The strength of plywood comes from the composite of many parts. Similarly, our success is often from the combined efforts of many people giving of their time and talents. We need you to make us stronger!
Here are opportunities we have where we could use your help and expertise!
06.01.2013 Our First Gift Card Giver Giving Day: For the past 6 months we been collecting gift cards from people who want to see their extra balances used for good as well as requests from people in need of those cards and it all comes together on our first Giving Day. We need a team of people to call on card balances, inventory the cards and then help us package together stacks of cards to help people in need. Giving away money to people in need; it doesn’t get much better! It’s going to be an amazing day; please email email@example.com if you want to be a part of it.
08.14 & 15. 2013 Plywood Presents: Our annual conference is one that literally takes an army of helpers. It’s time to start pulling together our team to make this event awesome. We’ll need set-up & tear-down teams, registration assistants, resource table managers, ushers, food coordinators, A-V/Sound help and more. An added benefit of helping is that you have the opportunity to not only make the event happen, but can attend sessions in-between your volunteering commitment. It make this a great opportunity for someone interested in attending the event who can’t foot the price of admission. To claim a spot on the team, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
11-12.2013 Annual Art Auction: In the fall we’ll begin to gather the team of people to help make our Art Auction in 2013 another huge success.
ESL training: Part of the Billboard bag project is the weekly ESL class that we provide to our participants. ESL volunteers commit to teaching 8 weeks of class after attending a training session led by a certified ESL instructor.
Financial Training: We’ll be giving basic financial training and working with each participant in the Billboard Bag project to help them develop a basic household budget and complete their 2012 income tax filing.
Mentoring: Sometimes the challenges of navigating life in the US as a refugee can be made easier simply by having a friend to talk to. We’d love to pair each of our participants with someone they can reach out to for help when they have questions or simply need some guidance. This chance to make a big impact on the life of one of our participants means meeting with them 1-2 times a month and being available by phone or email. It might look like calling their landlord or utility company to help clarify a question they may have, helping them read paperwork from school or a doctor’s office, or even helping them fill out a form from the government.
Have a unique skill or area of wisdom that you’d like to use to help Plywood People? Ways to engage in our work are not limited to those listed here.
Email Marisa@plywoodpeople.com to get more information about the opportunities listed above, or to discuss other ways you want to get involved.