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Social Media TeamJoin our team and make a real difference! We are looking for both a manager who will work with our executive team to develop the plan and then manage its execution, as well as lots of people to interact on the various platforms.
WritersWe want KnowAVet News (with about 1,400+ subscribers) to go from monthly to weekly. That would allow for more timely issues such as what services are being offered at Vet Centers or VSOs next week, jobs coming up from vet-friendly companies, events, articles on veteran services and benefits, and the latest on presumptive illnesses from the VA, so they can get help, compensation etc.
Grant WritersThis work takes tenacity. We have paragraphs ready to drop into grant applications and can create anything else needed in not more than a few days. But the process starts with finding the organizations with appropriate interests to ours, such as seniors or Afghan and Iraqi war vets. To that end, we are subscribers to both Grant Watch and Grant Station. Each has good search options. But someone has to read the individual possibilities to determine the fit before you or someone else fills out grant applications.
Veteran ChampionBecome an advocate – no prior knowledge or experience needed. If you want to help a vet, family member, or caregiver, we want to train you and give you tools for the two of you to succeed. Interestingly enough, you do not have to be an expert in the services available, because you are NOT recommending anything, ever. You are only helping the vet make their own decisions as to what is important to them, and then using our tools and materials to help them organize their actions and follow up.
Website TeamOur site is large and it requires regular updates to keep current. Whether you are a beginner or a web expert, you are our person. We appreciate help on all levels. We can always use help maintaining and updating our WordPress website. It is relatively simple. The current version was done with the fine work of two professional volunteers, one of whom is still with us.
Fundraising / Events TeamJoin our fund-raising team and work on developing events, crowd funding, and online activities that make more vets aware of us and help raise the money it takes to keep this all-volunteer organization going. If you belong to a group or organization, perhaps, after understanding what we are and do, you might be able to create a fund raiser for our continued outreach to vets.
ResearchersThe only way vets will remember us in their time of need is if we were relevant to them before their crisis. Research is the answer! Our articles, blogs, social media, and events all have to be of interest to vets in different demographics. You will be assigned topics (mutually agreed upon) from a list of those most interested by our audiences. It will be up to you to find the articles already written, information from credible organizations working on the topics, and sources of help and information to make sure that when a vet stumbles, they know who to turn to for their first line of help.
Digital Media SpecialistWe are looking for a digital media graphic artist to work with the executive team to make sure that all of our media ties together and most importantly that it is enticing enough to bring battle-weary vets and their loved ones to our pages without saying, “This is overwhelming. I’ll save it for later.” This would include updating the format of our web pages, so they are inviting, easy to navigate, and that the look coordinated with our newsletter, blogs, and other social media.
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