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Administrative Support Specialist, Volunteer

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Step Up For Mental Health

  • 5 people are interested
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(Remote or Chicago, IL)

Step Up For Mental Health’s mission is to support, educate, and provide services to empower families living with the challenges of mental health disorders. We do this by providing a safe place to share stories and find support for others who are dealing with mental health disorders or caring for a family member with a mental illness. We believe that mental health issues impact social issues, including education, homelessness, and poverty. Step Up For Mental Health strives to match families with resources to help move them toward a more productive life. Learn more at stepupformentalhealth.org .

Role Description

Our Administrative Support volunteers help us maintain good relationships with our donors and volunteers, and they help us get our message out online and offline. This role can be performed remotely or at our Chicago shared space. We anticipate this role will require 1-4 hours of work on a weekly basis, and we ask all volunteers to commit to serving for a minimum of 6 months.

What You’ll Learn

  • How to build relationships and work cross-functionally within an established non-profit
  • How to use distributed workforce tools: Asana, Google Drive, Workplace for Facebook
  • Role-specific training at the beginning of your commitment

What You’ll Do (e.g. Your Job Duties)

  • Maintain donor relations: call donors to thank them for their contributions; enter donations in our Salesforce database
  • Schedule volunteer meetings: schedule calls between new volunteers and members
  • Assist in social media communications as needed , post to our Facebook and Twitter accounts; update content on our WordPress-run website as needed; send out newsletters via MailChimp
  • Get our message out by mail: Prepare and distribute physical mailings
  • Get our message out in person: Help prepare marketing materials for events, programs
  • Other duties may be discussed and assigned based on need and applicant interest.

What We’re Looking For (e.g. Your Background)

  • Strong grasp of spoken and written English
  • (Nice to have) Experience with any of the following tools: Asana, Salesforce, Twitter, Facebook, MailChimp, WordPress

How To Apply

Fill out our Volunteer Application Form .

More opportunities with Step Up For Mental Health

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Step Up For Mental Health

Location:

PO Box 477852, Chicago, IL 60647, US

Mission Statement

Step Up For Mental Health’s mission is to support, educate, and provide services to empower families living with the challenges of mental health disorders. We do this by providing a safe place to share stories and find support for others who are dealing with mental health disorders or caring for a family member with a mental illness. We believe that mental health issues impact social issues, including education, homelessness, and poverty. Step Up For Mental Health strives to match families with resources to help move them toward a more productive life.

Description

Step Up For Mental Health(r) is a peer-to-peer advocacy group providing support, assistance, and education. First, we support individuals dealing with a mental health disorder. Secondly, we assist family members​ caring for someone with a mental illness and, thirdly, we educate the public on mental health issues. We are here to share personal stories and help others make sense of the stigma and fear associated with illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.

We know there are many misconceptions about how to best help family members and caregivers understand and manage day-to-day challenges. We address many issues relating to mental health including the impact on families, the impact on kids and teens in school, poverty, hunger, homelessness, job loss, the elderly, mental health stigmas and loneliness.

Community
Hunger
People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Executive Admin
  • Administrative Support
  • Data Entry
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-20 hours a month. You will be working on tasks and projects and need someone who can be flexible to work 1-4 hours a week.
  • Open to training on new software, some digital tools experience, Google Workplace, project management tools like Asana, etc. Looking for a long-term volunteer. 6-months to a year+.

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