Volunteers…the heart & soul of our grassroots organization
Whether or not you become a delegate, we invite you to join the growing community supporting Global Citizen Journey (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. You can do that by downloading and filling out GCJ’s Prospective Volunteer Form. Once you’ve completed the form, please send it to Susan Partnow at firstname.lastname@example.org!
We are dedicated to BEING the change – 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 to learn, grow, generate new ideas, enable choice-creating, and transform. Passion, joy, interconnectedness are our guiding principles!
Here are ways YOU can volunteer with Global Citizen Journey.
Steering the Team
Team leaders and Project Directors: Our home team activities include: governance; strategic planning for short-term and long-term goals; articulate GCJ’s direction, mission and principles for growth of the project, including a business plan for economic sustainability; develop a working board, the advisory board and other networking relationships; and develop timelines and critical path to achieving goals.
Volunteer Coordinators: They will liaise with volunteers and help them to find the best way to plug in. They will also work closely with outreach.
Delegation Support and 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 in spin-off programs.
Future Projects: Investigate future sites and host organizations. Help recruit and interview project directors.
Research and Harvest Learning: Develop surveys and strategies to harvest learning and integrate into all aspects of Global Citizen Journey, especially from each Delegation.
Development & Finance Team
Grant writers: Research and submit grants.
Treasury and Budgeting: Work closely with project directors and host teams to develop and manage the project budget. Manage overall budget for Global Citizen Journey.
Fundraising: Develop special events as fundraisers that are also community builders, so work closely with outreach. Support delegates who are fundraising with ideas and assistance.
Marketing and Communication Squad
Community Outreach and Marketing: Events and programs to help recruit individuals and organizations interested in the project and work closely with volunteer coordinators. Maintain contact lists/database. Assist project directors in recruiting delegates and cultivating relationships with potential sponsoring organizations.
Communications: Social media messaging and coordination. Generate and coordinate materials for publicizing the project; create PR materials and develop media relations. Oversee the website and 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 establish ‘carbon offset’ for our travel. Help develop educational outreach about climate change and global sustainability. Apply technical knowledge, research and networking to assist the developing world, i.e. solar power, charcoal 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 suits you. Come to an orientation session to find how you can best get involved or email us at email@example.com with your questions!