**This application will now close on Thursday, September 16th at 11:59 pm. Please submit your application as soon as possible because applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, and the closing date is subject to change as necessary. Following the close of the application, interview invitations will be sent out to be conducted the next week.**
The Backpack Project, Inc. (TBP) and TBP/ATH, our affiliated chapter at UGA, are in search of new staff members living in Athens who are passionate about serving our neighbors experiencing homelessness and searching for an opportunity to experience tremendous professional and personal growth. We are seeking people with deep potential and not necessarily experience (although it always helps). We believe that if we provide the necessary framework, environment, and experienced leadership for our staff, they will flourish. Please visit https://bit.ly/tbp2021positions
to find the general roles we are looking to fill.
Since TBP is a corporation and a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, a staff position with TBP is more serious than typical volunteering. You will have your own set of personal responsibilities in fields such as project management, marketing, accounting, and others. In addition to your personal responsibilities, you will regularly engage in backpack packings and distributions.
While all TBP staff positions are unpaid, the skills and perspective that you gain through the experience shines through in job interviews, personal interactions, and day-to-day life. One notable aspect is that because TBP is run entirely by UGA undergraduates (who eventually graduate), there are opportunities for younger staff members to advance to executive roles.
Thank you for considering joining our team at TBP. If you have any questions about this process, please email email@example.com or visit www.thebackpackproject.ngo to learn more about the organization.