Volunteer Opportunities

Contact neighborsproject@gmail.com if you are interested in utilizing your skills to help DC SCORES with the following capacity-building projects:

Photography/Videography: Volunteer at your convenience; all skill levels welcome. Capture and tell the stories of DC SCORES students in the classroom and on the soccer field through photos and video in order to share in DC SCORES publications.

Data Management and Analysis:  Volunteer at your convenience. Help collect, manage and analyze pertinent personal and physical activity data about the DC SCORES participants. Clean up and customize DC SCORES’ Salesforce database. Set in place long-term practices that will ensure data integrity while helping to customize the system for improved integration between donor, volunteer, staff, and participant databases. Evaluate the current system, build custom forms and workflows, and train staff members on database instruction

Visual Media Editors/Producers: Volunteer at your convenience. Assist the Communications Department in editing and producing photos and videos. Turn existing photo and video footage combined with participants’ poetry into inspirational stories to share with DC SCORES’ donors and supporters

Development/Fundraising: Volunteer at your convenience. Take initiative and lead a campus/community fundraising campaign. Identify creative ways to engage new people with DC SCORES and raise funds that will allow the program to serve more children in Washington D.C.

Graphic Design: Volunteer at your convenience. Use your expert  graphic design skills to help DC SCORES to create appealing deliverable. Help transform current DC SCORES’ documents and visuals (from event flyers, to coach handbooks, to curricula) into more useful and more eye-catching materials

IT/Web Design: Volunteer at your convenience. Help create a functional organizational intranet that serves a variety of functions from HR to task distribution

Internal Organizational Evaluation: Volunteer at your convenience. With your class or group, run a formal 360° staff evaluation for DC SCORES staff members to learn more about themselves, their co-workers, and how they can all develop as individuals and an organization

Contact  neighborsproject@gmail.com if you are interested in utilizing your skills to help Life Pieces to Masterpieceswith the following capacity-building projects:

Social Media and Communications: 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri;  hours subject to student availability.Update website and conduct social media outreach on Twitter, Facebook, and Linked-In. Identify practical ways to address marketing needs through social media. Assist with the monthly newsletter, and capture and share stories of LPTM alumni. Create and maintain an archiving system for new and existing photographs

Development and Outreach: 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri;  hours subject to student availability. Organize and execute bi-weekly tours of LPTM for potential donors and volunteers. Build relationships with potential donors and assist with maintenance of donor database. Research new grant opportunities, and design and organize fundraising events

Volunteer Recruitment: 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri;  hours subject to student availability. Assist in brainstorming sessions to increase volunteer participation and effectiveness. Research socially responsible organizations and other groups for interested volunteers. Assist with volunteer orientations/trainings/workshops, publicize volunteer opportunities

Event Planning and Management: 10am-6pm, Mon-Fri;  hours subject to student availability. Assist in planning the three special annual events throughout the year. Recruit volunteers to assist with details, manage RSVPs, respond to attendee inquiries, help publicize events, design event programs, and work with vendors.

Contact neighborsproject@gmail.com if you are interested in utilizing your skills to help Thrive DCwith the following capacity-building projects:

Real Opportunity Restaurant Partnerships: at least two hours/week; outgoing personalities encouraged to apply. Work closely with Thrive DC’s Employment Specialist to strategically identify, make initial contact and recruit local restaurants and businesses for participation in the Real Opportunity Training Program, a job training program for Thrive DC’s clients.

GFFT Program (Financial Literacy for Homeless Women): hours subject to student availability. Implement the new GFFT (financial literacy for women) curriculum as a pilot test phase.

Social Media/Blogging: hours subject to student availability. Update social media and assist with computer-related tasks. Interview clients and volunteers and document their stories

Photography/Videography: hours subject to student availability. Use technical expertise to create visual media to be displayed at Thrive DC events and updated publications.

Graphic Design: students with graphic design knowledge; hours subject to student availability. Work closely with supervisors to analyze and improve an annual report to be circulated easily to major funders and donors of the organization. Use Adobe Suite, Microsoft Publisher and other programs to improve current visuals and documents for the organization.

Contact neighborsproject@gmail.com if you are interested in utilizing your skills to help We Are Family with the following capacity-building projects:

Development of Social Media and Outreach Materials: Rebrand and enhance current outreach materials. Redesign and update current website. Create a social media strategy for the organization and implement it

Event Planning and Management: Organize and execute a donor appreciation event. Plan and facilitate a fun outing for low-income seniors.

Non-profit Management: Research new sources of funding and apply for grants. Assist low-income seniors with their re-certification paperwork for CSFP. Assist low-income seniors with their recertification paperwork for CSFP.

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