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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

MOCEANS Center for Independent Living279 BroadwaySuite 201Long Branch, NJ 07740

About

Volunteer Job Description

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

4-8 hours/month

6 month minimum commitment



MAJOR OBJECTIVE

The volunteer community advocate will work within his/her local community to promote MOCEANS and our mission by actively engaging community members and sharing news, information, and resources related to the Center.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Live and/or work in Monmouth or Ocean County, NJ

  • Detail oriented and committed to meeting deadlines

  • Works well independently and as part of a team

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

  • Experience and/or interest in promoting the human and civil rights of people with disabilities


RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Cultivate and maintain new partnerships with local businesses, libraries, public housing leaders, community centers, and other organizations to increase awareness of MOCEANS’ mission and services

  • Place brochures and other informational materials in relevant locations such as schools, churches, and doctors’ offices

  • Assist with volunteer and outreach coordination as required

  • Be a positive and informed spokesperson for all people with disabilities

  • Consistently promote MOCEANS CIL and its mission serving as a champion of our cause


ORIENTATION/TRAINING

MOCEANS will provide both online and in-person training. Orientation will occur on the first day of volunteer hours and will last approximately one hour. On-going training and support will be provided as needed.


TIME AND PLACE

The volunteer community advocate will work a minimum of 1-2 hours per week but no less than 4 hours per month and is responsible for his/her local community only.


COMMITMENT

This position requires a minimum commitment of 6 months and offers a flexible schedule.


ON-THE-JOB SUPERVISION

Stuart Schwartzman, Volunteer Coordinator ( coordinator.moceans@gmail.com ) and/or Erica Hill, Resource Development and Outreach ( erica.hill@moceanscil.org )


BENEFITS

This position provides valuable experience for community or human rights advocates and anyone with a passion for protecting the rights of people with disability. Volunteers are highly valued members of the MOCEANS team and contribute to making a significant difference in MOCEANS’ ability to serve our community. MOCEANS will provide reference letters for all volunteers who successfully complete a placement



Skills

  • English
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
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