Volunteer

Mason’s Toy Box Divergent Volunteer

Responsibilities

A Divergent Volunteer will have the option to perform a variety of tasks based on their desire and availability. Additional tasks may be requested to meet the immediate needs of the organization. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Promotion of Mason Toy Box mission and activities 

Production of donation boxes during peak season

Delivery of donation boxes to and/or (pick up from) various locations in and around the Charlottesville/Richmond Virginia areas.

Sorting through donations and preparation of personalized donation packaging

Commit to accessing personal network to promote MTB and fundraising events

Serve as a representative for Mason’s Toy Box in Virginia and attend events as available

Communicate effectively with appropriate MTB board member to determine the best strategy for securing new partnerships

In person marketing promotion

Loading and unloading donations to various facilities on delivery day

May be requested to accompany MTB members throughout hospitals and facilities when personally delivering donations to patients and families (must have flu shot and not have any contagious illness at the time of delivery)

Demonstrate professionalism and effective communication skills

Volunteers accompanying MTB members in hospitals and other patient care facilities must have a current flu shot, no contagious illnesses at the time of delivery, and agree to maintain the confidentiality of the recipients 

Location

In and around Charlottesville/Richmond Virginia

Skills Required

Willingness to reach out to local businesses to facilitate relationships with local businesses and community groups.

Ability to communicate the mission of Mason’s Toy Box

Ability to provide exceptional customer service

Ability to problem solve and demonstrate effective communication skills

Ability to lift 20lbs or more

Ability to inspire, motivate and challenge the public to get involved with Mason’s Toy Box mission and events

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Mason’s Toy Box

Strong commitment to ethics, honesty and integrity required

For immediate consideration, please submit a volunteer application through this website.

Mason’s Toy Box Community Lead

Responsibilities

Secure monetary donations from external vendors for event funds such as restaurant promotions, retail store promotions, company fundraisers, and local church, club or youth group fundraisers.

Commit to accessing your personal network to recruit fundraising partners.

Meet individually with MTB board members to determine the best strategy for securing new partnerships. Set fundraising and outreach goals.

Communicate regularly with MTB board members regarding successes and challenges.

Serve as a representative Mason’s Toy Box in Virginia and to the newly cultivated External Event partners.

Location

In and around Charlottesville/Richmond Virginia

Skills Required

Willingness to reach out to local businesses to facilitate relationships with local businesses and community groups.

Ability to communicate the mission of Mason’s Toy Box

Confident in public speaking and able to express ideas verbally and in writing

Ability to inspire, motivate and challenge the public to get involved with Mason’s Toy Box events.

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Mason’s Toy Box

Strong commitment to ethics, honesty and integrity required

Volunteers accompanying MTB members in hospitals and other patient care facilities must have a current flu shot, no contagious illnesses at the time of delivery, and agree to maintain the confidentiality of the recipients 

For immediate consideration, please submit a volunteer application through this website.

Mason’s Toy Box Photographer/Videographer Volunteer

Responsibilities:

Take photographs and videos at events, donation deliveries, and outreach opportunities in a tasteful manner while adhering to photo release and consent forms

Quickly compile, organize, and deliver photographs/videos for use by MTB on website, marketing material, and social media sites

Location

In and around Charlottesville/Richmond Virginia

 Skills/Qualifications/Expertise:

Desire to help community through non-profit work

Knowledge and use of general camera operations

Photo and/or video editing knowledge a plus

Photography equipment and/or editing software required

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Creativity, friendliness and sense of humor

Ability to take both direction and to work independently

Ability to interact effectively with donors, sponsors, recipients, and other clients

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Mason’s Toy Box

Strong commitment to ethics, honesty and integrity required

Volunteers accompanying MTB members in hospitals and other patient care facilities must have a current flu shot, no contagious illnesses at the time of delivery, and agree to maintain the confidentiality of the recipients 

For immediate consideration, please submit a volunteer application through this website.

Mason’s Toy Box Logistics Coordinator

Responsibilities:

Responsible for overseeing coordination and distribution of drop off locations and retrieval of donations. Effectively communicating with volunteers and board members.

Location

In and around Charlottesville/Richmond Virginia

 Skills/Qualifications/Expertise:

Desire to help community through non-profit work

Knowledge of basic computer skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Creativity, friendliness and sense of humor

Ability to take both direction and to work independently

Ability to interact effectively with donors, sponsors, recipients, and other clients

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Mason’s Toy Box

Strong commitment to ethics, honesty and integrity required

Volunteers accompanying MTB members in hospitals and other patient care facilities must have a current flu shot, no contagious illnesses at the time of delivery, and agree to maintain the confidentiality of the recipients 

Mason’s Toy Box Assistant Coordinator

Responsibilities:

Responsible for assisting the Director of Volunteer Services with coordination of map location for donation collection locations and donation retrieval. Processing and maintaining volunteer demographic information, recruitment of volunteer and coordinating volunteer assignments and responsibility.

Location

In and around Charlottesville/Richmond Virginia

 Skills/Qualifications/Expertise:

Desire to help community through non-profit work

Knowledge of basic computer skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Creativity, friendliness and sense of humor

Ability to take both direction and to work independently

Ability to interact effectively with donors, sponsors, recipients, and other clients

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Mason’s Toy Box

Strong commitment to ethics, honesty and integrity required

Volunteers accompanying MTB members in hospitals and other patient care facilities must have a current flu shot, no contagious illnesses at the time of delivery, and agree to maintain the confidentiality of the recipients 

Mason’s Toy Box Events Assistant Coordinator

Responsibilities:

Responsible for assisting the Events Coordinator with procurement and scheduling of special events. Creating and maintaining social media events and event calendar, event marketing and preparation, and occasional in person representation of Mason’s Toy Box at events.

Location

In and around Charlottesville/Richmond Virginia

 Skills/Qualifications/Expertise:

Desire to help community through non-profit work

Knowledge of basic computer skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Creativity, friendliness and sense of humor

Ability to take both direction and to work independently

Ability to interact effectively with donors, sponsors, recipients, and other clients

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Mason’s Toy Box

Strong commitment to ethics, honesty and integrity required

Volunteers accompanying MTB members in hospitals and other patient care facilities must have a current flu shot, no contagious illnesses at the time of delivery, and agree to maintain the confidentiality of the recipients 

Mason’s Toy Box Administrative Assistant Coordinator

Responsibilities:

Responsible for establishing and maintaining vendor relationships, generating and distributing marketing material, organizational documents, maintaining records. Provides a variety of support to board members, recording and distributing board meeting minutes, updating social media announcements and website as requested.

Location

In and around Charlottesville/Richmond Virginia

 Skills/Qualifications/Expertise:

Desire to help community through non-profit work

Knowledge of basic computer skills

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Creativity, friendliness and sense of humor

Ability to take both direction and to work independently

Ability to interact effectively with donors, sponsors, recipients, and other clients

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support the mission and goals of Mason’s Toy Box

Strong commitment to ethics, honesty and integrity required

Volunteers accompanying MTB members in hospitals and other patient care facilities must have a current flu shot, no contagious illnesses at the time of delivery, and agree to maintain the confidentiality of the recipients 

Reasons to Volunteer

Benefits of Volunteering:

Increase knowledge of non-profit operations

References gladly given for successful participants

Gain valuable experience to add to your personal portfolio or resume

Participation in fundraising events and donation deliveries expands your personal and professional network

Increase understanding of challenges families fighting childhood illness/disease face

Personal fulfillment

For students, class credit can be issued according to school requirements

TOP TEN REASONS TO VOLUNTEER:

#10: It’s good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.

Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one’s fate, strengthen the immune system.

#9: It saves resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.

The estimated value of a volunteer’s time is $15.39 per hour.

#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.

You can test out a career.

#7: It brings people together.

As a volunteer you assist in:

Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal

Building camaraderie and teamwork

#6: It promotes personal growth and self-esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you help:

Support families (daycare and eldercare)

Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)

Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)

Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self-worth.

Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.

Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#3: You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

#1: You make a difference.

Every person counts!