Katrina's Angels

Coordinating resources for the survivors of major natural disasters.

Volunteers Needed

ATTENTION: Hands-On Volunteers: Various volunteer opportunities from other groups in the disaster areas are posted daily at: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Katrinas-Angels-Inc-Volunteer-Opportunities/197733236936629 Please like, check the board, and see what groups may need you for hands-on help! Thank You for being in service to others, Karen Iwicki Program Director

Katrina's Angels is a non-profit organization that exists to support communities affected by disasters and is driven by the generosity of its volunteers. We need people willing to lend a hand as well as people willing to coordinate efforts. All positions are purely unpaid, voluntary positions. Will you help?

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Other Positions Available:

  • Community Angels especially in CO and NM - We need volunteers who would like to help others following disasters. YOU can volunteer from home using your computer to search the Internet, enter data on the recent CO/NM flood situation, and make phone calls when needed. Make contacts with your community to list resources such as the Disaster Recovery Centers, local Salvation Army, church clothes closets, or other groups, as well as other announcements. You can keep us informed with reports from local news, updating us on local power outages, curfews in the area, and where to find shelters, food or cleanup supplies. Work on site or from home! Community Angels report to the Resource Director. You could also start by collecting in-kind donations (such as coats, blankets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, towels, bleach, any freebies or sample sizes as well) locally; then help to get those supplies to local disaster survivors.
  • Community Coordinators - Coordinate and enhance the efforts of Community Angel volunteers in your own community following a disaster such as the current CO & NM floods. Work with Community Angels to identify helpful agencies and resources in the community! OR Working from home, you can check the phone book and the internet and list places like distribution sites for water, food, and ice; shelters, blue roofs (tarps), medical care, and other resources during crises such as hurricanes. Help scope out needs on forums, googling small town web sites, etc., helping Katrina's Angels to locate those communities that become forgotten pockets of need following disasters like this CO flood. Perhaps be willing to pass out items in disaster areas if the disaster has happened close to home.
  • Fund Raising Angels - Help Katrina's Angels to help the survivors of natural disasters in the U.S. Among those we help are uninsured families, the elderly, and the disabled who have fallen through the cracks. Right now, we are trying to raise money to help CO and NM flooding survivors. Help us by conducting a gift card drive, car wash, or new underwear/new sox or shampoo/toothpaste/sanitizer drive. We are willing to listen to your suggestions. Experience with fund raisers is helpful, but not necessary. We like to say we give people a hand up, not just a handout. Holding a local fund raiser for Katrina's Angels, Inc. would be great! Get a group together and help. All monies are tax-deductible as we are a registered non-profit. We can supply fliers or poster designs. Learn about our organization! Contact us! Thank You!
  • Grant Writer Angels - We are looking for volunteer grant writers to be on our new Grant Writing Committee. Listed below are the major responsibilities of the position and not a detailed description of all the work requirements inherent in the job. Duties: The Grant Writer will, through interviews and other means, gather information about the program and acquire a sound understanding of the organization; prepare grant applications/packages; research prospects and analyze them to identify likely funding sources; compile, write and edit persuasive proposals and follow grant-making guidelines; review the budget of a project/program for which funding is sought and make recommendations to present it to grant-making organizations; keep in contact with grant-making organizations and track foundation/corporate grants to supply additional supportive material as needed; prepare an annual grant application schedule and prepare and submit progress reports. Qualifications: The preferred candidate must possess excellent writing/grammar skills. Must possess effective and persuasive communication skills to be successful in this position and be able to create effective partnerships in both the profit and non-profit sectors. A Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Technical Communications, Marketing, Nonprofit Management or related field and a minimum of 1 year proven proposal writing is preferred, however, relevant experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • Hands-On Volunteer Angels - When a disaster occurs, Katrina's Angels always needs local volunteers to inform us of the situation on the ground, help collect and hand out supplies, and help with things will come up in the near future. We will make connections with groups on the ground in the affected areas and could use your help in a variety of ways! If you want to volunteer, contact us at info@katrinasangels.org or register below.
  • HR Angel - Assists HR Director. Able to initiate contact with volunteer applicants, conduct interviews, do reference checks, and place in appropriate deaprtments.
  • Marketing/PR Director - Responsibilities: Responsible for the overall promoting of Katrina's Angels and all internal and external communications. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to strengthen Katrinaís Angelsí brand and the skill to enhance our positive reputation in the public and private sections of local, state and national arenas. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: * Preparing, planning and implementing a coordinated marketing and public relations plan; * Identifying and initiating opportunities for effective publicity in the media; * Serving as media spokesperson by cultivating media relationships, developing and maintaining updated media directory, and coordinating media archives; * Designing tactics to enhance our presence with newspaper, radio, television, online and other media outlets in local, regional and national arenas; * Setting, reviewing and updating organizational guidelines on style (for correctness, accuracy and branding); * Overseeing preparation of and editing all promotional materials to ensure that they fit within the marketing and public relations plan, conform with organizational style guidelines, and meet established time-lines; * Developing and marketing a policy for internal and external events, including online virtual activities, that fits within organizationís marketing, public relations and strategic plans, and * Providing leadership and mentoring for other team members. Experience and Qualifications * Bachelor's degree or accredited license * Senior level management experience in marketing and public relations * Sophisticated understanding of and experience with marketing and public relations strategies and tools * Strong planning ability * Effective verbal and written communication skills * Proven aptitude to be a team player and to motivate others * Work experience in the nonprofit field is a plus * Desire to make a difference and passion for helping people impacted by natural disasters. Set your own hours. This is a purely voluntary, unpaid position. Great experience for your resume!
  • Media Angels! News Writers, Journalists, Graphic Designers... - Volunteer as a Media Angel! Specific duties may include one but not all of the following: ∑ Writing press releases and other articles ∑ Researching news on natural disasters in the US ∑ Posting headline links to our main web page ∑ Creating press packets for media contacts ∑ Developing text for the web site ∑ Writing articles for our blog ∑ Designing fliers, posters, and other material used to fundraise and to advertise our services Great experience for your resume! Unpaid Volunteer Positions available only. Requirements: ∑ Self starter with the ability to work independently ∑ Ability to show creativity and share ideas with others ∑ Working knowledge of computers and Microsoft Word required We are especially interested in hearing from you if you have the following: ∑ Experience in marketing, media, advertising, communications, and/or PR is a plus ∑ Graphic design experience a plus If necessary, training will be provided on a one-to-one basis. This position reports to the Media Director. Access to high speed internet and unlimited long distance would be helpful since you will need to communicate with other volunteers and send work electronically. Send your resume and two references to: HRDirector@katrinasangels.org. Someone will contact you ASAP.
  • Media Director - Can you direct the media efforts of the organization nationally? Write press releases and articles for submission to news organizations; develop fliers and banners; blog about our projects; revise and send press packets out; suggest web site changes.. Must be able to work independently, be a great self-starter, and provide good direction. Must show creativity. Direct and assign items to Media Angels as needed. Set your own hours. Work from home. Report to Program Director.
  • Resource Angels - Are you willing to find or develop resource lists for survivors? We currently need Resource Angels to help with research and news update postings, information on shelters, and later, where to obtain supplies, posting local needs and updates, etc. to our sites on the web. If a disaster is in your state, scope out needs on forums by googling small town web sites, local news sites, and forums, and help Katrina's Angels to locate and give updates on those communities. Update Katrina's Angels on area needs and concerns following the storm.
  • Resource Partner - If you are an organization that would like to partner with our network of volunteers and organizations, simply email info@katrinasangels.org.
  • Students-Help Katrina's Angels From Home! Give Community Service! - Students who enjoy surfing the web can get community service credits by doing virtual volunteer work for Katrina's Angels. Help run a campaign for Katrina's Angels, www.katrinasangels.org, by contacting family and friends using the internet. Do on-line research for resources or grant information. Find or develop resource lists for survivors (such as free hot meals, clothing, utilities, sandbag locations), and post these to our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Katrinas-Angels-Hurricane-Sandy/18397199071. Check the phone book and the internet news sites for flooded areas and list places like distribution sites for water, food, and ice; shelters, blue roofs (tarps), medical care, and other such disaster resources. Report directly to the Resource Director If this does not appeal to you--perhaps you can get a group of local students together with an adult Community Coordinator and have an Underwear/Sox/School Supplies Drive or a Personal Hygiene Drive for Young Disaster Victims? You must be led by an approved adult Community Coordinator to do local fund raising activities. Contact info@katrinasangels.org for more information. Requirements: All Resource Angel volunteers must be able to use the internet and programs like Microsoft Word. Training will be provided. All students participating in local drives must be led by an approved adult Community Coordinator to do local fund raising activities. Students earn Community Service Credits.

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