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Volunteer Coordinator - NC

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Volunteer Coordinator - NC

We're looking for a Volunteer Coordinator who is passionate about Black mental health and wants to create positive change. The Volunteer Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Community Engagement Coordinator and Executive Director.

START DATE: As soon as possible, February 2023

SCHEDULE: 10 hours weekly, flexible schedule

DURATION: Until May 2023

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Contractor, Part-time

PAY: $600/mo Stipend

LOCATION: Mostly remote. In-person attendance required for Darkness RISING Project: Live 6 in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 20, 2023


  • Recruiting, training, and supervising new volunteers.
  • Collecting volunteer information, confirming availability, and skills, and maintaining an up-to-date database.
  • Using marketing tools such as outreach programs, e-mails, and volunteer databases.
  • Keeping new and existing volunteers informed about event updates and changes
  • Ensuring that volunteers understand their responsibilities and receive the proper training.
  • Organizing training and leading on-the-job training.
  • Keeping schedules and records of volunteers' work.
  • Ensuring the organization's purpose is conveyed to the public through our volunteers
  • Supervising and directing volunteers at DR Live: 6 NC on May 20, 2023


  • Short and long-term project management skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and extreme attention to detail.
  • Ability to use online marketing communications tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, grammar, and caption writing skills
  • Rock-solid technical skills.
  • Experience with Google Workspace (Docs, Sheets, Calendar). Especially seeking candidates with experience with Later, Notion or similar task management software.


  • Tenacious. You are determined to succeed and are driven by a desire to make a difference.
  • Resourceful. You are self-motivated, love reading and learning about new ways of doing things.
  • Flexible. Openness to a different and new way of doing things.
  • Humble. You understand that no task is too big or too small and are willing to roll up your sleeves and offer an extra pair of hands.
  • Eternal Optimist. You are a solution-seeker.
  • Thorough: You ensure that your work is as complete and as accurate as possible, and that your commitments have been fulfilled.
  • Collaborative: You enjoy developing, maintaining and strengthening partnerships with others inside or outside of the organization to provide information, assistance and support
  • Invested: You have a deep interest in Black mental health and serving the Black community


  • Community: We love our people and our incredible community keeps us going.
  • Good music: We get to hang out with Broadway stars!
  • It's flexible: We’re happy to work with your schedule.
  • Skills: There are many opportunities to learn and hone a variety of skills.
  • We are making the world better for the Black community.
  • Amazing people: We get to work with amazing people who are working each day to make the world better for our community.


  • Computer/laptop
  • Consistent high speed internet connection
  • Cell phone


Darkness RISING Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit which provides direct mental health resources and helps those in the Black community have conversations about their mental health and emotional well-being. We accomplish this by partnering with mental health providers, mental health educators, and Black performers from the Broadway community to create events, seminars, and direct resources where the intersection between mental health education and the arts collide.


SOCIALS: @darknessrisingproject

We believe in:

  • Actively affirming the Black community, the LGBTQIA community, and intersecting, marginalized communities
  • Providing access to underutilized mental health resources
  • Respecting relationships with sponsors, partners and community members
  • Acting with integrity in all circumstances
  • Using innovation and creativity to enhance our resources
  • Recognizing the value that each individual contributes to our overall goal

CONDITIONS: All work is subject to approval by the Executive Director and/or Operations Director. This job description is subject to change by the employer as the organizational needs and requirements of the job change.


To accomplish this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to help enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Most work will be performed indoors in a home/school office. Work may be conducted occasionally in other indoor locations, such as meeting or event spaces, or in outdoor venues for special events.
  • Work requires frequent written communication with partners and/or community members.
  • Most work requires frequent sitting and frequent operation of a computer and other office equipment. Light lifting, some standing, walking, carrying, and stooping will be required during events.
  • If based in RDU or NYC, this position may request you to attend events by our partners, funders, and sponsors - funded by the organization.


Darkness RISING values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture - women, Black, Indigenous and other people of color, individuals with disabilities, and people from other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, age, creed, religion, physical ability, gender, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, previous incarceration, languages spoken, socioeconomic status, veteran status, union membership or activism, or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal law.

Note: Research shows that while men apply for positions when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women, Black people, people of color and other historically underrepresented groups only apply when they check every box. If you feel like this is the position for you even though you don’t check every box please apply, you could be exactly what we’re looking for!

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1870 Prospect Place, Unit 1, Brooklyn, NY 11233, US

Mission Statement

Darkness RISING Project Nonprofit aims to: -Improve the health and wellness of the Black community -Raise awareness about mental health in our community -Empower and engage our community via resources, events and services -Erase the negative stigma of mental health issues


Darkness RISING Project is a 501(c)3 nonprofit created to provide direct mental health resources and help those in the Black community have conversations with others about their mental health and emotional well-being. We accomplish this by partnering with mental health providers and/or mental health educators to create events, seminars, and direct resources where the intersection between mental health education and the arts collide.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Race & Ethnicity
Advocacy & Human Rights, LGBTQ+, Race & Ethnicity


We'll work with your schedule.


3919 Beryl RoadRaleigh, NC 27607



  • Mental Health
  • Music Arts
  • Arts Administration




  • Orientation or Training
  • 10 hours per week

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