Volunteer

High School Internship

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Future Next Corporation seeks to bring affordable after school, summer academic enrichment, and college readiness programs to our area’s most vulnerable youth. This includes life skills courses that will raise awareness and empower youth to take charge of their lives. Our program pledges to offer guidance that will keep youth engaged, encouraged, challenged, and motivated to complete high school while also preparing for their life after high school.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School Juniors & Seniors in the DC, MD, or VA areas
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills with experience using Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • Excellent people skills – ability to work cooperatively with others at all levels
  • Ability to meet deadlines and attend weekly phone meetings
  • Frequent access to a computer and internet

TIME COMMITTMENT

Interns will work virtually from January through May and be expected to contribute 5 hours per week and attend events on weekends on an as needed basis. Interns will be notified of events at least 2 weeks prior.

Compensation

Interns will be compensated with a stipend at the completion of the internship program.

POSITIONS

MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS INTERN

Assist in developing and maintaining social media initiatives – includes drafting messages and project planning. Potential responsibilities:

  • Assist with the preparation of publicity documents and newsletter
  • Compile and manage media lists
  • Development of collateral and marketing materials for programs
  • Support FNC website, Twitter, and Facebook development and postings

PROGRAMMING INTERN

Intern will assist in the management of FNC programs, including event planning, execution, and administration. Potential responsibilities:

  • Support pre-event planning activities including administrative logistics, attendee materials, and registration.
  • Assist with agenda development including issuance of speaker invitations, securing confirmations, and speaker database maintenance.
  • Support follow-up activities including issuing thank you letters, updating contact lists, and compiling evaluation reports.
  • Maintain FNC events calendar

DEVELOPMENT INTERN

The purpose of this position to assist in development and growth of Future Next in both financial growth and volunteer support. Potential responsibilities:   

  • Conduct research and help organize various fundraising events
  • Conduct research for grant-writers
  • Write solicitation letters, thank-you letters, and email outreach               
  • Maintain databases of donor contacts
  • Develop and plan volunteer recruitment initiative with support of the marketing and communications team

TO APPLY

Please submit a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the email subject please include: “FNC Intern Application” and the position you are applying for.

  • Applications are due January 18th, 2016.
  • Phone interviews will be conducted the following week.
  • Selection will be announced February 8th, 2016.

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Get Involved** Make a difference** Inspire** Empower **

2, 4, 6, 8 WHO DO WE APPRECIATE!

VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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Since volunteers are crucial to our existence, on behalf of Future Next we thank you for your patriotism, commitment and community service in helping our passionate mission to increase the resources and access for effective after school, summer and college going programs in our communities regardless of financial means. As we aim to help BUILD and prepare our young students we couldn't achieve this task alone without the help and support from the dedicated volunteers like you who help shape our communities to improve by getting involved. "While most parents think their children are receiving a quality education, the majority of American students are falling behind their international counterparts the consequences to our country are dramatic" says The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. Our youth need us now more than ever. Let's continue to support our students as we mole their young minds, attitude and build their confidence to know with the proper resources, support and hard work they can achieve whatever they set their minds too. We can play an important role in moving our young students forward.

For those to whom much is given, much is expected
--Luke 12:48

Get involved, inspire and support a student today!

Sincerely,

Future Next

If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else
--Booker T. Washington

Volunteer Opportunities available!

 

Miss our informational? You can still volunteer!

Complete a volunteer application today!

 

 

Homework Help & Mentoring

Provide students an opportunity to receive one on one tutoring with homework. 

once a week

5:30 - 7:30pm

February 2 - April 26

Waldorf West Public Library

 

Questions? Contact Nicole Thomas at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 1-877-500-5591 ext.101

 

At Future Next, you will find the work to be challenging, exciting and creative. We offer a collaborative, interesting, rewarding and friendly working environment. As a new organization we value your feedback, input and involvement in helping shape our organization into a 21st century learning after school and summer educational program.

Future Next is an equal opportunity organization. It is our policy to grant equal opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Qualified candidates interested in joining our team of professionals should complete a volunteer application online, fax or e-mail a resume with cover letter specifying position of interest. 

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For more information about becoming a volunteer/tutor/mentor, contact, Valerie Appea, Volunteer Coordinator via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 1.877.500.5591 or Fax 1-877-500-5592.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering offers many benefits...

Here are some reasons to volunteer:

Learn or develop a new skill.

Volunteering is the perfect conduit to develop a new skill or to discover a new talent. It is never too late to realize new skills or accumulate knowledge. Employers are often seeking well-rounded individuals who have good teamwork and goal setting skills. Planning and implementing a major fundraising event can develop goal setting, planning and budgeting skills. Serving on a volunteer committee or board is a great way to learn group dynamics and team work. Serving as a committee chair increases facilitation skills. Painting a mural or making banners could highlight your art talents. The possibilities are endless.

Be part of your community.

There are so many options for being involved in your community, through professional associations, neighborhood organizations, arts and historic organizations and social service organizations. No man or woman is an island. People and societies co-depend on each other for survival. We can bridge the expanding gap between communities and societies through volunteering. Volunteering is ultimately about helping others taking part in impacting people's welfare and happiness. What better way is there to connect with your community and give something back? Do you feel strongly about something that is happening or not happening in your community and want to get involved? As a volunteer, you certainly return to society some of the benefits that society gives you.

Meet a diverse range of people. volunteers 78

Volunteering brings together a diverse range of people varied backgrounds. Both the recipients of your volunteer efforts and your fellow volunteers can be a valuable source of inspiration and an exceptional method to expand your interpersonal skills. You do not know who you will meet, what new information you will acquire, and how this could impact your life.

 

 Receive personal rewards and sense of achievement.

Volunteering is about donating your time, energy, and skills generously. As a volunteer you have made a decision to help freely -- free from pressure to act from others. Volunteers generally convey a sense of achievement and motivation which ultimately is generated from the desire and enthusiasm to help. For others volunteering may simply be a break in regular routine or an opportunity to create balance in their lives. Volunteering around a personal interest or hobby can be enjoyable, relaxing, and revitalizing. That energy and sense of fulfillment can even be carried over to other situations and sometimes help to relieve tensions and foster new perspectives for old situations.

Create Leadership.adult volunteer

Watching those around you can allow you to identify leadership qualities that you most appreciate and can develop in yourself. Volunteer groups are often groups of peers that respond more to leadership than management. Opportunities are available to lead by persuasion, show innovation, and share your ideas and values. Volunteer settings allow you to learn strategic thinking and conflict resolution skills. You will learn about your community, about trends and concerns, about people and about resources--all of which can help you develop your leadership potential.

Enhance Career Opportunities.

Networking - Volunteering offers an incredible networking opportunity. You will develop lasting personal and professional relationships. Not only is it a great way to learn about people from all walks of life, different environments, and new industries, but you can also hear about job openings, gather valuable employment information and develop great references.
Retain or sharpen old skills - Sometimes job duties change and you may no longer be doing things you used to do and liked. Volunteering is a perfect means for keeping those skills sharp and current.

Practice skills - It is much more effective to practice a new skill than to read about it or study it in a classroom. Volunteering is an excellent venue to experiment, practice, and test new techniques and skills. The opportunity to build your self-confidence through practice is offered. Additionally, volunteering provides opportunities to observe others to determine best practices.

Explore new career options - Volunteering is a perfect way to explore new fields. Sometimes a volunteer experience can direct you to something you never thought about or help you uncover a new skill or interest. You can strengthen your personal/professional mission and vision by exploring opportunities and expanding your horizons.

Future Next Volunteer Spotlight

Tricia Warren
Community Outreach Coordinator

Tricia Warren

We would like to thank Tricia for all her hard work, commitment, and dedication to the Future Next mission in supporting young people. Tricia has over 20 year’s experience in the dental field currently working as an Ortho Clinician. She is the mother of 2 daughters and 1 son. Tricia arriving in Maryland in 2007 a native of Detroit, MI naturally and quickly was eager to serve her community.

Combined with her passion in working with children and identifying the importance of college prep and experiencing firsthand the challenges of the process with sending her own eldest daughter off to college she quickly joined and supported FNC mission from the very beginning! Tricia volunteered to developed and lead FNC's very first public reading program held at the Capital Clubhouse which had 14 enthusiastic participants enrolled in the 6 week program back in 2011. She has also taken leadership roles within the organization such as leading the 2 year ran program "Adopt a Grandparent" from 2012 to present which had over 28 volunteers over the course of the years join its forces. Also, joining the organization board of directors back in 2012. Working in a new and upcoming organization requires a lot of hard work, determination and commitment and sometimes demands you to wear many hats within the organization. Tricia has never wavered and answered the call to serve others and to support FNC mission to reaching its goals no matter what it took or what challenges were ahead. When needed or asked Tricia has stepped in and has demonstrated full support whether it be in a leadership or support roles such as supporting African American History Program, College Bound, Fundraisers, Summer Reading Program, Field trips and host of other activities.

FNC is so grateful to have such a committed volunteer with such love, dedication to children and their success. We can't express enough the importance of having programs that are effective and increase study time for students outside the classroom. Also, such programs that help youth identify they have a civic responsibility as a member of the community such as with the "Adopt a Grandparent" program that allows youth to dig deeper within themselves to show someone else outside of their immediate family they care. Tricia's commitment, willingness and compassion for community and for the youth made it all possible!

We thank you for your time, support and dedication to our organization!

WE'RE HONORED TO HAVE YOU AS PART OF OUR TEAM!

"Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another."  --Erma Brombeck