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SPECIAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Outside of our usual direct service to members, we have special projects for volunteers. Some rely on a volunteer’s already acquired expertise, and some offer a volunteer the chance to acquire new skills. Some may be goal-oriented and end when the task is complete, and some require volunteers to assume ongoing areas of responsibility that continue indefinitely. 


Check out current openings below (and keep checking back, as new openings will be added):

volunteer office corps

(3 hours each week in the office)
Tasks can include answering phones, dealing with requests for information and service from our members, filing, envelope stuffing, collating, data entry and website maintenance.   Proficiency is need in one or more of the following programs: Excel; Word; Powerpoint; Publisher; Constant Contact; Salesforce .

• VOLUNTEER PHOTO ID BADGE Coordinator
Coordinates the production, distribution, and filing of Village volunteer photo ID badges. Takes digital head-shot photos of volunteers, uses "Publisher" software to make ID badges, maintains filing and badge-distribution database. Attends Village events to take photos, produce and distribute badges during the event.
Job Requirements: Good computer, organization and people skills. We will train: Must be willing to learn basic computer graphics program. Hours: 2-4 hours/month, and quarterly volunteer training.   

• WRITE BIRTHDAY CARDS TO OUR MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS - Looking for a volunteer who would be able to come into the office for 2 hours each week to write out birthday cards for members and volunteers. (and answer phones when needed) Should have legible, neat handwriting. Very basic computer skills as well. We are flexible any days M-F between 9-5pm


PROGRAM TEAM SUPPORT


Volunteer B ‘Cause Program Outreach Coordinator
This program will give you a chance to help outwith other local non-profits. We need a volunteer to identify and contact local community-based non-profits that could use help from Ashby Village volunteers to complete half day projects (for example, painting, gardening, helping serve meals). 
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• VOLUNTEER VETTING Assistant
You will help processing and vetting new volunteers. Tasks would include calling references, setting up volunteer interviews, creating volunteer folders, completing background checks etc. This position would require working in the office for 3 hours each week.

NEIGHBORHOOD GROUPS Support
Claremont, Kensington and Downtown Berkeley group of members need someone to help with: planning regular gatherings, helping with outreach, helping with communication between the office and among members), managing lists, welcome emails & monthly event reminders.
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• TECHNOLOGY TEAM Members
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MEMBER SUPPORT TEAMs


• Administrative Assistant to the MEMBER SUPPORT SERVICES AREA
The administrative assistance volunteer to the Member Support must have solid computer (PP and excel), communications and organizational skills.  In addition,  attentive to detail and enjoy performing office support tasks as needed, including filing.  Time commitment is up to 4-5 hrs per week. 
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MEMBER SUPPORT TEAMS’ Coordinator
You will work with the various teams under the Member Support area, including: Connections; Caring Team, Decluttering, Healthier Aging, etc.  Some of the tasks for this role include: keeping track of teams and help recruit members; following up on assignments for each team; coordination of teams’ meetings, working with Member Support Manager to address teams’ needs, etc.  You should have solid organizational skills to track development and assignments of the teams; work well with others and be comfortable engaging volunteers; have good communication skills. 

• CARING TEAM Leader
Caring Team Volunteers reach out to AV members with a phone call, card or other brief contact that conveys our awareness of a challenging situation such as illness, bereavement, hospitalization, or to congratulate on a special happy occasion. Demands for this team are small, but their roles can make a difference to members. 


CONNECTIONS TEAM Coordinator
You get to know our accomplished and interesting members who can’t get out as much as they used to, with on-going visits or activities. Have tea, take a walk, discuss current event, play board games. Make an interesting Connection. We are looking for a volunteer who can support, match and coordinate member and volunteers on this program. 

HEALTHY AGING Assistant
You'll help to organize hikes, neighborhood walks, plan health promoting workshops, and/or assist with monthly newsletter promoting health and well being of members. 

NATURE WALKS AND HEALTHIER AGING Assistant
Accompany walkers on hikes along with the leader. May help leaders with administrative work if interested (testing walks, writing descriptions, taking photographs, etc). 
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 HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENT TEAM
You will conduct on-site visits to identify and prioritize safety and accessibility concerns in members’ homes. 
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DECLUTTERING TEAM
Using a five-step decluttering plan developed by an Ashby Village member and professional organizer, you will work with members to implement strategies to organize home clutter.  •
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communication & data analysis


NEWSLETTER Coordinator
You will manage the monthly cycle of Ashby Village newsletter. This will include creating, reviewing and production through an online platform called Constant Contact. Volunteer will be working in collaboration with an editorial/production assistant who is also a volunteer. This opportunity requires strong digital skills and willingness to commit an average 4 hours per week. Learn more

COMMUNICATIONS Support
Needs vary from creating content for promotional materials and invitations, design flyers, making phone calls, distribute materials, attend meetings, monitor participation, and in general assist staff coordinating communication across different teams. We encourage candidates to commit 4-8 hours per week. Experience in communications field an with websites is welcome.
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• DATA ANALYST
Join the "Ashby Village performance indicators" project and analyze data from reports and surveys. Knowledge of internet and spreadsheets is required. 


SPECIAL PROJECT SUPPORT FOR THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR


Examples include:
1) developing strategies to expand the outreach plan to increase subsidized memberships,
2) creating a system to track sources of new members, and
3) examining feasibility of adding new member groups, such as low-income housing facilities.
Volunteers with entrepreneurial interest and capacity strongly  welcomed. 

• FUNDRAISING AND DEVELOPMENT
Assistance needed with grant research and writing, donor cultivation and stewardship, pursuit of corporate sponsorship and the development of earned income opportunities o Grant writing o Pursuit of strategic business alliances  

• ASSISTANT TO THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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