Are you passionate, engaged and ready to lend a hand to our effort to give a hand up – not a hand out – to women and girls around the world? Yes? Great, let’s get started. Occasionally we have needs at the headquarters level for individuals to serve on committees or helping with areas like communications or the website. Most often, our needs are at the chapter and regional level. Needs can range from help in organizing or putting on a single event to becoming a chapter mentor and working with new leaders to created engaged and involved chapters. Here’s a list of our current volunteer needs. New positions are added regularly. Please use the email associated with the position to contact our volunteer coordinator. She will follow up with you for additional information. Thank you for your interest in being a part of our team of dedicated volunteers. We would not be the organization we are today without them!
Public Relations (Mid-Atlantic)
The Mid-Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, WV) Regional Team is looking for members who would like to expand their involvement in Dining for Women. Specifically, they are looking for assistance with public relations – Helping to inspire Chapter Leaders to stay active and engaged and to identify and help to arrange PR opportunities in your area. They are also looking for help with fundraising: Helping to promote DFW’s 13th month campaign and exploring ideas and opportunities for fundraisers for the region.
Dining for Women Regional Leaders report directly to the organization’s Executive Director. Regional Leaders are responsible for the overall management of an assigned region that includes oversight of mentors and chapter leaders, as well as the region’s approach to fundraising and public relations. The Regional Leader is encouraged to recruit mentors, fundraising volunteers and others as part of a Regional Management Team that assists with fulfilling responsibilities. The successful candidate for this volunteer position must be committed to the mission, vision and values of Dining for Women. There is a current opening for a leader in the Southwest and a co-leader in the West. Candidates must reside in the regions where they are needed – DFW’s Southwest region (AZ, KS, NM, OK, TX) and Central region (IN, KY, MI, OH, TN). The candidate should have been active with DFW for a minimum of two years. Other desired qualifications include: flexibility, lots of energy, creativity, high ethical standards, good organizational skills, and the ability to share credit and lead a team.
In several regions, we are in need of mentors. The mentor’s main focus is to cultivate, inspire and nurture Chapter Leaders through launching new chapters and retaining existing chapters. Mentors receive training and support from experienced DFW personnel and report to the Regional Leader. Time expectations: One to three hours a week. Time Commitment: one year Getting new chapters up and running in a timely manner is very important to Dining for Women and mentors are key to that process. We need mentors in the following regions:
- Heartland (IA, IL, MN, MO, ND, NE, SD, WI)
- Southeast (AL, AR, GA, FL, LA, MS, SC)
- Northwest (AK, ID, MT, OR, WA, WY)
- West (CA, CO, HI, NV, UT)
There is a particular need for mentors in the state of Alaska. Are you interested in being a mentor?
Do you follow international development issues? Read blogs for programs like the ones we sponsor? Stay on top of issues affecting women around the world in their own countries as well as international forums? You may be just the person we need to curate this aspect of social media for DFW. Time expectation: flexible, driven by developing news. Are you interested in becoming a social media curator?