Organizing town halls across the country to teach consumers about identity theft


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

Identity theft is the #1 crime and consumer fear in America, claiming more than a million new victims every thirty days.

Major security and privacy events, like the Equifax data breach and Facebook's privacy failures, have a profound impact on the way people trust.

The best defense is education - knowing what to do and what to avoid.

In the biggest national operation of its kind, a coalition of national partners, led by the Identity Theft Council, is organizing a nationwide campaign of educational workshops and town halls to help consumers of all ages, from teens to seniors, to better understand how to deal with this growing problem.

We're looking for volunteers to help organize and run these events across the country.

Volunteers don't need any knowledge of the topics, and opportunities include:

- Engaging local schools to provide a location for the workshops.

- Working with local partners, like credit unions and banks, to organize local events.

- Working with speakers and experts to schedule presentations.

- Helping spread the word in your local community, at school, at work, maybe your social networks.

- Helping out on the day of each workshop.

- Helping organize local self-help groups to keep the message going after each event.

We're also looking for volunteers with some particular sets of skills, liker PR and marketing, social media engagement, and technical support (for our website).

We'll provide all the coordination, make the local introductions, engage the speakers and teachers, provide the presentation materials and handouts, provide media kits, manage event registration etc.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • As little as much as you want

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