Volunteer Opportunities

You can volunteer with your local Action Center and help with their activities or be a member of any one of our National Teams.

You can donate your professional skills – we are constantly in need of specialized skills in various professional areas including Public Relations/Marketing, Financial Accounting, Project Evaluation and Selection, Graphic Design, Web design and Programming, Software Development, Publishing, and Legal.

Local Action Centers drive the creative effort on the type of activities that are organized annually. Action Centers raise awareness and funds for Vibha's mission by organizing community events like Concerts, Bowlathon, Competitions, and several Kids Focused Activities as well as group volunteering efforts at Soup Kitchens, Hospital visits, Art Projects for Local Children. Vibha Walk/Run is an annual effort and was held in 2005 in 6 cities. In 2006 it will be held in 7 cities. In addition to raising funds and awareness, Action Centers also get involved in project evaluation and selection.

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At the national level, Vibha is currently looking for volunteers interested in helping the organization in the following areas:

If you are interested in any of these opportunities please contact us by clicking on the position you are interested and filling out the form.

 

Marketing Team

Volunteer Position: Online Marketing Volunteers (2)

Role Description:

  • Engage along with the Director of Marketing in strategic tasks such as -
    • Formulating Vibha's online strategy
    • Optimizing operational processes
  • Role Specific Requirements:
    • Engage with vendors to develop impactful marketing materials (Online Ads, Infographics, etc...)
    • Managing Vibha’s online communication strategy (Social Media, Website, etc...)
    • Developing and managing Vibha’s online advertising portfolio
  • Engage, along with other volunteers, in executing the National Marketing plan

 

Time Requirements: 2-4 hours per week

Qualifications and Requirements:

The ideal volunteer for this role:

  • Should have been involved with Vibha for at least 6 months
  • Should have been in some leadership role such as ACC, Event lead or sub-lead/functional lead in an event
  • Some marketing experience (preferably online marketing) a plus

Duration of the Role: Minimum 1 year


Volunteer Position: Media Marketing Volunteers (2)

Role Description:

  • Engage along with the Director of Marketing in strategic tasks such as -
    • Formulating Vibha's media strategy
    • Optimizing operational processes
  • Role Specific Requirements:
    • Engage with vendors to develop impactful marketing materials (Video, Audio, Posters, etc...)
    • Managing Vibha’s media communication strategy (Magazine/TV/Radio Ads, Posters, etc...)
    • Developing and managing Vibha’s media advertising portfolio
  • Engage, along with other volunteers, in executing the National Marketing plan

Time Requirements: 2-4 hours per week

Qualifications and Requirements:

The ideal volunteer for this role:

  • Should have been involved with Vibha for at least 6 months
  • Should have been in some leadership role such as ACC, Event lead or sub-lead/functional lead in an event
  • Some marketing experience a plus

Duration of the Role: Minimum 1 year


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Volunteer Relations Team

Volunteer Position: National Volunteer Network Coordinator

Role Description: Vibha National Volunteer Network (NVN) is a group of volunteers in cities where Vibha does not have an active Action Center. NVN was established in early 2011 and has 50+ volunteers in the group. The objective of establishing NVN was to create more awareness about Vibha's mission and vision across the United States and expand Vibha organically into more states. Our goal for the next year is to establish a strong presence from NVN volunteers on the national teams. NVN will play a critical role in the lateral growth of the organization. The NVN Coordinator's role is equivalent to that of an Action Center Coordinator and will be required to attend the quarterly ACC calls. The candidate will also be expected to attend the Annual Planning Meeting/Volunteer Conference, and build a growth strategy for NVN.

Time Requirements: 8-10 hours per month

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Should be a volunteer who has been involved with Vibha for more than a year.
  • Has a strong awareness about Vibha's organizational structure, functional teams, and projects.
  • Possesses the ability to connect and establish great working relationships with volunteers in a virtual environment
  • Possesses the ability to enthuse, motivate, and inspire volunteers through personal interactions and emails

Duration of the Role: Minimum 1 year (extendable to a maximum of 2 years)


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Fundraising Programs Team

Volunteer Position: Team lead – Fund-Raising Programs

Role Description: Silicon Valley Gives Day Team Lead – May 5, 2015

    One day event. Planning required for maximizing and raising $50-100k – Double your donation format.

Role Specific Requirements:

  • Understand how the process works
  • Develop a strategy to maximize “Double/Triple your donation” strategy
  • Work with the action centers leads and prepare them for the SV Gives Day
  • Outreach to the big Vibha donors for a potential “Double your donation”  
  • Work with the Marketing team to develop a clear message and advertising plan using digital media like Facebook and Google Adwords

    Deadline to receive application is March 24

Time Requirements: 5-10 hours per week and full day availability on May 5, 2015

Qualifications and Requirements:

The ideal volunteer for this role:

    Should require no experience. Experienced volunteers are very welcome.

Duration of the Role: 6 weeks


Volunteer Position: “Adopt a Project” Strategy Manager – Fund-Raising Programs

Role Description:

 Need to understand all projects supported by Vibha – 20+ hours research effort

Role Specific Requirements:

  • Develop a strategy to create a unified platform merging “Adopt a project” and Vibha Beneficiary Program”. The strategy should also include “Help them Grow” as a subset or medium to support the unified program
  • Work with 4-5 team members holding a portfolio of 5-7 projects each
  • Once the product is ready work with IT team to prepare a web site to support the program
  • Work with the Marketing team to develop a Marketing strategy
  • Develop 1 year, 3 year and 5 year strategic goals for this program
  • Deadline to receive application is April 30, 2015                       

Time Requirements: 5 hours per week

Qualifications and Requirements:
The ideal volunteer for this role:
    Should require no experience. But be able to build a team.

Duration of the Role: 1 year minimum commitment required


Volunteer Position:  Project Manager – Fund-Raising Programs (5 positions)

Role Description:

You will be managing a portfolio of 5-7 projects. Your job will be develop a product in line with the “Adopt a Project” program for the projects managed by you. Need to understand projects supported under the assigned portfolio – 20+ hours research effort

Role Specific Requirements:

  • Work with the individual Project Leads and break the projects down into a finished product that can be marketed to different levels of Vibha donors.
  • Help the Strategic Manager in developing an overall strategy for the “Adopt a Project” brand.
  • Share knowledge amongst team members and develop best practices
  • Once the product is ready work with IT team to prepare a web site to support the program
  • Work with the Marketing team to develop a Marketing strategy
  • Develop 1 year, 3 year and 5 year strategic goals for this program
  • Deadline to receive application is April 30, 2015

Time Requirements: 5 hours per week

Qualifications and Requirements:
The ideal volunteer for this role:
    Should require no experience. But be able to work in a team.

Duration of the Role: 1 year minimum commitment required.


Volunteer Position: Year End Team lead – Fund-Raising Programs (2 positions)

Role Description: Primary and Secondary Team leads

 Planning and Execution required for the biggest fund raising event of the year

Role Specific Requirements:

  • Post Mortem Analysis of the last year event. Best practices learnt. Pitfalls to avoid.
  • Work with the action centers leads to create awareness about the one time program
  • Work with the Marketing team to develop a clear message and advertising plan
  • Develop a clear 3 month execution plan breaking it down to a weekly event
  • Need full coverage in the last 2 weeks of December – Prime Time
  • Deadline to receive application is July 31, 2015

Time Requirements: 5 hours per week from September 1 to September 30.

                                 10 hours per week from October 1 to December 15

                                 15 hours per week from December 16 to December 31           

Qualifications and Requirements:
The ideal volunteer for this role:
    Should require no experience. Experienced volunteers are very welcome.

Duration of the Role:  4 months


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Fundraising Events Team

Volunteer Role: Member of National Fundraising Events Team

Time Requirement: 2-4 hours per week

Role Description:

  • Engage along with the Director of Fundraising Events in strategic tasks such as -
  • Formulating Vibha's fundraising strategy
  • Optimizing operational processes
  • Working with Action Center Coordinators on AC fundraising portfolio
  • Get involved in tactical tasks including -
    • Reviewing event budgets
    • Mentoring event leads on specific events
    • National and local sponsorship efforts
  • Helping with National Dream Mile execution

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • The ideal volunteer for this role should have been involved with Vibha for atleast 9-12 months
  • Should have been in some leadership role such as ACC, Event lead or sub-lead/functional lead in an event

Volunteer Role: National Coordinator -Dream Mile

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per week

Role Description/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for being the central point of contact for all Dream Mile leads, respond to questions from these leads
  • Coordinate a biweekly or monthly meeting of all DM leads across all ACs to enable collaboration across ACs
  • Support Action centers for their Registration and fundraising needs through Active.com
  • Help action centers scale their dream mile event or execute the event more efficiently
  • Manage common collateral such as fliers,posters that will be created using outsourced agencies as well as sponsorship documents in conjunction with the marketing team
  • Manage the ongoing maintenance for Dreammile.org domain in conjunction with the IT Team.
  • Requirements
  • Proactive followup will be required for this role
  • Atleast 6 months of volunteering experience with Vibha is a  must.
  • Prior experience leading or subleading some ascpect of  the Dream Mile is a huge plus but not necessary

Duration of Role: Year Round


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I.T. Team

Volunteer Role: Rails Webapp Developer

Role Description: A large part of Vibha's backend infrastructure is currently run using the Django framework. We are in the process of modernizing these webapps and moving them to Ruby on Rails. The volunteer will need to familiarize themselves with this infrastructure, and help build and maintain these components.

Time Requirements: 2-3 hours per week

Skill Set:

  • Ruby programming
  • Knowledge of Ruby on Rails framework would be a plus
  • Good HTML and CSS coding practices
  • Working knowledge of Git, SQL, relational database management principles
  • A general aptitude for learning new software and technologies is desired

Duration of Role: Minimum 1 year


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