Convenor in charge.

                        Books:  Kay McDonough   519 542 8897   N.B. NO textbooks please!

   Women’s jewelry:  Sharon Sharp   519 383 7578 or Pat Casey 519 542 8622

                           Toys:  Mary Anne Wighton   519 336 6066  NO stuffies!                   

                 Preserves:  Suzanne Michaud   519 542 4464    (N.B. New Mason jar lids & rings please!)

             Bake Table: Dianne McKillican  519 862 1963  (If you are a baker, we want your “Specialty”!)

 To volunteer in any capacity during the summer or to help on Fair day itself, call Dianne McKillican  519 862 1963

 N.B. This will be the 25th and last Fall Fair. As much as that saddens us, it’s time to let this longstanding fundraiser go. We are all tremendously grateful for the support of our local community & of course, for the dedication & hard work of the Fair committee over the years.

            Volunteers for Fall Fair: Volunteers are needed for Fair Day (Sept. 21) and the day before for setup. Shifts on Fair Day are generally

            either 8-12 or 11- 3:30 pm or until all cleanup is completed. Shifts for setup on Sept. 20 are 10-2 or 2-6.

 

Leader or Co-Leader of Annual Fundraising Event(s)

Leading or Co-leading an annual Rayjon (i.e. PastaFest). We are looking for fresh energy and leadership. Volunteers receive training and support from long-time volunteers to “learn the ropes.” Tasks include working in a collaborative fashion with the event hosts, and coordinating other Rayjon volunteers to provide promotion, sale of Rayjon artizani, gift cards and coffee as part of the event. Event leaders also often organize collection of items for raffle, silent auction, etc. 

Occasional Graphic Artist/Marketing/Web Site Assistant

Acting as a resource, on an occasional basis, to the Executive Director and/or other volunteers. Rayjon has a volunteer web designer, but there are occasions when the Executive Director could benefit from assistance in making changes to the web site, or the services of a person with graphic artist or marketing skills to provide assistance to her in creating promotional material or to other volunteers who make presentations.

Occasional Translators (Français, Krèyol, and Español)

From time to time translating documents from English to French or Spanish, or alternatively translating from French or Spanish to English.   Documents are usually general with very few documents considered to be technical in nature.  With more than one translator, translations could be completed at the convenience of the translator, and only to the level of comfort of the translator.

Fundraising Specialist

Attending meetings, as called, to work with others to execute Rayjon’s fund development strategy. Persons comfortable with soliciting donations (from new or existing donors) are much needed. Previous fund development experience is highly valued, but not essential.

If you are interested in being an occasional volunteer or in performing one of the tasks set out above, please:

Fill out the form below to let us know what area interests you. We will contact you with more information and details on how you can help. We would love to help you find the role that is just right for you.