Oftentimes the most effective way to convey the importance of our work is through human stories. It is necessary to protect the identities of the people that we serve, as well as their safety and emotional wellbeing. For that reason, we are looking for spokespeople who have overcome many of the challenges that our clients face, and are comfortable sharing their story publically.
Duties and Responsibilities
Spokespeople may be called for things like: media interviews, public presentations (for example a church group or group of donors), or in LSS-SW promotional materials like website, social media, and email marketing. Volunteers should be comfortable and able to speak publically about situations we understand are highly personal.
Volunteers may be asked to prepare their own talking points and practice with LSS-SW ahead of time. Training and support will be provided as needed.
Spokespeople that meet the following profiles are needed: former refugee, former foster child, child abuse survivor, recipient of in home care services for themselves or a family member, have used services like a food pantry or shelter. Although we would love to work with direct recipients of LSS-SW services, it is not a requirement for our spokespeople.
Thank you for giving a voice to those that we serve. You make a difference.
- English or Spanish speaking
- Willing and able to share personal stories and information, without endangering themselves or others
- Comfortable with public speaking and comfortable being photographed or videotaped
- Public Speaking
- Critical Thinking
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Hours are project based and flexible.
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