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Volunteerism

We encourage residents to be active participants and involve themselves in the community through volunteerism, helping the co-op to better serve you in addition to gaining applicable work experience firsthand. As a community of learners, no experience is necessary to participate in these opportunities, only the desire to aspire and inspire through ingenuity and inclusion.

Board of Directors

Our co-op Board members serve on behalf of the members’ interests by developing governance policies that are consistent with our values and vision. The Board works collaboratively with the management team and the standing committees to strengthen our co-op for now and for the future.

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Strategic Committees

Our committees promote community building and directly influence co-op decision-making in various sectors of our multifaceted co-op. This enables our committee members to develop a comprehensive understanding of the co-op’s operations, strong leadership skills, and an enhanced ability to think critically.

We currently have three standing committees:

  • Operations: now merged with our former Landscape and Environmental Design Task Force, this collaborative committee promotes policy initiatives that are safe, resourceful, and sustainable, in addition to enhancing aesthetic, cost-effectiveness, and non-harmful methodologies for our grounds. Operations meetings + current initiatives.
  • Programs: energizes community connections by organizing diverse community-wide activities, groups, and events. Programs meetings + current initiatives.
  • Finance: monitors and optimizes the operational budget, annual audit, proposed rents and fees, and CTC investments

Our committees are always looking for new members, feedback, and suggestions! Contact the office to contribute.

Ward Representative

CTC is divided into 14 wards, or subcommunities, to foster a more interconnected and efficient community. Each ward has a representative that serves voluntarily to create a comfortable, safe, and supportive atmosphere for residents, facilitating interactions with neighbors and their acclimation to co-op life.

Ward Reps are mutually benefited through the position, as they earn pivotal work experience and develop valuable skills as a peer mentor and administrator.

Learn more about a Rep’s Rewards & Responsibilities

Volunteer Round-up

Residents can also join our Volunteer Round-up List, which allows flexibility in volunteer participation according to one’s interests and schedule. The Round-up Volunteers are notified when a new opportunity presents itself, and they can sign-up for the shift if so desired.

This is a great way to get involved, as Round-up Volunteers are not bound to any recurring task or time commitments yet have the chance to contribute to the community when it is convenient.

Sign up for the Volunteer Round-up List

Event Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer for available, one-time opportunities listed below by clicking the corresponding "sign-up" option on the right. Once the position is filled, the volunteer's name will replace of the sign-up option. More than one person can fill a position; if signing up with a friend, please indicate so in sign-up form to ensure you are placed together.

All volunteers will receive a confirmation email with more details after signing up. If no volunteer/s sign-up within three weeks of scheduled event date, the event will be canceled.

POSITION TITLE GUIDE
  • The "General Help" position will float around event and help other volunteers and attendees with miscellaneous items as they come up.
  • The "Programs Cmte Staffing" position must be filled by current committee members (all are welcome to join the Programs Committee at any time - join our next meeting or email the office!).

Create a new Position

Want to help out in a different way at the event, or create a new event altogether? We'd love to incorporate any and all new opportunities based on an idea or skill of yours! Please email the office to collaborate.
 

Global Cooking Class Friday, March 13, 2020 6 pm CTC Kitchen
Volunteer Positions
Cooking Class Teacher 6 - 8p Jayati & Dhanya
General Help 7 - 8p Umanga
St. Patrick's Day Lucky Bingo   Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020 6 pm Upstairs Room
Volunteer Positions
Bingo Announcer/Host 6 - 9p Patrick
Scorecard Checker 6 - 9p Sign-up
General Help 7:30 - 9p Sign-up
Ping-Pong Tournament Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020 Noon Upstairs Room 
Volunteer Positions
General Help 10a - 12p Sign-up
Scorekeeper 12 - 2p Sign-up
Global Cooking Class Friday, Apr. 24, 2020 6 pm Kitchen 
Volunteer Positions
Cooking Teacher 6 - 8p Aleksandra
General Help 7 - 8p Sign-up
New Resident Brunch Saturday, May 30, 2020 10 am Meeting Room 
Volunteer Positions
Programs Cmte Staffing 9:30 - 1:30p Sign-up
General Help 9:30 - 11a Sign-up
General Help 11a - 1:30p Sign-up
Welcome Breakfast Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 Noon Upstairs Room 
Volunteer Positions
Programs Cmte Staffing 9:30 - 1:30p Sign-up 
General Help 9:30 - 11a Sign-up
General Help 11a - 1:30p Sign-up

Receive notifications: Opt-in to our Volunteer Round-up email list below for new community volunteer listings, including events and beyond (i.e. State Fair Patrol)!

Join Us!

Our volunteers develop strong professional and interpersonal skills, while also developing the community around them for an enhanced co-op experience for all. Send all your volunteer interests and inquiries to the office and we’ll connect you with the proper resources for the growth of a beautiful partnership.