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ORGANIZATION: VOICES OF VARIETY

"VOV"

We are specifically looking for more volunteer support in the following areas:

A Nonprofit Tax Expert that specializes in prepping and filing 990 IRS forms

Volunteer Board that will be hands on with fundraising and advocating through networking

Grant Writing - someone to proof and expand our proposals

Having someone complete grant applications on behalf of the organization

Grant researcher who is an expert on capacity building grants and will help us find more opportunities

Assistance with volunteer management

We could use a Director of Programs, and a Chief of Operations

Website Developer that is an expert on WordPress

A Content Developer to assist with messaging and branding for social media and the website

A Social Media Manager who is familiar with all platforms

Lots of people have suggestions and recommendations about what we should do to revamp the organization, but what is really needed are more consultants that will be hands on with helping us to bring projects into fruition and do some of the legwork required to help us move forward and improve functionality and effectiveness. We are having a difficult time finding those dedicated individuals.

Jasen Brown has purchased 7 new locations and is currently in the process of building out those spaces to accommodate the 800 teens that have participated in his programs in the past. All nonprofit organizations were affected in some ways by the pandemic and for us, it required the organization to take a hiatus. We are, however, slowly rebuilding relationships and providing programming for kids on a virtual level.

We have heavily relied on VolunteerMatch and Taproot volunteers to provide guidance and assistance with projects. But because so many people on these platforms are looking for work, it has been difficult to maintain long-term relationships with people who write in to provide assistance. We want people who will stay and be dedicated to our mission and the kids.

The barrier to solving this challenge is that we don’t have a lot of time to do handholding for people. We need volunteers who are willing to take the reigns on projects and have experience with organizational turnaround, not people who are experimenting or learning on the job - making mistakes that push us further back from our deadlines. People have left in the past because they wanted to sit for hours and bond with our staff, and we do love our volunteers, but people must understand that relationships are developed over time and although there isn’t a lot of time available to hang out and we have to make every effort to direct our conversations towards making progress with projects, it isn’t meant to be taken personally and we don’t want them to feel as if we don’t appreciate their contributions.

We would like to leave the marathon with having either established relationships to fill the aforementioned positions or have a strong leads list created of places that we can reach out to for support and secure experts who will have longevity.

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About VOICES OF VARIETY

Location:

875 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL, IL 60611, US

Mission Statement

To Prevent Violence & Crime through the medium of multiple art forms, Life Skills, Career development, and Restorative Practices. To promote thriving youth & economic development within impoverished high crime communities, throughout the U.S.A. To improve outcomes for at-risk youth through positive youth development.

Description

We also:

Offer Programs with the mission to prevent crime & violence so we Execute peace circles, restorative justice, teach conflict resolution tactics, educational activities such as video games and movies. While having a great mechanism for change, it’s the platform to engage our youth both in basketball competitions & music competitions. Second phase of our program offer’s financial literacy, parenting classes, and entrepreneurship with our main focus on youth real life skills. They are our future doctors, lawyers, judges, attorneys, police officers, government, politicians, fire fighters, nurses and many other professionals.

"VOV" Loves to help people "EveryBody Help SomeBody" is our theme/slogan

To help youth become more productive in their communities.

The Corporation is organized for the charitable support of spiritual, emotional, educational, and/or scientific purposes to share knowledge, skills and talents. The purpose is to provide an outlet for self-expression and an opportunity to learn, interact and be entertained in a positive, progressive environment. We aim to execute good deeds globally, and strive to invoke a healthy long-lasting positive change.

CAUSE AREAS

Board Development
Education & Literacy
Sports & Recreation
Board Development, Education & Literacy, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Website Programming
  • Program Management
  • Business Development
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • 10-20 hours per week

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