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Volunteer Storyteller

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ORGANIZATION: Habitat for Humanity Portland Region

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Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer Storyteller

Supervisor: Communications Coordinator

Responsibilities:

We are looking for experienced storytellers skilled in interviewing, researching, collecting quotes, and writing compelling content. Telling stories about our work is the foundation of our fundraising and friend-raising strategies. This position will allow you to get a behind-the-scenes view of our homeownership and construction departments, while interviewing current and future homeowners, home repair participants, volunteers, staff and various members of our community. Your stories will be featured on our blog and social media. This volunteer position will be working directly with the Communications Coordinator on an on-call basis.

Required:

-Exceptional writing skills and a firm grasp of the English language, spelling, and punctuation

-Excellent oral communication skills and experience with interviewing

-Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds and languages. Interpreter and translation support is provided when needed

-Curiosity and enthusiasm for storytelling

-Basic photography skills - able to take photos to accompany blog posts

-Experience with Microsoft Word

-Self-starter, motivated, and creative

-Ability to meet deadlines

-Passion for the Habitat for Humanity mission

Position Details

Length of commitment: Ongoing. We request a 3-month minimum commitment.
Estimated total hours: This is not a time-intensive position. We can work with your schedule to determine the number of hours. Our editorial calendar is determined one month in advance.
Schedule: Flexible, with an emphasis on daytime availability. May need to meet with families in the evening hours.
Location: Work on the scene at build sites, family homes, or events. Write at your home. Meet occasionally at our office for meetings.

To apply, please submit your resume and two writing samples to: Bri at volunteer@habitatportlandregion.org with "Volunteer Storyteller" in the subject line.

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About Habitat for Humanity Portland Region

Location:

1478 NE Killingsworth St, Portland, OR 97211, US

Mission Statement

No matter who we are or where we come from we all deserve to have a decent life. We deserve to know we have the power to take care of ourselves and build our own futures. At Habitat for Humanity Portland Region, this is what unites us. Through shelter, we empower. Our shared vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Our mission of working with the community to build simple, decent, affordable homes has helped over 350 local families the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better future.

Description

Habitat for Humanity Portland Region serves Multnomah County, east Washington County, and northern Clackamas County and has the ability to reach out to families one step away from homelessness. Habitat sells homes to hardworking people in need of decent, affordable housing. We are an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-denominational Christian housing ministry and global home-building movement. We welcome people from all walks of life to partner with our program to serve families in need with generosity, humility, and love.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Homeless & Housing
Immigrants & Refugees
Community, Homeless & Housing, Immigrants & Refugees

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1478 NE Killingsworth St.PO Box 11527Portland, OR 97211

(45.56255,-122.64995)
 

SKILLS

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • 3-month minimum

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