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We have chosen our role in our community and it is one of peace, healing, education, awareness, safety and change. We urge you today to ponder on what it is you believe your role is within your community and then spring into action towards it! You CAN make a difference in someone’s life and B.T.S survivors are the proof.
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Volunteer Role Descriptions:
National Volunteer Coordinator: A volunteer coordinator manages all elements of volunteering on behalf of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence for which they are recruiting volunteers. The role involves assessing and meeting an organization’s needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. Volunteer coordinators manage volunteers and their relationships with those they come into contact with, including employees and service users of an organization. They also monitor, evaluate and accredit volunteers.
The activities of a volunteer coordinator usually include:
Developing volunteer descriptions for all new and existing positions
Researching and writing volunteer policies and procedures, including risk assessments;
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;
Promoting volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns;
Interviewing and recruiting volunteers and ensuring they are appropriately matched and trained for a position;
Organizing providing inductions and training;
Monitoring, supporting, motivating and accrediting volunteers and their work;
Celebrating volunteering by nominating volunteers for awards and organizing celebration events;
Celebrating anniversaries: 90 days, 6 months, 1 year, and annually.
Sending gifts of gratitude to volunteers
Offering advice and information to volunteers and external organizations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact;
Organizing profile-raising events to attract new volunteers;
Attending committees and meetings;
Managing budgets and resources, including the reimbursement of expenses;
Keeping up to date with legislation and policy related to volunteering and making any necessary modifications to accommodate changes;
Working with multiple agencies across different sectors in order to establish good working relationships to influence decisions about volunteering;
Monitoring and evaluating activities and writing reports for funders and trustees;
Maintaining databases and undertaking any other administrative duties.
Finding corporations that provide donation granting for employees who volunteer with Break the Silence against Domestic Violence (ex. Verizon Wireless, McKesson, SDG&E)
Perks: Opportunity to travel, incredible job experience, extensive networking, professional job reference, and leadership experience
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 50,000 + 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
Photography skills a plus.
Executive Board Member: The responsibility of our Board is to ensure that the mission, vision, and values of our organization are clear, focused, continually progressing, and constantly upholding its integrity. We heavily rely on the support and efforts of our distinguished board members to uphold an involved leadership position throughout their tenure. Each board member is required to be financially committed to our mission with a minimum board “give or get” of $3,000 each calendar year. Our board conducts monthly conference calls to maintain financial obligations, legal matters, and also to discuss the state of the organization. We expect all board members to be present and active during each call. All prospective board members must serve as a volunteer for a minimum of 90 days prior to being vetted to our board. At this time, we are only accepting Board Members in Colorado Springs and San Diego: Apply here.
Marketing Committee: Marketing is a very involved role within BTS because this role upholds and will be responsible for creating strategic plans to grow the organization. This role is responsible for annual marketing campaigns, fundraising initiatives, event promotions, and developing the overall brand of the organization. This position must have a background and experience in Marketing. Volunteers also must be proactive, self-driven, and must have strong leadership skills. 5-10/hour per week requirement.
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Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you in at least a week. If you have further questions, please contact Amber Holt at firstname.lastname@example.org.