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Drowning Prevention Foundation
DescriptionDo you know someone who drowned or had a near-drowning experience? These terrible accidents can largely be prevented through education and layers of protection. The Drowning Prevention Foundation, a Bay Area nonprofit agency that works to create awareness and advocate for policy change to prevent childhood drowning, is currently looking for Community Directors in Contra Costa County!
Community Directors help deliver our programs in their neighborhood and the surrounding area. Depending on your interest and abilities, activities may include:
-Build relationships with local contacts:
Aquatics: swim schools, swim teams, pools, Parks and Recreation Departments
Businesses: restaurants, child/parent focused retailers, pool supply stores
Media: TV and radio stations, local newspapers, and affiliated online sites
Partner organizations: Safe Kids, hospitals, moms clubs, fire districts, health departments, city councils
Schools: PTAs, day care centers, pre-schools, primary schools, high schools
Volunteer groups: Junior League, Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, Girl/Boy Scouts
- Implement programs and water safety events:
Work with schools to distribute water safety storybooks to young children and implement a 10-hour water safety curriculum with 5 lesson plans
Identify underprivileged youth who could benefit from free swimming lessons and life jackets
Partner with aquatic facilities to deliver swimming lesson programs and host water safety events
Collaborate with Parks and Recreation Departments and corporate funders to establish life jacket loaner stations at public open water areas.
- Manage local volunteers to implement water safety programs and events.
- Partner with local businesses to implement Drowning Prevention Month fundraisers in May.
- Ask your city council to acknowledge Drowning Prevention Month with a proclamation.
- Distribute water safety information to community groups as needed.
- Represent the Drowning Prevention Foundation at community events.
Must be outgoing and not afraid to ask for things. You must also have your own computer and transportation (local travel will be reimbursed monthly).
If interested in volunteering, please email Kyle Elliott (Volunteer Director) at volunteer (at) nokidsdrown (dot) org with a customized cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please include the position you are interested, relevant experience, and why you want to work with the Drowning Prevention Foundation. Also feel free to visit our website: http://drowningpreventionfoundation.com/