Make a difference in a young person's life. Our youth are highly motivated to get out of the poverty cycle, get out of the streets, and find sustainable careers. A few hours a month can make a lot of change!
All applications can be printed and mailed to:
2805 Woodbine Ave.
Knoxville TN 37917
Call Laurel at 865-257-1364 for more information.
Mentors – Adults 25 years and up. Once a week phone calls/texts, one meeting a month with your young person, and one meeting with your mentoring group is all it takes. We mentor in groups (3-5 mentors per mentee) so you have a great support system and are never alone. For more details, click here.
Instructors for our Pre-Apprenticeship Program – Click here for a list of current class openings. Most classes are one hour and you can sign up for whatever you have time and the knowledge to teach. Classes range from "how to dress for an interview", "how to fill out a job application", "resume writing", to coming and talking about green jobs.
SEEED Volunteer Coordinator – Help us recruit volunteers and contact each regularly to provide assistance and make sure they are getting things done. This is a great job if you want to work from your home. Mainly it is making phone calls on a weekly basis.
Pre-Apprenticeship Service Coordinator – Find volunteer opportunities for our pre-apprenticeship program and put them on the schedule. This is another great job if you want to work from home and just make phone calls. You'll get a list of time slots and just need to fill them. We already have a great list of service opportunities, so you mainly need to set the schedule.
Mentor Coordinator - Help recruit mentors and contact each weekly (mainly through email) to see if there are problems and to make sure they are contacting their mentee. Make sure each mentor group has a lead mentor and that person is setting a monthly meeting for that group. Track mentees and meet with them monthly. Keep log of mentee progress on performance measures. Schedule quarterly trainings. May help with training if desired.
Crew Leaders – Must be 25 or older. Drive students to volunteer opportunities, supervise them on the job, fill out soft skills evaluation checklists, and make sure students feel out weekly evaluations.
Pre-Apprenticeship Program Coordinator – Help recruit young people for the program. Schedule instructors and make sure they show up. Pick up young people as needed and keep track of attendance and volunteer hours. Make sure that Pre-apprenticeship Service Coordinator has filled the volunteer opportunities schedule. Make sure crew leaders show up for leading volunteer opportunities and make sure all skill checklists are turned in.
Administrative Help – Are you handy with a computer? Most of these jobs take only a few hours per month and all of them can be done whenever you have time (you set your own schedule). The following tasks are needed. You may volunteer for one or several:
- Update mailing list – add new people, correct contact information. Can be done at home.
- Send text messages to our board and volunteers a few times a month.
- Call board members on the phone once a month to remind them of board meetings.
- Compile and send out a monthly newsletter. You will need to call board members and staff for updates. Write the newsletter and send it out.
- Keep list of volunteers and board members updated.
- Update website. It's a WordPress site, so you don't need to know html. We'll train you how to do it. Contact staff weekly to get an update and write a blog post based on their update. Might involve internet research.
- Tweet and update our Facebook and Linkedin groups. Monitor Facebook wall and Linkedin posts, answer questions and delete spam. Call staff for updates and ideas on what to post. This needs to be done weekly. Twitter updates can be set up once a week to automatically tweet several times a day.
- Public relations – Keep in touch with our media contacts monthly. Keep up with Facebook causes and send out reminders to use the service.
- Graphic design – Help us create flyers, brochures, and other marketing materials.
- Video editing – Edit footage for posting on YouTube and for creating DVDs.
- Photo posting – Take photos of our pre-apprenticeship students and during events and post them on Flickr, Facebook, and keep an archive on a computer.
- Man booths at volunteer fairs and community events. We'll give you handouts and help you with what to tell people. This is a lot of fun if you like to meet new people and are interested in sustainable energy.
- Grant writing – We will identify the grant and provide you with the information on how to write it.
- Foundation phone calls – We have a list of foundations that we need to establish personal contact with. You would call monthly and start talking to the administrative assistant, working up eventually to talking to the executive director and board chair. We will coach you.
- Help plan events. It could be as simple as posting flyers, or it could be coordinating the entire event.