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Local events are sponsored by the Channel Islands Chapter of BetterInvesting, which are the result of the efforts of a small, dedicated group of volunteers who give freely of their time and knowledge. Unfortunately, the number of volunteers has not kept pace with the growth of our area membership. This places an undue burden on the few volunteers we do have so we can not offer all of the classes you may want and we would like to offer. We invite you to look over the following "job descriptions" and see if this is a place you would like to be. Learning while helping others is our goal.

The following is a list of some of the volunteer jobs in the Channel Islands Chapter are:

Class Administrator: This is a good place to start for a new volunteer!

  1. Receive a list of registered attendees the day before the event
  2. Arrive at site at least 45 minutes before scheduled start of program
  3. Check off names of registered attendees as they arrive
  4. Record names of unregistered attendees and amount of money received. (Notate if cash or check plus check number)
  5. May be asked to distribute and collect class materials
  6. May be asked to assist in setting up and breaking down room
  7. Reconcile money collected with list of attendees
  8. Return list and money to Teacher or person in charge
  9. Attend class free of charge (one of the many perks)
 

    Teacher Assistant: Some knowledge of BetterInvesting methods and tools needed

    1. Arrive at site at least 45 before scheduled start of program
    2. Strolls through the room to monitor attendees assuring comprehension
    3. Offers one-on-one assistance to attendees requiring extra help
    4. Acts as timekeeper for teacher
    5. Notifies teacher if questions not noted by teacher
    6. May be asked to write on transparencies for overhead as teacher explains concepts
    7. May be asked to assist with administrator functions
    8. Attends class free of charge
    9. Will be given opportunities to attend formal training to improve skills and knowledge base.

    Teacher Trainee:
    Familiar with BetterInvesting methods and tools

    1. Teacher and trainee determine readiness level of trainee
    2. Teacher and trainee review class and decide which portion trainee will teach
    3. Trainee may be asked to compile materials needed for portion of the class
    4. Trainee presents materials to teach for critique
    5. Arrive at site at least 45 minutes before scheduled start of program
    6. Teacher reviews presentation following class
    7. May be asked to assist with administrator and teacher assistant functions
    8. Attends class free of charge
    9. Will be given opportunities to attend formal training to improve skills and knowledge base

    Teacher: Experienced with teaching BetterInvesting methods and tools

    1. Approved for teaching by a Chapter director
    2. Prepares materials for class
    3. Arrive at site at least 45 minutes before scheduled start of program
    4. Directs administrator, teacher assistant, teacher trainee as required
    5. Conducts class
    6. Thank class volunteers
    7. Use class evaluations to improve techniques or correct materials as needed
    8. Attends class free of charge
    9. Will be given opportunities to attend formal training to improve skills and knowledge base
    10. Have access to software and teaching tools, printed matter, at no cost

    Publicity: Writing skills helpful

    1. Make contact with local newspapers, radio stations, and local access cable or regular TV stations
    2. Write notices of BetterInvesting events scheduled
    3. Report to Publicity Chairperson
    4. Distribute newsletters, copies of BetterInvesting Magazine, Money Matters, etc in community
    5. Attends class free of charge
    6. Will be given opportunities to attend formal training to improve skills and knowledge base
    7. Invitations to special events at little or no cost.

    Site Locator: (email very helpful)

    1. Locate libraries, schools, businesses, hotels, etc. that will allow BetterInvesting events at a low cost
    2. Find the following information and maintain records:
    3. Rent to be charged
    4. Number of attendees per set up, i.e. Classroom, theater, lecture, etc.
    5. Equipment available and associated charges
    6. Parking availability
    7. Handicap access
    8. Any amenities such as food, notepaper, pens, etc and their prices
    9. Hours of operation
    10. Attends class free of charge
    11. Will be given opportunities to attend formal training to improve skills and knowledge base
    12. Invitations to special events at little or no cost.

    Other Positions:
    Membership & club services - visit new and existing clubs (club calls)    
    Event registration - plan and staff events    
    Publicity - arrange advertisements in local newspapers, community education brochures, etc.    
    Desktop publishing - flyers, newsletters and postcards    
    Audio-visual equipment setup    
    E-mail list administration     
    Web page administration    
    Develop youth investing programs    
    Hospitality - organize refreshments at chapter events    
    Facilities - find and book facilities to hold chapter events    
    Supplies - sell BetterInvesting products at chapter events    
    Librarian -catalog and track chapter-owned materials    
    Class monitor - help answer individual questions at chapter classes    
    Presentation creator - create Powerpoint presentation for various classes.

    New volunteer training sessions are offered several times throughout the year. Come join the fun and help teach others better investing. 



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