A Home for the Holidays Event Planner

AGENCY DESCRIPTION:

A Family For Every Child is a nonprofit organization located in Eugene, Oregon. AFFEC’S mission is to find loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child. We have over 10 different programs that serve foster and at-risk youth and families in Lane County, as well as foster youth throughout Oregon and nationwide.

JOB SUMMARY:

A Family For Every Child is seeking a volunteer/intern to help plan and carry out the organization’s annual Winter Wonderland event. This event benefiting foster children consists of a dinner, auction packages both silent and live, a dessert dash, a wine wall selection, and a beautiful holiday celebration.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the supervision of the Program Director, the intern/volunteer will:

  • Research last two Winter Wonderland events and write up changes needed, goals for the next year, funding and attendee’s, partners, new ideas, new funding sources, new sponsors, etc.
  • Compile team of past volunteers, asses supplies we have from previous years, and plan for needed growth in the current year.
  • Interview past volunteers to create plan for the current year, assign committee heads, and identify new needs.
  • Recruit, train, and engage new volunteers, venues, or partners needed.
  • Plan a timeline for tasks to be completed, who needs to be involved, what is needed, and create a budget.
  • Plan Marketing Calendar, social media plan, and Advertising campaign.
  • Work with web team to lay out web pages.
  • Build email templates, press releases, PSAs, and other marketing tools.  
  • Carry out annual event, evaluate event, thank all partners, and enter all data.
  • Make plan for next year’s event.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Event planning experience.
  • Experience with contacting donors/sales.
  • Web and social media experience.
  • Advertising and marketing experience.
  • Business and budgeting knowledge.
  • Comfortable communicating with different groups of people, skilled at sharing interest and enthusiasm with others.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a proven ability to meet deadlines.

SCHEDULE:

  • Rotating start dates.
  • 6-9+ hours per week.
  • 3-6 month commitment minimum.

CONTACT:

Volunteer Coordinator info@afamilyforeverychild.org 541-343-2856.