PLEASE APPLY AT http://www.foradayfoundation.org/start-a-local-chapter
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We love to make kids smile and laugh. Their bright eyes give us life and you're here because you believe in the power of childhood play. Giving your time to sick children is one of the most generous gifts you can give. The For a Day Foundation provides quality of life experiences to children with cancer through our renown play therapy programs, with the help of volunteers like you. Through play-oriented programs like Queen for a Day and Hero for a Day, we bring smiles, laughter, and distraction to hospitalized children.
Joining the network of For a Day chapters provides a support circle of experience, positive reinforcement, education, and momentum. We invite you to explore what it means to become a For a Day Foundation Local Chapter Director.
WE AIM TO CREATE COMMUNITY LEADERS, COLLABORATORS, & INFLUENCERS.
We serve communities through a national network of local chapters. Each local chapter is led by a Local Chapter Director, who is appointed by FAD through an application process. The For a Day Foundation seeks volunteers that want to create an entity beyond themselves, to establish local chapters that live on even when the originator steps away from leadership. We strive to reach as many children as possible, so our chapters need to operate on a long-term vision as well.
- Available to attend hospital visits during weekday business hours (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm)
- Organize hospital visits (at least two per year)
- Recruit volunteers & sponsors
- Communicate activity to home office
- Fundraising (minimum $1,000/year chapter dues)
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Respect patient privacy & organization policies
- Takes initiative
- Sets goals
- Resourceful, creative
- Eager learner
- Respectful persistence
- Effective time management
- Powerful communicator: persuasive, concise, uses proper grammar & punctuation
These skills have been integral to their success:
- Ability to interact on an executive level
- Team leadership, delegation, & recruitment
- Knowledge of public relations & social media
- Strong verbal communication
The For a Day Foundation is a 501C3 nonprofit organization that heavily relies on volunteers to implement its programs for kids. Local Chapter Directors receive extensive training on sensitive nonprofit operational policies and complying with hospital volunteer requirements. Children with cancer are a vulnerable population and we have built our credibility by developing procedures that honor patient privacy and immune control in accordance with hospital policies.
No medical experience is required to volunteer for kids with cancer, nor is experience with or knowledge of cancer required. Our purpose is to treat the child, not the disease, during our hospital visits.
Additionally, our Local Chapter Director experience aims to develop your professional skills. With mentorship from the executive leadership, you will elevate your professional career with skills like creating b2b relationships, strategic planning, the art of 'the ask,' team management, project delegation, branding, and more. It is our hope that volunteering with FADF satisfies your desire to give back to your community, and also rewards other areas of your life.
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- People Skills
- Project Management
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Public Relations
- Business Development
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- Up to 4 hours a week
- Apply at www.foradayfoundation.org/start-a-local-chapter