Welcome to The Living Press
We suggest you download
this presentation for
viewing
Volunteer!
Join The Living Press, an all
volunteer team of highly
skilled communications
and PR professionals doing
pro bo...
With The Living Press, you
can choose from dozens of
new communications, PR
and publicity service
projects every month at
...
Projects take place at
traditional locations like
client work sites as well “at
home” using your own
computer and phone – ...
The Living Press brings vital
volunteer and PR support to a broad
range of nonprofit agencies, arts
and public service org...
The Living Press focuses
on filling volunteer
opportunities from
organizations striving to
provide critical education,
env...
We make it easy to make a difference –
and we can make it easy for you!
• Volunteer
– An Ongoing program
– A one time volu...
Volunteer
Getting Involved is Easy
• Complete this orientation
• Send in your volunteer profile form (provided
in this ori...
How it Works
Once you have registered
by sending in your
volunteer profile form,
you can view and sign
up for any of our l...
Volunteer Opportunities
Two Types of Opportunities
- Ongoing Volunteer Programs
- From 3 months to a year
- Short Term Vol...
Volunteer Profile
- An opportunity for you to promote yourself
- The first step to becoming a Living Press
Volunteer “Star...
Volunteer Profile
• All potential Living Press volunteers fill out
a Volunteer Profile Form.
• This form asks for your con...
Volunteer Profile
• Download the Profile Volunteer form
by left clicking on the image to the
right 
– Select “Document Ob...
Getting started as a
Living Press
professional
volunteer is easy!
Twice a month, you
will receive an email
detailing dozens of
short term and long
term project
opportunities for PR
and Com...
Once you have found a project
that interests you, contact
that opportunity manager
to sign up by emailing
TheLivingPress@g...
If you discover that you
cannot do the project after
signing up please contact
the project manager at The
Living Press by ...
Once assigned, a client
representative will tell you
more about the
organization, your
publicity, communications,
PR or so...
The Living Press “Hot Projects” bi-
monthly email, website, and Twitter
account provides helpful hints and
suggested guide...
It’s that easy!
Choose your next project and
do it again!
What’s next?
Make a donation.
The Living Press is a nonprofit
organization. We have a small staff
managing all of our volu...
Now you’re ready to
make a difference as a
professional volunteer
with The Living Press!
If you have further questions or
...
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Online Orientation for New Living Press Volunteers

  1. 1. Welcome to The Living Press We suggest you download this presentation for viewing
  2. 2. Volunteer! Join The Living Press, an all volunteer team of highly skilled communications and PR professionals doing pro bono work to help nonprofits increase their visibility.
  3. 3. With The Living Press, you can choose from dozens of new communications, PR and publicity service projects every month at organizations located across the United States.
  4. 4. Projects take place at traditional locations like client work sites as well “at home” using your own computer and phone – and involve meaningful, direct and hands-on activities that allow you to see the value of your work.
  5. 5. The Living Press brings vital volunteer and PR support to a broad range of nonprofit agencies, arts and public service organizations across the United States.
  6. 6. The Living Press focuses on filling volunteer opportunities from organizations striving to provide critical education, environmental, or human services needs.
  7. 7. We make it easy to make a difference – and we can make it easy for you! • Volunteer – An Ongoing program – A one time volunteer opportunity • Get Your Company Involved – Provide an exclusive opportunity to The Living Press • Double Your Impact – Invite others to join The Living Press • Make a Donation
  8. 8. Volunteer Getting Involved is Easy • Complete this orientation • Send in your volunteer profile form (provided in this orientation) • Review volunteer opportunities listed in “Hot Opportunities” email • Choose an opportunity and volunteer!
  9. 9. How it Works Once you have registered by sending in your volunteer profile form, you can view and sign up for any of our listed volunteer opportunities.
  10. 10. Volunteer Opportunities Two Types of Opportunities - Ongoing Volunteer Programs - From 3 months to a year - Short Term Volunteer Opportunities - From one week to 3 months
  11. 11. Volunteer Profile - An opportunity for you to promote yourself - The first step to becoming a Living Press Volunteer “Star” - An important tool that The Living Press uses to match our volunteers' skills and interests with potential project assignments.
  12. 12. Volunteer Profile • All potential Living Press volunteers fill out a Volunteer Profile Form. • This form asks for your contact information, interests and preferences. We would also appreciate a copy of your resume or CV. • Reminder: Completion of the Volunteer Profile form is the first step in the volunteer placement process and does not guarantee an assignment.
  13. 13. Volunteer Profile • Download the Profile Volunteer form by left clicking on the image to the right  – Select “Document Object” , then “Open” – If an error appears, click on “OK” 3 times – Once open, fill in the information – Save the file using the file name: "your last name. your first name“ – Email your saved profile along with a copy of YOUR RESUME, if available, to TheLivingPress@gmail.com Welcome to The Living Press! Your Contact Information Name: (Last, First, Middle Initial) Date: (Today’s Date) Address: (Your Mailing Address) Home Phone: Cell Phone: Email Address: Your Personal Data Date of Birth: Gender: (Male or Female) Your Education Information Degrees: (Degree, Institution, Date) 1. 2. 3. Special Training: (Certifications, Awards) 1. 2. 3.
  14. 14. Getting started as a Living Press professional volunteer is easy!
  15. 15. Twice a month, you will receive an email detailing dozens of short term and long term project opportunities for PR and Communications specialists.
  16. 16. Once you have found a project that interests you, contact that opportunity manager to sign up by emailing TheLivingPress@gmail.com
  17. 17. If you discover that you cannot do the project after signing up please contact the project manager at The Living Press by emailing TheLivingPress@gmail.com Also email your client contact and let them know as well.
  18. 18. Once assigned, a client representative will tell you more about the organization, your publicity, communications, PR or social media duties and put you to work!
  19. 19. The Living Press “Hot Projects” bi- monthly email, website, and Twitter account provides helpful hints and suggested guidelines for how to manage your PR, Communications, and social media tasks. We also love to hear your ideas – don’t be shy! Email your suggestions to us at TheLivingPress@gmail.com.
  20. 20. It’s that easy! Choose your next project and do it again!
  21. 21. What’s next? Make a donation. The Living Press is a nonprofit organization. We have a small staff managing all of our volunteers. Although the service is free, it costs us money. We hope you have an exceptional experience and hope you will think of us when making your charitable contributions.
  22. 22. Now you’re ready to make a difference as a professional volunteer with The Living Press! If you have further questions or just want a recommendation on what would be the best project for you, email us at TheLivingPress @gmail.com

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