Public Relations Professional Needed for Small Nonprofit
CHILDRENS HEALING ART PROJECT INC
Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) is a Portland, Oregon-based nonprofit celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021. We are looking for a creative, fun, effective public relations professional who knows the Portland market to help lead our communications efforts throughout the year.
Responsibilities include creating a comprehensive media list, developing 15th anniversary messaging that will resonate with the public, strategizing a year-long communication plan to help CHAP gain local exposure, writing and pitching press releases, and planning events. This volunteer position will be supervised and supported by the Executive Director, and can be split between no more than two professionals.
Our mission is to bring the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges. Prior to the pandemic, CHAP worked directly with children and families in local hospitals and in community outreach activities to bring joy and creativity through art-making. Since March 2020, CHAP has pivoted to providing care packages of free art supplies to medical facilities and hosting free art workshops and creative art sessions online for children to enjoy.
As we mark our 15th year, we have wonderful opportunities to share our mission, our vision, and our relevancy with the public to gain even more community support. CHAP currently serves families in the Portland area so the person(s) who takes on this challenge must have worked locally in public relations and be able to leverage their Portland contacts.
CHAP has a small staff of just 7 (mostly part-time) employees so the need for volunteer public relations support is tremendous. Please visit our website at chappdx.org to learn more about us.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About CHILDRENS HEALING ART PROJECT INC
8065 SE GRAND AVE STE 160, PORTLAND, OR 97202, US
Children's Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings the healing power of art to children and families facing medical challenges.
At CHAP, children are known for their creativity and ingenuity-not by their disease, diagnosis or disability. Our innovative and inclusive healing arts programs are provided free of charge to children, teens and families affected by pediatric illness, disability or special need. CHAP provides Oregon’s only in-and-out of hospital interactive healing arts program.
Each week, CHAP's trained teaching artists lead over 40 hours of healing art experiences at area hospitals including Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, Knight Cancer Institute and Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. CHAP’s proven method of mobile arts service delivery features unlimited art supplies and projects designed to spark the imagination.
CHAP's Art Club Program provides fun and engaging art experiences to children with medical challenges outside the hospital, giving these children ongoing opportunities to explore and create - without labels or limits. Our outreach programs provide tailored art experiences with our partners who include Down Syndrome Network Oregon, Camp Erin, and Candlelighters for Children with Cancer.
CHAP's healing art experiences strengthen the people we work with, ensuring that they have the opportunity to express themselves, thus empowering them to improve the quality of their lives. We couldn't do all that we do without the support of dedicated volunteers!