Volunteer with General Needs


The following General Needs committees are accepting new volunteers.

Please take a look at the various responsibilities and skills that go with each, and let us know which committees you might be interested in working with as a volunteer.



Responsibilities:
Tracks financial flow of organization. Records income (donations, grants) and debits (clothing toiletry items for distributions, food and supplies for meals and operational expenses including rentals for storage & vehicles, insurance, office supplies, government fees & services, accounting expenses). Makes payments as necessary.


Helpful Skills:
Experience in the management of finances.
Responsibilities:
Tracks financial flow of organization. Records income (donations, grants) and debits (clothing toiletry items for distributions, food and supplies for meals and operational expenses including rentals for storage & vehicles, insurance, office supplies, government fees & services, accounting expenses). Makes payments as necessary.


Helpful Skills:
Large cars or trucks!
Responsibilities:
Coordination of special fundraising events which take place in two formats:
1) a specific event either generated internally (eg. Bowling party) or invited to participate in (Auto & Craft show) which result in money
2) a collection project (eg. coordinating with a high school or Ryla organization for underwear or toiletries donations.)


Helpful Skills:
Looking for fresh ideas to fundraising. Organized and able to excite others to participate. Experience or participation in fundraising is a plus.
Responsibilities:
Seeks and prepares grants targeting specific General Needs operational and distribution needs


Helpful Skills:
Grant writing experience
Responsibilities:
Legal issues pertaining to government credentials, contracts, trademarks and other items needing review.


Helpful Skills:
Experience in law, government, contracts, etc.
Responsibilities:
Making connections with print, radio and television media to publicize GN events. Producing press release, audio & visual (video) materials to distribute.


Helpful Skills:
Experience with writing, photography, and videography production
Responsibilities:
Primarily purchases items for monthly distributions, yearly boot and winter coat projects. Does ad-hoc purchases of needed items to supplement "bed set-up" and other as needed special requests.


Helpful Skills:
Likes shopping, internet skills, making connections with suppliers/wholesalers, bargins
Responsibilities:
Promotion of General Needs via in person, speaking engagements.


Helpful Skills:
Public speaking experience.
Responsibilities:
Welcomes and orients new people to the organization. Talks about committees and volunteer opportunities. Includes youth volunteers and crediting participation where necessary.


Helpful Skills:
Warm, friendly, organized (to keep a spreadsheet) and knowledge of our committees.
Responsibilities:
Receives and organizes purchases and donations. Keep track of inventory. Prepares merchandise for distribution at Pick & Packs.


Helpful Skills:
Daytime availability, as Westys does not have evening hours.
We find that all our members have interesting stories to share. Please tell us a little about yourself and your decision to volunteer with General Needs!

Thank you for volunteering!