The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development welcomes your interest in our organization and our clients. If you’re looking for a great opportunity to meet local professionals, gain job skills and experience, or just to get involved in something great, then volunteering with CEED is a great way to get started! Volunteering with CEED is educational and looks great on a resume or college application.
Below are descriptions of our volunteer needs. If you are interested in more than one type of volunteer opportunity indicate your interest on your application. We are seeking volunteers to participate in the following:
EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS
CEED hosts various events throughout the year, and we’re always looking for ambitious folks who would like to be part of our events. Tasks may include greeting and registering guests, ticketing, seating and, etc. To apply click HERE.
Work with CEED staff to design, implement, and oversee an exemplary volunteer program. Initial design of the program will include driving the process of deciding for or against use of volunteer management software. Ongoing oversight of the program will include working with staff on selection, on-boarding, management, recognition, and evaluation of volunteers.
CEED Programs Marketing Volunteer
Help us publicize our classes, workshops and events. Find creative ways to improve our marketing strategies to promote the organization. In addition to developing new marketing ideas and strategies the Marketing Volunteer will connect with clients and conduct interviews to create content for our monthly newsletter. We are looking for someone who is social media savvy.
Seasonal Event Volunteer
- DANCING WITH THE FAYETTEVILLE STARS – SPRING GALA: DWTFS is our largest annual fundraiser on behalf of our Programs. Volunteers from all walks of life sign up to participate in a friendly dance competition. The WINNER is based on the volunteer who raises the most money for CEED.
- WHERE’S THE TRUCK – SUMMER FOOD TRUCK EVENTS: The Training Station is a culinary and agricultural business incubator, a project CEED is building in downtown Fayetteville. Fundraising Committee: Volunteers needed to support our capital campaign. Events & Promotions Committee: Volunteers needed to help plan and organize small and large fundraising events to help raise money for The Training Station
- OVER THE EDGE – AUTUMN RAPELLING FUNDRAISER: LOOKING FOR A FUN WAY TO SUPPORT A NON-PROFIT OR CHARITY? Want to have a new experience, and have a ton of fun? Go Over The Edge! This is our first year partnering with Over The Edge to help us reach our fundraising goals by throwing an amazing urban rappelling event in Downtown Fayetteville. This event will need ropes volunteers to lend a helping hand. By volunteering, not only will you be supporting a great cause but you’ll be helping a lot of people have as much fun as you’ll be having!
The business center provides resources to help business owners to succced. From registering the business to hiring the first employee, we’re here to help start and grow local small businesses. The business center is always looking for experienced professionals to help join us in our mission. To apply click HERE.
Individual Counseling For Our Business Planning Clients
Qualified mentors are invited to join us for our bi-quarterly counseling nights, and mentor our business planning clients in a one-on-one setting.
Business Plan Reviewer
During a 90 minute training session, mentors are taught how to review a business plan, and then paired with our business planning clients to review and discuss their plans.
Outcomes Tracking Volunteer
We are seeking a skilled and creative Outcomes Tracker Volunteer to help us track the successes of new entrepreneurs who have participated in our programs. Tasks include inputting data from clients who attend CEED Entrepreneurship Classes and Events, tabulate and analyze client evaluations, administer a telephone survey to former clients to track successes, write up success stories of clients who have made significant strides in their business.
NEW CHOICES PROGRAM
Our New Choices Program works with individuals and families who want to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Counseling for Clients – Volunteers may work with individuals and families who are unemployed, under-employed, who may be facing eviction and want to progress toward independence. This is a great opportunity for those looking to establish or develop a career in the social services field. To apply click HERE.
New Choices Program Advocate
Qualified mentors are invited to join us for our New Choices Program and mentor our self-sufficiency clients in a one-on-one setting.
New Choices Plan Reviewer
During a 90-minute training session, mentors are taught how to review a self-sufficiency plan, and then are paired with our New Choices clients to review and discuss their plans.
New Choices Outcomes Tracking Volunteer
We are seeking a skilled and creative Outcomes Tracker Volunteer to help us track the successes of new clients who have participated in our New Choices program. Tasks include inputting data from clients who attend CEED New Choices Classes and Events, tabulate and analyze client evaluations, administer a telephone survey to former clients to track successes, write up success stories of clients who have made significant strides in their business.
Do you have other skills that can help us? Tell us about yourself HERE.
If you have other skills that you think can benefit The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development, contact us describing your skill set and what your interests are. There might be a place for you here!
For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We love our volunteers!