Community Alliance for Global Justice is currently seeking Food Justice Event Interns for Spring and Summer 2020. We are happy to work with students to fulfill requirements for academic credit. Timeframe is flexible. Potential volunteers also welcomed to get involved! We require a minimum of 5 hours per week.
Due to COVID-19, this work will be done from home until further notice. We will work with our interns to schedule online group gatherings such as Zoom meetings, and one-on-one check-ins via Zoom (or Skype) and/or phone calls.
To apply, please send an introductory email explaining your interest and availability to Sara at sara(at)seattleglobaljustice(dot)org. Thank you!
CAGJ’s 14th annual Strengthening Local Economies Everywhere! (SLEE!) Dinner will take place on October 17th, 2020 at The Polish Home in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. SLEE! is much more than a delicious, locally sourced, Fair Trade meal, it is a powerful community event where we inspire people to take action.
Join our team of interns to contribute to the vision and make it even more spectacular than past years! Learn valuable skills in the areas of nonprofit development and fundraising, community engagement and outreach, communications, and event planning. We also create political education opportunities for all interns and volunteers.
The following positions are available:
Volunteer Coordinator: Using established systems, recruit 70 volunteers to help the week of and especially the day of SLEE. Coordinators will publicize volunteer opportunities widely in the community, seeking new strategies to spread the word; create or improve clear tracking systems; and provide volunteers with support and orientation materials relevant to their role(s). Opportunities may arise to participate in project development as well. Volunteer Coordinator must be available to co-coordinate volunteers the day-of the event as well.
Dessert & Silent Auctions Outreach and Coordinators: Contact supportive businesses, non-profit organizations and CAGJ members to solicit silent auction packages and dessert auction. Involves using both email and phone for outreach; need to be able to make day-time calls. Coordinators organize all donations for the day of the event, working with a group of volunteers and interns.
Registration Coordinator: Using established systems, coordinate with SLEE Organizer and CAGJ Director to track and organize seating for up to 250 guests; track ticket payments; using established orientation materials, train and lead a group of 10 volunteers on the day of the dinner to welcome and register guests. Coordinator must be able to help with Registration set-up the day before SLEE and lead registration the day of SLEE.
Publicity: Help create promotional materials and conduct outreach to our Community Partners to publicize the event. Assist with social media outreach. May involve leafletting or tabling at local farmers markets on weekends.
Food & Farm Outreach: Contact the many farmers, fisherfolks, creameries, wineries, breweries, and others who support CAGJ with their amazing goods to see if they can help out this year. Help schedule and organize pick-ups of donated items.
Table Captain Outreach: This essential role follows up with our valued CAGJ membership requesting that they become Table Captains to provide an extra level of financial support at our dinner.
All Coordinators need strong attention to detail, great communication skills, and experience with Google apps (Sheets and Docs especially).