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Guided Virtual Interviewer of Historical Stories (must be 55 or older)

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Volunteers for Community Impact

StoryCorps is a non-profit with a platform to help people preserve stories and personal history for all to enjoy and learn from. Volunteers for Community Impact is looking for Virtual Interviewers of storytellers who want to share such a story. The story will be audio recorded and facilitated by the Interviewer who will ask questions to help guide the conversation.

Prior to the recording, Interviewers will review informational power points, review the questions to be asked and have a brief phone introduction with the storyteller.

Stories can cover any range of topics. Here are examples of topics we wanted to cover: the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, life lessons learned through the current pandemic, hurricane preparation. We would love stories specific to Seminole County to show how the county took shape, where we are now and what the future may hold. Please be aware that the interviewer may not be able to choose which story they interview.

The Interviewer will be responsible for setting up the recording and archiving it afterwards. Explicit written instructions will be provided as well as support from the RSVP Coordinator.

In order for stories to be captured, the Interviewer needs a computer with a microphone and an e-mail address-that’s all! If the computer doesn’t have a microphone, one can be checked out from the Volunteers for Community Impact Satellite Office in Sanford.

Interviewers can conduct the conversations for one or more stories. Each new story will require a new recording. Interviewers must be enrolled under the RSVP program, create an account on StoryCorp and be 55 or older.

Storytellers must live in Seminole County Florida, but Interviewers can live anywhere in the country.

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About Volunteers for Community Impact

Location:

3545 Lake Breeze Dr., Orlando, FL 32808, US

Mission Statement

Our mission: "Improving Lives Through Volunteerism."

Description

We are the leading organization for senior volunteerism in the greater Central Florida area, serving Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia counties. Just last year, 1,186 caring adult volunteers gave 438,683 hours of service. That is more than $9.5 million dollars worth of volunteer service being poured back into our communities.

Previously known as Florida Senior Programs, VCI has been the sponsoring agency for the REtired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Foster Grandparent Programs since 1977. Our 36 year presence has proven our aptitude for providing meaningful and impactful volunteer experiences.

VCI provides membership benefits and support to volunteers aged 55+, at no cost to the volunteers or their volunteer stations. Just a few of the benefits of membership include: Supplemental insurance while volunteering, a dedicated coordinator, and matching to find the perfect position to fit the interest of the volunteer.

Community
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Stories can last anywhere from 20 minutes to one hour. The time and date will be coordinated with the storyteller and RSVP Coordinator and all will be Eastern Standard Time, Mondays-Thursdays

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