Why volunteer or be an intern with us?

GET ADDICTIONS TRAINING

  • Get certified to be a facilitator in schools providing prevention education
  • Get scholarships to become an addictions professional
  • Receive training to become a grant writer
  • Attend addictions conferences to learn about the field
  • Get active on the state level! We’ll train you to be an advocate to speak to legislators about making prevention, treatment, and recovery a priority

MARKETING & MEDIA CAMPAIGNS

  • Help to develop a marketing plan for Reality Check to serve more people
  • Create a media plan that includes social media, radio ads, news articles etc
  • Recruit graphic designers, communications, and more to help design ads
  • Help design and distribute educational materials to schools and businesses
  • Create recovery videos for the website, for theaters, for schools

EVENTS AND CAMPAIGN ORGANIZING

  • Work on prescription take-backs events about disposing of prescription drugs
  • Recruit youth and choose from a variety of youth campaigns to do
  • Partner with civic agencies (Lions, Elks, Rotary, Kiwanis) on youth events
  • Organize events for community members on how to be part of the solution
  • Ask business owners to update policies to support people with addictions
  • Ask town offices to promote alcohol-free and smoke-free events
  • Encourage pharmacies to install prescription drug disposal boxes
  • Encourage businesses to have smoke-free campuses
  • Be a recovery speaker for events
  • Help coordinate and set up prevention and recovery events

RAISE MONEY TO CONTINUE THE WORK

Help with fundraising — writing grants, fundraising events, asking for individual and corporate donations, business sponsorships, and more.


What now?

Volunteers perform a variety of tasks which may include anything from answering phones to organizing large events and youth campaigns, to attending training and meetings, fundraising initiatives, creating andmedia plans.  Volunteers and interns unpaid) will complete a notarizedcriminal background check to be able to work with children to protect the best interests of Reality Check and the populations it serves. 
You are .....

  • Professional in appearance and have a friendly manner
  • Dependable and On-Time
  • Courteous & friendly, and do not use vulgarity in public
  • Self-directed and detail-oriented
  • Able to maintain confidentiality
  • Proficient in office operations and/or social media

Orientation, Training,  & Supervision:

  • Attends general volunteer orientation
  • Completes office orientation (phone, records, documentation)
  • Attend training relevant to your interests (paid by us!)
  • Attend weekly supervision updates
 
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