meridian herman

marketing + communications professional

Volunteer Coordination

 

Colorado "I Have a Dream"® Foundation: Volunteer Coordination

As an AmeriCorps*VISTA at Colorado "I Have a Dream"® Foundation, I served under the Volunteer Coordinator. I designed volunteer manuals, e-newsletters, and training and support information. I enhanced recruitment materials, creating/assembling packets and displays for events, distributing recruitment materials in Denver communities, researching media advertising, and placing advertisements online and in local print publications. I educated community members about the mission and activities of CIHAD at special events and supported volunteers at collaborative trainings. Additionally, I planned volunteer recognition events and gifts. 

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Volunteer Coordination Highlights
  • Represented CIHAD at over 25 networking and recruiting events, including Youth Mentoring Collaborative events, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Volunteer Fair, Regis Employment and Internship Fair, and Denver Public Schools Volunteer Fair
  • Collaborated with COMTO-Colorado, Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Regis University to recruit staff, mentors and volunteers
  • Posted and maintained online ads on websites like 1-800-volunteer.org, backpage.com, Craigslist.org, Idealist.org, unitedwaydenver.org, and VolunteerMatch.org
  • Created and placed advertisements in print publications such as African American Voice, Denver Daily News, Denver Post, El Semanario, Urban Spectrum, and Westword
  • Corresponded with 80 potential volunteers via e-mail and phone
  • Coordinated quarterly e-newsletter blasts

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