Volunteer for ACE MV

CAREER PATHWAYS INTERN

Duration: Spring 2021 semester and Fall 2021 semester
Hours per week: 5-8 (remote)
Stipend: $500 per semester

1) Connect with local businesses
– create a directory of local businesses & employers
– phone calls to Island businesses to gather information
– engage them in job shadowing and high school visits

2) Prepare a Career Pathways resource:
– create a list of internship/apprenticeship opportunities 
– print previously collected data and organize into 2 binders

MARINE SCIENCE VOLUNTEER

Support our new Marine Science program by: 

  1. calling interested groups such as fishermen, biologists, technicians to recruit interested teachers, students, and partners
  2. surveying Vineyard employers to gauge need for marine specialists (using Survey Monkey, emails, phone calls)
  3. surveying Vineyard residents to gauge experience in and interest in careers in marine science (using Survey Monkey, emails, phone calls)
  4. Helping organize ACE MV’s marine science advisory committee
  5. Help promote/market the launch of our new marine program in Fall 2021

GENERAL MARKETING VOLUNTEER

Marketing support needed. Ideally, volunteer will have some experience in direct email marketing, social media and WordPress. Work from home.

  • WORD OF MOUTH and audience engagement specialist
  • design ads and assist in marketing graphics and flyer creation
  • manage social media and assist in social media marketing – send invites, request follows, and follow all island businesses and organizations
  • update newspaper calendars and place ads in newspapers
  • Participate in our 2021 marketing drive
  • Compile ACE MV news articles and add them to website
  • Request media kits from Island newspapers, websites and magazines
  • Assist in sending bulk emails (Mailchimp)
  • Help create an ACE MV YouTube channel
  • Distribute flyers across the island
  • 10 hours per week, remote

CURRICULUM PLANNING VOLUNTEER

  • assist with recruiting new teachers and reaching out to former teachers
  • contact agencies to research training requirements
  • Assist with class evaluations – create forms and gather information 
  • 5-10 hours per week, remote

STUDENT OUTREACH VOLUNTEER

  • engage past and present students to create a community among ACE participants, hosting listening sessions and/or informal events
  • develop a needs assessment/survey for students
  • Phone calls to students to determine needs, priorities, barriers to taking classes, learning preferences, tech needs, desired trainings/classes
  • engage in the “care and feeding” of ACE MV students, helping them make the most of their classwork
  • 5-10 hours per week, remote

ADMINISTRATIVE/OFFICE VOLUNTEER

  • Update mailing list
  • conduct online research
  • Digitize all important papers (using scanner)
  • Expand teacher database
  • Shred sensitive papers
  • Gather email addresses of high-level donors
  • Collect inventory of Island organizations (such as libraries, YMCA, etc) that provide classes, collecting contact information, calendars, dates of classes, etc.
  • Assist with database management
  • Assist with Annual Appeal mailings

TECH (I.T.) VOLUNTEER

  • Networking solutions
  • Manage/troubleshoot Dreamhost, web hosting
  • Manage/troubleshoot WordPress, wp plugins, css
  • Manage/troubleshoot curriculum software

The benefits of volunteering with ACE MV:

  • Work with a friendly, supportive team
  • Flexible hours
  • Build a resume toward communications, marketing, non-profit management or administration/office management
  • Learn or build valuable computer/software skills – iMac, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Office 365), WordPress and plug-ins, Adobe Acrobat, Google Forms, GSuite, MailChimp.
  • Enjoy creative freedom and idea-sharing
  • Learn about scheduling and organizing a locally-focused multimedia promotional campaign 
  • be involved in something important in our local Vineyard community!

Qualifications: 

  • Friendly, pleasant phone manner
  • Strong communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Reliable
  • Strong internet connection as work is remote (for now)

Inquire via email admin@acemv.org
or Contact Holly Bellebuono: cell 774-563-9677