Volunteer Opportunity
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Community Relations Committee, Seeds of Literacy, Cleveland, Ohio

Organization: Seeds of Literacy
Contact Name: Sharon Farrer
Position Type: Local Volunteering (in person)
Address: 3104 W 25th Street
Cleveland, Ohio  44109  
United States
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Service Area(s): Writing / Editing, Tutoring, Social Services, Sales/Marketing/Public Relations, Education, Adult Basic Education / GED
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One-time / Ongoing Position: Ongoing Position


Did you know that nearly 25% of adults in Cleveland don?t have a high school credential or GED? Without this foundation, it's practically impossible for an adult to rise out of poverty. Seeds of Literacy is working to empower adults through education, and you can help by volunteering your talents with our Community Relations Committee. As a nonprofit organization providing free GED preparation and basic education to adults in Cuyahoga County, a strong and active Community Relations Committee is crucial to our success. Raising awareness about Seeds of Literacy in our community means that we can reach new tutors, new donors, and new students who need our services to improve their lives. We're seeking enthusiastic and resourceful individuals who can increase our presence in the community by helping us cultivate relationships with local media, place news stories, schedule presentations with community groups (e.g. churches, Rotary Club, Kiwanis Club), and publicize events. Other ongoing projects include finding new ways to recruit tutors and students, and obtaining coverage through newspapers, radio, TV, social media, and grassroots marketing. Interested volunteers should have experience in public relations or marketing/communications, or have the self-directed desire to learn these skills. The willingness to reach out to your community on behalf of Seeds of Literacy and be an engaged, vocal representative is key. The committee meets monthly or as needed, in person or by phone. If you're ready to help spread the word about our program and take a stand against illiteracy, please contact Sharon Farrer at 216.661.7950 or at sharonfarrer@seedsofliteracy.org .
Initially Posted: 08/20/2009
Last Updated: 04/05/2018