KAIROS Canada Call for Volunteers

Planning is in full swing for a new kind of KAIROS Atlantic Gathering and we need you!

We will need many volunteers to pull this all together. Please contact Shannon now at events@kairoscanada.org to volunteer for any of the following roles:

The Logistics Team needs more helpers to work with Mount Allison University to determine smudging times and the location of the sacred fire, prepare pronoun buttons, create environmentally-friendly registration packages, and ensure everyone’s physical needs are accommodated.

The Program Team needs a diversity of voices to ensure that our sessions are inclusive and inspirational for all, not just a few. We need people who can honour the Mi’kmaq spirituality of the host peoples and the Christian faith of the KAIROS founders in a way that is welcoming for participants of all ages and all faiths, and those of conscience.

The Outreach Team needs more helpers to ensure that all parts of the Atlantic are represented. We need volunteer ambassadors in all areas of Atlantic Canada, especially Newfoundland and Labrador. Additionally, we need ambassadors who will help ensure that there is a solid representation at the Gathering from various Indigenous and newcomer communities, and who will reach out as well to young, new, or potential activists.

The Sponsorship Team needs help to ensure we have subsidies in place for young adults (18-35 years), Indigenous and other racialized peoples, low income people, people with disabilities, families, and those living farthest from the Gathering.

Throughout the Gathering, there will be five unique “Streams of Justice” which flow separately for parts of the weekend and come together at other times. Participants will be asked to choose one of these five streams:

  • Migrant Justice
  • KAIROS Blanket Exercise
  • Ecological Justice
  • Women of Courage
  • Indigenous Rights

In addition to volunteers for each team outlined above, we need volunteers to join small planning groups for each of these streams.

To volunteer or nominate someone for any of these roles, please contact Shannon at events@kairoscanada.org with the subject line ‘Volunteer for Atlantic Gathering.’

Other roles will be needed during the event itself. Watch for updates.