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About the Position
Position # 2259
OrganizationFIXT POINT Arts & Media
Position Virtual Training Audio Storytellers and Podcast Creators - Empathy Squad
Location 1 Wiltshire Avenue
Impact Statement To date, we've interviewed over 3,000 Canadians from every province and territory in almost 200 communities in our storymobiles (mobile recording studio on wheels); edited and posted hundreds of oral histories on our storymap; produced two seasons of a TV/web series for TVO; and, most recently, we were awarded Touring Artist of the Year from the Canadian Arts Presenting Association (CAPACOA).
Description Volunteer Opportunity (Future Leaders aged 18-30)
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.
Training Details 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.

Register for an information session on Zoom to familiarize yourself with the Empathy Squad, its session format, and its facilitators.

Wednesday, November 24th: 6PM - 7PM ET. Register here:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/85286830688

Thursday, November 25th: 6PM - 7PM ET. Register here:
https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83797970992
Working Conditions Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total.
The training program is virtual, and open to applicants across Canada.
See full program schedule (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply)

Application deadline: December 1, 2021


Cohort 9: January - April 2022
Cohort 10: January - April 2022

Ongoing until all positions are filled. Early applications are strongly encouraged.
Minimum Duration 3 months or less
Timing Weekday - Evening, Weekend - Evening
Time Detail Approximately 12 hours a week of commitment for 12 weeks total.
See full program schedule (https://www.fixtpoint.com/empathysquad-apply)
Age 18+
Ideal for An Individual
Area(s) of Interest Arts/Culture, Technology
Skill(s) Collaboration, Community Knowledge/Awareness, Creative Thinking, Creating, Designing
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website https://www.fixtpoint.com/
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Meryl Ochoa
Address 1 Wiltshire Avenue, Unit 111 Toronto, M6N 2V7
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