The WTA provides trainig programs for homeless shelter residents and extremely low income adults in Washington DC from a large classroom, office space and work areas at the Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV), the largest homeless shelter in America. Students also gain work-based learning experience through small income producing enterprises including computer sales, tailoring, beadmaking and music production. We are even expanding our reach to Africa, where shelter residents refurbish USA technology then export it to impoverished schools in Tanzania, and import African Jewelry and sell it on the streets of Washington DC under the Wild-Tech CCNV brand.
There are many foundations, corporations, and government agencies that provide funding for programs like this. Yet, we do not have enough volunteers to research funders, build relationships with funders, and write grants. Many of our programs are extemely cutting edge and we have lots of capacity to providing training, but we don't have the communications people to get the word out to local chruches, non-profits serving the poor, or even the media.
Thus, we are in tremendous need of fundraisers, grant writers and communications people, and can provide you with plenty of real experience in an extremely compelling setting. Best of all, most of the work can be performed remotely from your home or office, but you are always welcome to work at our offices in the shelter.
- Social Media / Blogging
- Grant Writing / Research
- Business Development
- Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Flexible. Daytime, evenings and weekends