Volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a Together We Bake volunteer, please read the following descriptions and fill out our online volunteer form. We will get in touch with you about upcoming volunteer activities. *Please note that we do not generally have opportunities to bake, as we leave that to our Team Members and TWB production staff (alumni Team Members).*

General Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer at One-Off Opportunities

We host volunteer nights on a bi-monthly basis; the activity generally involves stickering packages, which is a fun activity that can include kids ages 12 and up.  We will also send out other one-off events as they come up.

Volunteer as Market/Event Support

Together We Bake runs a stand at the Del Ray Farmers’ Market and Crystal City Farmers’ Market and has other markets and pop ups across the DC metro area on a sporadic basis. We will provide training to help run our booth and talk about TWB.

Volunteer to help with Administrative Tasks

We can use occasional help with data entry and sending out mail.

Volunteer as a Social Media Ambassador

Help promote TWB on social media by sharing our posts and creating your own.

Committee Membership

We are beginning the process of populating committees to work towards meeting our strategic plan goals. Each of these committees is dependent on committed volunteers like you! Each committee has a board liaison and a staff liaison. We are seeking volunteers for the following committees:

Awareness/Communications Committee
The committee is responsible for developing and executing a plan to fulfill the strategic plan priority related to building public awareness for Together We Bake and the issues important to our mission.
Committee Contact:  Melanie Ogleton (Mogleton@gmail.com)  

Development Committee
The committee is responsible for planning and executing a plan to meet our goals for fundraising; including the Empowerment Breakfast, Spring2Action, Year-End Appeal, Empowerment Circle, major donor development, and faith-based partnerships.
Committee Contact:  Erica Anaya (erica@togetherwebake.org)

Volunteer Coordination/Management Committee
The committee is responsible for building a volunteer structure for TWB that will help engage interested volunteers and match them with appropriate volunteer opportunities. The committee will serve as a portal for staff, committees, and the board to coordinate and manage the volunteer opportunities while leveraging volunteer resources.
Committee Contact: Denise Raybon (draybon@comcast.net)

Facility Committee
The committee is responsible for assessing the options for a long-term facility solution for TWB (kitchen, office, program space, etc…) while assessing the funding needs and feasibility of fundraising campaigns to support the long-term facility plan. Ideally, the committee will be co-chaired by individuals with fundraising and commercial real estate expertise.
Committee Contact:  Kathy Simpson (kathryngsimpson@gmail.com)

Volunteer Positions

We are looking for dedicated volunteers who are able to commit 4 – 16 hours per week for at least a year. Detailed descriptions of the volunteer positions are below.

1) Job Counselors (4 hours/week)

TWB is interested in finding three to four (female) volunteers to each fill the Job Counselor role for three to four team members for the spring session (April 9 – May 29). These positions would entail working primarily in small groups with the current team members to develop long term vision and goals related to employment, along with preparing a resume, practicing interviewing skills through mock interviews, helping identify potential positions and supporting the team member during the application process. These small group sessions would primarily take place after program on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30. This position would also possibly include reaching out to Employer Partners, cultivating and strengthening these relationships.

2) Volunteer Coordinator (4 – 8 hours/week)

TWB is interested in finding a part time (male or female) volunteer to lead this project in coordination with the Volunteer Committee Chair and support of the Volunteer Committee. The responsibilities would include recruiting new volunteers, facilitating volunteer orientations with the support of the volunteer committee, keeping volunteers abreast of new volunteer opportunities, managing online sign ups for volunteer activities, facilitating volunteer activities and staffing volunteer activities.

 If you are interested in one of the volunteer positions above, please contact Stephanie (stephanie@togetherwebake.org).

Volunteer as a Group

Do you know a group of people who would like to help Together We Bake? Our primary group activity is a stickering party, where we apply our labels to our packaging. It’s a fun task that facilitates conversation amongst the group. Please fill out this form with more details about your group and we will get back to you.