Writer as Storyteller
Some people have few extra dollars to donate monthly, while others have few hours to volunteer their skills and talents to help organizations like YesLiberia create meaningful impact for youth. As one of our Storytellers, you will be a crucial part of YesLiberia’s success without spending too much of your time each month. As our Storyteller, you will use your talent to write great stories about our students, our activities, our board, etc.
- Write success stories of students or feedback articles about parents
- Help identify potential articles or blog posts for submission to local media channels
- Reach out to staff and volunteers to capture content for stories or announcements
- grantees, Partners, volunteers or others to interview and help build the stories
- Collaborate with other bloggers to ensure proper promotion or posting of stories
- Help identify various channels for distribution (social media, news sites, bloggers, announcements, etc.)
- Excellent writer with organizational and multitasking skills
- Quick learner with interpersonal communication skills
- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Word, and Excel. Google Docs a Plus
- Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to coordinate and oversee the story collection, writing, and distribution process
- Self-disciplined with great time management skills
- Ability to work in collaboratively and independently
- An understanding of, and the ability to locate, data to support stories
P O Box 241, Carlisle, PA 17013, US
Our mission is to empower young people through meaningful service learning opportunities in education, healthcare, and technology. We do this through strategic partnerships and learning models to utilize existing youth habits and uphold societal values in the communities we work.
Conviction created YesLiberia. Daily the needs of underprivileged are ignored. We ignore their struggles because it’s easier to deal with the more important things in our lives-- like climbing the corporate ladder and saving money so we don’t become indigent. And some of us ignore their challenges because they bring back unpleasant memories we seek to repress. But disregarding the plight of the underprivileged yields no resolution. Then certain things happen to remind us their struggles exist no matter how hard we try to pretend our needs surpass theirs.
Jallah was convicted by several of those things over a short period of time. The prostitution of children in Thailand reminded him of Liberia. The rape and war in Congo reminded him of Liberia. The genocide in Rwanda reminded him of Liberia. He remembered his underprivileged past--a past where he was seen as less than elite based on his tribal and economic status and where his education came as a gift from the United Methodist Church.
Reminded, he became convicted to act and YesLiberia was founded to educate and help underprivileged Liberians whose plight he intimately understood.
YesLiberia is a 501c3 charity organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service since July 2009. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by law. YesLiberia is also registered at four government agencies in Liberia.