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Pen Pal Project Facilitator

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TRANS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

We will soon be launching a pen pal initiative for our Inmate Advocacy program. The goal of this initiative is to recruit supporters and allies who would be willing to sign up as pen pals for incarcerated trans* folks, providing affirming emotional support and friendship. We are looking for a volunteer to be our Pen Pal Project Facilitator.

Responsibilities for this role:

  • Engage with new sign-ups to ensure they know the guidelines for our program and have all relevant information.
  • Match sign-ups with incarcerated individuals based on answers from the signup questionnaire.
  • Help improve and enhance the pen pal program.
  • Ensure that penpals join our Slack penpal support group to build community.
  • Encourage pen pals to share stories and anecdotes from their letters that will bring new folks to the program.

Preferred skills:

  • Strong written and verbal skills
  • Enthusiastic personality
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Willingness to lead and offer opinions and direction in a positive manner

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About TRANS EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

Location:

P.O. Box 11866, KNOXVILLE, TN 37939, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Trans Empowerment Project is to elevate trans and gender non-conforming communities, particularly trans people of color, out of crisis and into empowerment through action, advocacy, and resource-building.

Description

Founded in 2016 by an Afro-Latinx trans man, Trans Empowerment Project has helped over 1200 trans and gender non-conforming people connect with the resources they need. We provide a wide range of programs and services to folks in these communities, with a particular focus on trans people of color, and we have continued to expand to address new problems as they arise.

Our programs and services include:

  • inTRANSitions - emergency response program that can help clients with food, clothing, HRT assistance, or transportation away from abusive/non-affirming situations. This is usually accomplished within 24 hours of the client's first contact.
  • Trans Employment Project - program that aims to connect trans job seekers with inclusive employers. We help clients put together resumes, prepare for interviews, and connect with potential employers. We also work with companies to help them craft more inclusive non-discrimination policies.
  • Help for Allied Loved Ones (H.A.L.O) - a program designed to provide support and education to folks who want to be a better ally to a trans or gender non-conforming loved one.
  • Inmate Advocacy - this program works with incarcerated trans folks to ensure they have access to our resources.
We welcome all volunteers, trans and cisgender, and we would love to have YOU as part of our team.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
LGBTQ+

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Database Administration
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Roughly 3-5 hours a week.

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