Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is an opportunity to develop a new skill, expand your career options, be part of your community, gain a stronger sense of achievement, develop new interests, problem solve, improve programs, make important networking contacts, have new experiences, teach others, build self-confidence, gain leadership experience, express gratitude for the help you have received, experience working on a team, and meet a diverse range of people.  

WEST appreciates volunteers and has a variety of options available. WEST offers ongoing training and support. There are volunteer benefits including attending free events for hours of service. 

Please contact Jaime Luna at [email protected] for more information. 

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Ambassador Program

    • Be the face and voice of WEST in your organization communicating WEST’s mission and vision
    • Spread the word about upcoming events and encourage attendance
    • Enthusiastically explain the benefits of WEST membership 
  • Database and Office Management
    • Update and maintain WEST's database, including data entry, deletion of duplications, and monthly updates of current information.
    • Handle donor acknowledgements and thank you letters
  • Fundraising and Development
    • Identify and research donor prospects
    • Solicit corporate sponsorships and in-kind donations
    • Interact with donors and conduct donor meetings
    • Develop donor materials, presentations, and mailings
    • Serve as an ambassador for and promote a positive image of the organization
    • Establish cooperative, reciprocal relationships with individual donors and foundations
    • Develop annual fundraising goal and business strategies/best practices to achieve revenue goals
    • Build relationships with corporate leaders who can support fundraising initiatives and involve them at the appropriate time. Manage such contacts for not only short-term results, but also upgraded long-term relationships
    • Determine market potential and target companies
  • Marketing and Communication
    • Maintain event postings on our website and other webpages
    • Post our events on other organizations’ community events calendars
    • Write and compile material for our email newsletters
    • Create fliers and print materials
    • Post updates on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media
    • Organize files and photos
    • Raise visibility for WEST and its mission
  • Membership
    • Develop and implement a membership marketing strategy and tactics
    • Contact prospective members, new active members, and expiring members prior to cancellation to encourage membership
    • Staff membership booths at relevant conferences
    • Host membership open house/meetings for prospective members
    • Visit and present to appropriate organizations to educate on what WEST does and offers
    • Establish and implement goals of membership recruitment and retention plan
    • Conduct member and non-member focus groups
    • Develop and review satisfaction surveys and implement new ways to increase member satisfaction
    • Determine and implement methods to recognize and reward members
    • Build the membership base of the organization and enhance the WEST community experience for members 
    • Help develop a member’s only section of the website
  • Mentoring Program
    • Design a mentoring program by examining recruitment, screening, orientation and training, matching, match activities, ongoing support, recognition and match closure
    • Create a plan for evaluating the impact and outcomes of the program
  • Programming/Events
    • Help design and execute WEST educational programs, seminars, workshops, parties, and other events 
    • Develop workshop topics and secure speakers
    • Help publicize the events and actively recruit attendees
    • Create the program flyer, including title, description, speaker bios, date, time, location, and cost.
    • Thank speakers in-person and with a follow up note
 
Those interested in volunteering should contact Jaime Luna at 857-600-2598 or [email protected]
 
To download our volunteer opportunities flyer, please click hereTo learn more our Ambassador Program and Benefits, please click here.