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Volunteer Leader Training for Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balanace

ElderCircle is looking for volunteers interested in leading a virtual (video conference) Wellness classes. A virtual “Tai Ji Quan: Moving For Better Balance” (TJQMBB) new Volunteer Leader Training is coming up in January. Virtual (video conference) connections are very important to many older adults now more than ever. We encourage you to not let technology hold you back. ElderCircle will walk you through everything you need to know and even loan you an iPad so you can facilitate these sessions. About Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance TJQMBB is an evidence-based balance exercise program designed to help adults improve their balance and physical strength. Participants learn balance skills, postural control, and good body alignment through adapted Tai Ji movements. Class format is one-hour sessions, twice a week, for 12 weeks (24 sessions). More information is available at: https://tjqmbb.org/ You are the ideal candidate if you: - Have attended one of our Tai Ji Quan classes; - Have an interest in boosting your health and the health of others; and - Enjoy connecting with others. Criteria to participate in this volunteer training include: - Willing and able to offer TJQMBB classes virtually within one year (ideally within 3 – 6 months) of successfully completing the training; - Follow all aspects of program fidelity as presented in the volunteer training; - Have a fitness level that permits full participation in two days of very physical, movement-based training; - Able to complete approximately two hours of assigned pre-work before the training. Volunteer Leader Training Details *Dates: Tuesday, January 26, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Wednesday, January 27, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm *Successful completion of both days is required. Location: From the comfort of your home via Zoom video conference. The Zoom link will be provided to registrants. Fee: This expense is covered by ElderCircle ($110 value) Registration: Contact Danielle at danielle@eldercircle.org or 218-999-9233 ext. 282. Danielle will answer any questions you have and can walk you through the registration process. Please register on or before Tuesday, January 12, 2021.

Grand Rapids, MN

1/26/21 8:00 AM + more

Marketing & Public Relations Committee

The Marketing Committee’s role is to direct United Way’s overall marketing and strategic planning programs and corporate communications. The committee shall design, implement, and facilitate an annual marketing plan, administer the marketing budget, and help coordinate special events. The committee also oversees corporate communications activities including: external communications, internal communications, and public relations efforts.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 6/4/21

Event Planning Volunteer

The event planning volunteer’s role is to assist the Marketing and Public Relations Committee with planning United Way events, such as our Lumberjack Breakfast, Campaign Celebration, and Day of Action. Volunteers will assist with volunteer recruitment and management, external communications, event day logistics, post-event communication and evaluation, compiling event materials, and other event-related activities. They may help develop and solicit in-kind donations. This role may include cold-calling, lead follow-up, tracking, contract management, and recognition and attendance at sponsored events. This volunteer will assist in writing communication pieces including letters, newsletters, web content, invitations, data tracking, and reports.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 12/31/21

Community Impact Committee

The Community Impact Committee aspires to achieve lasting community change on the most pressing human and social issues facing our community. The committee guides United Way strategies and invests resources to achieve established community priorities, while also guiding the ongoing development of the priorities themselves, to ensure they remain relevant and responsive to our community.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 12/31/21

Resource Development Committee

The Resource Development Committee provides leadership and management for the direction, planning, and execution of fundraising and development activities. The goal of the committee is to establish meaningful donor-investor relationships by developing and implementing strategic plans and provide leadership and guidance for staff and volunteers, as well as on-going promotion of planned giving opportunities; and overseeing, managing and/or planning advancement events.

Grand Rapids, MN

Through 12/31/21

Resourcing Volunteer

First Call 211 provides community members a central place to learn about resources and find information on government and social programs. Resourcing Volunteers help ensure information is timely, relevant, and accurately recorded in the 211 databases. Volunteers will communicate with nonprofits to gather locally relevant information. This role is performed virtually using a phone, computer, and Microsoft Excel. Training on appropriate communication protocols and how to accurately document agency information is provided.

Through 12/31/21

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Volunteering Safely During COVID-19

JUNE 9, 2020  |  BY KASIA KOLLER

As the state begins to open up, volunteer projects are getting underway again. Some of these projects were planned previously to the pandemic, while other projects will be responding to COVID-19 needs. 

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