The Friends of the Fells are constantly looking for volunteers to help with a variety of tasks, whether your strengths are in office work, writing grants, trail maintenance, or leading hikes. Just complete our short Volunteer Interest Form.
If you are able to make a consistent commitment of 5 or 10 hours per month for a minimum of 3 or 6 months, please consider applying for one of the specific positions listed below.
Development Committee Positions
• The Membership Coordinator will work with the Friends of the Fells office manager and database coordinator to schedule membership drives, track membership renewals, conduct membership surveys and develop member benefit programs. A volunteer should bring excellent planning, logistics and interpersonal communications skills.
• The Database Administrator will maintain and improve our existing MS Access database of members and supporters. A volunteer should bring experience and training with MS Access and related technologies and be willing and able to support tasks from simple data entry and report generation to more significant restructuring of the database as we grow.
• Members of the Grant Team research and write grants to support the Friends’ initiatives. Volunteers should have experience in some of these areas: Public outreach, Online research, Grant writing, Community development, Knowledge of corporate and foundation funding sources.
• The Donor Manager would manage our relationships to donors, conduct research, analyze giving data and run reports to establish benchmarks and goals, collect and track donor and prospect information, organize correspondence with donors and supporters and establish a donor recognition program. A volunteer should bring excellent organizational and communication skills and experience working with donors.
• The Major Gifts Coordinator would identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts prospects in support of the Friends of the Fells annual fund and programs. This position would assist in the planning and execution of all activities necessary to secure gifts which meet the Friends’ fundraising objectives. The volunteer should come with experience working with major donors or a strong desire to learn how this is done.
• The E-philanthropy coordinator will research and recommend web-based fundraising strategies that fit with the Friends’ brand and goals. This position will set some specific targets for new online fundraising sources and work to achieve those targets. The volunteer should come with understanding of social media tools and best practices, quantitative research, analytics and reporting skills.
• The Corporate Sponsorship Coordinator will research potential corporate partnerships and work with other members of the development committee to draft a solicitation strategy and supporting materials. A volunteer should come to this position with some past experience and/or contacts with corporate giving departments.
• The Fundraising Event Coordinator will plan and implement special events for the purpose of soliciting and/or recognizing significant donations. The coordinator, with support from other volunteers, would solicit sponsorships and coordinate all aspects of event planning and publicity. A volunteer should come to this position with some prior event-planning experience.