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Volunteer with Knowbility

As a collaborative and responsive organization, Knowbility has welcomed volunteers as key players in our work for more than 20 years.

All of our initiatives have formed and flourished, in large part, because of the input and work of volunteers. Volunteers fill a variety of leadership and support roles, from serving on advisory boards and providing expert advice to helping with simple online research or supporting us at onsite events. Some volunteers help just once for a few hours; others help for months and even years. Volunteer work locations are flexible, from entirely online to in-person in Austin, Texas and other locations at programs and events we participate in.

Please review our active volunteer opportunities, services and activities, and then fill out and submit the form below.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Events Volunteer

Knowbility is looking for someone with a background in event planning and event management to assist with our annual Accessibility Internet Rally (AIR).

This position will last from July 12, 2019 until January 16, 2020. We are looking for someone who can donate 5 hours weekly during that time.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Knowbility’s Community Programs Director to brainstorm potential event spaces, food, drink vendors, etc. for the AIR events.
  • We are looking to have three events during the competition on October 4, November 15, and January 16th.
  • Research and reach out to potential event spaces or vendors.
  • Take follow up calls, emails, and related communications with the potential event spaces.
  • Help track the needs and various moving parts of each event.
  • Help plan each event.
  • When possible, be available for day before and day of event to help with set up and the execution.
  • Attend Advisory Board Meetings that will be held every other week for one hour and report on the status of work.

Qualifications:

  • Has background and proven skills in event management.
  • Has 5 hours per week to dedicate to Knowbility.
  • Preferably in Austin, TX area.
  • Has a passion to empower individuals with disabilities.

Marketing Volunteer

Knowbility is looking for someone with a background in marketing and social media. This position will last from July 12, 2019 until January 16, 2020. We are looking for someone who can donate 5 hours weekly during that time.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Knowbility’s Communications Director to brainstorm potential marketing avenues, help with messaging, and create and deploy marketing campaigns.
  • Write social media updates or blog articles that can be posted regularly.
  • Research avenues through traditional marketing we can take (newspapers, magazine ads, press releases, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Has background and proven skills in marketing and social media.
  • Has 5 hours per week to dedicate to Knowbility.
  • Preferably in Austin, TX area.
  • Has a passion to empower individuals with disabilities.

Sponsorships Volunteer

Knowbility is looking for someone with a background in fundraising, sales, or sponsorships to help identify potential corporate sponsors, nonprofit partners, and grant opportunities for our community programs (AIR, AccessWorks, AccessU, and the K-12 Access Toolkit).

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Knowbility’s Executive Director, Community Programs Director, Communications Director, and Chair of the Advisory Board to brainstorm potential sponsorships.
  • We are currently seeking $150,000 in sponsorships for our AIR program.
  • Research and reach out to potential sponsors.
  • Take follow up calls, emails, and related communications with sponsors.
  • From July 2019 to January 2020, attend AIR Advisory Board Meetings that will be held every other week for one hour and report on the status of work and potential or gained sponsors.

Qualifications:

  • Has background and proven skills in fundraising, sales, or obtaining sponsorships.
  • Has 5 hours per week to dedicate to Knowbility.
  • Preferably in Austin, TX area.
  • Has a passion to empower individuals with disabilities.