Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Volunteers help with everything from stuffing envelopes, to fundraising, to teaching in our programs, to serving on our Advisory Board. A three-month commitment is the usual minimum although some volunteers continue to work with us for years.
- Staffing our display at area events
- Distributing posters and brochures
- Database entry and filing
- Other small jobs but important jobs
Volunteers with specialized skills and experience can be helpful in a variety of ways depending on your strengths and Groundswells’ needs.
Please send us your resume and a cover letter (email is fine) summarizing your interests, skills and availability. If we think there’s a match, we will arrange an individual meeting to explore options. Next step is agreeing on a “Volunteer Contract” outlining expectations and timetable for the project(s) that you take on. After three months we have an informal mutual evaluation of the experience and make a decision about next steps.
The following volunteer positions may or may not be available at any given time. To find out, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 607-319-5095.
Estimated Time Commitment
|Advisory Board Member||Meet monthly to provide leadership, strategic planning and fundraising assistance in support of Groundswell’s vision and mission. Read more.||3-Year Term, application form HERE|
|Event Assistant||Help organize, set up and/or clean-up a Groundswell community event||Occasional, as needed|
|Trainee Profile Writer||Interview Groundswell Trainees and write profiles for our newsletter and other media||Minimum 3 months, 6-12 hours per month|
|Record, edit and produce short video pieces for online sharing||Minimum 1 months, depending on skills and experience|