Volunteers should support the Mission, Values and Goals of The Fishing School. Our main priority is to prepare public school youth for middle school and beyond by building academic and life skills and by engaging them and their parents through intensive, multi-year programs and services.
The Fishing School (TFS) is seeking a dynamic, creative and thoughtful self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts to convey the mission of TFS to the community and its constituents. The communications volunteer will help in various ways to get the word out about TFS.
Research new sources of funding to support the ongoing operations of the organization.
Maintain Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media accounts.
Provide aid in grant writing initiatives.
Additional opportunities through related projects.
What We Require:
Experience or interest in Communications, Marketing, Journalism, or another related discipline.
Must be computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, video editing software, and graphic design is a plus.
Strong communication skills, with ability to effectively communicate in both oral and written English. Please submit a relevant work sample to be considered.
Organized, with ability to prioritize time-sensitive assignments.
Creativity and flexibility.
Familiarity with social networking channels.
*Please be prepared to submit a resume and cover letter.
The Fishing School’s (TFS) mission is to provide a safe haven and academic support to underserved youth and their families in Washington, D.C. The Fishing School’s name was the vision of our founder, Tom Lewis, and comes from the adage, "If you give a man a fish, you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will feed himself for a lifetime." By teaching young people to "fish in the rivers of their minds," TFS is changing generations
The Fishing School (TFS) is a nationally-recognized youth development organization. We provide children and families with academic and parental support through our community-based centers in Washington, DC.
Since 1990, TFS has served more than 2,500 youth and their families. Today, under the leadership of Executive Director Leo Givs, TFS provides youth with academic supports and a safe haven during the most vulnerable hours of the day to help them to fish in the rivers of the mind.