As an all-volunteer organization, TMC depends on its members in order to thrive! Volunteering is a fabulous way to meet new people, learn something new, and give something back! Whether you have a lot of time to give or just a little, TMC welcomes your time and talents. If you would like more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact us at email@example.com.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
*No sales experience or cold calls required*! The Mother Connection has an established advertising database, which grows every month! Simply take orders or feel free to expand upon TMC’s advertising possibilities. Responsibilities include keeping track of orders/contracts and payments using spreadsheet, contacting advertisers via email reminding them of deadlines and payments, receiving the ad they want to run in the newsletter and then you pass it to the newsletter team. You are notified of payments by the TMC Treasurer. All is done from home.
A major benefit of TMC membership is an introduction to a playgroup. The Playgroup Coordinator connects new members with children 6 months and up to appropriate existing playgroups and forms new groups as needed. The Coordinator oversees the Playgroups Facebook page, manages requests via e-mail and is all done from home. The time commitment is a just few hours per month as well as attending two General Board meetings a year (Oct/Feb).
Our Administrator assists the President of the Board, and fields questions from inside and outside of The Mother Connection. This person must be an effective communicator and be able to multi-task with an eye for detail. The Administrator is an integral part of The Mother Connection’s communication process.
Volunteer Director-Executive Board
The Volunteer Director keeps a master list of all Volunteer openings within TMC and matches interested members with the position that best suits their interests. Other duties include writing the Volunteer News column, advertising for new or open volunteer opportunities, assist planning the Volunteer Appreciation Dinner and new volunteer orientation.
Marketing Director- Executive Board
The Marketing Director oversees the overall marketing strategy of The Mother Connection. The ideal person will work with the marketing committee to create and manage our marketing plan and budget. The tasks include public relations, marketing collateral, lead generation, website and social media strategy and community events.
Adventures Coordinator- General Board
The Adventure Lead is the point person for the Adventures team, managing the email account and communicating with the Events Director and Newsletter Editor to keep the calendar well balanced and up to date with current information. Along with the adventures team, you will plan your own adventures around your schedule, focusing on activities that your child(ren) will enjoy.
Preschool Fair Coordinator- General Board
TMC’s annual Preschool Fair brings together local families and preschools each November. Planning this event involves working with the preschool fair committee to book the venue, contact preschools to participate, advertising the event (helped by our Marketing team), coordinating set-up on the day of the event and coordinating with the newsletter team to create the extremely useful resource-the Preschool Fair Booklet. Once you gather which preschools are participating, forward it to the newsletter team and they create the booklet. This event has been provided for many years, so you are not starting from scratch. You will have a list of past participating preschools to contact.
Mailing Committee Co-Coordinator and Team
Looking for a night out with the girls? Mailing committee meets once a month (except summer) to make sure the newsletter reaches your mailbox. Join other TMC moms for some snacks, drinks, and a chat while you prepare the newsletter for mailing. This is a fun, easy way to volunteer and meet other moms.
As Workshops Coordinator, you would be responsible for planning and coordinating 6-12 workshops per year. Workshops are generally held weekday evenings and the planning can be done at your leisure, mostly online. Past topics include potty training, managing behavioral issues, CPR, scrapbooking, etc. You will book the workshops, post them to Big Tent, collect payment from members (where applicable), and attend the workshops to take attendance and to enjoy them yourself. This role can be shared between 2 people, if desired.
Walking and Talking Coordinator
Love being outdoors? Enjoy walks or hikes or strolls? Volunteer to coordinate some fun outdoor adventures for TMC families! The Walking and Talking Coordinator schedules outings at their leisure, selecting outdoor (or indoor – when the weather isn’t ideal) locations that would suit a wide range of our membership for some walking and talking fun.
Itsy Bitsy Explorations: Let’s Move & Groove Coordinator
Join us as a local fitness or music company takes us through a morning of movement or music for your child’s enjoyment. As Coordinator, you arrange a new presenter every month, post the event on Big Tent, and attend to take attendance and enjoy the fun yourself! Move & Groove experiences, companies, instructors, etc. can be selected based on your child’s interest; the calendar (one event per month) can adapt to your schedule.
Itsy Bitsy Explorations: Designing with Dads Coordinator
Step up to be our newest Designing with Dads Coordinator! This monthly program teaches parents to build with their kids. Supplies and instructions are provided; the location is also pre-arranged, so all you have to do is put the date in your calendar (the third of each month) and come ready to build!
Seasonal Parties Team
TMC hosts several events each year. Our Annual Halloween Party, Holiday Party, Spring Fling and Family Fun Day are some of our most anticipated programs each year. If you love to plan events, this is for you. If you and some friends are interested in becoming more active as volunteers, this is a great position to share.