7th Lighting the Community: White House Conference
**Needed ASAP through March 2014**
KCCD is looking for volunteers who can help plan and prepare for a conference that will take place in Washington D.C. at the White House to increase visibility for Asian-American concerns such as immigration, human trafficking, mental health, economic development, etc.
Skills needed or to be gained
Media and Government Relations
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at KCCD, please send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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KCCD Volunteer Service Recognition Programs
KCCD is looking for volunteers who have a passion and desire to serve their communities and be a voice for society. KCCD has a reputation for empowering the Korean/Asian community and advocacy, providing resources and opportunities to the underprivileged and underserved. Our volunteer program offers a variety of opportunities depending on the volunteer's availability, interest, and capacity.
Opportunities range from one-time service activities at events to more ongoing, dedicated short term, long term, off-site,or pro-bono service opportunities. Volunteer opportunities are available for students at high school, college and graduate student levels for which they may also receive credits towards their academic units. In addition, professionals and non-students have also provided pro-bono services. Outreach is another important role of our volunteers. Outreach is done by volunteers in the form of identifying and referring potential recipients of our services. One-time volunteer opportunities at our events include translating, ushering, registration, photography, videotaping, set up, security, and other related services. Off-site opportunities include translation work of collateral materials to design and development of promotional materials.
Other opportunities include providing administrative and office support such as: answering calls, receiving and directing visitors, and data entry. Professional volunteer opportunities have included providing legal, accounting, IT technical assistance, real estate advice and other professional expertise.
For volunteers who can give a minimum 15 hours/week commitment, volunteers contribute and gain experience in the following areas:
- Government & Public Relations
- Marketing/Outreach/Social Media/Communication
- Public Policy Research and Advocacy
- Grant Writing
- Graphic/Video Editing, Website Development
- Program Implementation – i.e., Housing, Financial Literacy, Digital Literacy
KCCD is committed to the leadership development of our volunteers. Volunteers have the opportunity to contribute and propose new projects or program ideas. In addition, as part of KCCD’s commitment to our volunteer’s leadership development, volunteers are provided with off-site training opportunities such as grant writing and media relations as well as opportunities to attend special events and meet elected officials, media, and key leaders – both at local and national levels. In addition, the CEO meets with each of the volunteers on a monthly basis.
Currently, volunteers are recognized in the following ways:
- Volunteers have a chance to receive the President's Volunteer Service Award (Please see below for details).
- Volunteers have a chance to be full time employees.
- Volunteers are recognized with certificates and special acknowledgements.
- Volunteers are recognized with special announcements using email blasts and invited to annual dinner for KCCD volunteers, staff, board and key supporters.
President’s Volunteer Service Award
What is the President's Volunteer Service Award?
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is given to individuals by the President’s Council in order to recognize and encourage all Americans to contribute to communities by volunteering or through civic participation. The President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation provides the award on behalf of the President of the United States. Korean Churches for Community Development is a certifying organization who will nominate and distribute to qualified volunteers who are highly distinguished and meet the eligibility criteria.
Award criteria are as follows:
- Recipients must be United States citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents of the United States.
- Awards are issued for service hours served within a 12-month time period or over the course of a lifetime.
- Awards are issued for volunteer service only. Additional levels of participation with the organization, i.e. charitable support, are not a factor considered for the award.
- Court-ordered community service does not qualify for the award.
- Awards are issued by approved Certifying Organizations(KCCD is a certifying organization).
- Service must be with an organization that is legally established in the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or one of the territories.
Eligibility requirements for Presidential recognition are determined by age groups and the number of volunteer hours produced over the course of a 12-month period or lifetime.
Award eligibility is as follows:
*For Familes and Groups - Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total.