Parenting for Liberation Volunteer Form
LOCATION: in-person, Orange, CA (or virtual)
TIME COMMITMENT: Part-Time (about 5 hours/week)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application accepting on a rolling basis
VOLUNTEER DATES: roughly 10 weeks between January - April 2019
REPORTS TO: Executive Director

Parenting for Liberation (fiscally sponsored project of Social Good Fund) believes in the power of parents to conceive, birth, and nurture liberation for the future. Launched in 2016 by Trina Greene Brown as a virtual platform featuring blogs and podcasts to connect, inspire, and uplift Black parents as they navigate and negotiate raising Black children within the social and political context of the U.S., ​Parenting for Liberation is rooted in an Afro-futuristic vision of a world where Black parents are in community with each other to raise Black children without fear and instead parent for liberation. Our mission is to cultivate resilient and joyful Black families that are doing the healing work to interrupt historical traumas, dismantle harmful narratives about the Black family, and create community that amplifies Black girl magic and Black boy joy.

Since launching in 2016, we have developed a consistent brand for disseminating helpful tools, information, strategies to support Black parents. Now, that 2019 is on the horizon, we’re ready to begin building communities of practice with Black parents.

VOLUNTEER ROLES:

Social Media: Help us curate content for use on social media networks, including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Content may relate to stories about Black parents, Black children, and Black liberation. Generate two blog and social media post per day.

Podcasting: Help us schedule interviews and edit podcasts. Support in the creative direction of the podcast by researching topics and potential interviewees. Help amplify messages by transcribing our best podcasts. and create content.

Virtual Communities: Help us build a virtual community for Black parents (i.e. Facebook group). Support the development of community groups structure, rules of engagement, moderate discussions, etc.

Curriculum Development: Help us to gather our existing content (from podcasts to blogs to workshops) to develop a curriculum. Review the current curriculum resources and conduct updates, help develop innovative tools, to make them more visually appealing and relevant.


Desired skills and experience:
Demonstrated commitment to Parenting for Liberation mission.
Passion for supporting/uplifting Black parents, children, and families.
Experience with and interest in activism, advocacy, organizing, or politics.
Solutions-oriented self-manager and self-starter who excels at occasionally working autonomously.
Strong writing skills, including precise grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
Experience copywriting share text for social media posts.
Ability to learn and adapt quickly to change.

Volunteers who identify as Black/African-American encouraged to apply.

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