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Volunteer

Volunteers will learn the mission, history and direction of Black Women for Wellness. Women and men are encouraged to apply; we are seeking those working to improve the health status of African American and Black women.
Skills Needed: We are seeking those that can:

  • Write compelling articles for our website
  • Help with fundraising activities: telephone calls, letter writing, follow-ups, idea generation and follow-through
  • Grant writing
  • Marketing of Black Women for Wellness throughout the greater Los Angeles area
  • Provide accurate data entry in numerous sources (e.g., Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Constant Contact)
  • Tabling at community events and functions
  • Developing, planning, and organizing calendar events in support of our mission
  • Create and organize vast photographic library


Communications Intern

The Communications Intern will work with BWW staff in maintaining BWW’s online presence by posting approved content to our website, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. This position includes writing press releases and media advisories, updating press contacts and arranging meetings with editorial boards. This person will also be responsible for working in our communications database and working in new media. This is also a highly research-oriented position that includes weekly searches for reproductive justice current news, as well as finding information to include in the writing of our monthly newsletter.

A minimum of 10-15 hours per week is required along with a three month commitment. The start date is the day after Labor Day, September 7. This position is unpaid.

Click here to send us your qualifications, writing samples and/or résumé

Events and Fundraising Internship

Black Women for Wellness is seeking direct support for all of Black Women for Wellness special events. This position includes fundraising, vendor and volunteer management, finance (preparation of budgets and check requests), communications (drafting solicitation letters), and general administrative support. This intern will also manage the filing system for the development team, all event binders, donor records, and help manage information in our donor database.

This qualified candidate must be articulate, poised, and comfortable speaking on the phone as the position will entail interacting with Black Women for Wellness’ donor community.

A minimum of 10-15 hours per week is required along with a three month commitment. The start date is September 7. This position is unpaid.

Click here to send us your qualifications, writing samples and/or résumé

Legislative Intern

Black Women for Wellness is seeking an intern to work directly with the staff on legislative activities.  This position will be responsible for tracking key races and candidates, developing and maintaining political files, and assisting with grassroots political activities. Duties will include organizing volunteers for precinct walks and phone banks, writing letters of support and opposition, briefing staff on up-to-date election information, and maintaining files on key races. Comprehensive files could include press clippings, fundraising reports, and campaign staff contacts.  Candidates should possess strong writing and organizational skills and prior knowledge of California politics and elected officials is ideal.

A minimum of 10-15 hours per week is required along with a three month commitment. The start date is early September. This position is unpaid.

Click here to send us your qualifications, writing samples and/or résumé

Organizing Intern

Black Women for Wellness is seeking a part-time volunteer to serve as our Organizing Intern. This key position would support our staff with the development of key projects around the state that support reproductive justice choices.  Duties would include writing action alerts, organizing house parties and briefings, conducting research, and engaging college and university campus activists.

A minimum of 10-15 hours per week is required along with a three month commitment. The start date is September 7. This position is unpaid.

Click here to send us your qualifications and/or résumé

2 Comments

  1. Tiffany Renwick on April 13, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Good Morning Members of Black Women for Wellness

    One of your members Dawn Saunders forwarded me the information on your organization. After further research I am extremely interested in volunteering and possibly becoming a member. Please forward me any information that you have on volunteering for your marketing and event coordination boards.

  2. Charlotte Dorsey on May 13, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I have attempted to leave a comment but it’s not being taken

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