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Please browse through our website to learn more about our mission, goals and projects. PROJECT C.H.A.N.C.E. is an all volunteer organization of dynamic, culturally diverse, passionate, capable and unique volunteers.
Volunteer Coordinator: Manages all elements of volunteering on behalf of Project C.H.A.N.C.E. for which they are recruiting volunteers. The role involves assessing and meeting an organization’s needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers. Volunteer coordinators manage volunteers and their relationships with those they come into contact with, including employees and service users of an organization. They also monitor, evaluate and accredit volunteers.
The activities of a volunteer coordinator usually include:
•Developing volunteer descriptions for all new and existing positions
•Researching and writing volunteer policies and procedures, including risk assessments;
•Develop partnerships and assess their volunteering needs;
•Generating appropriate volunteering opportunities and role descriptions based on the needs of the organization;
•Raising staff awareness of the role and the function of volunteers;
•Ensuring there is appropriate support and training for volunteers;
•Promoting volunteering (internally and externally) through recruitment and publicity strategies and campaigns;
•Interviewing and recruiting volunteers and ensuring they are appropriately matched and trained for a position;
•Organizing and providing inductions and training;
•Monitoring, supporting, motivating and accrediting volunteers and their work;
•Celebrating volunteering by nominating volunteers for awards and organizing celebration events;
•Celebrating anniversaries: 90 days, 6 months, 1 year, and annually.
•Offering advice and information to volunteers and external organizations through face-to-face, telephone and email contact;
•Organizing profile-raising events to attract new volunteers;
•Attending committees and meetings;
•Managing budgets and resources, including the reimbursement of expenses;
•Keeping up to date with legislation and policy related to volunteering and making any necessary modifications to accommodate changes;
•Working with multiple agencies across different sectors in order to establish good working relationships to influence decisions about volunteering;
•Monitoring and evaluating activities and writing reports for funders;
•Maintaining databases and undertaking any other administrative duties.
•Finding corporations that provide donation granting for employees who volunteer with Project C.H.A.N.C.E. (ex. Verizon Wireless, Khols Cares, ADP)
•Experience in HR Training & Development
•CSR / Volunteer Coordination
Fundraising Volunteers: Project C.H.A.N.C.E. seeks Fundraising Volunteers to assist with the coordination of special events, solicitation of local businesses for donations, preparation and organization of materials related to fundraising, and/or planning around solicitations of local businesses. Actual volunteer tasks will vary according to the volunteer’s experience, contacts, and comfort level. Fundraising volunteers are provided with training, support, and materials. There are opportunities to assist in all stages of fundraising projects, including: coordinating an event, graphic design of promotional materials, assistance with mass mailings, follow up calls to local businesses, or meetings with local business leaders. Commitment can range from several hours a week for a limited number of weeks leading up to an event or a few hours a month long-term. This role will report to Volunteer coordinator.
•Fundraising and/or event planning experience
•Ability to build strong relationships with new people and organizations
•Experience working in an office environment
•Detail-oriented with excellent time management skills
•Strong interpersonal skills
•Works well independently and as part of a team
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs, including Word, Excel and Outlook
Special Event Volunteer: Project C.H.A.N.C.E. will hold fundraising, public awareness, and educational events throughout the year, and is always seeking volunteers to staff these events. Help Project C.H.A.N.C.E. educate the community about how they can prevent child abuse and neglect! Volunteers are needed to help out at fairs, festivals, special events, and other public venues. Volunteers help distribute literature about Project C.H.A.N.C.E., the different types of child abuse, ways to detect and report it, prevention, and healthy parenting. This is a great opportunity to reach thousands of people and to interact with other Project C.H.A.N.C.E. volunteers and staff! This role reports to Volunteer Coordinator.
Social Media Coordinator for Facebook: Social media has given our organization the ability to touch more lives than ever before. Facebook is one of our outlets where we continually provide resources,we education surrounding child abuse and support. The Social Media Coordinator for Facebook will oversee our admins, train new volunteer admins, ensure content aligns with the values and mission of the organization, reviews all posts prior to release, and make recommendations to improve post quality. It’s important this coordinator understands the evolving trends of Facebook and how to best grow our reach.This role reports to Executive Director.
•Assist in the management of Project C.H.A.N.C.E.'s social media Facebook page
•Assist Project C.H.A.N.C.E.'s Facebook Admins with scheduling posts and editing postings
•Assist in the development of promotional strategies to increase engagement.
•Assist in the development and establish new ideas for social media content.
•Review social media analytic reports.
•Manage, develop, and implement social media campaigns.
•2-3 years of experience in social media management, marketing, or related field preferred.
•Degree in marketing, business, or related field preferred.
•Self-motivated, must be able to work independently in a virtual environment.
•Knowledge of search engine optimization preferred.
•Stays up to date on the latest social media trends.
•The ability to understand social media analytics
Hours: 10 - 12 hours per week
Social Media Admin: At any given time, we need 1-3 social media admins to manage our Facebook page to share content related to child abuse/neglect, grow our followings and continue to impact and inspire others. This role reports to Social Media Coordinator.
•Post content on a daily and/or weekly basis
•Respond, share, and interact with followers and related content.
•Provide updates to the Social Media Coordinator on their tasks.
•Prior experience and knowledge in managing a social media platform including: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn
•1-2 years of experience in social media management and/or bachelors in Marketing, Communications, or a related field
•Must be able to work independently and be self motivated.
Grant Writer: Help create a better tomorrow for children - Project C.H.A.N.C.E. seeks to educate adults to understand the misconceptions and myths surrounding terms “child abuse and neglect”. Teach effective parenting skills, raise public awareness of the pervasiveness and cruelty of child abuse and neglect and develop programs to prevent shaken baby syndrome, to educate our children on ways to identify a safe touch and a bad touch, as well as other family support programs that will keep future generations of children from knowing the emotional and physical pain of abuse. Click here to view job description and requirements.
"Circle of Hope" Peer Led Support Group Facilitator/Co-Facilitator: This is a peer support group based meeting. Project C.H.A.N.C.E. is the only agency in El Paso that offers the Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (ASCA) program. This groups is for adults recovering from the after-effects of childhood abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, mental and spiritual). ASCA groups provide a safe environment for people to express feelings, give and receive support, learn about recovery from childhood abuse, and discover ways to more effectively cope with self-destructive behaviors while nurturing their emerging healthy selves.
If you are interested in applying for this position, but lack experience or skill in some of these areas, please consider signing up for training.
A support group Facilitator/Co-Facilitator must be prepared to make the following commitments:
•Commit to at least three months of volunteering as a Facilitator/Co-Facilitator (3-4 hours weekly: includes the meeting, travel, phone calls, Facilitator/Co-Facilitator consultation and support, business meetings, etc.)
•Follow the ASCA Guidelines for Facilitator/Co-Facilitator and the ASCA Meeting Guidelines for support groups
•Follow the ASCA Facilitator/Co-Facilitator checklist of duties as closely as possible
•Interested in running an ASCA meeting
•Comfortable with the expression of emotions
•Flexible in responding to the needs of participants
•Comfortable with providing leadership
•Able to set and maintain a positive tone
•Able to separate personal needs and group needs
•Actively working on own recovery issues
•Previous or current involvement in peer led support groups
•Good listening skills
•Good communication skills
It is helpful to have the following experience:
•Knowledge of childhood abuse recovery and related issues
•Personal experiences with professional therapy and/or self-help programs
•Prior facilitator and/or support group experiences
•Awareness of the various community/professional resources available in local area
•Participation in self-help mutual support groups as a member
Blog Writer: The Blog Writer is responsible for producing at least one blog per week, upon assignment. We are recruiting 1-3 bloggers to commit to at least 1-year of writing for our website (www.project-chance.org). In addition, all blog writers must be available for weekly team reviews of blogs and quarterly reviews of blog topics. All volunteers must be involved, engaged, and committed to volunteer at least 3-5/hr per week. Blog writers are also responsible for promoting blogs on all social media channels, linkedin, tumblr, and major blog sites. Blog writers have the opportunity to have their work exposed to followers from our website and social media page.
•Create, edit and publish content for our new Project C.H.A.N.C.E. blog
•Create and generate blog topics to write on. Choose subject matter that interests readers.
•Measure and track the effectiveness of blog topics based on number of viewers and number of comments.
•Conduct research to obtain factual information and authentic detail.
•Write content for the blog.
•Perform other duties as assigned
•Prior experience in blog writing.
•Bachelor's degree in Journalism, English, Communications, Creative Writing, etc. highly preferred.
•Possess engaging "conversational" writing skills with a professional posture.
•The successful candidate must be computer and Internet savvy
•Photography skills a plus.
Social Media / Blogging
Volunteer with your Group: Your community service, church, civic or just a group of your friends can volunteer together to help PROJECT C.H.A.N.C.E., either through a one-time activity or by planning a benefit for PROJECT C.H.A.N.C.E. Other one-time activities could include planting a pinwheel garden to raise awareness.
Research Aide: PROJECT C.H.A.N.C.E. strives to keep on top of current information regarding child safety, child abuse and neglect, and resources available for education and prevention. PROJECT C.H.A.N.C.E. seeks volunteers to research topics for fact sheets, workshops, and various PROJECT C.H.A.N.C.E. activities.