Volunteer Positions

Celebrity Auction Solicitor
Time commitment: Flexible times, needed immediately, 10-30 hours total

  • Skills needed include: good computer research skills, eye for detail, ability to write request letters, ability to coordinate mailings
  • Reports to and works with: Mary Wiese, Executive Director

Camel Race Fundraising Assistant ~ needed August 1 through October 30
Time commitment:  Somewhat flexible times, an estimated 4-12 hours per week

  • Skills needed include: ability to take initiative, follow through on projects, excellent organizational skills, ability to multi-task, good proofreading skills, ability to do mailings, good customer service skills
  • Reports to and works with:  Mary Wiese, Executive Director

Video Promotion Producer and Editor
Time commitment:  Hours are flexible. This could easily be a combined effort between two or more people. Must have access to your own equipment

  • Video record FLC activities, including training, interviews & workshops
  • Edit recordings down to a 5-6 minute promotional DVD that represents our mission and how we are fulfilling that mission (building skills and enriching lives through literacy in the Lapeer County area).
  • Reports to and works with: Mary Wiese, Executive Director

Student Activities Coordinator
Time commitment:  will spend approximately 10 hours on promotion and producing events four times a year.

  • Convening a student meeting or party four times a year
  • Call students to promote event, arrange topic or theme and plan location and food
  • Reports to: Adult Program Administrator

One On One Promotion Specialist
Time commitment:  varies according to event.

  • You will be skilled at speaking individually to persons who visit our display tables at various community events or exhibits as needed
  • Monitor Lapeer County community calendar on web and in area newspapers
  • Attend events and promote Family Literacy Center activities to participants
  • Maintain current brochures and transport these as needed to events
  • Reports to: FLC staff

Mailing Coordinator
Time commitment: a weekly chore, varying by by project size.

  • This volunteer may chose to work alone or manage a group of others who also wish to do this kind of work.
  • Have ability to work with a deadline, mail in specified time frame
  • Assemble needed materials, collate, sort and stamp for mailing using provided example.
  • Reports to: FLC Staff

Family Flyer Distributor/Coordinator
Time commitment:  Hours vary; There are usually one distribution each month.

  • Deliver packets to schools/libraries/businesses according to the checklist
  • Reports to: Meredith Donahue, Adult Program Administrator

Computer Maintenance Specialist
Time commitment:  Hours are somewhat flexible and number needed to perform required tasks will need to be determined by this volunteer

  • Will ensure that all maintenance (virus protection, updates, etc) are performed on all FLC computers to keep them in top operating condition.
  • Troubleshoot problems including those with specific programs, networks and software
  • Provide training for FLC staff
  • Exceptional technical skills required
  • Reports to: Mary Wiese, Executive Director

Training Host
Time commitment:   2-4 hours at an event up to 10 times per year

  • Be present at all FLC trainings and assist trainers with room set-up, arranging refreshments, making coffee, keep food areas clean and well-stocked
  • Welcoming guests and provide information about restrooms, facility
  • Reports to:

Publications Manager
Time commitment: this will require 2-5 hours weekly

  • Oversee various printing of various publications as needed.
  • Requesting staff and be given specific examples and deadlines for production of materials
  • Copy flyers from an original on our copier, cut them apart using a paper cutter, and organize them into packets for distribution
  • Print, collate according to provided example, binding if needed
  • Reports to: FLC Staff

Building Maintenance

Time Commitment:  2-5 hours per week, varies, flexible

  • Change light bulbs, check smoke detectors, change furnace filters, stop drips
  • Repair walls, floors, doors, locks

Groundskeeper

Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per week, varies, flexible

  • Remove branches, weeds, brush
  • Keep parking lot area clean, power wash building or parking area as needed
  • Keep flower beds planted and cleaned up, put down mulch

Housekeeping

Time Commitment: 2-8 hours per week, varies, flexible

  • Clean restrooms, kitchen, offices, and common areas including vacuuming, dusting, mopping
  • Keep windows and doors clean and clear
  • Keep building, overall, presentable and neat

It is a long list! We believe there is something for everyone. If you think of something we omitted, just call and offer – we will probably agree with you!