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ORGANIZATION: VillageCo

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Greetings! I'm Jason, a co-founder of VillageCo , which is leading the Village Project . We're increasing connection and belonging wtihin existing communities using a model that's emerged from years of work in Seattle and Boise.

Read on to learn more about us, and the opportunities for you to be involved as a volunteer either in-person or virtually.

Our Approach

We facilitate regular convening of groups using a Village Gathering Program. The Program consists of elements designed to enhance group cohesion and foster relationship building experiences. It can be used online or in-person settings, and accommodates a variety of personality types. The structure also allows members to share passions, engage the group in meaningful discussions, and take action together outside of gatherings.

Where We're At Now

We have 7 active communities with a combined 200 members. Some are growing fast. We've proven our core model, and have a scaling model. We have 27 volunteers with VillageCo supporting this work in 5 Circles (see below).

The Need

Most of our Villages have a very small group at the center keeping things going. And, most of our materials are in google docs and made with whatever skills were around. We'd sure love some help getting things looking better, and led skillfully!

Your Opportunity

We use a sociocratic governance method which makes it easy to get plugged in quickly and contribute meaningfully to our work. Here's a few opportunities:

Finance Circle - *biggest need* We need eyes on our money, and help navigating increased cash flows, revenue streams, and expenses.

Audit Circle - *big need* Calling all rule followers! We need to build out our policies, monitor compliance, and respond to legal and political issues that arise from our operations

Mission Circle - Systems Thinking, Human-Centered Design, Spiral Dynamics, Systems view of Life, Asset Based Community Development, Open Space Technology, Liberating Systems - any of those words buzz ya? You should be in our Mission Circle to help guide this project forward.

Platform Circle - we're bringing our custom-made software out of beta. Any airtable experts out there? More details here.

Communications Circle - we're crafting a toolkit and need help turning our years-old google doc trainings and guides into more formal tools. We're also redesigning our websites: MeetVillage.org and VillageCo.org.

Thanks for reading!

Help us move this all forward, and get plugged in to what (I believe) will be the next great civic engagement movement. Email us at Hello@VillageCo.org to get started.

A bit more...

For fans of Bowling Alone, we're talking about leading the next Upswing. For fans of Theories of Change, we're centering relationships as the foundation for social change, and allowing strategy to emerge through interconnections. It's all too much to put into words, it's just something you experience. Come experience it with us!

More opportunities with VillageCo

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About VillageCo

Location:

9169 West State Street, STE 867, Boise, ID 83714, US

Mission Statement

A world where everyone feels a sense of belonging to a local community, where they can connect with anyone, have meaningful conversations, and take intentional action to make a difference. Our Mission is to provide the tools and support that groups need to form Villages and root them into neighborhoods, workplaces, and families.

Description

We facilitate creating micro-communities, called Villages, using our Gathering Model and free Village Platform. Villages are community led, self-sustaining groups whose primary aim is to promote connection and belonging within existing communities.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing Strategy & Planning
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Legal (General)
  • Reporting & Dashboards
  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 1-3 hours per week, depending on what you decide to take on. There's one monthly meeting of 2 hours.

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