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Call for THIS PLACE MATTERS Volunteers!

Be part of Canada’s only crowdfunding competition for Historic Places.

The National Trust is looking for Students and Young Professionals with communications, social media or fundraising experience and an interest in heritage to help project groups crowdfund in the 2017 THIS PLACE MATTERS competition. Working with community groups will add valuable volunteer and work experience.

Must haves:

  • Have great communications skills, and are currently studying Communications at a recognized University or College
  • Strong work ethic

Nice to haves:

  • Knowledge or experience with crowdfunding OR fundraising
  • Bilingual
  • An interest in Canada’s history and heritage

Other information you need to know:

  • We expect that this would be a time commitment of 6 to ten hours of your time beginning in mid-May and would last until mid-July. The bulk of those hours would take place at the beginning of June.
  • Although we’ve mentioned that experience in crowdfunding would be an asset, we will provide training on crowdfunding tips, tricks and tools to share with the project teams.
  • At the end of the competition we will send an official letter recognizing the volunteer work

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of please send us your resume and a statement of why you would like to be a THIS PLACE MATTERS Volunteer to by Friday, May 5 at 5 p.m. EDT. 



The National Trust for Canada is seeking an individual with skills in communications, marketing and promotion to help in delivering two special projects (This Place Matters and Historic Places Day). This is a contract position that will run from May 1 2017 until July 28 2017. We welcome students to apply.

The National Trust is a registered charity that leads and inspires action to save historic places.  Our sites, projects (including This Place Matters and Historic Places Day), and programs engage Canadians, enhance local identity and bring heritage to life.

The Special Projects Assistant is a new position which will be located in Ottawa.  This individual will aid in the development and execution of two National Trust special programs- This Place Matters and Historic Places Day. This person will build a relationship with project groups, make minor web updates, aid in the development of a Social Media plan, development of project ideas and promotional celebrations.  

Project Background:

This Place Matters is a crowdfunding platform that helps Canadians save places that matter.

National Historic Places day is a new initiative where the National Trust for Canada is partnering with Parks Canada to market/promote Canada’s historic places.

Major Responsibilities

  1. Respond to group queries, point toward resources and troubleshoot for project groups and sites.
  2. Liaise with project volunteers, ensuring they have the tools they need to help project groups
  3. Make minor text changes to the This Place Matters website
  4. Develop draft content for the National Historic Places Day website and other communications pieces.
  5. Research Social Media Influencers and media lists.
  6. Draft Content for web and media releases

Qualifications & Skills

  1. Education in Communications, Marketing, or History.
  2. Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, creative thinking, self-motivation, outstanding ability to sell ideas, and strong writing and presentation skills.  
  3. Knowledge of the heritage sector and/or the non-profit sector would be an asset.
  4. Experience in dealing with the public, media relations, and fundraising and/or crowdfunding are an asset.
  5. The ability to communicate in both official languages is essential


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

To Apply

Please submit a CV as well as a statement of qualifications that responds directly to itemized points 1-6 and a-e above.  Submissions should be sent to, addressed to the attention of Julie Normandeau.  Submissions will be received until close of business on April 19 2017. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.