Thank you so much for visiting our Volunteer Page! Our amazingly talented team of volunteers are the lifeline of our organization. We rely on their efforts to help expand our mission across the country. When you sign up to become a volunteer with us, you’re making a difference in your community and beyond. Let’s get started!
Volunteer Opportunities Available:
If you need help deciding which role would be best for you email Daphne at Daphne@breakthesilencedv.org
Description of Duties:
- Answer phone calls and be on-call one day a week.
- Must log in all calls on your scheduled day.
- Must be logged in our phone system during the whole shift unless otherwise discussed.
apply @ https://www.breakthesilencedv.org/volunteer/
- Knowledge of BTS and our programs.
- Willingness to Learn
- Regular communication on Slack often.
- Be a Survivor.
- Be a team player.
- Attend monthly team meetings on Zoom.
- Extremely reliable individual.
- Be in a healthy relationship and not fresh out of an abusive relationship.
- Need to know and/or navigate internet for resources.
Spread the Word:
Ambassador: Ambassadors are our “boots on the ground” outreach team. They are representatives of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence who go into communities and spread the word about BTSADV, our programs, and campaigns. We champion the organization by helping to rally resources and volunteers for the organization, as directed by the Ambassador Coordinator. Outreach consists of hosting tabling events in your community, sharing posts on social media about upcoming programming and social media campaigns, sharing our resources with local organizations, and inspiring your network to be a part of our cause.
Volunteer Advocate: Spend the day with us at our office to greet and welcome new clients to our organization. We have office hours in Colorado Springs M-F located at Mt. Carmel Veteran’s Service Center. Responsibilities include: Supporting administrative tasks, Greeting clients, responding to messages and requests from clients on social media, tracking new client intake, promoting programs to clients and interested community members, and tabling in the community at local fairs and events. Volunteer will also find local events for BTSADV to participate in and support.
Regional Social Media Champion: Are you a fan of BTSADV but are unable to attend our events in-person? We have an amazing opportunity for you to help us engage your state in advocacy, awareness, and camaraderie – the BTS way. We have developed a series of private Facebook pages that are designed to engage survivors in conversation and fellowship with local survivors in their area. Our pages are setup to connect survivors and build meaningful relationships among members. The Regional Facebook Admin would be responsible for maintaining one local page based on his/her geographical location. This page should follow our Facebook guidelines and should also revolve around the culture of BTS. The Ambassador would be required to vet each potential member, post daily, engage with all members, and promote BTSADV events and programs as they roll out nationally. This volunteer would report directly to our Regional Facebook Coordinator and would be required to stay in constant communication with our team upon onboarding.
Social Media Admin: Twitter – We are seeking 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.
Social Media Admin: Instagram – We are seeking social media admins to manage our Instagram 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 task.
Support the Team:
Videographer and Photographer: Capture our essence and impact by joining our creative committee. We are looking for a fun and talented team of videographers and photographers to capture our events, programs, and appearances. Content will be featured and credited on all social media platforms, website and marketing materials.
Events Committee: Local Colorado Springs area only– We believe love and kindness is the best ingredient to ensuring our community is happy and healthy. Our Events committee engages local survivors in events, participates in recruiting gift bags for retreats, and inspires donors to contribute to programming throughout the year. What we love most about this committee is the opportunity to interact with survivors, donors, and volunteers to maintain healthy relationships for all.
Resource Volunteer: Our Resource Volunteer is an “on-call” type of role for volunteers who are flexible to jump in where we need the most support. Roles vary from administrative, social media outreach, program outreach, and event planning.
Graphic Designer: The graphic designer will lead the creation of designs for Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence and will create visual concepts to inspire, inform, and connect individuals with BTS.
- Will design flyers and invitations for events, promotions, and awareness of BTS.
- Will design Facebook banners and Twitter cover photos.
- Develop graphics for BTS through illustrations.
- Employ color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques when designing project.
- Use computer software to create electronic versions of designs.
- Maintain archive of images, photos, or previous work products.
- Create designs, concepts, and sample layouts based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
- The ability and familiarity with editing graphics and photoshop.
Understanding of various programs such as InDesign, QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Illustrator, Photoshop, 3ds Max, Acrobat, Director, Dreamweaver and Flash; Microsoft Suite.
- The ability to create images that identify a product or convey a message
- Exceptional creativity and innovation
- Excellent time management and organizational skills