Volunteering with The Emiliani Project
Volunteers make up the entirety of The Emiliani Project staff, so we are looking for motivated people to help us out! Many people have asked us how they can get involved, so below are some ideas. You can choose something that is of interest to you, or you can give us other suggestions. We are always open to new ideas! At any time you want to get involved, you can register on our Join Us page or contact us at [email protected]
Volunteer – Awareness
This is a critical to our ability to accomplish our goals. We need greater awareness of our project and our mission in Colombia and we rely heavily on volunteers to help. A few ways in which you can assist with our awareness campaign include:
Social media promotion – tell your friends, family, clubs and church about what we are doing. Direct them to our Facebook and web pages for more information and tell them to get involved by Liking our Facebook page, following us on Twitter and registering through our website.
Join our mail marketing team – we have a direct mail marketing campaign in California, but we need to expand. We are mailing letters to churches and outreach organizations (Rotary Club, etc.) offering our help in organizing mission trips to Colombia. We need volunteers to help build mailing lists, send out letters and help work with local organizations to facilitate group involvement. We will provide all of the training and materials needed to get a campaign rolling in your area.
Help start a local fan club – we need volunteers to organize fan clubs in your area to help solicit new ambassadors for our cause. Help your son or daughter start an Emiliani Project club at their school, or organize one yourself with friends and family. Churches are a great place to organize a group. Groups can work together to raise awareness or donations for the project. We will work with you to provide idea and materials for building a fan club.
Volunteer – Mission Trips
If you are interested in working in Colombia, then let’s work together to organize a mission trip. This is our brand new initiative and we’re very excited about it! We want to organize groups to travel to Colombia to directly support what we are doing in country. You can be our point person for organizing a group! We can work together to design a mission that both meets group objectives and budgets. Then, we will pre-brief your mission group on everything you need to know about the travel process, the Colombian culture, and exactly what you can expect. Together, we can organize a safe and exciting mission experience. We will give you everything you need to start your own mission group…and support you every step of the way. Visit our Mission Trips page to get started. Or, you can contact our Director of Missions at [email protected] and learn how to help coordinate trips for others.
Volunteer – The Emiliani Project Gourmet Coffee
We are in the process of researching the feasibility of importing gourmet coffee from Colombia to sell retail in the U.S.. We are going to use 100% of the profits toward building our new children’s home in Medellin, Colombia. We need your help!! You can work directly with our Board of Directors, assisting us with local research. We have a lot of research needs and we need to find coffee retailers willing to sell our coffee. We would love to have your help!
Volunteer – Fundraising
Of course, building a new home costs money! We can help you identify ways in which you can help us raise money in your local area. Or, maybe you have ideas that you want to share with us. Like I said, we are ALL volunteers here…just like you. We listen to EVERY idea.