Internship posted by: Earth Rights Institute - International
Posted on: December 2, 2012
Earth Rights Institute is right now in partnership with Pythian Youth Foundation. All around U.S. children in local communities are growing up under insecure circumstances. These children are in danger of being deprived of experiences and support needed to develop as healthy individuals. PYF's mission is to serve Americas youth, especially the inner-city, at-risk children with the tools, inspiration and confidence necessary to make a positive change in their communities and the world. Right now we are looking for inspired and engaged IT volunteers for our new Volunteer Challenge Program.
The Pythian Youth Foundation of California, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Public Nonprofit Corporation, established in 1946 to develop and operate the 19-acre Pythian Youth Camp, which is located in the heart of the majestic Sequoia National Forest. The Pythian Youth Camp was founded under the signature of President Harry S. Truman and Section 101 (6) of the Internal Revenue Code for the purpose of serving America's youth, especially inner-city boys and girls, and to help fight the causes of juvenile delinquency. It is the first and only land-grant camp in the United States. Its focus is to enhance the growth and development of at-risk children between 9 and 11, both at camp and in the communities where they live. Since its founding in 1946, the Camp has served as a time-out for nearly 300 inner-city children each year, helping them to break the cycles of distress that keeps them focused on unhealthy lifestyles and behaviors.
The IT Volunteer can be located anywhere, but would be nice if residing in Southern California. Work can be conducted at one's home and/or performed within your own community.
Purpose of Postition
The IT Volunteer supports the Pythian Youth Foundation's programs by being the tech volunteer who helps the PYF staff and volunteers to be knowledgeable in the online fundraising system and provides a working dbase that can easily be used. The purpose is to organize all the IT programing that will further expand the funding of the Pythian Youth Foundation. This will make it possible for Pythian Youth Foundation to continue to change the life of at risk children and be able to send children to the wilderness camp!
Initially the volunteer would clean, consolidate and normalize disparate contacts lists in MS Word and Excel, into a coherent flat-file dbase or Excel worksheet/workbook
Volunteer would also assist updating web site content and template-based layouts
Train volunteer Supervisor, Regional Volunteer Coordinators and PYF Staff on how to use the E-Tapestry Online Management program
Work on the technical side of all the websites, social media sites and other technological systems available from the PYF
Expectations of Position
Provide technical advice and training for PYF
Develop a coherent dbase
To ensure that the Volunteer Challenge Program volunteers are trained properly to use the E-Tapestry Online Management
Help with any data management or technical issues concerning the PYF
Length of Appointment
A minimum required time of 4 months
First 2 weeks, 3-4 hours/week
2-4 hours/month average thereafter
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