Volunteer

How you can help us.

Be a Rose is seeking volunteers to fill the following positions:

Food Pantry Manager

 

Responsibilities

  • Pick up and distribute feminine hygiene packs at the monthly Church of the Servant Food Pantry (first Saturday of every month 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.)

  • Recruit and manage food pantry volunteers to ensure an efficient rotational shift pattern

  • Ensure all clients are treated with dignity and respect

  • Explain in a culturally sensitive manner the contents of the hygiene packs and the mission of Be a Rose

  • Maintain a record of the number of hygiene packs distributed each month

  • Availability 3 hours / month

Skills Required

  • Exceptional customer service skills

  • High level organizational skills and ability to successfully multitask

  • Good safety record

  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing

  • Ability to establish effective professional relationships with volunteers, partners, and patrons

  • Flexibility

  • Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)

  • Valid MI Driver's License and access to reliable transportation

Education

Associate’s degree or equivalent in a related field

 

Student Affairs and Community Partnership Coordinator

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide holistic advising  to new student interns from a variety of backgrounds and academic goals to ensure their understanding of our mission and their responsibilities within Be a Rose and in conjunction with their academic department  

  • Utilize available technology and student interactions to provide targeted outreach to student interns

  • Meet individually with student interns to identify their challenges/needs and create success plans that offer academic, personal, and professional networking opportunities and growth

  • Proactively outreach to all academic institutions whose students are hosted as interns at Be a Rose, to assist in the creation and/or modification of student goals toward degree completion and graduation

  • Maintain knowledge of university resources related to student academic and career support services

  • Collaborate regularly with the Project Manager to ensure that all resources to best assist student interns are up to date and their work experiences are relevant to their career goals

  • Maintain detailed records of student interactions and develop processes for follow-up

  • Utilize telephone, email, social media, and student analytics to maintain ongoing contact with an assigned caseload of student interns to ensure their retention and  or satisfactory degree progress

  • Serve as a primary contact for academic departments and local university professors  

  • Demonstrate and nurture cultural competences when working with students, faculty, and staff

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Availability 10 hours/week

Skills Required

  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport in developing meaningful relationships with students and campus professionals

  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Exceptional presentation and outreach skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to synthesize data and take action based on complex information

  • Experience and comfort using technology (MS Office, Adobe, etc.)

  • Experience working in a higher education setting strongly preferred

Education

Master’s degree (preference will be given to candidates with a master’s degree in Student Development, Counseling, or a closely related field) OR bachelor’s degree plus equivalent relevant work experience

 

Public Relations Manager

 

Responsibilities

  • Identify partnerships and audiences and determine the best approach for communicating with them

  • Develop and maintain the organization’s image and identity, including consistent use of logos and signage

  • Plan and execute/manage special events, such as vending opportunities at conferences, social events to unify and engage the team, and other events to establish our name in the community and gain public attention through the media

  • Collaborate with the communications manager to draft speeches and prepare press releases

  • Arrange speaking engagements and interviews for the organization’s president

  • Evaluate advertising and promotion programs

  • Establish and maintain relationships with local and municipal government officials and media representatives

Skills Required

  • Public Relations/Communications degree or progress toward degree

  • Strong teamwork and leadership skills

  • Personal commitment and passion for the Be a Rose mission

  • High computer competency and proficient use of Microsoft Office

  • Self-motivated and ability to work independently

  • Access to reliable transportation

  • Age 21+

  • Availability to work 10+ hours weekly

Additional Preferred Skills

  • Experience in event planning - media appearances (radio, TV)

  • Experience working with a non-profit organization

 

 

Interested in a position?

Thank you for your interest in a volunteer position with Be a Rose.

Please see descriptions above for the ways in which you can become a member of our team.

If you have any questions regarding our positions, please contact us at info@bearose.org 

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