Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering with Entrepreneur Launch Pad not only gives you the opportunity to share of your time and expertise but also puts you in contact with many entrepreneurs and business leaders who can help you grow as a person and a business owner. Volunteering with ELP can help you build your business and communication skills and get additional experience that can be used for future jobs and business opportunities.

Click on any of the titles below to learn more about the positions that are currently available. There are opportunities to fit every skill set and time availability, from hands-on leadership roles to occasional help. If you want to get involved but don’t see an opportunity below that fits your needs, please contact us.

Contact: 
Boyd Peterson
boyd@bpmedia.com
801-580-3310

Contact:
Roger Koyle
rkoyle@elpnow.org
801-997-0212

Contact:
Roger Koyle
rkoyle@elpnow.org
801-997-0212

Marketing

Marketing Committee Member

  1. Time Commitment: 1-5 hr/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1-5
  3. Reports to: Marketing Committee Chair
  4. Works with: Marketing Committee, others as needed

Help the marketing committee spread the word about ELP to potential members and stakeholders. The specific responsibilities will be determined by your expertise and interest and ELP’s needs and may include:

    • Help develop online and printed marketing materials.
    • Contribute to developing overall marketing strategy.
    • Plan and implement advertising and promotions.
    • Produce videos about ELP and its members.
    • Write information about ELP for internal and external use.
    • Design flyers, banners, and other materials.
    • Represent ELP at expos and events.
    • Help develop and expand ELP’s online presence.
    • Other responsibilities, according to your interest and ELP’s needs
  • Experience or interest in marketing
  • Available to attend weekly marketing meetings (in-person or virtually)
  • Related skills or experience helpful

Newsletter Editor

  1. Time Commitment: 1 hr/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1
  3. Reports to: Marketing Committee Chair
  4. Works with: Site leaders (all sites), Webmaster, others as needed
  • Gather newsletter content from site leaders, board of directors, and marketing committee
  • Edit content as needed for grammar and length
  • Send email newsletter each Monday
  • Update newsletter template as needed
  • Maintain newsletter mailing list
  • Basic knowledge of HTML
  • Knowledge of MailChimp (or willingness to learn it)
  • Writing/editing experience
  • Ability & willingness to remind others of deadlines and track down information
  • Experience with email newsletters

Media Relations

  1. Time Commitment: 2-3 hr/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1-3
  3. Reports to: Marketing Committee
  4. Works with: All members & leaders as needed
  • Work with local media outlets to encourage coverage of ELP events, member success stories, and other information.
  • Write press releases and distribute them to media outlets.
  • Work with site leaders to find ELP members with good stories.
  • Interview ELP members and leaders and write success stories for publication in media and on the ELP website.
  • Work with other ELP volunteers to create video, images, and stories to tell the story of ELP and its members.
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written (email, press releases
  • Willing to talk to people – cold calls to media, interviews of ELP members, etc.
  • Friendly and professional
  • Experience with media preferred

School Liaison

  1. Time Commitment: 1-2 hr/wk
  2. # of Positions: 3-8
  3. Reports to: Marketing Committee
  4. Works with: Marketing Committee, site leaders, volunteer coordinator
  • Work with professors, staff, and students to spread the word about ELP at local colleges and universities
  • Attend meetings for business-related clubs and organizations
  • Make presentations at club meetings and classes
  • Work with ELP volunteer coordinator and college volunteer departments to recruit college students to participate as volunteers
  • Willingness to talk to professors, students, and staff at local colleges and universities
  • Good public speaker
  • Connections at local schools helpful
  • Experience with college-level clubs, departments, and organizations helpful

Graphic Designer

  1. Time Commitment: 3-5 hr/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1-3
  3. Reports to: Marketing Committee
  4. Works with: all positions as needed
  • Create flyers, business cards, brochures, and other materials as needed for a variety of purposes
  • Adhere to and build upon the existing brand image (logo, colors, style, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign
  • Sound understanding of design principles
  • Ability to understand the goals of various materials and create layout and content to effectively meet those goals
  • Writing and editing skills helpful

Website Assistant

  1. Time Commitment: Flexible
  2. # of Positions: 1-2
  3. Reports to: Webmaster
  4. Works with: Marketing Committee
  • Develop, edit, and format website content
  • Help grow ELP’s online presence in a variety of ways.
  • Knowledge of HTML & CSS
  • Good writing and editing skills
  • Experience with WordPress helpful
  • Knowledge of other programming languages helpful
  • Experience developing websites helpful
  • Graphic design experience helpful
  • SEO skills helpful

Blog Editor

  1. Time Commitment: 1-3 hr/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1
  3. Reports to: Webmaster
  4. Works with: all positions as needed
  • Create and implement a schedule of weekly blog posts on ELP’s blog
  • Write blog articles about relevant topics
  • Find guest bloggers as needed
  • Establish categories and tags to organize the blog
  • Work with the webmaster and social media coordinator to publicize blog posts

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Blog Writer

  1. Time Commitment: 1hr/mo – 1 hr/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1-5
  3. Reports to: Blog Editor, Webmaster
  4. Works with: Marketing Committee, Social Media Coordinator, others as needed
  • Write periodic blog posts for the ELP blog
  • Work with the blog editor to determine topics and frequency of blog articles
  • Work with events committee and site leaders to stay updated on events and happenings.
  • Work with social media coordinator and blog editor to bring traffic to the ELP blog and website through various social media platforms and other means.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Knowledge of subjects of interest to entrepreneurs
  • Knowledge of WordPress helpful

Contact

Roger Koyle, rkoyle@elpnow.org801-997-0212

 

Operations

Membership Development

  1. Time Commitment: 3 hrs/wk (including attending the ELP meetings)
  2. # of Positions: 1-5
  3. Reports to: Membership Coordinator
  4. Works with: Site Leader, Newsletter Editor, Marketing Committee
  • Help develop systems and reports to track attendance
  • Help identify and resolve barriers to attendance and participation
  • Track and report on attendance for designated site(s)
  • Develop communication materials to help encourage attendance and participation
  • Good organizational skills
  • Available to attend ELP meetings at designated site(s)
  • Experience with attendance keeping and reports helpful

Welcome Specialist

  1. Time Commitment: 3 hrs/wk (including attending the ELP meetings)
  2. # of Positions: 1-2 at each site
  3. Reports to: Membership Coordinator
  4. Works with: Site Leader, Newsletter Editor, Marketing Committee
  • Attend weekly ELP meetings and arrive 15-20 minutes early
  • Greet and welcome new members
  • Collect new members’ contact information
  • Notify site leaders of new members information
  • Make sure new members are added to the newsletter mailing list
  • Help develop and distribute orientation materials (printed and email)
  • Friendly personality
  • Comfortable talking to new people
  • Organized

Speaker Coordinator

  1. Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1
  3. Reports to: Operations Committee
  4. Works with: Site leaders (all sites)
  • Help site leaders find speakers (the site leaders will actually schedule the speakers; the speaker coordinator will help the site leaders build and maintain a list of potential speakers)
  • Set up systems to track speaker information
  • Find speaker leads and enter them in potential speaker list and/or pass their information on to site leaders
  • Develop evaluation systems as needed
  • Willingness to cold call potential speakers and follow up on leads from others
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Solid understanding of topics and issues of interest to ELP members
  • Experience contacting speakers and coordinating workshops, conferences, etc. helpful

Volunteer Coordinator

  1. Time Commitment: 5-10 hrs/mo
  2. # of Positions: 1
  3. Reports to: Operations Committee
  4. Works with: All positions
  • Help write and update volunteer descriptions
  • Maintain contact with all current volunteers and help them fulfill their responsibilities
  • Work with site leaders, school liaison, and other positions to recruit new volunteers
  • Work with appropriate committees to train volunteers
  • Develop tracking and performance systems as needed
  • Other responsibilities as needed to help ELP run smoothly and provide a fulfilling experience for volunteers
  • Organized
  • Personable
  • Professional
  • Good at recruiting volunteers
  • Good at resolving interpersonal and logistical problems
  • Experience with volunteer management helpful

Operations Committee Member

  1. Time Commitment: 1-3 hrs/wk
  2. # of Positions: 2-5
  3. Reports to: Operations Committee
  4. Works with: All positions
  • Help set up and facilitate systems and processes to improve the quality of ELP’s operations including logistics, meeting coordination, membership, and more.
  • Create and compile reports as needed
  • Other operations help as needed
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to establish and implement systems to meet goals
  • Experience in organizing groups or workshops helpful

Site Leader

  1. Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1 at each site
  3. Reports to: Operations Committee
  4. Works with: all positions

The site leader is responsible for coordinating high-quality site meetings to help ELP members learn how to start and grow their businesses.  Below is a list of some of the leader’s responsibilities, but this list is not exhaustive; the site leader is responsible for the quality of meetings and the success and satisfaction of the members in their site.  The site leader may delegate some of these responsibilities to assistants or other volunteers, but it is their responsibility to get them done.

  • Find and schedule speakers for site meetings
  • Coordinate member presentations, speakers, workshops, round tables, discussions, and other activities for site meetings
  • Create and follow an agenda for each meeting
  • Facilitate the activities at each meeting
  • Help all ELP members in your site feel welcome and get involved
  • Add information about upcoming meetings to the website calendar at least one week in advance
  • Help new members feel welcome
  • Find out what site members need and plan presentations and activities to meet those needs
  • Help track and report attendance
  • Other responsibilities as needed
  • Experience with speaking and/or classroom management
  • Organized and dependable
  • Experience teaching/organizing classes/workshops helpful
  • Knowledge of topics and issues relevant to ELP members
  • Ability to think on your feet and solve problems
  • Professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills

Assistant Site Leader

  1. Time Commitment: 3-5 hrs/wk
  2. # of Positions: 1-2 per site
  3. Reports to: Site leader
  4. Works with: Operations Committee, Membership Coordinator, Welcome Specialist

Assist the site leader helps coordinate and run site meetings.  Specific division of responsibilities may vary by site.  See site leader description for a list of responsibilities.

  • Organized and dependable
  • Knowledge of topics and issues relevant to ELP members
  • Ability to think on your feet and solve problems
  • Professional manner
  • Excellent communication skills

Contact

Roger Koyle, rkoyle@elpnow.org801-997-0212

Fundraising & Development

Fundraising Assistant

  1. Time Commitment: TBD
  2. # of Positions: TBD
  3. Reports to: Director of Fundraising
  4. Works with: Marketing Committee, Board

  • Under the direction of the fundraising committee chair, talk with current and potential sponsors to ask for financial and in-kind donations
  • Help establish sponsor levels and recognition
  • Prepare and present reports as needed
  • Other duties as needed
  • Willingness to talk to current and potential sponsors
  • Friendly and professional personality
  • Experience in fundraising or sales helpful

Contact

Roger Koyle, rkoyle@elpnow.org801-997-0212