SPONSORED – re:loom needs social media help

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 12, 2014
A rug from the re:loom Weavehouse. Photo courtesy of re:loom

A rug from the re:loom Weavehouse. Photo courtesy of re:loom

Local professionals looking for a unique volunteer opportunity should consider pitching in at re:loom.

Regular readers of this website are aware that Decaturish.com is a proud sponsor of the re:loom project, a social enterprise that’s part of the Decatur-based Initiative for Affordable Housing. Editor and Publisher Dan Whisenhunt is also a member of the IAH Board of Directors. At re:loom, homeless adults receive valuable job and life skills training by weaving recycled materials into beautiful creations, like rugs and handbags. re:loom is the recent recipient of the Spanx Leg Up award and has been featured in local media, including a recent profile by Atlanta Magazine.

All the attention is great. It’s also creating more work for IAH staff, which already has a full plate. re:loom has a critical need for help with its social media campaign. The program needs a consistent, coherent message broadcast on a regular basis in order to draw more customers to the re:loom store. Every purchase made at the store goes back into the program. We need three people to help us create an effective social media team to support a coordinated social media campaign.

People interested in volunteering for this position must meet three basic requirements:

– Must know how to use social media, specifically Facebook and Twitter. You don’t have to be a social media expert, or work on a social media team. If you have a Twitter or Facebook account that you use on a regular basis and you’re interested in helping, you should contact us.

– Must commit to spending some time each week assisting with re:loom’s social media campaign. The person would need to agree to nine to 12 months of volunteer work on behalf of the organization. The work would be a few hours each week. It’s an important job and we need dependable people who have the time to invest in this effort.

– Interested volunteers must have strong writing skills. The volunteer must adhere to re:loom’s tone and style guidelines.

– They must be committed to re:loom’s mission of ending the cycle of homelessness and promoting sustainability.

Benefits of volunteering include making a difference in your community and gaining perspective about the world around you. (Editor’s note: Volunteering re:loom has been a very uplifting experience for me.) 

Think you’ve got what it takes? Email Initiative for Affordable Housing Executive Director Lisa Wise: iahd@mindspring.com

If you don’t meet the qualifications, but know someone who does, can you please direct them our way?

Thank you.

About Dan Whisenhunt

Dan Whisenhunt is editor and publisher of Decaturish.com. https://www.linkedin.com/in/danwhisenhunt

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