San Rafael, CA 94901
Bloom (formerly Image for Success) is a program of YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley that provides two weeks free clothing to those in need seeking a life of self-reliance. We also provide each client with a hygiene kit, undergarments, shoes and accessories. Bloom is an essential nonprofit agency that has been serving the residents of Marin County over the past 20 years. Bloom serves low-income & underprivileged working populations referred by supporting social services agencies at no cost. The Marketing & Communications Volunteer will support the creation of social media content for the Bloom Program of YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley. This includes taking videos and photos and creating engaging material for the program's Instagram during bimonthly visits to Bloom. Volunteer work takes place both onsite and remotely. Major Responsibilities: On a monthly basis, the volunteer will work with the Bloom Program Coordinator to populate the content calendar for social media. This includes brainstorming ideas for engaging content. During bimonthly visits to Bloom, this volunteer will take video and photo footage and gather information for posts. While working from home throughout the month, the volunteer will create posts, stories and reels and send to Program Coordinator for feedback, approval and posting. Work in compliance with all legal requirements, and organizational and departmental policies, procedures and standards. Required Qualifications: This person must have an ability to take high quality videos and photos and have a strong understanding of social media. This includes the ability to create engaging content and the knowledge of how to boost followers. An ability to use Canva is key. Interest in, and a commitment to, continuous learning about the Bloom Program. Ability to work as a member of a team, be open to feedback, and seek guidance, direction and input from others. Ability to practice cultural humility, i.e., maintain an interpersonal approach that is other-oriented in relation to aspects of cultural identity that are most important to the person. Ability to work with/support individuals from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Commitment to developing knowledge, skills and abilities to better connect with individuals and communities, and to gaining more insight into personal biases and identities. This includes, and is not limited to, treating all people with respect and dignity, recognizing and appreciating cultural differences, and working to interact with greater cultural sensitivity. Ability to be non-judgmental, open, honest and calm, and maintain professional boundaries. Training & Other Requirements: This volunteer position requires a Covid-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others at YWCA locations and our community. Clearance on a background check, including DOJ & FBI fingerprinting. Completion of all policies and procedures documentation.
Date Posted: Nov 20, 2023
San Jose, CA 95112
IMPORTANT: We typically reply within 2 business days. If you are not receiving our messages, please check your spam/junk e-mail folder. Eliminate Racism. Empower Women. Volunteer as a Counselor with YWCA Golden Gate Silicon Valley! People of all genders & sexual orientations experience violence. Are you a caring, passionate, and talented individual with a desire to help eliminate racism and empower others? Together we can achieve equity & justice for all! Please apply to join our team of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence/Human Trafficking Counselors! Every day, dedicated YWCA GGSV Volunteers help empower survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Our volunteer counselors are caring, passionate, and talented. They answer calls to our Support Line, accompany individuals to hospitals, courts, and community locations, and provide information, advocacy and referral services. They conduct in-person counseling and co-facilitate groups for children. Their participation helps make it possible for survivors of all kinds, children, and families to flourish. Bilingual Spanish-English speaking volunteers are in high need at the moment and will have their training fee waived with a minimum volunteering commitment of 100-200 hours (varies by program). The steps to becoming a volunteer counselor include submitting an online application, completing an interview, and upon acceptance to the training, completion of the 75-hour SA/DV/HT Counselor Certification training. Clearance of a background check, and a negative TB test are also required. Our volunteer positions also require proof of the COVID-19 vaccination due to the in-person interfacing required, and to promote the health and safety of others at YWCA locations and our community. Winter 2024 Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking Counselor Certification Training Training will be held virtually on Zoom 6 Week-Long Course, some weekdays, some Saturdays Winter training schedule is still TBD and will be updated here and on our website once published. Visit www.yourywca.org/take-action/volunteer/ Training Fee Schedule: YWCA Volunteers: $95 (waived for Spanish-English Speakers!) Sister Agency Employee/Volunteer *Must be an SA, DV, or HT agency in Santa Clara, SF, or Marin: FREE All others: $425 Volunteer Positions open until filled. Application period opening November '23 For questions contact Volunteer Engagement: Leah Gregory, Community Resource Manager email@example.com 408 295 4011 Ext 3610 YWCA Silicon Valley is an equal opportunity provider and does not discriminate against Individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender/gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, immigration status, socio-economic status, familial/marital status, veteran status, medical status, being differently abled, or any other basis prohibited by law.
Date Posted: Oct 26, 2023