Volunteers…the heart & soul of our grassroots organization.
Whether or not you become a delegate, we invite you to join the growing community supporting GCJ. There are many ways to help beyond actually going on a journey. Share your ideas and talents and help shape our future. Join one of our teams. Please let us know if you’d like to be involved.
We are dedicated to BEING the change – so we the way we work together is as important to us as the work we do. We invite and treasure the energy and passion of all who join us. We aspire to work in ways that help us each learn and grow, generating new ideas, choice-creating, and transformative – passion, joy, interconnectedness are guiding principles.
Team leaders plus project directors. Our Home Team activities include: Governance. Strategic planning for short-term and long-term goals. Articulate GCJ direction, mission and principles and for growth of the project, including a business plan for economic sustainability. Develop a working board and the advisory board and other networking relationships. Develop timelines and critical path to achieving goals.
Direct liaison to volunteers, helping them find the best way to plug in. (Work closely with Outreach).
Delegation Support & Preparation
Prepare participant orientation/information handbook and other materials as needed. Develop plans for re-entry after projects and ways to support delegates here and abroad in staying connected to each other as well as spin off programs.
Investigate future sites and host organizations. Help recruit and interview project directors.
Research & Harvest Learning
Develop surveys and strategies to harvest learning and integrate into all aspects of Global Citizen Journey — especially from each Delegation.
Leadership Development & Training Program
Work closely with project co-facilitators to design the delegate training, Journey circles and training in leadership, conflict resolution, gender, and diversity, and Town Hall, etc.
Development & Finance Team
Research and submit grants.
Treasury & Budgeting
Work closely with project directors and host teams to develop and manage the project budget. Manage overall budget for Global Citizen Journey.
Develop special events as fundraisers (that are also community builders, so work closely with Outreach).
Marketing & Communication Squad
Community Outreach & Marketing
Events & Programs to help recruit individuals and organizations interested in the project (Work closely with Volunteer Coordination). Maintain contact lists/database. Assist project directors in recruiting delegates and cultivating relationships with potential sponsoring organizations.
Generate and coordinate materials for publicizing the project, create PR materials and develop media relations. Oversee the Web site. Oversee development of videos. Work closely with the outreach committee to support events. Develop newsletter updates
Commitment to ensuring GCJ is as ‘green’ and sustainable as possible. Help develop educational outreach about climate change and global sustainability. Technical knowledge & research & networking to assist developing world, i.e. carbon offset program; solar power; charcour burners; microlending etc. Serve as consultants to each project’s service project.
Please join us!
If you would like to contribute but aren’t sure how, please take a look at our Wish List and find something that suites you. Come to an orientation session to find how you can best get involved or email us with your questions.