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Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation

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TITLE: Volunteer Communication Writer

FUNCTION: Provide written articles and success stories for use on the TGF website, social media and newsletter vehicles.

Our Mission: The Tim Griffith Foundation helps to heal and strengthen Bay Area communities by providing support and services to those affected by addiction, violence and loss . Visit our web site at www.timgriffithfoundation.org for more information about the foundation and our work. We are currently seeking creative and friendly individuals interested in joining our Volunteer force and giving back to their community.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Tim Griffith Foundation seeks an individual to develop written communication in the form of articles and client success stories for use in all communication vehicles. This position will work from a home base and utilize phone, email, and video conferencing as primary tools for gathering content. Microsoft products, Facebook, Constant Contact and Twitter will be used to deliver content on Social Media and our Foundation's website. This person will work in partnership with the Communication Director to develop final communication assets.

REQUIRED and SPECIFIC DUTIES

  • Partner with the Communication Director and Volunteer Photographer/Videographer to fulfill the TGF Communication Strategy.
  • Communicate comfortably and effectively with clients and other TGF volunteers, in both written and verbal communications, on sensitive subjects and often in emotional situations.
  • Utilize an effective and compelling approach to writing and telling stories for use as articles and video scripts.
  • Must be able to provide written samples of personal interest stories used in short story formats. (250 words or less)

TIME COMMITMENT

This position is a commitment on average of 2 hours per week. Occasionally additional time may be required for campaign and event launches.

DOCUMENTATION OF WORK PERFORMED

The Tim Griffith Foundation will gladly provide any necessary documentation of work performed required by any program the volunteer may require as part of an education or professional endeavor.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Contact Julie Gayner: jgayner@timgriffithfoundation.org. People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for this position.

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About Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation

Location:

570 El Camino Real #150-427, Redwood City, CA 94063, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation is to partner with agencies that deliver support services and education to those affected by violence, addiction and personal hardship.

Description

In September 2004, twenty-one year old Tim Griffith was killed in a senseless and devastating act of violence. Tim's mother, Stacey Redman, created the Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation in 2005 in an effort to carry Tim's memory forward, honoring his eternal spirit and light. The mission of TGMF is to offer healing, help, and hope to individuals, families and communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. In service of this mission, TGMF focuses its efforts on three distinct areas that touched Tim's life and the lives of those who loved him: grief support, substance abuse treatment, and the promotion of peaceful resolutions. As individuals touched by the sudden, violent loss of a child and friend, those involved with TGMF want to provide support and comfort to bereaved families experiencing similar circumstances. Through partnerships with professional grief counseling organizations and with the creation of our own program specifically for mothers who have suffered the sudden loss of a child, TGMF provides others with the opportunity to grieve, cope, and heal in the face of loss. While grief support aids the bereaved, TGMF is also dedicated to healing and helping those struggling in some of the same ways Tim struggled during his short life. As a young man, Tim battled drug addiction and substance abuse, and TGMF supports organizations that provide treatment for addiction and work with addicts to reclaim control over their lives. In our short 4 year history, TGMF has supported the Bridges Treatment Program by providing operational funding for Tim's House, a residential facility housing 5-6 young men successfully dealing with drug addiction. Tim's House is operated by the Service League of San Mateo, and while living in this clean, sober, and structured environment, young men work an evidence-based treatment program for addiction, rebuild their lives, acquire life skills, and find employment. Finally, as community members profoundly affected by the violent nature of Tim's death, we believe that violence can only be stopped through healing and the promotion of peaceful paths and solutions. This takes various forms and our goal is to invest in hope and healing work. We seek to stop violence through education, facilitation and resources allocation. The Foundation is developing and growing our goals around stopping violence in our communities. Where we can lend a hand, we want to, where we can change the devastating effect of violence, we will.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Content Management Systems
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • This position is a commitment on average of 2 hours per week. Occasionally additional time may be required for campaign and event launches.
  • Strong writting and communication skills

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