Volunteer Opportunities 

The Wellness Center is a non-profit, preventative healthcare advocacy and referral organization that is maintained solely by its members’ generous donations.

We welcome financial support, but the most important resources you can provide are your time, energy, and talents!

Please contact us at 319-455-6606 or info@cr-wellness.org if you would like to help out with any of the following service activities, or if you have other ideas of ways you might support The Wellness Centers’ efforts.

We Will Never Turn Away An Eager Volunteer!

Volunteer Coordinator

NEWSLETTER COORDINATOR

Job Description: We are seeking a computer-literate person to write and/or collect newsworthy selections and format them for a quarterly affiliate newsletter to distribute to our membership.  The newsletter is currently distributed electronically to about 120 members. It is published in January, April, July, and October.  The NAMI Linn County Board will provide editing and guidance to the newsletter coordinator.

Job Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Publisher, or another PC-compatible word processing program
  • Must have basic writing & document editing skills
  • E-mail & internet access
  • This position does NOT require maintenance of membership distribution lists

Membership Coordinator

MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

Job Description: The Membership Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining current membership data, encouraging membership growth opportunities, and serving as a general liaison between the Board, its members, and the Executive Director.  The Coordinator will gather TWC membership application information from our online submissions and will maintain an up-to-date membership database.  The Membership Coordinator will also be responsible for spearheading the annual membership drive, which includes/may include creation and distribution of membership renewal notices (January), membership renewal courtesy calls (February), and other special events designed to maintain and/or increase membership (including sending thank-you notes and promotional items to new and renewing members).

Job Requirements:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • E-mail & internet access
  • Comfort contacting current & prospective members to solicit annual dues & contributions
  • Should possess a desire to creatively develop & expand the membership base through marketing & promotion of services
  • May need access to transportation to distribute gifts & promotional items

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Job Description: The Photographer will attend affiliate special events and activities and take photos using their personal camera.  They will then prepare and send the photos to the TWC Executive Director, Website Coordinator, and Newsletter Coordinator.

Job Requirements:

  • Must own or have access to a basic digital camera
  • Basic photography skills
  • Transportation to/from events & activities
  • Must have a computer with basic photo editing software
  • E-mail & internet access

Volunteering

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

Job Description: The Volunteer Coordinator will recruit assistance for specific tasks and projects, will respond in a timely fashion to prospective volunteers’ interest inquiries via phone and e-mail, will assign tasks (with Board input) and discuss responsibilities with volunteers, will oversee projects, ensuring that volunteers have adequate resources and direction, will report on task progress to the Board, and will send thank-you’s/gifts to volunteers after project completion.

Job Requirements:

  • E-mail & internet access
  • Must be comfortable soliciting assistance, organizing activities, & providing direction/feedback to individuals & groups
  • May need transportation to oversee projects

PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR

Job Description: The Public Relations Coordinator’s duties will include but may not be limited to the following tasks:

  • Create & distribute e-mail & hard-copy fliers for monthly affiliate educational forums, support groups, & special events to local media outlets
  • Prepare & send occasional Public Service Announcements & press releases to local media
  • Prepare & post weekly notices of events & activities in the KCRG/Gazette Community Calendar (online)
  • Prepare & coordinate paid newspaper advertisements for special events
  • Create & develop advertisements for community mailings
  • Create notices of activities & events for local radio stations (such as 93.1 FM)

Job Requirements:

  • E-mail & internet access
  • Good/advanced writing & document editing skills
  • Access to a computer with word processing & printing capabilities
  • Experience organizing & creating visually appealing advertisements & posters is desirable

PROGRAMS COORDINATOR

Job Description: The Programs Coordinator will regularly communicate with instructors and providers to assess status (participant numbers, resource needs, marketing), will help recruit providers if needed, and will periodically update print and electronic marketing materials.

Job Requirements:

  • E-mail & internet access
  • Must be comfortable soliciting volunteers
  • Must have basic document editing skills

GRANT WRITER/DONATION SOLICITOR

Job Description: The Grant Writer/Donation Solicitor will work with the Board to seek relevant local, state, and national grants and assistance programs to develop and/or expand TWC programs and initiatives.  These initiatives may include such things as funding for an administrative assistant and the leasing of office space for affiliate use.  They will also solicit and coordinate donations of office supplies, printing/publishing costs, and other resources to be used for various affiliate activities.

Job Requirements:

  • Good/advanced writing & document editing skills
  • Some experience with grant writing is desired but not required
  • E-mail & internet access
  • Access to a computer with word processing & printing capabilities
  • Ability to organize materials & meet deadlines is required
  • Must be comfortable soliciting donations from local agencies, businesses, & individuals

MARKETING COORDINATOR

Job Description: TWC has an on-going need for assistance designing, writing text, creating social media content and ordering/making/copying fliers and brochures which advertise TWC services and events.  Marketing Coordinator will also post these materials at Cedar Rapids area businesses and agency bulletin boards, as well as transport the materials to various events and meetings.  These tasks will occur on an as-needed basis with flexible scheduling. Document copies will be made at a local copy shop, while folding may be done at the shop or in your own home.

Job Requirements:

  • Basic writing & document creation/editing skills
  • E-mail & internet access
  • Access to transportation within the Linn County area
  • Space at home to create, fold, and possibly store fliers, posters, brochures, & other materials
  • Must be comfortable going into local businesses & agencies & asking for permission to post materials
  • Knowledge of social media platforms such as FB, YouTube and Instagram

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