Thu Feb 01, 2018 08:00 AM - Wed Aug 01, 2018 08:00 PM
405 BroadwayTacoma, WA98402
Job Title: Community Outreach Volunteer Department: Fund Development
Community outreach is one of our most vital volunteer opportunities in our agency. Volunteers in this position help us reach out to the community through spreading awareness about domestic violence and the services offered by the YWCA Pierce County. As Community Outreach Volunteer, you will learn about domestic violence advocacy and engage the public by hosting booths during community events and fairs. This position is great for those with a flexible schedule and reliable transportation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Represent the YWCA Pierce County at local outreach and informational events
Engage community members in awareness raising activities surrounding domestic violence
Utilize a proactive approach to inspire community members to take action in a variety of ways
Reflect on the mission, vision and services provided by the YWCA with the community
Maintain the organization and professional appearance of outreach materials while at events
Coordinate the pick-up and drop off of booth materials and supplies, as needed
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Passion for individuals, families and community members affected by domestic violence
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, i.e. friendly, respectful, attentive, etc.
Access to reliable transportation with enough room for outreach materials, if needed
Ability to follow directives and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given by the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Capable of receiving constructive feedback
Understanding of how to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of a diverse team of staff and volunteers
Models language and behavior that is inclusive and respectful of all people, particularly those experiencing oppression or barriers to thriving
Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision and values of the YWCA Pierce County
Acceptable Washington State Patrol Criminal History Record
Attend the YWCA’s Domestic Violence 101
Complete outreach volunteer trainings with Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
This position requires a 6 month commitment of volunteering. Applicants can expect most opportunities to be in the evening and on weekends. Shifts are typically 3-4 hours long.
TO APPLY Please submit an online volunteer submission form expressing your interest in this position:
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
Times of volunteer opportunities vary, and are often variable shifts on weeknights or weekends.