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Our Team

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We have a true passion for Seattle.

Our volunteer staff is comprised of awesome individuals that contribute an estimated 8-10 hours per month to making Seattle a fantastic place to live.

Volunteer Staff


Board of Directors

Volunteer Staff Positions

Volunteer Staff member positions require a commitment of only 8-10 hours per month for a minimum of one year. We offer a lot of flexibility in when and how you complete those hours and many of the tasks and responsibilities can be done remotely, working online, at a time that is convenient for you. These positions do require mandatory attendance at a monthly team meeting (usually held on Monday or Tuesday evenings). These positions are 100% volunteer with no financial compensation. 

+ Blogger

Team: Communications

What It Is: An opportunity to create content for The World is Fun’s blog. You will be responsible for creating professional and irresistible content to keep our followers engaged and to help increase awareness about our organization.

What You'll Do

  • Prepare professional and interesting blog posts highlighting events in Seattle, volunteer opportunities and more
  • Track statistics monthly
  • Keep our followers engaged and increase awareness of TWIF and its mission
  • Inform Seattleites on things to do in the city
  • Create content that shares the mission of our Nonprofit Partners

What You'll Have

  • Writing and storytelling skills
  • An interest in the Seattle Community
  • The ability to meet deadlines and work on a team

+ Board Member

Team: Board of Directors

What It Is: A chance to utilize your vision and leadership skills to help TWIF carry out its mission. As a Board Member you will problem solve and think critically to provide oversight and guidance for the organization.

What You'll Do

  • Provide executive-level partnership to the Executive Director through the ongoing development and implementation of TWIF’s strategic plan
  • Evaluate all programs, initiatives and ventures for alignment with the mission and long-term goals
  • Support fiscal responsibility through approval of the annual budget and monthly financials, and advisement on decisions having financial or legal impact or risk
  • Actively partner in promoting membership growth and position recruitment
  • Provide awesome and inspirational leadership consistent with TWIF’s culture of respect, (non-hierarchical) collaboration and fun!

What You'll Have

  • Natural leadership skills and affinity for working closely with others as you help a volunteer organization succeed
  • Imagination to generate solutions for both foreseen and unexpected challenges
  • Brainpower to evaluate programs and projects from a "big picture" perspective, including resourcing, "low-funded" budgeting, cost/benefit assessment, risk mitigation and mission alignment
  • Experience with charitable or social-focused organizations, and bonus if with grant writing, philanthropy, or nonprofit financial modeling

+ Community Manager

Team: Communications

What It Is: An opportunity to guide our MeetUp community by keeping them informed, responding to questions, creating strategic communications plans, welcoming new community members and generally keeping our community members engaged.

What You'll Do

  • Ensure the community is aware of all current events and goings-on at The World is Fun
  • Maintain social outreach for upcoming events and volunteer opportunities
  • Create an outreach and community curation strategy to ensure retention and value for our 4000+ MeetUp community members
  • Assist members in registering for events if needed

What You'll Have

  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of MeetUp
  • Desire to be the connector and manage and engage a community

+ Core Team

Team: Core

What It Is: A chance to show off your organization skills by ensuring that the office is always ready for our staff members and visitors. This position is a mixture of organizing, cleaning, prepping for events, stocking, and overall keeping TWIF HQ awesome.

What You'll Do

  • Ensure that TWIF HQ is tidy, organized and always ready
  • Assist Event Planning Team with preparation for events
  • Assist the Human Resources and Development Teams with mailings and other projects
  • Manage office bookings for our partners and special events
  • Be the gatekeeper for TWIF storage
  • Maintain office supplies and snacks

What You'll Have

  • The ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented and resourceful
  • An awesome, can-do attitude

+ Development Coordinator

Team: Development

What It Is: An opportunity to create and implement strategic, sustainable, and long-range fundraising maps. This role will work closely with different TWIF Teams and community partners to impact the growth of the organization.

What You'll Do

  • Implement strategies to effectively increase donor and member acquisition and retention
  • Solicit, cultivate and maintain positive relations with Community Partners, event sponsors and donors
  • Collaborate with companies and individuals to assist them in reaching their fundraising goal
  • Maintain database records for reporting all funding activities

What You'll Have

  • Relationship building skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • You are action oriented

+ Director of Photography

Team: Visual Media

What It Is: An opportunity to guide our team of photographers. From coordinating shot lists to communicating needs and brand standards, you will be the go-to person for ensuring our photographers have the tools and resources they need.

What You'll Do

  • Work with other TWIF teams to determine their photography needs
  • Communicate needs to the photographers working on the project
  • Develop new ways for us to utilize photography and our amazing team to tell the story of our organization and our 140+ Nonprofit Partners

What You'll Have

  • The ability to lead a group of photographers and ensure their success
  • An understanding of photography
  • The ability to work with multiple teams

+ Director of Video

Team: Visual Media

What It Is: An opportunity to guide our team of videographers. From coordinating shot lists to communicating needs and brand standards, you will be the go-to person for ensuring our videographers have the tools and resources they need.

What You'll Do

  • Work with other TWIF teams to determine their video needs
  • Communicate needs to the videographers working on the project
  • Develop new ways for us to utilize video and our amazing team to tell the story of our organization and our 140+ Nonprofit Partners

What You'll Have

  • The ability to lead a group of videographers and ensure their success
  • An understanding of videography
  • The ability to work with multiple teams

+ Events Coordinator

Team: Events

What It Is: An opportunity to be on an active events team that produces FUNdraising events for The World is Fun. These events range from neighborhood scavenger hunts to large community festivals.

What You'll Do

  • Develop/Explore ideas for new fundraising events
  • Identify, recruit, cultivate, and nurture corporate sponsors, committee members and volunteers
  • Network with volunteers and major donors
  • Plan, implement, and attend events
  • Maintain efficient record-keeping systems, including databases

What You'll Have

  • Strong project management skills working in team environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills (verbal and written)

+ Finance Coordinator

Team: Finance

What It Is: The Finance Coordinator records financial transactions, and assists with preparation and analyses of financial plans, forecasts and reports.

What You'll Do

  • Entry of financial transactions and invoicing
  • Maintain accurate QuickBooks files
  • Prepare and maintain financial reports and documents as requested
  • Work with the Board of Directors to meet federal, state and local compliance requirements

What You'll Have

  • Basic accounting principles, with knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles preferred
  • QuickBooks knowledge
  • Proficiency with various Google apps (e.g. drive, hangouts, desktop, etc.)
  • Ability to learn new software programs

+ Grant Writer

Team: Development

What It Is: The Grant Writer will spearhead all grant writing opportunities as The World is Fun continues to grow.

What You'll Do

  • Perform in-depth research into grant-making organizations
  • Write grant applications that display meticulous grammar and spelling
  • After submitting a grant proposal, keep in contact with each grant-making organization to check on the progress
  • If requested, submit progress reports to any grant-making organization that has funded a program

What You'll Have

  • Persuasive writing skills
  • Oral and Interpersonal Skills

+ Graphic Designer

Team: Creative

What It Is: Graphic Designers create and update physical and online materials for showcasing The World is Fun's identity and the organization's programs, projects, and events.

What You'll Do

  • Design and update print materials
  • Create visual assets for our website
  • Create marketing pieces for the organization as needed
  • Design for event needs such as posters, signage, banners, etc.
  • Create swag items for the TWIF community to enjoy

What You'll Have

  • An eye for clean design
  • The ability to follow brand guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge and access to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
  • A drive to meet deadlines
  • The ability to receive and respond to feedback

+ Human Resources Coordinator

Team: Human Resources

What It Is: An opportunity to support The World is Fun in developing and maintaining a solid foundation of volunteer staff members.

What You'll Do

  • Screen resumes, coordinate interviews, and send offer letters
  • Create or update position descriptions as needed
  • Conduct new employee orientations, ensuring all necessary forms and documents are completed and returned
  • Develop strategies for staff retention including the coordination of staff events throughout the year
  • Assist the Human Resources Director with the development and implementation of training programs

What You'll Have

  • Strong project management skills working in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (verbal and written)
  • A strong desire to build an engaged volunteer staff community

+ Membership Coordinator

Team: Development

What It Is: The Membership Coordinator will provide membership fulfillment support to ensure positive experiences for TWIF’s Members.

What You'll Do

  • Maintain up-to-date member database records
  • Review, process and manage membership applications, renewals or status changes
  • Prepare and mail membership cards
  • Assist with member events including registrations and support
  • Implement strategic plans to recruit more members

What You'll Have

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented and resourceful

+ Nonprofit Liaison

Team: Volunteer Engagement

What It Is: The Nonprofit Liaison will support The World is Fun’s mission in helping our Nonprofit Partners share their mission. The Nonprofit Liaison will work closely with our 140+ Nonprofit Partners in Seattle to expand our partnership offerings, manage our partner relations and set up volunteer opportunities.

What You'll Do

  • Identify, cultivate and sustain relationships that fit with The World is Fun’s mission
  • Work closely with our Volunteer Coordinators to identify volunteer needs
  • Find new ways to engage TWIF in the community
  • Prepare monthly outreach to our Nonprofit Partners

What You'll Have

  • Strong project management skills
  • Great relationship-building skills

+ Photographer

Team: Visual Media

What It Is: TWIF Photographers will generate visual content from our events. You will be attending our events (don’t worry, we don’t expect you to be at all of them) and capture the essence of the event in photos.

What You'll Do

  • Attends events as scheduled - you choose the events that work for you
  • Create professional and interesting content to help increase awareness about our organization

What You'll Have

  • In-depth understanding of event photography
  • Ability to capture the moment and feel of our various events
  • Your own equipment

Time Commitment Our photographers attend one meeting a quarter and choose the events and projects that they would like to work on.

+ Public Relations Coordinator

Team: Communications

What It Is: You will be responsible for sharing The World is Fun’s mission with Seattle.

What You'll Do

  • Writing and copyediting of press releases, media pitches, and general short-form content for use on website, event materials, pamphlets, social media, etc.
  • Contributing to team meetings on upcoming happenings that need PR support, providing unique and fresh ideas to further garner TWIF media and public attention.
  • Working directly with media to coordinate and secure interviews, photo-ops, appearances, etc.
  • Work together with fellow TWIF leaders and staff to determine scope of work and corresponding needs for various projects.
  • Actively pursue PR opportunities for TWIF outside of one-off projects or events, keeping tabs on editorial calendar opportunities, local opportunities, bylines, etc.
  • Study the objectives, promotional policies and needs of TWIF to develop PR strategies that will influence public opinion or promote ideas, products and services.

What You'll Have

  • Ability to write well in many different facets, most importantly press releases and media pitches, understanding and utilizing proper AP style.
  • Ability to turn multiple pieces of information into easily understandable, all-encompassing and fun content that is on-message and on-mission.
  • Ability to act professionally and respectfully with media persons and represent TWIF and its mission accurately.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere and contribute ideas confidently.

+ Social Media Coordinator

Team: Communications

What It Is: An opportunity to create professional and interesting content to keep our followers engaged and to help increase awareness about our organization.

What You'll Do

  • Maintain the official The World is Fun Facebook page and facilitate the Facebook conversations to engage fans and build likes
  • Tweet regularly, engage others on twitter and build followers of the organization
  • Create compelling visual content for Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
  • Maintain event posting for events and volunteer opportunities
  • Work as part of a team to curate the social media calendar
  • Track statistics monthly
  • Get our hashtag game on point

What You'll Have

  • Familiarity with Facebook Pages and Event Listings
  • An advanced understanding of social media

+ Sponsorship Coordinator

Team: Development

What It Is: An opportunity to oversee and implement strategic, sustainable, and long-range sponsorship opportunities. This role will work closely with TWIF's Event Planning Team to impact the growth of the organization.

What You'll Do

  • Implement strategies to effectively increase sponsorships for our events and programs
  • Solicit, cultivate and maintain positive relations with Sponsors
  • Collaborate with companies to assist them in reaching their marketing initiatives through sponsorship opportunities
  • Maintain the sponsor database records for reporting all funding activities

What You'll Have

  • You’re comfortable establishing and maintaining relationships in the community
  • Strong relationship skills
  • You are action oriented

+ Videographer

Team: Visual Media

What It Is: TWIF Videographers are the ones that capture all of our magic moments on film. This film will then be used in our storytelling process to help us share the work that we do in the community and get more Seattleites involved.

What You'll Do

  • Attend and capture TWIF events
  • Working in conjunction with the Communications Team, create content for our website and social media channels
  • Produce video content to be used as promotional pieces for our events
  • Create content that tells our story to be used at our annual Innovators Auction fundraiser

What You'll Have

  • Experience and interest in creating great video content
  • Ability to edit your content
  • Your own video equipment or access to it
  • A keen eye for visual storytelling

Time Commitment Videographers attend one meeting a quarter and choose the events and projects that they would like to work on.

+ Volunteer Coordinator

Team: Volunteer Engagement

What It Is: An opportunity to positively impact our volunteers and help Seattleites get involved in their community.

What You'll Do

  • Connect with our awesome volunteers and be a resource for their questions via email and other online resources
  • Develop strategies for volunteer recruitment and post volunteer opportunities online
  • Assist volunteers in the registration process
  • Be the go-to person for volunteer questions pre- and post-event
  • Ensure that volunteers are reminded of their commitments and have all of the information they need before a volunteer event
  • Ensure that volunteers are shown gratitude after participating in an event
  • Maintain volunteer records

What You'll Have

  • Great email communication skills
  • The ability to periodically monitor incoming messages and respond in a timely manner
  • A keen attention to detail

+ Volunteer Lead

Team: TWIF Leads

What It Is: Volunteer Leads are hand-on volunteers at our events as they lead groups of volunteers in the event’s activities. As a Volunteer Lead, you’ll be the face of TWIF at events and ensure that our Nonprofit Partners’ needs are met and the volunteers have a great time. These may seem like giant shoes to fill, but don’t worry, as a TWIF Volunteer Lead you will be given a scholarship to our national Volunteer Leadership Program that will give you all of the skills you need to be a great leader. During the Volunteer Leadership Program, you'll learn the basics of volunteer management, problem solving, working professionally with nonprofits, storytelling for a cause, and how to engage the community so people keep coming back! The first six months of being a TWIF Volunteer Lead will be focused on your training. During this time you will average around 8-10 hours per month split between attending one event a month, completing online coursework, and attending one evening class each month. At the end of your training you will receive your Volunteer Leadership Program certificate. At that time, your commitment will shift to leading a minimum of four events (of your choosing) per year.

What You'll Do

  • Be the face of TWIF at volunteer events
  • Serve as the go-to person for both the volunteers and our Nonprofit Partner at events
  • Ensure that the Nonprofits needs are being met
  • Create the framework for the participating volunteers to have a great experience

What You'll Have

  • An extroverted personality that allows you the ability to spark conversation
  • The ability to problem solve on your feet - no two events are alike
  • The desire to work with people from all backgrounds and interests
  • A natural leadership quality that you want to put to good use in your community

Program Start Dates: New Volunteer Leads begin the training program every January, April, July and October. A limited number of positions are available so we encourage those interested to apply in advance.

+ Volunteer Leads Coordinator

Team: Volunteer Engagement

What It Is: The opportunity to utilize your skills as a connector. Working with our team of TWIF Volunteer Leads, you will coordinate and connect TWIF Leads to the events that need them.

What You'll Do

  • Connect TWIF Leads with events that need someone to lead them
  • Develop and communicate procedure changes to ensure TWIF Volunteer Leads are informed and prepared
  • Provide general assistance and answer questions for the team
  • Plan social opportunities for the team to bond

What You'll Have

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to keep up with email communications
  • Organizational skills

+ Volunteer Leadership Program Coordinator

Team: Volunteer Leadership Program

What It Is: An opportunity to enroll students to our Volunteer Leadership Program and ensure their success along the way.

What You'll Do

  • Recruit new students for our Volunteer Leadership Program
  • Ensure students have the tools, access, and information that they need
  • Assist the Volunteer Leadership Program Trainers
  • Connect students to volunteer opportunities
  • Make sure the students complete their course requirements and get their certificate in the end

What You'll Have

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Precise organizational skills
  • Desire to be the connector and help people be successful in the program

+ Volunteer Leadership Program Director

Team: Volunteer Leadership Program

What It Is: A leadership opportunity to work as a program manager for our Volunteer Leadership Program.

What You'll Do

  • Work with the Volunteer Leadership Program Team to ensure that the team’s needs are met and our program progresses
  • Work with the Human Resources Team to ensure classes have students
  • Manage our scholarship program
  • Seek avenues for engaging new students
  • Plan team meetings and keep the team informed

What You'll Have

  • The ability to dive into uncharted territory and learn as you go (this program is new to us too!)
  • Precise organizational skills
  • The desire to work with people from all backgrounds and interests
  • A natural leadership quality that you want to put to good use in your community

+ Volunteer Leadership Program Trainer

Team: Volunteer Leadership Program

What It Is: An opportunity to teach Seattleites volunteer management skills that will allow them to successfully engage groups of volunteers

What You'll Do

  • Ensure the course curriculum is current
  • Teach the written curriculum and lead class discussions one evening per month
  • Answer students questions and track online course progress throughout the month

What You'll Have

  • Facilitator skills that engage students in the content their learning
  • Excellent communications skills
  • The desire to share knowledge with others