Training Content Design Support (Ride for Heart)

Heart & Stroke Foundation

Volunteers are the heart of the Foundation. Every volunteer is a valued and essential partner in achieving Heart & Stroke’s vision of healthy lives free of heart disease and stroke. Our community offers a welcoming and fulfilling environment for volunteers to contribute their time and talents. We welcome diversity in all of its manifestations. It is important for us to reflect the communities we serve. Diversity strengthens our performance and improves our ability to deliver more impact.

As a volunteer in this role, you will work with the Manulife Ride for Heart Team and Volunteer Engagement Senior Specialist to redesign volunteer training for Heart & Stroke’s signature event in Toronto: the Manulife Heart & Stroke Ride for Heart ( The role has a large impact on event volunteer experience and event success.

Your specialized knowledge and experience in training and development provides Heart & Stroke with new and innovative ways to positively make an impact in the lives of people in Canada.

Location: 2300 Yonge Street, Suite 1300, Toronto ON, M4P 1E4

Time Commitment: 8-12 hours per week, January- April 2020

Scheduling is flexible within the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. When there are opportunities to be more actively involved, volunteers can choose to contribute more than 12 hours each week.

Some of the activities associated with this role may include:

· With the guidance of your employee partner, collecting and organizing key volunteer and event details to incorporate into new training videos

· Storyboarding 5-7 training videos that will set event volunteers up for success in multiple roles

· Writing narration and role-play scripts that will be used in production and for closed captioning

· Incorporating volunteer engagement best practices and AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities) standards into training content design

· Consulting with employees and other volunteers to achieve goals and drive organizational Mission

· Representing Heart & Stroke in a positive light and communicating the Foundation’s messaging accurately


· Excellent organizational and communication skills

· Works well independently and as part of a team; self-starter

· Typing proficiency and comfortable with MS Office Suite and internet search engines

· Fluent in at least English

· Experience with digital learning design and/or volunteer engagement is a strong asset

What you’ll get from this experience:

· Stronger connection to Heart & Stroke

· Hands on experience, suitable for sharing on your resume or CV

· Opportunities to expand your network and connections

Orientation and training:

· Orientation to the Heart & Stroke mission and vision

· Training on Heart & Stroke policies related to this role

· Ongoing training and support provided

Next Steps:

Please submit your resume and a brief statement of interest to