Volunteer at SHIFT

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SHIFT needs YOU!

Meet new people. Share your skills. And have fun too!

 

As a non-profit organization, we could not offer the incredible events and workshops without the help of our volunteers. We could use your skills as event greeters/hosts, writers, group facilitators, workshop teachers, administrative skills and more. Would you consider donating an hour or two of your time to SHIFT.

Apply your talents to a short term project with SHIFT.

These are just a few of the many volunteer positions available at SHIFT.  Volunteering your time and talent is a great opportunity to make an important difference in SHIFT’s exciting future!

GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE

General Administrative:  Data entry is needed to input written attendance sheets into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.   Time required:  Less than 1 hour per week typical.  Need access/familiarity to Microsoft Excel, the internet and have an active email address.

Data Analyst:  Provide support on data collection, analysis and design/output of general reporting in support of SHIFT Executive Director and the Board.    This will likely provide a wide variety of tasks, based upon the different committee needs.   Time required:  As available,  1-3 hours per month typical, usually a short term request to support a specific project-based need.

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Event Coordination.  Help is needed to set up/tear down monthly forums, greet people at the registration table and assist with check-in, as well as provide light administrative support during the event (pass out worksheets, surveys) Time required:  1.5 hours on the 1st Monday of the month. (1 hour before, 30 mins after each event).  Training on check in process will be provided.  If multiple volunteers apply, you may be scheduled to assist on a bi-monthly basis.

Call for Featured Speakers and Workshops.   SHIFT actively reviews member and community submissions for both single-event keynotes (Monthly Forums) and ongoing multi-session Workshop content that is in alignment with the SHIFT mission.  So if you have an interest in this area, we’d love to hear from you/receive submissions of keynotes or workshops for our consideration.

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MARCOM

Social Media Coordination:   Help is needed to locate and post articles and social media posts that might be interesting to the SHIFT members to Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.  Time required:  Less than 1 hour per week typical.  Need access to the internet, active email address and some familiarity with Facebook and Twitter.  Basic training will be provided.

Website Admin:  Basic help is needed to provide administrative help with the SHIFT website and email marketing platform.   Time required:  1-3 hours per month typical.  Need access to the internet, active email address and some familiarity with WordPress CMS and Constant Contact.  Specific training will be provided.

Graphic Design / Marketing:  Volunteers are needed to provide design assistance to support the SHIFT website and social media marketing efforts.  Requires basic familiarity and skills with Adobe Creative Cloud (Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop).  Time required:  As available (Less than 1 hour per week typical) to create custom images /layouts for use in promotional materials, website and social media.

Call for Original Materials:  SHIFT is seeking writers/bloggers to provide original content for use in social media.  SHIFT also actively curates’ content for use in our social media efforts.  So if you have an interest in this area, we’d love to hear from you/see samples of your work.

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MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Membership Relationship Liaison:  Provide support to the Membership by reaching out to connect with and support our members as they interact with SHIFT.  This could potentially include some of the following roles:

Event Greeter:   Be the friendly face that people see at SHIFT events (also see Program Committee Event Coordination).   1 hour before a SHIFT event, periodically, as your schedule allows.

Membership Outreach:   Actively reach out or follow up with members (call, email, web contact us, respond to voicemails, etc.) to help answer member questions, receive feedback;  Be an active part of the voice/face of SHIFT membership.  Time required:  1-3 hours per month typical.   Basic training and ongoing assistance will be provided.

Other ideas:  if you have some great ideas about member relation efforts you’d like to head up so that new and existing members feel more connected with SHIFT, we’d love to hear more about them.

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DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

First, let’s start with the concept of development – the process of identifying potential donors, sparking their interest in the organization, identifying the needs of those individuals, determining how giving to the organization can satisfy those needs, helping to build a bond between them and the organization, and growing that relationship.

Bottom line, development is about creating, maintaining and enhancing the relationships that lead to charitable contributions. Fundraising is merely the end result of the development process. Without the relationship building and the satisfying of donor needs, there can be no real/substantive fundraising. 

If this type of role sounds like a good fit for your relationship building skill-sets and abilities, we’d love to talk with you further about how you might put those skills to work as a Volunteer Fundraising Co-Chair.

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