Become a Volunteer!

Thank you for expressing interest in volunteering with us. We are super excited for you to get involved with one of the best nonprofits in the country. Our team raves about their experience with us and highly encourages others to get active too.

When you volunteer with us you receive exclusive benefits like:

  • monthly giveaways,
  • volunteer recognitions,
  • random surprise lunches at work,
  • or our personal favorite: exclusive access to our volunteer appreciation retreat.

We LOVE our volunteers – because they make healing possible.

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Design Committee Volunteer

Graphic Designer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
As a Graphic Designer in the Design Committee at BTSADV, you will be tasked with creating visual assets for both print and digital use including social media graphics, flyers, and website banners. Our committee is directly involved in every campaign that BTSADV puts forth, so entering this role with ideas, a love of design, and the ability to turn others’ ideas into reality are all requirements of the role.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
The Design Committee works to further establish and enforce the visual brand of BTSADV. We develop attractive, consistent visual assets to ensure that the BTSADV messaging is presented clearly to our audience and establishes a personal connection with our organization and our mission.

Requirements:
As a volunteer for BTSADV in the Design Committee, you are required to attend two virtual meetings per month (All-Volunteer video call and Design Committee video call) and have approximately 5 hours per week available to volunteer. It is required that you check in on Slack every 48 hours at minimum and communicate your availability in terms of hours and other engagements that might affect a steady flow of communication.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
Individuals on this committee must have an understanding of basic-to-intermediate Graphic Design principles such as color theory, visual weight, and margins, and maintain the ability to follow and enforce our branding style-guide as these things are mandatory. Volunteers on this committee must have experience with designing and editing graphics in programs like Canva and/or Adobe Creative Cloud products (volunteers are not required to have their own subscriptions).

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
Our committee is full of high-energy creatives who love to communicate and collaborate on new ideas and ongoing campaigns. Someone who shares a passion for both graphic design and BTSADV would be a huge asset. 

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Design Committee Volunteer

Web Designer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
The Web Designer for BTSADV, will be tasked with maintaining our website on the front and backend. Given that websites are constantly evolving, you will be asked to make content updates on a regular basis, as well as be open to new ideas about the way our content is presented.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
The Design Committee works to further establish and enforce the visual brand of BTSADV. We maintain the BTSADV website to ensure that our mission and vision is clear, easily accessible, and encourages a personal connection with our audience.

Requirements:
As a volunteer for BTSADV, you are required to attend two virtual meetings per month (Design committee video call and All-Volunteer video call) and have approximately 5 hours available to volunteer per week. We ask that you check in on Slack every 48 hours at minimum. We also ask that you communicate your availability in terms of hours and other engagements that might affect a steady flow of communication.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
Understanding of basic Web Design principles such as visual hierarchy, content flow, and brand consistency. Intermediate-level knowledge of WordPress and CSS.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
Our team is full of high-energy creatives who love to communicate and collaborate on new ideas and ongoing campaigns. Someone who shares a passion for web design, creative thinking, evolutionary growth, and BTSADV would be a huge asset!

Outreach Committee Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
This “boots on the ground” Outreach Committee spreads the word about BTSADV, our programs and campaigns while also coordinating and/or collaborating with local organizations. Regular tasks include supporting efforts to table at national events, hosting (once volunteer is trained and approved) tabling events in your community, hosting Kohl’s Cares events, sharing posts on social media about upcoming programming and social media campaigns, sharing our resources with local organizations, and inspiring your network to be a part of our cause.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
The Outreach Committee volunteers are directly connected to local and national happenings and are regularly the faces of all things BTSADV. After being thoroughly prepared and trained, approved and/or selected, individuals will host one tabling event and one Kohl’s Cares event monthly (with the potential to table at national events) while regularly promoting any campaigns that the organization has created.

Requirements:
Volunteers will be expected to check Slack daily, have 10-15 hours available weekly for volunteering, send out professional emails as needed, and attend 2 committee meetings (All-Volunteer video call and Outreach Committee video call) per month as they are mandatory. A qualified candidate would have excellent research, organizational, and communication skills and be able to follow directions given by the Outreach Committee Coordinator.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
Volunteers on the Outreach Committee are expected to be self-motivated and organized. This person must also have strong familiarity with Excel spreadsheets, google docs, and google spreadsheets.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
Ability to speak to individuals as well as groups in a way that is impactful, meaningful, and inspiring.

Writers' Committee Volunteer

Vision for the Position and Contribution Required:
This Writers’ Committee is an integral part of messaging and direct impact; because of that, the committee needs individuals who can talk and brainstorm with other writers on the committee to come up with more topics to write about. Volunteers in this committee must produce 2-4 creative and professional articles between 700 and 1,100 words monthly; some articles may require interviews with survivors and family members, as well as individual research.

What We Do and Why it Matters:
The Writers’ Committee produces original content to educate and raise awareness about domestic violence to support survivors, loved ones of survivors, and current victims. This committee also creates original content to reach out to survivors and followers from all over the country, to inspire them to break their silence.

Requirements:
Volunteers must respond to all messages (Slack or email) within 48 hours. Individuals must be able to volunteer 5 (part-time writer) to 10 (full time writer) hours a week, including mandatory monthly committee meetings (All-volunteer video call and Writers Committee call) and scheduled care calls.

Qualifications and Skill Set:
Bachelor’s degree in English, communication, creative writing, or related field is preferred. Prior experience in blogging and/or professional writing, knowledge of AP Style writing, and a “conversational” writing style with a professional posture are expected in applicants for this team.

Unique Contribution from the Applicant:
This committee needs and would benefit from someone who can bring their own writing style while following the BTSADV writing rules as regulated by the coordinator of the committee. Individuals with creativity and a desire to make change will make excellent contributions to the committee and organization. 

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