September 2020 GETLOUD @HOME

VOLUNTEER

WE COULDN'T DO IT WITHOUT OUR VOLUNTEER CREW

Last year, over 550+ Volunteer Crew members supported GetLoud. Thank you to our 2019 Volunteer Crew members!


WANT TO BE A 2020 VOLUNTEER SOCIAL AMBASSADOR?

Check out the information below to learn more about the SickKids GetLoud Volunteer Social Ambassador requirements, and how you can join us!

WHY SHOULD YOU VOLUNTEER?


Who are the SickKids GetLoud Volunteer Social Ambassadors? They're a community of supporters of SickKids Foundation, just like you! Our Volunteer Social Ambassadors rally together to recruit participants to fundraise within their community and raise awareness for children's health, all in support of SickKids. Our Volunteer Social Ambassadors work hard, have fun, and most importantly, GETLOUD!


More than ever, we need the community to rally around SickKids. By becoming a Volunteer Social Ambassador, you are signing up to support SickKids Foundation's mission and help fundraise for children in need. When you become a Volunteer Social Ambassador, you're contributing to the success of GetLoud - which raises critical funds to support SickKids.

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?


Earn volunteer hours


Learn virtual fundraising and outreach skills by supporting us as a volunteer social ambassador and through fundraising


Add experience to your resume


You’re an extension of the SickKids team, partnering with a renowned Canadian organization


You’re making a positive impact on your community, and meeting others who are passionate about supporting SickKids


COMMITMENT OF A GETLOUD VOLUNTEER SOCIAL AMBASSADOR

All volunteers will be e-mailed access to our guidelines and online training links shortly after you sign up as a volunteer.


NEXT STEPS?

Join the GetLoud Volunteer Social Ambassadors

All Volunteer Social Ambassadors must officially register on our GetLoud website. If you're ready to join the Volunteer Social Ambassador Team, click here to sign up now. Make sure to select the registration "type" "Adult Social Volunteer" if you are 18+ or "Jr. Social Volunteer" if you are age 14-17.

Wait to Hear from Our Team

Once you register, you'll start receiving emails from our GetLoud Team, which will provide great information about the event, and how to fundraise; these emails are sent to everyone involved in the event (Participants and Volunteer Social Ambassadors). You'll also receive important emails for Volunteer Social Ambassador members only, from the GetLoud Volunteer Engagement Team; these emails will contain key information about volunteering and preparing for your role.


Start Fundraising


We all have a part to play in supporting SickKids. That’s why we are asking all volunteers to try their best to fundraise! To help you hit your fundraising goal ($100 suggested fundraising goal for all Social Ambassadors) you will have access to lots of tools, tips and tricks in your own participant centre. If you’re looking for volunteer hours, you can also earn extra hours by reaching your fundraising goal or referring other Volunteer Social Ambassadors or participants!


Questions:


We are happy to help! Please an email to volunteers@GetLoudforSickKids.ca

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Definitely! We require all volunteers to complete the volunteer registration process on our website first. When you register please include the names of any other volunteers you would like to be placed with.

Yes, and you can even fundraise as a group too! We encourage groups of colleagues, classmates, friends, and families to join us as Volunteer Social Ambassadors. Please contact the SickKids Foundation Volunteer Engagement Team (volunteers@GetLoudforSickKids.ca) if you'd like assistance registering your group.

Yes! Corporate Teams can volunteer and participate in the Corporate Challenge. If you'd like your team to volunteer and your teams fundraising to be part of the corporate challenge program, please email info@GetLoudforSickKids.ca. Get ready to compete and confirm your standing as a leader in your industry!

No! All general GetLoud Volunteer Social Ambassador roles do not require that you have any previous volunteer experience. If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Engagement team volunteers@getloudforsickkids.ca to receive more information.

Yes! Volunteer Social Ambassador confirmation letters will be emailed automatically to all Jr. Volunteer Social Ambassador members (volunteers age 14-17 years old) after the event. We can also provide letters to any Volunteer Social Ambassador members 18+ upon request, following the event. Volunteers requiring signed letters can scan and email forms to our Volunteer Engagement Team. Volunteers can receive up to 10 hours for fundraising.

Yes! As we continue to fundraise for our transformational SickKids VS Limits Campaign, we need your help more than ever!  That's why we’re asking everyone involved in GetLoud to try their best at fundraising. If you have questions about how to fundraise, check out our website for fundraising tools, tips and tricks or contact the Volunteer Engagement Team volunteers@getloudforsickkids.ca

Yes! Fundraising is a great way to help support SickKids AND gain extra hours. We know that fundraising requires hard work and dedication, which we can reward with volunteer hours! All  Volunteer Social Ambassadors can receive between 5 and 15 hours based on participation,  different fundraising goals etc. More details on volunteer hours are available to registrants.

No! No, formal qualifications are required to join as a Social Ambassador. At SickKids Foundation, all we are looking for, is people who are committed to staying active with GetLoud in September, be excited to support SickKids, and get creative within their communities!

Due to the unique situation we find ourselves in this year, GetLoud is happening over the whole month of September and the amount of volunteer hours you put in is up to you! As a Volunteer Social Ambassador, your main role is to raise funds and awareness for SickKids Foundation, the number of hours available for you to earn is tied into how much money you can raise! There is also an opportunity to earn more hours by referring friends or family to join you as Volunteer Social Ambassadors or as participants! For more details on referral hours, please email the Volunteer Engagement Team at volunteers@getloudforsickkids.ca.