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  OrphanAct Volunteer Opportunities - January 2010


Here is an updated list of OrphanAct volunteer positions with a description of each.  




GRANT WRITER:  Immediate need for a volunteer grant writer than has a passion for helping orphans.   This person will assist the Executive Director in writing grants to fund international projects. 


Children Action Team Coordinators: Maintain the web pages for the children’s facilities sponsored by an international Rotary club.  Once an organization or individual has committed to being involved in OrphanAct, they need someone to correspond with them on a regular basis to encourage them to find projects and submit the photos and text required.  Each volunteer will handle one club and up to five separate facility web pages.  Email correspondence will be in English.  You will have the services of a volunteer translator.  You will place photos and text on the web pages for each facility.  These pages may be updated as often as monthly.  Correspondence may be weekly.  You will be an incountry Rotary club’s main link to OrphanAct. 



Donor Relations Specialist: Maintain web page recognition for donors.  Answer questions from donors, facilitate project completion, and ongoing communications with donors.



Presenters: Make PowerPoint presentations to service organizations and follow up on funding opportunities.  



Translator: Translate emails and documents.


Director of Fund Raising This volunteer is responsible for insuring OrphanAct finds potential donors and that potential donors make commitments to fund projects. 


Director of Marketing: Be responsible for articulating the OrphanAct message.  




Committee Opportunities


Marketing and Publicity Committee:  Shape and sharpen the OrphanAct message in pamphlets, PowerPoint presentations, publicity releases, and the website.  Create and maintain a consistent look in all these marketing tools.

Finance Committee:  Carry out the process of setting up an accounting process for OrphanAct.  File yearly tax forms. Plan the budget and consider funding sources to cover operating expenses. Assure “transparency” in our financial records.  Look at other international non-profits and Rotary International to insure the best practices.  Consider ways to audit financial transactions here and overseas to protect donor’s funds and eliminate potential fraud.

Website and Technology Committee:  Decide on functionality of website software.  Oversee the website volunteer activities.  Consider other issues such as a shared computer data base or the groupware project listed above.

Board of Directors:  Participate in conference calls to oversee OrphanAct issues.  Shape the strategic plan for OrphanAct.  Be active on other OrphanAct committees.