Volunteer or Intern at POWER
Thank you for your interest in POWER. We are an organization of low-income parents and allies advocating for a strong social safety net while working toward a world where children and care giving are truly valued, and the devastation of poverty has been eradicated.
POWER is a member-led, consensus-based organization. Please go to the about us section to read our values and mission statement.
For more information on volunteering or interning with POWER, contact Monica at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-352-9716.
Thank you. Here are some of the ways in which you can get involved and support our work:
- Answer POWER’s hotline and provide legal information regarding welfare rights.
- Follow-up with hotline callers.
- Be a silent witness at welfare appointments.
- Go to local welfare offices, food banks and other places low income parents congregate with information about POWER and their legal rights.
- Learn how to meet with donors.
- Research and write grants.
- Plan fundraising events: Art Sale! Concert! Secret Café! Your idea!
- General office work – filing, databasing, answering phones, and more.
- Learn how the legislature works while organizing POWER members to: get involved in the legislative process, improve their public speaking skills, testify before legislative committees, educate legislatures on the real effects of policy decisions on families.
- Learn more about the popular education model through taking and leading workshops on welfare rights, global and local economics, and poverty awareness.
- Learn how to engage with the media.
- Prepare press releases in response to events that affect welfare policy.
- Be a Welfare Reporter – gather stories for print, radio and television shows.
- Organize press conferences.
- Organize and participate in protests responding to economic policies.
- Create art through theater, photography, film and audio aimed to educate the public about poverty and parenting issues.