Part Time
Norfolk, VA 23517
Posted 4 months ago

Administrative Assistant Volunteer

Mission:

To bring joy to older adults and those living in isolating circumstances and enhance their well-being through creative engagement with the arts.

Overview:

Tidewater Arts Outreach (TAO) serves the community by providing the evidence-based healing power of the arts to enhance connectedness to the community, support relationships, and improve wellness. Artists are recruited, trained, and compensated for producing programs for our community partners such as assisted and independent living communities, nursing homes, hospitals, shelters, and other venues that serve a population prone to isolating circumstances. The demand for these programs almost always outpaces the human resources TAO needs to meet them.

The purpose of the Administrative Volunteer Program is to offer non-Artistic community members an opportunity to support TAO staff in the delivery of the healing power of the arts to those in your community who need it most. You will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of tasks including attending programs, shopping for art supplies, assisting artists with program prep, sharing social media posts, working special events, or almost anything else – tell us your talent and we’ll find a place for you!

Steps to Giving Your Administrative Talent:

  1. Volunteer application and background check (required for all volunteers).
  2. Shadowing a TAO staff member at an outreach program – this is your chance to see the programs in action – we want you to know what your efforts are creating in your community!
  3. Now the fun part! You will be sent regular volunteer opportunity emails with tasks needed in the coming weeks. Once you reply to an opportunity, we will get you connected! We also have the ability to put you on a regular volunteer schedule if that works best for you!

What we will need from you:

  1. You can successfully complete an application and background check.
  2. You have the time to volunteer 1-2 hours per month (or more if you’d like!),
  3. You have access to your own mode of transportation. However, please tell us if this would present a burden to you and we will seek a solution.
  4. You have the ability to dress professionally (we suggest business casual) when representing TAO at a program.
  5. You have a genuine appreciation for the arts.
  6. You have the ability to use electronic communications (with assistance if necessary) – this is necessary for accepting volunteer opportunities and logging your volunteer hours.
  7. You have the ability and willingness to comply with any health and safety guidelines at any program partner location you may enter. Tidewater Arts Outreach never collects health information for any volunteer.

Requirements: Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+

What you can expect from us:

  1. We will promptly and regularly inform you of volunteer opportunities.
  2. We will assist you with any aspects of your volunteering to the extent we are able to (i.e., transportation, communications, etc.).
  3. We will provide you with all the resources and tools you need to be successful.
  4. We will listen to your feedback – criticisms and concerns included!

What else should you know before volunteering?

You will be included in all volunteer activities and gatherings scheduled by TAO (including Artist and Volunteer Appreciation Brunches held on a roughly quarterly basis). All volunteer hours will be documented, and we can present you with an official record of your hours as needed.

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