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.
Executive Assistant – This high level position will work directly under the supervision and guidance of our Executive Director and Founder, Kristen Faith. Duties will consist of: scheduling her calendar, follow-ups on meetings and with programs, writing monthly newsletters and engaging in community events with her. Volunteer must be located in Colorado Springs, must have reliable transportation, strong writing skills and work ethic.
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).
Volunteer Coordinator manages elements of volunteering on behalf of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence. The role involves assessing and meeting an organization’s needs through networking, community outreach, and consistent recruitment.
The activities of a volunteer coordinator usually include:
- Develop partnerships and assess volunteering needs;
- Generating appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organization;
- Raising team 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
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
NEW! 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.
NEW! 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.
NEW! Blog Coordinator – Manages Blog Team, follows up with blog team member’s, posts blogs on WordPress, finds stock imagery for blogs, suggest blog topics. Requirements: Must be WordPress savvy, must be familiar with finding free stock images (sites: pixabay.com). Experience managing a team and great people skills an absolute plus!
Twitter Administrator – We are seeking 4-6 social media admins to manage our Twitter page 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.
Colorado Springs On-Site Event Volunteer – If you love talking to people, advocating for the greater good, and love networking – this position is perfect for you. We are looking for a team of local volunteers to help us canvas Colorado Springs and neighboring areas through outreach events, presentations, tabling fairs, and much more. This is role would be about 5-10 hours per month.
Seasonal: NEW! Angel Run 5k – Come and join us at America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs for our 2nd Annual Angel Run event. We need lots of volunteers to help with registration, set-up, break-down, and hyping up the crowd!
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 – Brighten the lives of children impacted by domestic violence by organizing our 2018 Holidays of Hope Program. Assist with the planning and coordinating of our Holidays of Hope Program by serving as a liaison for families and for our holiday helpers. Plan Christmas parties for families and make this holiday season one to look forward to.