Canine Companions for Independence Lone Star Chapter is an extension of the regional office and is governed by a volunteer leadership team. The community awareness and outreach coordinator is responsible for researching opportunities and creating a planned approach for opportunities to educate the public about Canine Companions for Independence. Engaging and supporting Chapter volunteers for events is important to the success of this position and these events. Specific responsibilities include:
- Act as the first point of contact with the regional office.
- Receive phone calls and/or emails from the regional office with community outreach requests.
- Follow up with the appropriate regional office representative to confirm receipt of request and check back in with regional representative to assure them that the request is being handled.
- Act as the first point of contact for community outreach requests via the chapter website.
- Receive phone calls and/or emails from interested parties.
- Proactively seek out appropriate community outreach activities to engage the chapter.
- Follow the community outreach criteria approved by the leadership team
- Coordinate requests for community outreach activities.
- Contact the point person from the requesting organization to understand the request.
- Complete the community event/presentation request form:
- Responsible for recruiting volunteers for opportunities at events, booths, speaking engagements, etc.)
- Coordinate with chapter communications coordinator to promote the opportunity within the chapter membership.
- Ensure all volunteers have a written confirmation of the outreach activity with all of the pertinent information. Assemble support materials (brochures, videos, power point decks, donation envelopes etc.) and coordinate pick up with volunteer.
- Remind volunteers about the event a few days before.
- Follow up with the requesting organization to ensure the presentation went well. Send a thank you note to the requesting organization.
- Attend community awareness activities on behalf of the chapter of Canine Companions for Independence as needed.
- Track all engagements and report to your regional.
- Report progress to the chapter leadership on a monthly basis.
- Bi-weekly call with regional office required to discuss staffing of volunteer opportunities.
- Microsoft Office Suite
- CSR / Volunteer Coordination
- Community Outreach
- Basic Computer Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Must be at least 18
- 5 to 10 hours per week