Thank you so much for visiting our Volunteer Page! Our team of volunteers are hard at work building an out-of-this-world game plan for 2018 to improve the quality of life for families all over the country.
Volunteer Positions Available:
Leadership Positions: Leadership positions oversee a team of volunteers within the organization. All Directors and Coordinators report to our “Managing Director” to ensure we maintain a healthy flow of communication and each volunteer within our growing organization. Leadership volunteers typically give approximately 10 hours per week and truly go above and beyond the call of duty to further our mission and vision of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence.
All volunteer members report to us on Slack, which is our internal communication system. It’s easy and free to use to keep up with all of the exciting news we share daily. All volunteers are required to use Slack upon on-boarding with us.
Managing Director – The Managing Director works with all of the Directors and Coordinators on our team. You assist with the flow of communication and also serves as an “accountability” ambassador to ensure team goals are being met. You are the center of our inner-working universe.
Facebook Coordinator – Oversees the Facebook team of administrators. Monitors all Facebook content as it is scheduled online. Coordinator evaluates content to ensure it follows our guidelines and requirements. Encourages dialogue on Facebook with followers to increase Facebook activity and follower reach.
Twitter Coordinator – Oversees the Twitter team of administrators. Monitors all Twitter content as it is scheduled online. Coordinator evaluates content to ensure it follows our guidelines and requirements. Encourages dialogue on Twitter with influencers to increase Twitter activity and follower reach.
Marketing Coordinator – Oversee all “creative” volunteers and serves as a “connector” with Blogs, Social Media, and other creative positions. This role is vital to ensure the messaging of BTS remains consistent and relevant to our mission and values. Coordinator will also be encouraged to assist in building the Marketing Team and also provide necessary feedback and suggestions to improve the team creative flow.
Donor Services Coordinator – This position will assist team in developing fundraising initiatives to enhance donor relationships and improve the quality of communication all donors receive when supporting BTS. The scope of this role includes recognition and acknowledgements, fund and impact reporting, and related communications primarily for major and principal gift donors. The Donor Services Coordinator will work closely with the senior leadership group within the organization as the donor relation’s partner on a variety of strategic initiatives.
Event Coordinator – The Events Coordinator be the main point of contact for all “outside” fundraising and advocacy events in partnership with Break the Silence against Domestic Violence. Due to the high interest of supporters expressing interest in hosting events and/or “sister” events within BTS, this Coordinator will ensure all events are tracked, promoted, and will also ensure all events are equipped with the right BTS materials (i.e. programs, cards, etc).
San Diego Volunteer Coordinator
A San Diego Volunteer Coordinator manages elements of volunteering on behalf of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence in the San Diego area. The role involves assessing and meeting an organization’s needs through networking, community outreach, and retention of volunteers. Volunteer coordinators manage San Diego based volunteers and their relationships with those they come into contact with, including employees and service users of an organization. They also monitor, evaluate and recognize volunteers.
The activities of a volunteer coordinator usually include:
- Develop partnerships and assess their volunteering needs;
- Generating appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organization;
- Raising staff awareness of the role and the function of volunteers;
- Ensuring there is appropriate support and training for volunteers;
- Monitoring, supporting, motivating and accrediting volunteers and their work;
- Offering advice and information to volunteers and external organizations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact;
- Organizing fun events to attract new volunteers
Seasonal Volunteers: Depending on the role volunteers select and how much time volunteers are realistically able to commit to, Break the Silence against Domestic Violence has a number of positions available. “Seasonal” refers to the time frame the position requires “volunteer support.” For example, during the spring volunteers plan for our Survivor Retreat while in the Winter volunteers focus on our Holidays of Hope Program.
Holidays of Hope Coordinator – Holidays of Hope is our warm and fuzzy program where families and businesses adopt children affected by domestic violence. This year we would like to host a “Shop with a Family” event to adopt local children who have lost their loved ones to DV. In addition to this role, we will also be hosting “Christmas Parties” and will be shipping events to other Angel Families across the country. The Coordinator will locate donors and facilitate the children’s gift giving. (October – December)
Team and Committee Members: We value the time and passion of all of our volunteers. We appreciate the endless hours of giving our team members give every single week. Team Members can choose from a variety of positions that best fit their interests and time commitment. Be sure to pick the role that you’re most excited for!
Content is the core source of information sharing for our growing platform. This vital role is the “gatekeeper” an “manager” for all creative platforms. This creative will work with our Blog Captain, Instagram Coordinator, Twitter Coordinator, Facebook Coordinator, and Text/Email Marketing Coordinator to ensure our messaging is fluid and consistent and for all members to work together. This role will be responsible for integrating a consistent flow of communication amongst team members and execute monthly campaigns.
- Oversee and manage small group of social media and creative volunteers to ensure monthly communication is clear and concise.
- Set, track, and execute monthly goals for creative team
- Pitch monthly campaigns: to include developing campaign ideas (ex. Teen Dating Violence Campaign or Annual Giving Tuesday Campaign)
- Create and pitch contest ideas to implement on social media platforms
- Engage volunteers to drive more traffic to platforms
Newsletter Publisher – The Newsletter Publisher is responsible for producing our newsletter. We are recruiting 1-2 writers to commit to at least 1-year of writing for our BTS Newsletter. All volunteers must be involved, engaged, and committed to volunteer at least 3-5/hr per week. Our BTS Weekly Newsletter Writer will have the opportunity to have their work exposed to 80,000 + followers from our website, volunteers, board members, and donors.
Mobile Message Coordinator – If you’re creative and love texting this position may be perfect for you. This role will help recruit new mobile members to join our mobile subscription platform and also creatively write bi-weekly text alerts for more than 1k BTS subscribers.
Blog Writer – The Blog Writer is responsible for producing at least one blog per week, upon assignment. We are recruiting 1-3 bloggers to commit to at least 1-year of writing for our website (www.breakthesilencedv.org). In addition, all blog writers must be available for weekly team reviews of blogs and quarterly reviews of blog topics. All volunteers must be involved, engaged, and committed to volunteer at least 3-5/hr per week. Blog writers are also responsible for promoting blogs on all social media channels, linkedin, tumblr, and major blog sites. Blog writers have the opportunity to have their work exposed to 80,000 + followers from our website and social media pages.
- Edit and publish content on the BTS blog(s)
- Create and generate blog topics to write on. Choose subject matter that interests readers
- Measure and track the effectiveness of blog topics based on number of viewers and number of comments.
- Conduct research to obtain factual information and authentic detail.
- Write content for the blog.
- Perform other duties as assigned
- Prior experience in blog writing.
- Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Creative Writing, etc. highly preferred.
- Possess engaging “conversational” writing skills with a professional posture.
- The successful candidate must be computer and Internet savvy
Graphic Designer – Create graphics for flyers, invitation, events and all marketing materials.
Facebook Administrator – We are seeking 2-3 social media admins to manage our Facebook pages to share content related to domestic violence, grow our followings, and continue to impact and inspire others. Duties include posting original BTS content on a daily and/or weekly basis on at least one of our social media platforms. Respond, share, and interact with followers and related content. Provide updates to the Social Media Director on their tasks.
Instagram Administrator – We are seeking 4-6 social media admins to manage our Instagram and/or Twitter pages to share content related to domestic violence, grow our followings, and continue to impact and inspire others. Duties include posting original BTS content on a daily and/or weekly basis on at least one of our social media platforms. Respond, share, and interact with followers and related content. Provide updates to the Social Media Director on their tasks.
Twitter Administrator – We are seeking 4-6 social media admins to manage our Instagram and/or Twitter pages to share content related to domestic violence, grow our followings, and continue to impact and inspire others. Duties include posting original BTS content on a daily and/or weekly basis on at least one of our social media platforms. Respond, share, and interact with followers and related content. Provide updates to the Social Media Director on their tasks.
Angel Run 5k – Our 2nd Annual Run will be held in Colorado Springs. This seasonal event will help plan, promote, and execute a major run here in the city. Monthly meetings will begin as early as March. Planning led by Nanette.
Angel Run FriendRaiser – The Angel Run is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are looking for volunteers to “Sponsor a Team” by serving as a Team Captain. Proceeds support our Angel Scholarship Program, Angel Retreat and our 2019 Survivor Sister Retreat.
Scholarship Committee – This Committee will promote our Scholarship Program to High Schools and Universities across the country. This committee is also encouraged to host “information booths” at local schools to promote the program.
Holidays of Hope Committee – Assisting with the planning and coordinating of our Holidays of Hope Program.