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Be part of Ontario’s homeschooling history.

As a disciple of Christ, you have been tasked to steward your gifts, resources, and experiences.

  • Have you been praying that God would bring opportunity?
  • Do you have a heart to serve on Ontario’s leading Christian homeschooling organization?
  • Are you a paid member of OCHEC?

If so, we would love to have a conversation about how you can join our team.

VOLUNTEERING

Current Opportunities

Convention Publicity Job Description & Duties

Our conventions are a service to the homeschooling community – both homeschooling families and vendors Publicity through an assortment of media will provide pertinent details in a manner to encourage both interest in homeschooling and attendance at this event. The position requires experience with marketing and the ability to work with the OCHEC teams – convention, website, newsletter and office. Proficiency with marketing & image production programs, media platforms, and scheduling is vital. Duties include establishing a schedule of marketing initiatives, championing marketing options, and provision of ‘ready to issue’ marketing materials to the teams, on a timely basis.

Email: conven.coordinator@ochec.org

Convention Facility Coordinator -Assistant in Training Job Description & Duties

All contact with the facility regarding facility usage* leading up to the convention and during the convention will be through this person. Duties include:

  • ensuring # of rooms required have been assigned
  • video/powerpoint usage for rooms are arranged
  • establish use of loading docks with assistance of vendor co-ordinator
  • signage put up for all rooms and hallways
  • review cleanliness of hallways/washrooms

*Convenors make initial contact with the facility and will have some intermittent as required contact. During the convention the facility coordinator greatly assists the convenors as a go-to person for any facility related questions.

Email: conven.coordinator@ochec.org

 

More roles we’re looking to fill:

  • Convention Coordinator-in-Training: Work alongside our coordinators with the goal of taking the lead – a decision-making position involving keynote speaker selection, speaker and facility negotiations, and leading a great team of volunteers in a myriad of challenges!
  • Facility Coordinator-in-Training: Can you hang a sign, organize a timetable, delegate jobs, and get along great with a bunch of teens? Don’t miss this opportunity to use your skills.
  • Publicity/Print Coordinator-in-Training: assist and learn at the same time, using your publicity and marketing skills
  • Vendor Hall Assistant: assist in tasks delegated by our vendor hall coordinator – may include reviewing data, communicating with vendors, planning the vendor hall layout, selecting vendors, etc.
  • Session Monitors: your registration form asks you to consider helping out in a very small but vital aspect of the convention – every session requires a volunteer to check that the door sign is correct, short surveys are on each chair, and surveys are collected at end of session. A timekeeper is also needed to notify the speaker of time remaining and to report count of attendees
  • For teens: Our facility coordinator will be looking for a stash of teens to put to work. Is this your student?
  • Not your time to volunteer? Consider job shadowing someone for next year! Our senior volunteers are retiring after many years of service, and they would love to have you step up beside them now and learn the ropes.

Administrative Assistant Job Description

All our leaders need reliable, trustworthy support. Our Executive Director is certainly no exception. This is a unique position, matching the visionary (Executive Director) with administrative skills (Administrative Assistant) for the purpose of helping to carry out OCHEC’s vision and mission.

Contact Heather: info@ochec.org

Duties:

This position, in many ways, is the voice of OCHEC by maintaining phone, email and mail connections. Other duties include membership registrations, Board meeting secretary as well as ongoing communications within the OCHEC organization. This requires part-time hourly commitment. Compensation to be determined. Communication skills will be tested daily by a variety of incoming requests. Proficiency in WORD, EXCEL, and ACT! is vital. Homeschooling background essential to understanding the needs of our members and portraying OCHEC accurately to the general public.

NOTE: This position may be separated into several functions.  If you see yourself in part of this position, please consider contacting us.

Convention Registration – Assistant in Training Job Description

Registration will be handled online and at the door. Financial accuracy and trust is of utmost importance. Proficiency in EXCEL, WORD, printing are vital.

Duties include:

  • ensuring registration fee options accurately presented on marketing and media sites
  • preparation/preprinting of name tags identifying name/day attending
  • registration table on-site (tables/chairs/printer provided)
  • supervising registration volunteers on-site (volunteers can be of your network)
  • distribution of tags and convention booklet to attendees on arrival
  • handling on-site registrations (data, tags, printing, deposits)
  • twice daily bank deposits on site days.

Email: conven.coordinator@ochec.org

For other opportunities, call or email Heather at the OCHEC office telling a bit about yourself; your Christian life, time availability and giftedness. Also, feel free to fill out the questionnaire below.

519-608-2332

info@ochec.org

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  • Prompts may include location, how long, ages of children, group activities, joys, needs...
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  • Time Availability

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