We Need YOU!
Hands on DC is successful because volunteers (like you) take charge. Each year a committed group of volunteers work together to organize the work-a-thon and other events throughout the year. Our work is organized by six committees — each committee has a Chair (or Co-Chairs) and numerous “Coordinators” who take on responsibilities for different functions. Collectively, this group of committees and committee members is known as the Hands on DC Organizing Committee (OC).
That is where you come in! We need your help to recruit all the volunteers and teams, scope out the schools, raise money, inform the media, maintain our websites, get the paint, organize logistics, train volunteers, etc. We need your help to do all the things that make Hands on DC a successful organization that will benefit the children of DC. Without you there is no way we could pull this off. So join us!
Below are the roles that we are currently filling for this year. If one of them sounds perfect for you, please e-mail email@example.com.
Please note that not all positions require the same time commitment. You are also welcome to work on more than one committee or more than one task. You don’t need any special skills to become part of Hands on DC.
Corporate and Group Sponsor Coordinators
- Contacts a list of potential sponsors (provided by the Fund Raising Co-chairs) and follows up with them to gauge their sponsorship interest.
- Follows up regularly to check on status of sponsorship; provides any additional information (or completes applications) necessary for sponsorship.
- Once sponsorships are secured, determines if the sponsor is participating in the Work-a-Thon – encourages them to sign up their team online, invites them to Team Leader training, solicits any school preferences.
- Continues to answer questions for the sponsor teams until they are officially assigned to a school for the event.
In-Kind Donation Coordinator
- Works with Sites Committee to determine materials that should be sought for bulk donations and pursues those donations.
- Works with local food and restaurant chains to secure food for the Work-a-Thon and other event days.
- Solicits prizes for volunteers and teams that collect the most pledges.
Site Coordinators (SCs)
- Responsible for managing projects and volunteers at a particular school (“site”) on the day of the Work-a-Thon.
- SCs work closely with Regional Coordinators to develop projects, coordinate details with the school, and handle logistics.
- On the day of the Work-a-Thon, the SC arranges supplies and assigns volunteer teams to projects when the volunteers arrive at the school.
- SCs communicate in the weeks before the event with the teams that are assigned to work at their school.
- SCs also receive training in the months leading up to the Work-a-Thon.