Volunteer Opportunities

HOT needs YOU!

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill’s philosophy is shared by the volunteers and donors who support HOT. Lives are enriched by making our community a stronger and better place to live for people of all income levels.

Whether it’s helping to organize our Party with a Purpose, purchasing, wrapping or delivering Sugar Plum Fairies gifts to families at Christmastime, or serving on one of our working committees, you’ll be inspired by your time with other HOT volunteers. Volunteering for HOT can lend purpose to your life while giving you the chance to use your passion and talents to help others.

Our Commitment to You

  • We will do our best to make sure you feel appreciated and acknowledged for your contribution

  • We will be well organized to maximize your ability to help us and minimize time wasting activities

  • We will prevent burnout by aligning your abilities and desire to help with our needs

  • We will have a more the merrier approach so everyone can participate

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HOT volunteers serve in six different capacities. Hover over each box below to find out more information about each position.

Board Member

Board Members serve at the highest level of the organization determining strategies for fundraising, approving budgets, and setting the vision for HOT.  Each Board Member is also responsible for serving as a Committee Leader.  Board members serve 2 year terms.

Committee Leader

Committee Leaders manage similar tasks across all projects and events.  There are 7 committees in HOT and each of the 7 board members act as a leader for each of the committees.

Commitee Member

Committee Members help their Committee Leader with tasks assigned to the committee. Committee Member positions are posted below when there are openings.  Volunteers are expected to commit to at least one year for this position, from June 1st to May 31st of the following year.

Team Captain

Team Captains lead a team, which is a subset of a committee, hence the Team Captain is a Committee Member.  Positions are posted below when there are openings.  Volunteers are expected to commit to at least one year for this position, from June 1st to May 31st of the following year.

Team Member

Team Members help a Team Captain with the planning process and other tasks specific to a team.  Open team member positions are posted on Team App in either the News section or as a chat to the applicable Interest Groups.  Volunteers are expected to commit to at least one year for this position, from June 1st to May 31st of the following year.

Team Helper

Team Helpers are called into action when a team needs additional help with a specific task at a specific time.  When helpers are needed, an event will be posted to Team App and those with an associated Interest Group will be invited. There is no long term commitment for this position, volunteers are only expected to help with the specific event(s) they sign up for.

Current Volunteer Position Openings

Check out the current positions we have open below.  Interested in volunteering for any of these positions? Click on the button below to sign up.

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HOT Board Member / Contributors Committee Lead

Volunteers Needed: 1

The Contributors Committee is a standing committee with goals of raising funds to ensure the financial viability and stability of the organization.  The committee is made up of 3 teams.  The Sponsors Team identifies and interacts with businesses who have an interest in engaging with HOT.  The Grants Team identifies and responds to online opportunities for funding.  The Acknowledgements Team ensures that all contributors are properly thanked for the support.

Details

This position will serve as the leader of the Contributors Committee and as a HOT Board Member.   This position reports to the Chairman of the Board.

This volunteer will be expected to:

  • Work with the Events Committee Leader to establish sponsorship funding goals and levels for each event
  • Provide projected budget requirements to the Finance Committee
  • Partner with Marketing to prepare sponsorship materials
  • Provide direction and leadership to the Sponsors, Acknowledgements and Grants team captains
  • Engage with local businesses to grow awareness and support of HOT
  • Identify and develop additional fundraising methods
  • Attend quarterly Board Meetings
  • Participate on the HOT Board, by providing input into the direction of the foundation, approving budgets, approving policies and and other items requiring a board vote
  • Attend monthly Committee Lead meetings

Board Member positions are a two-year commitment, with activities occurring year round.  Volunteers should expect to spend 10-20 hours per month on this position.

Please send your qualifications to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@hotcommunityfoundation.org to be considered for this position.

Gift, Activity & Prize Team Member

Team Captain: Kathy Goswitz

Volunteers Needed: 7-10

What you can expect:

HOT is looking to add members to the Gift, Activity & Prize Team.  Team members will work together to complete the following activities, so if you are interested in any of them please volunteer! Most activities relate to the 2023 Valentine’s Party with a Purpose.

  • Decide on items for participant gift bags and assemble them
  • Coordinate the casino event and determine what prizes will be given
  • Plan for the balloon pop

This position is from now to May 31, 2023.  Volunteers should expect to spend an average of 3 hours per month on this position.

Marketing Committee Members

Committee Lead: Carrie Rosencrans

Volunteers Needed: 5

What you can expect:

HOT is looking to add members to the Marketing Committee.  Committee members will work together to complete the following activities, so if you are interested in any of them please volunteer!

  • Create presentations using Power Point and modify existing presentations to have consistent look & feel, animations and transitions
  • Post about HOT activities on social media (Facebook and/or Instagram)
  • Write content for marketing materials (flyers, touch cards, website pages, radio spots)
  • Design layouts for marketing materials

Sponsor Team Captain (Part of Contributors Committee)

Committee Lead: Beth McGee

Volunteers Needed: 1

What you can expect:

This position will serve as the captain of the Sponsor Team.  This position reports to the leader of the Contributors Committee.

This volunteer will be expected to:

  • Attend monthly committee leadership meeting
  • Strategize with other committee leaders
  • Provide leadership to the Sponsor Team
  • Lead the team in managing relationships with existing and potential sponsors to encourage contributions
  • Lead the team members in obtaining sponsors for HOT’s Signature Events
  • Lead the team in engaging with local businesses to grow awareness and support of HOT
  • Communicate with sponsors about event details as appropriate
  • Monitor the generic sponsors email account
  • Notify Contributor Coordinator of sponsorship activity

This position is from now to May 31, 2023.  Volunteers should expect to spend an average of 8 hours per month on this position.

Grant Team Captain (Part of Contributors Committee)

Committee Lead: Beth McGee

Volunteers Needed: 1

What you can expect:

This position will serve as the captain of the Grant Team.  This position reports to the leader of the Contributors Committee.

This volunteer will be expected to:

  • Attend monthly committee leadership meeting
  • Strategize with other committee leaders
  • Provide leadership to the Grant Team
  • Lead the team in identifying and applying for grants from various organizations
  • Review grant submissions prior to them being submitted
  • Monitor the generic grants email account
  • Ensure that grant follow up requirements are met
  • Notify Contributor Coordinator of activity

This position is from now to May 31, 2023.  Volunteers should expect to spend an average of 6 hours per month on this position.