VOLUNTEER

Volunteer with the Think Outside the Cell Foundation and have an impact!

As a volunteer, you can play an important role in our work—whether you’re a Think Outside the Cell ambassador generating a buzz about our work via tweets, emails or videos or you’re a grant researcher generating money.

Whether you can give a little time or a lot, we can use your help.

Here are a few ways to get involved now:

Grant Research Specialist

Seeking volunteers with strong online research skills; experience researching grants for nonprofits a plus

10 hours a week needed to:

  • Cultivate and solicit potential funding sources, including government, corporations, foundations and individuals

  • Identify key foundation and corporate executives and board members to provide leverage in obtaining grants

Public Relations and Community Outreach Manager

Degree in public relations, journalism or communications is a plus

10 hours a week needed to:

  • Plan, develop and implement public relations strategies

  • Research, write and distribute press releases to targeted media

  • Foster community relations and corporate sponsorships through various events and initiatives

  • Pursue feature stories, radio interviews and tv appearances

  • Promote and maintain positive public image of TOTC Foundation

  • Maintain and update information on TOTC.org’s Press & Praise website page

Search Engine Optimizer

Seeking volunteers with at least 1 year experience in search engine optimization

10 hours a week needed to:

  • Develop and implement reciprocal link strategies

  • Get TOTC Foundation listed in all major search engines, and in other relevant search engines

  • Analyze keywords that related sites are using

  • Manage and update keywords and tags used in TOTC.org

Visual Media Manager

Seeking volunteers with at least 2 years experience developing quality video blogs, documentaries, shorts, and/or new media/digital productions

15 hours a week needed to:

  • Conduct interviews of TOTC book series contributors and post on YouTube and elsewhere

  • Conduct interviews of the formerly incarcerated and their loved ones

  • Produce “living journals,” documenting the formerly incarcerated and their families during their reentry journey

  • Manage and update Photo Gallery (i.e. Flickr, etc.) of the formerly incarcerated during their reentry journey

Social Media Manager

Looking for volunteers with at least 2 years experience building a large following on Facebook, Twitter, etc.; should be knowledgeable and current on criminal justice issues in general and NYS prison, parole and reentry issues in particular

10 hours a week needed to:

  • Build and cultivate loyal following on various social media platforms and sites

Radio Blog Guru

Looking for volunteers with at least 3 years experience planning, developing and conducting online radio/blog programs in the field of criminal justice; must be knowledgeable and current on NYS prison, parole and reentry issues; must have great radio voice; must be organized and reliable

5 hours a week needed to:

  • Develop and host compelling radio blog programs

  • Interview contributors to TOTC series

  • Interview the community about timely and ongoing criminal justice issues

  • Interview legislators, policy makers, educators, etc. about timely and ongoing criminal justice issues