It is the tireless efforts of Echo volunteers that help make our projects successful every year! Below are some of our opportunities for volunteers:
■ Office Assistant-Answer phones, make copies, file, take messages, write letters and thank you notes, help organize and complete Echo’s mass mailings, research data on the internet, and manage day-to-day operations to help us run the most efficient office possible.
■ Event Assistant-Help Echo staff on tasks which relate to the current annual project, such as research, liaison responsibilities, art projects, etc.
■ Grant Research/Writing-Conduct web research on potential grant opportunities for Echo, write grant proposals and help secure funding through grants, donations, and underwriting. Manage individual grants to completion. Write follow-up reports which speak to the outcomes of the specific grant.
■ Education-Assist the project manager with various tasks associated with upcoming projects, including but not limited to: communicating and interacting with area public and private high schools, managing the schools’ partnerships with Echo, facilitating curriculum development, printing and distribution, and planning/conducting teacher workshops.
■ Annual Award Dinner-Help with the annual awards ceremony. Responsibilities include: greeting guests, acting as an Echo ambassador during the event, and any other duties that will help ensure the success of the event.
■ Judging Art & Writing Contest-Evaluate submissions for our annual student art and writing competitions.
■ Data Entry & Management-Manage and update databases for contributions, company and individual contacts.
■ Other opportunities and projects may be available as needed.
If you are interested in any of the above listings, please complete the volunteer application below.