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
Angel Retreat Committee – One of our most treasured programs we offer is specifically for families who have tragically lost loved ones because of domestic violence. This healing retreat allows families to openly grieve the loss of their loves ones alongside other families who share in that same pain. We are recruiting Angel Retreat Committee members to assist with various tasks to help plan, promote, and host our annual program. This retreat is scheduled for August 2019 in Woodland Park, Colorado.
Tasks will include, but are not limited to booking:
- Ground Transportation
- Recruiting meal donations
- Developing programming
- Collecting giveaway items
All committee members must be local to Colorado Springs.
2019 Scholarship Committee – Our Scholarship Committee is in charge of promoting our Angel Scholarship Program nationwide online and to academic institutions, and building partnerships with schools. This committee is also responsible for collecting photos of winners and creating announcements upon selection.
Spread the Word:
Ambassador: Ambassadors are our “boots on the ground” outreach team. We are representatives of Break the Silence against Domestic Violence. We are the volunteers 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 means: 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.
Ambassadors are required to attend at least one event per month to promote Break the Silence against Domestic Violence. Ambassadors must participate in monthly training calls and must be approved prior to any community presentations about the organization. Ambassadors will be equipped with brochures and postcards upon successfully onboarding.
Regional Facebook Admin– 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 1 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 3 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 tasks.
Support the Team:
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.
- Skills: Experience with event planning, fun personality, creative skills, Strong Communication skills required, Experience with conflict resolution, experience with Microsoft programs, strong team ethic, and knowledge of BTS. Willingness to use Slack, internal communication system.
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. This is also a great role for volunteers who are interested in providing workshops local to Colorado Springs.
Applications to become a volunteer will be available December 19th. Sorry for the inconvenience, we promise it’ll be back up soon!