These volunteer position requires interest in indigenous teachings and sustainable living and the ability to interact with indigenous medicine people, donors, and staff. Candidates should be detail-oriented, excellent writers, able to handle very delicate content and material. Some positions may require individuals to sign legal documents protecting the intellectual property of our Spiritual Leader and/or Tinamit Junan Uleu—Earth Peoples United. Each Behind the Scenes volunteer should have an interest and personal dedication to TJU-EPU’s mission and goals.
Our Behind The Scenes positions are available year round, and require an 6–10 hour per week commitment. Additional hours, including on weekends and evenings, may be necessary for particular positions. In most cases, work can be done from home, with weekly check-in via a conference call and a monthly in-person meeting in Ashland, Oregon, or San Francisco, California.
Our volunteer positions are an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the area you choose to contribute and a chance to better understand the inner workings of a grassroots nonprofit. Most every volunteer will benefit from working directly with our Spiritual Leader, Board Members, staff and other volunteers. And, our team possesses a strong and diverse background in international indigenous event coordination, marketing/communication, nonprofit development/management and spiritual development.
We currently have the following positions available
- Events & Outreach Assistant
- Grant Writing & Fundraising Assistant
- Web Maintenance & Email Management
- Membership Coordinator
- Newsletter Editor
For more information, please call us at 530.459.3471
Events & Outreach Assistant
The Events & Outreach Assistant is a volunteer position requiring a high level of responsibility in carrying out our organization’s mission by connecting us with our key audiences through a variety of activities, gatherings and events.
The Events and Outreach Assistant will assist with a wide range of events and administrative tasks serving TJU-EPU’s students, donors, community organizers and members. Administrative tasks include telephone work (communicating with members, registering participants, sharing event information, working with vendors and maintaining contact with Board) as well as spreadsheet input and maintenance on computers. The events require some evening and weekend work and occasional tabling. Additional tasks will be assigned by the Board of Directors.
The candidate for this position should be a high-energy person that posess excellent communication and interpersonal skills including superb telephone manner, solid writing skills, and the ability to interact with a variety of people. It is also important for this volunteer to have the capacity to work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced environment, and possess excellent follow through skills. Experience working with constant contact and acteva a plus. This is an opportunity for professional event planners looking for a pro-bono opportunity, college students interested in nonprofit development/fundraising.
Grant Writing & Fundraising Assistant
The Grant Writer & Fundraising Assistant plays a key role in assisting our organization in attracting the necessary funding to fulfill upon our vision while serving indigenous communities that have requested our support. This position will report to the organization’s Board of Directors with support from the Spiritual Leader, Board President and staff. Opportunities to write grants for the organization independently may become available for interested volunteers who have more extensive grant-writing experience.
The Grant Writer & Fundraising Assistant is responsible for researching various foundations and grants via the internet and producing well-written and accurate content within set guidelines. It is essential that this volunteer can be prompt with turnaround times and manage multiple documents needed for each submission.
This volunteer must be able to work effectively with multiple supervisors, balance and prioritize multiple requests. We’d refer to work with a volunteer that has some grant writing/research experience and/or a degree or study in writing/journalism/English.
Web Maintenance & Email Management
A volunteer is needed to help TJU-EPU update and maintain its Web site, assist with online communications and email list management on a weekly basis, with some weeks requiring more hours and others none at all.
The Web Maintenance & Email Management volunteer will be responsible for weekly postings of new events, photographs, promotional blurbs, audio files, and other related work on an ongoing basis. Fluency in Spanish a plus. Additionally, this volunteer will assist us in adding new people to our email lists, deleting bad email addresses and overall email list management.
He/She must have skills and experience in website maintenance and preferably know how to work with Flash. When applying, please provide a list of three to five sites you have maintained and/or designed.
The Membership Coordinator will report to the Membership Director and oversee member recruitment, registration, benefits and communication.
The Membership Coordinator is responsible for sending out monthly emails to members, and coming up with creative, yet appropriate, solutions to successfully recruit new members. Close communication with the volunteer Newsleetter Editor and Events & Outreach assistant is necessary to fulfill on the delivery of member benefits and it is expected that this volunteer will return all phone calls and emails promptly.
Candidates with experience working in indigenous circles are preferred. Very good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple relationships and requests necessary. Experience working with constant contact and acteva a plus.
The Newsletter Editor volunteer will play the lead role in creating our monthly online newsletter and quarterly print newsletter.
Coordinate newsletter submissions and photographs from with volunteer writers, Spiritual Leader and Board Members, handle the design & layout of the print newsletter, and ensure that completed newsletters are ready to be sent on time.
Experience editing/designing a nonprofit newsletter. Degree in English, Journalism, Marketing preferred. Experience working with constant contact and acteva a plus.
TJU is looking for a volunteer to work on transcribing audio tapes of teachings and public talks offered by our Spiritual Leader at TJU organized gatherings.
Volunteer transcribers are responsible for listening to media files and transcribing its contents word for word, and ensuring that this intellectual property is protected and media files are well preserved.
Candidates should have excellent command of English, typing speed of at least 70 wpm and be willing to learn new audio and sound technologies. It is also important that volunteers are willing to sign legal documents protecting the intellectual property of our Spiritual Leader and/or Tinamit Junan Uleu—Earth Peoples United. Very strong personal commitment to protecting and preserving indigenous wisdom.
Does our vision resonate deeply in your heart? If so, consider joining our circle of Match Makers and commit to connecting us with donors, volunteers or artists each year. If you feel inspired to connect us with other meaningful resources, you may also join this circle of support. To receive member benefits, you must be able to demonstrate that you’ve connected us with a half-dozen people or organizations per year.
We’ve included handy informational links that you can use to share about our artists circle, volunteer program and positions.
Please contact us at 530.475.3159 to request promotional materials.