SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER
ROOTS & WINGS FOUNDATION A NEW JERSEY NON PROFIT CORPORATION
We are seeking several volunteers to help us build out our Salesforce, One Cause, and Constant Contact Databases. We are a small non-profit in Denville, NJ that provides housing and support to aged out foster youth between the ages of 18-24. We would greatly appreciate any help in the following areas:
1) An individual with expertise to help us link our Salesforce Database to our Constant Contact database so that our records can be matched and reconciled. Currently the two databases contain similar information that must be hand entered twice creating a lot of redundant work for staff.
2) Salesforce - This database is used as our Grants & Donor database as well as our Electronic Health Record for our clients. We need support to create several new forms including a Service Plan, Psychosocial, Medical Record, etc.
3) OneCause Events Platform - We would appreciate support in building out this new platform for virtual events coming up with year.
If you are skilled in any of the above and would like to discuss volunteer options further please reach out to our Executive Director - Shaun Adams at Shaun.Adams@rootsandwingsnj.org.
About ROOTS & WINGS FOUNDATION A NEW JERSEY NON PROFIT CORPORATION
75 BLOOMFIELD AVE STE 303, DENVILLE, NJ 07834, US
The mission of Roots and Wings is to provide motivated young adults who age out of the foster care system of New Jersey with safe housing, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them towards self-sufficiency.
Remember turning 18? Maybe heading off to college or starting a new job? Now imagine attempting these milestones without the support of your family -- without parents to encourage, guide, and come home to. This is the reality for 600 - 800 young adults in New Jersey exiting foster care every single year. They struggle to navigate alone in a world in which they are ill-equipped to thrive. Study after study shows these young adults are at extremely high risk for unemployment, poor educational outcomes, early parenthood, increased rates of incarceration and homelessness. Only 27% of aged out foster youth either complete high school or obtain a GED and only 6% graduate from college.
Many of the young people that we serve have lived in over 15 foster homes within the first 18 years of their lives. Several have lived in more than 20 foster homes, that is more than one foster home per year! That is just not acceptable to us. Roots and Wings is an organization that provides safe and stable housing, so that our clients can begin to heal from years of trauma, begin to figure out who they are, and take the next steps in becoming truly self-sufficient.
You can make a difference with us! Our model works -- we have the outcomes to prove it -- and we couldn't do it without volunteers. Please consider applying to join our amazing board and collaborate with a strong, dynamic group of staff members completely dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals!