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Volunteer Help Wanted

Volunteer for the Kentucky Sierra Club

Volunteer Tasks & Roles

Positions - click tabs for role descriptions

+ Administrative Assistant

Purpose/description of position

We need someone in the Lexington or surrounding area to help manage some of our office work - managing our Google Voicemail (returning phone messages or emailing the messages to the appropriate chapter leader to handle), and processing our postal mail.

Resource & Experience Requirements

A scanner, computer, secure broadband internet service and email required. Experience with database's helpful (training provided on our online database.) Daily Email check necessary for phone messages.

Time Commitment

This job can be done from home, and is not difficult, but is ongoing, will take some time to learn how to handle the diverse types of mail we receive (including processing donations), and requires training - so we request a 6-month minimum commitment for this position. If you would be willing to help, please contact:
Email: Cumberland Chapter.

+ Digital Strategies Assistant

Purpose/description of position

We need someone with computer skills to serve as one of our chapter's electronic communications producers. Our monthly electronic newsletters, action alerts, and other member communications are developed with "CONVIO" - a WYSIWYG software provided by Sierra Club and accessible online. We need 2 Convio admins to help produce 1 or 2 electronic newsletters each month, and help produce Email action alerts when needed.

Resource & Experience Requirements

A computer, secure broadband internet service and email required. Experience with HTML would be extremely beneficial. Experience with blogs and simple electronic photo editing (re-sizing, cropping) would be helpful. Intro training will be provided on the Convio software.

Time Commitment

This job can be done from home. It will take some time to learn the software and Sierra Club admin process for scheduling and setting up the content for these communications, and requires training - so we request a 6-month minimum commitment for this position. If you would be willing to help, please contact:
Email: Cumberland Chapter.

+ Outreach

Purpose/description of position

We need help with outreach in areas not currently served by an existing Cumberland Chapter Group. It’s easy! We will provide you with the materials. You just find locations in your area (outdoor recreational facilities, businesses, colleges, libraries, stores, etc.) willing to display Sierra Club Membership brochures and Cumberland newsletters, write the Chapter ID# on the brochures, and keep the displays stocked!

Resource & Experience Requirements

A computer and access to email would be very helpful.

Time Commitment

This job can be done once/month - as the new monthly edition of our chapter newsletter comes out.

If you live in any of the following counties and are willing to help, contact:
Email: Cumberland Chapter.

  • Future Highlands Group: Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Lewis, Martin, Rowan
  • Future Log House Group: Lincoln, Boyle, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Madison, Rockcastle
  • Future Red River Group: Breathitt, Floyd, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Wolfe
  • Future Troublesome Group: Bell, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Wayne, Whitley

Above are a few examples of tasks with which we need help.

This is just a very small sampling - there are many ways to get involved, and needs are constantly changing; so if you'd like to volunteer please complete our Volunteer Interest Survey. Your responses will help us connect you with opportunities that fit with your interests and availability.

And if you'd like to volunteer for something specific listed below - let us know in the 'comments' section of the survey!


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