VOLUNTEER

Working Groups

Choose what interests you

Gain experience in strategic planning and implementation. Experienced people work with those who like to learn. Together, we work to help end extreme global poverty.

Choose what you like

Develop skills in your choice of activities. You can later switch groups. Over time, you may find increasing responsibilities and opportunities.

Even if you are fairly new to an activity, you may be able to help and learn from others.

Please note: Not all activities are open to everyone. It depends on your interests, skills and aptitude. There may be limits to your participation in website development, IT, design*, writing*, art*, video*, photography*, interior design*, carpentry, or if your English is limited.

*If you’re interested in these, you can email a few samples link(s) or attached file(s) to changevolunteers@gmail.com. We can let you know in advance what you may do. If you’re bringing your work, we don’t need to keep it, just to take a look.

You can add your activity choices to your volunteer application. You can also contact us with any questions.

GENERAL

Participate in a wide range of activities.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

Grassroots Organizing and Advocacy – recruit and work with citizen activists.

Social Media – use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram to recruit supporters, raise funds and more.

Marketing – may include strategic planning and a wide range of other activities.

Research – surveys and focus groups to evaluate and improve our effectiveness. Research on poverty statistics and most effective programs.

Journalism – currently limited to advanced writers and editors interested in the challenges and solutions of global poverty.

Public Relations for publicity campaigns: press releases and other marketing materials. Contact major media, including blogs, newspapers, magazines, social media, radio and television.

Advertising – general use and development of skills in advertising and marketing to promote our work and website.

Ad Sales* – cultivating sponsorships for our work.

Fundraising – personal solicitation is most active. There may also be some opportunities in special events, corporate and foundation fundraising, planned giving and more.

Event Planning* – organize fundraising events from a small dinner to an End Poverty WalkathonSM .

Volunteer Recruitment & Personnel – recruit, communicate with and supervise volunteers in our office and worldwide.

COMPUTERS, TECH & WEBSITE

Tech Support – IT hardware and software.

Website Development – can include design, programming, management or promotion for our WordPress and CRM website. Without high level experience, the role for back end, PHP and MySQL may be limited.

CREATIVE & DESIGN

Arts – arts management and/or fine art, illustration or photography primarily for our website. We’re interested to see samples of your work.

Art Direction/Design – work on our website, press releases and more.

Copywriting – promotional writing for website, publicity and printed publications.

Creative Writing* – essays, poetry or short stories that must be of high quality and directly related to helping end extreme poverty.

Youth for ChangeSM* and Seniors for ChangeSM* – art, education and activism combined.

MANAGEMENT, FINANCIAL, LAW

Accounting and Financial Management – can include bookkeeping, financial reports, analysis of financial info from other organizations. We seek those with an MBA, CPA or at least a year of full-time, paid bookkeeping experience.

Law and Regulatory Compliance – can include employee, volunteer, member and government relations; intellectual property; avoiding libel, liability, and other legal exposure; regulatory compliance; and insurance.

Office – office management or clerical work.

Carpentry* and Interior Design*  – design or crafting improvements for our office space.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES & TRANSLATION*

Translate our fundraising materials from English to your native language. You could fundraise in your language.

*These programs are not currently very active. If they are your main choice, please speak to us before coming in.

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