Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls' Club
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Public Relations & Special Events Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club. Without the thousands of individuals who lend their time and talents each year, the Club could not continue its important youth service mission. Providing specialized service opportunities is a key to the success of the Club's volunteer program. The following are volunteer administration opportunities:

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Responsibilities

  • Compose and type departmental correspondence to supporters and volunteers
  • Compile reports for various programs
  • Maintain filing system
  • Develop event finance reports and conduct data entry
  • Make phone calls to community leaders, sponsors and volunteers

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, calculator
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • One to two years of writing experience

Hours

  • Weekdays - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR

Responsibilities

  • Provide youth computer instruction in a Microsoft software based computer environment
  • Assist youth with internet research and completion of homework assignments
  • Help with minor lab upkeep on as needed basis

Requirements

  • Excellent knowledge of the latest Microsoft software packages (Windows, Office and children's educational software
  • Ability to listen and respond to questions, concerns and potential problem areas

Hours

  • Weekdays - 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
    Saturdays - 10 a.m. to noon or 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (hours may vary)

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INTERN/CONSULTANT

Responsibilities

  • Assist with event planning opportunities
  • Coordinate materials for Mathews-Dickey quarterly newsletter
  • Write news articles, press releases, grant proposals and correspondence
  • Maintain media and departmental volunteer databases
  • Provide facility tours to volunteers and supporters on a scheduled basis

Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Works
  • Knowledge of Quark XPress and PhotoShop for Macintosh helpful
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to assist with secretarial skills
  • One to two years of writing experience

Hours

  • Weekdays - 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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SPECIAL EVENT ASSISTANT

Responsibilities

  • Organize small and large groups for participation in events
  • Prepare and/or serve meals and special-event foods
  • Serve as a hostess to club members and guests

Requirements

  • Ability to greet and respond to club members, parents and guests
  • Ability to listen and respond to questions, concerns and potential problem areas

Hours

  • Weekdays - 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m
  • Saturdays - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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SPECIAL EVENT HOSPITALITY DELEGATE

Responsibilities

  • Distribute program booklets, hostess badges and corsages before the event
  • Use table assignment sheets to seat guests and direct VIP guests and program participants
  • Help with event set-up

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Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girls' Club is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) United Way member agency that annually provides educational, athletic and cultural enrichment programs to more than 40,000 young people from throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. Since 1960 the Club has taught youth respect, restraint and responsibility so that they may obtain credibility, integrity and accountability. For more information, call Bill Fronczak at (314) 382-5952, ext. 228.