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Fundraising and Communications Intern

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Camp Agape Bereavement Camp for Children

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We are seeking a Fundraising and Communication Intern who will help take our organization to the next level! Camp Agape raises funds each year from grants, fundraisers, companies, individuals, and events to support projects which improve the lives grieving children and their families. It will be of particular interest to someone wanting to gain knowledge of and experience supporting fundraising in all streams. As an intern, you will provide general support to the team, both virtually and in person events. You will work towards setting and achieving fundraising targets with the Executive Director.

A perfect fit for our organization looks like:

  • Someone who thinks outside the box and thinks creatively!
  • Currently enrolled in college and looking for service hours to graduate.
  • Obtaining a bachelor's degree in Fundraising or related field such as marketing, social work or communications.
  • Impeccable oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with writing and finding grants that the organization qualifies for.
  • Making initial telephone/email inquiries to potential funders/sponsors.
  • Research content for and draft email blasts to donors, supporters and other interested parties using Mail Chimp
  • Research and create events that will supply the organization with funds.
  • Available to work at least 5-10 hours per week or more.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.

This is an unpaid internship with opportunity to grow into a full time role within the organization.

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About Camp Agape Bereavement Camp for Children

Location:

P.O. Box 1484, Marble Falls, TX 78654, US

Mission Statement

Camp Agape is a safe place that provides a fun and supportive atmosphere, while fostering faith, healing and hope for children, teens, and families through their grief journey.

Description

Camp Agape is a grief support program that supports children and families who are grieving the death of a loved one. Each year, Camp Agape assists children and families who are dealing with the death of a parent or other significant familial figure from tragedies such as homicide, suicide, illness, military combat, and COVID-19. Camp Agape provides a summer camp, family camp, and after school program.

The trained staff and counselors are committed to sharing the belief that there is Hope beyond despair and will provide a safe and nurturing environment for the children to heal from the pain of grief. We typically have 4 groups separated into boy/girl groups by age where each camper is paired with a Buddy who will mentor the camper throughout the entire camp program.

A child’s unresolved grief results in mental health problems that increase government costs (conservatively estimated at $250,000 over the course of a lifetime, per the National Alliance for Grieving Children research) for social and criminal justice programs. Children who have experienced the death of a parent are more likely to suffer depression, have substance abuse issues or commit violent crimes. Camp Agape helps children address their grief by learning positive and age appropriate coping skills.

We work to make children’s lives easier and equip their families with the tools to help the entire family through the pain, anguish, and ambiguity of the trauma that is grief due to the loss of a loved one.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Technical Writing
  • Market Research
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising
  • Grant Writing / Research

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours per week

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