Volunteer Opportunities

November 2017
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Salish Sea Expeditions is a 501(c)(3) organization located on Bainbridge Island that inspires students to develop critical thinking and creativity through student-led scientific research on Puget Sound. We are grateful for the support of our volunteers!

Interested in helping us out? Please sign up as a prospective volunteer here: https://goo.gl/forms/yf8R21L593CZmkuE2.

Here are the current volunteer opportunities with our organization:

Event Support
Administrative Support
Events Planning Committee
Donor Development
Program Recruitment

Event Support

Desired knowledge and skills

Cheerful, friendly customer service oriented approach
Excellent organizational skills
Experience in data entry and working in fast-paced environments
May require some lifting and transport of event materials

Responsibilities

Event materials assembly and event set-up
Guest check-in
Data entry

Location: Bainbridge Island, WA and Seattle, WA
Weekly time commitment is variable

Administrative Support

Desired knowledge and skills

Excellent organizational skills
Experience in data entry and/or mailing preparation
Ability to work independently and in collaboration with Office Coordinator and other staff

Responsibilities

Data entry and proofing
Envelope stuffing and postage processing
Materials inventory and list-making

Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Weekly time commitment is variable/flexible

Events Planning Committee

Desired knowledge and skills

Community-building skills to encourage the help of volunteers
A friendly and outgoing demeanor with a willingness to approach businesses for donations
Excellent organizational skills with strong follow-through
Experience in event planning and auction procurement

Responsibilities

Attend auction committee meetings
Provide input into auction goals and strategic plan
Research new donor possibilities based on items requested for the auction
Recruit, cultivate and develop relationships with businesses, and procure donated items
Encourage community members to support Salish by requesting donations

Location: Seattle, WA and Bainbridge Island, WA
Weekly time commitment is seasonal; approximately 5 – 10+ hours.

Donor Development

Desired knowledge and skills

Strong research and analytical skills to evaluate data and identify networking opportunities
Ability to present information concisely, both verbally and written

Responsibilities

Prospect research on corporate and foundation donors
Assist in sponsorship solicitations

Location: Bainbridge Island, WA or Seattle, WA
Weekly time commitment is approximately 5 hours.
To apply, please send a letter of interest summarizing relevant experience to info@salish.org.

Program Recruitment

Desired knowledge and skills

Strong research and analytical skills to evaluate data and identify networking opportunities
Ability to present information concisely, both verbally and written

Responsibilities

Prospect research on prospective school partners
Contacting schools to introduce our programs and set up presentations
Sending program materials to interested schools
Managing database/spreadsheet of prospects
Analysing and entering program evaluation data

Location: Bainbridge Island, WA.
Weekly time commitment is approximately 5 hours.

Interested in helping us out? Please sign up as a prospective volunteer here: https://goo.gl/forms/yf8R21L593CZmkuE2.