Don’t know where to go to get involved in ending violence against women? Not sure you know enough yet to make a difference? Concerned about how to balance involvement in anti-violence work with your schooling?
As part of a documentary project called ‘The Smallest Steps‘, this team is compiling a national database of women’s anti-violence organizations. The purpose of this database is to make it easier for people to find information and opportunities pertaining to the anti-violence movement. They need keen volunteers such as yourself to help them find the data!
You will be assigned a province or territory and will be responsible for researching and compiling information for all the women’s organizations located there. This work usually involves Google searches, followed by deeper digging on a whole bunch of anti-violence websites. It can also involve emailing or calling city directories or governmental departments for more information. The work can be completed around your schedule, from the comfort of your own home, in approximately 5-10 hours per week. As a team, they connect through short bi-weekly database update meetings via Zoom (similar to Skype) where they share challenges and solutions and provide updates on progress.
Through this project, you will get the opportunity to:
- Put your academic research skills to work in a public-good setting
- Learn about database development (and how to use Excel better than you already do)
- Gain confidence and knowledge toward ending violence against women
- Discover the resources and opportunities available to you if you want to take your anti-violence activist efforts to the next level
- Network with a diverse team of devoted individuals eager to end violence against women
- Be part of the documentary’s test audience once it is ready for screening and feedback
- List your bio on their website and add the placement work to your resume and co-curricular record!
- And most importantly, contribute to ending violence against women in Canada
Interested but want to know more? You can reach out to NicoleEBedford@gmail.com and she will be happy to answer any questions you have.
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