Volunteer or join the board

Volunteers

We receive many inquiries about how to volunteer with our organization. Although there are many ways we need the help of dedicated volunteers, please be aware that opportunities to interact directly with the refugee women are very limited. Most of their crafting is done as cottage industry or at our weekly gatherings. If your primary interest is to work one-on-one with a newly arrived refugee, we recommend that you contact one of our resettlement or ESL providers in the Denver area:
 
Studio time
Our members attend drop-in studio sessions on Wednesdays throughout the day. Meetings are held at our studio in Aurora. One-to-one instruction is a cornerstone of these meetings, so our need at these meetings is specifically for volunteers who are skilled jewelry makers. If you know how to make beaded jewelry, use tools (including crimping pliers), attach findings, plus you are incredibly patient, good at explaining with minimal language, and you would like to help with teaching on Wednesdays, please Contact us! You can also scroll down to the bottom of this page for an application, send it in, and we'll be in touch.
 
Administrative
Just like any business, A Little Something has dozens of organizational tasks to manage:
  • Running our booth at sales(!)
  • Picking up all inventory at our office and delivering it to our event locations when we have sales.
  • Sorting donations
  • Organizing supplies
  • Assembling project kits
  • Tagging and pricing merchandise
  • Quality control
  • Distributing brochures
  • Transportation (bringing the women to the studio and getting them home)
  • Hosting trunk sales at your home or church
Let us know if you'd like to help us with sorting out the business of our business.

Contact us for current opportunities or submit an application, available at the bottom of this page.


Join our board!

Share and help shape our vision. We are in need of smart, dedicated, entrepreneurial-minded board members who have a passion for our mission. Scroll down to download the position description and application (Click on the blue arrow to the right of the document name).

Duties of Board Members

A Little Something has a working board whose members commit to contributing time and skills in lieu of a large annual financial contribution. Although board members are expected to contribute monetarily to sustaining the organization’s work, it is equally important to participate in the hands-on tasks that are required to keep A Little Something thriving.

·  Participate in every-other-month board meetings (or conference calls) 

o   Usually held on a Wednesday evening for two hours

·  The ALS Board retreat is typically held in January in metro Denver

·   Participate in email discussions surrounding ALS business

·   Donate $250.00 annually to ALS to satisfy foundations’ and funders’ expectations that board members donate to the organization

·   Donate time and effort on at least one organizational committee

·   Actively participate in fundraising and otherwise ensuring the financial health of the organization.

·  Serve a minimum of one full term of two years. An optional second term is encouraged but not required.

·  Stay up-to-date on the work of the board

·  Attend at least one studio activity annually

Benefits of ALS Board Membership

·   Connect with Denver’s international community 

·   Support and foster women’s empowerment by working with local refugee women seeking to develop their skills

·   Develop and exercise leadership skills

·   Learn about topics related to refugee resettlement and cultural orientation

Process for Filling Open Positions

·  Anyone who is interested in serving and willing to fulfill the duties of Directors may apply to be on the Board of Directors. Prospective board members should have a passion for the organization’s mission and a heartfelt desire to help refugee women.

·  Vacancies on the Board are filled through a nomination and election process

·  Nomination forms may be completed by interested individuals or by a current ALS board member.

· If a Board member misses two meetings in a year without adequate reason as determined by the Board, the Board may declare the director’s position vacant and seek to fill the position.

The application should be emailed to ALS president at: refugeecrafts@gmail.com

Contact any officer or board member with questions about the process of applying for Board membership.

 

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