Below are some specific volunteer opportunities we have available, though we encourage anyone who is interested in getting involved in any way to sign up!
Event Media Coordinator
Since we connect with folks across multiple platforms such as Meetup and Facebook, we are looking for a volunteer to help ensure that events are posted on all relevant platforms. You would work with event hosts and the social media coordinator to help keep everything in sync.
We are looking for 3-4 volunteers who are interested in helping plan and implement fundraising strategies and events. Our current events and operations basically pay for themselves, but that means we don’t have existing means to implement stretch goals, such as being able to pay presenters who share valuable knowledge with our community.
We are certainly not the only community of ethically non-monogamous folks around. Nevermind all the other sorts of communities that ours interacts with! Our current team of volunteers are so deeply involved with the OPEN Northwest community that it’s difficult for us to stay in touch with the communities around us. We’d love to bring someone on who can focus more on reaching out to other communities to keep lines of communication open, cross-promote events, collaborate on projects, etc. Again we could potentially use multiple folks who are interested in doing this to create an Outreach Team!
The Valkyries are a team of volunteers who are tasked with helping our community remain a safe and respectful place. We would like to form a large enough team of Valkyries that each event can have at least one Valkyrie attending, so that Hosts can focus on simply running the event, and a Valkyrie will be available to handle any tense situations that arise. This may sound like an intimidating job to many, but OPEN Northwest will strive to support our Valkyries with the resources and training they need to help keep our community safe.
General Volunteer Opportunities
Backup Event Hosts
Our Event Hosts volunteer a significant amount of time to run recurring events every month – or even every week! – and sometimes they need a break. We are always on the lookout for folks we can call upon to cover various events when the usual hosts are sick, have a schedule conflict, or just plain need a day off!
We sure are tired of the stock photos of several feet poking out of a white comforter, as well as one person holding hands with another behind the back of a seemingly oblivious third. We need more, better poly representation. And, more practically, OPEN Northwest will occasionally need art or graphics for our website, promotional materials, etc. We certainly recognize that artists are too often called on to give away their work, but right now as an organization we are running on volunteer power, so we deeply appreciate anything folks can spare.
Often, especially at our larger events, there is more work to do at the event than the Hosts can manage on their own. This might include setup, decoration, ushering, etc – whatever the event calls for folks on the ground to be doing.
Organizational Brain Power
Many of us who have been volunteering for OPEN Northwest since we became a non-profit are admittedly fairly new to this business of running an organization! We are passionate about what we’re doing and have been working hard to see OPEN Northwest succeed, but we would welcome more folks getting involved on an organizational level to help us steer this ship towards continued success.
Whatever You Bring To The Table!
We know our community is full of amazing people who have innumerable skills and passions to offer. We’d love to hear your ideas, and anything that you are interested in doing for our community.