Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
The networking assistant volunteer position is primarily database entry, although of the volunteer has excellent communication skills they could also make phone calls or appearances within the community. The databases the volunteer would have access to are the agency's contacts for various events, projects, and marketing aspects. The databases are on our Google server so they can be accessed and viewed by any staff as needed. The networking assistant position can be done from an off site location. Each week set deadlines will need to be met and a phone meeting will take place among UTH staff and the volunteer. At least 5 hours a week are expected for this position. Tenure is expected to be at least 2 months. If the volunteer would also like to represent the agency at public events they would be expected to dress professionally, be punctual, a good speaker, and be organized with materials. Engagements might be at the Frisco and Denton Chamber of Commerce and the PRSA events, along with other opportunities. Excellent communication and organization is expected in this position. Volunteers who succeed in this position are reliable, punctual, well spoken, good at taking initiative and thinking ahead. This position can be a volunteer position or used for class credit, practicum, or internship. Prior to requesting to be considered for this position please visit our agency’s website at www.unitedthroughhope.org to view what we do and whom we serve. A resume and a volunteer form will be required to be completed for this position as well as in person or phone interview.