Trying to better the world is a driving force behind Invisible Children. But the passion and devotion people put into the movement is what keeps it going.
In the busy world of IC, campaigns and projects are always extremely multifaceted and it often takes more than the internal staff to make it all happen. Enter: Invisible Children volunteers. These empowered individuals are crucial to the end results of the organization.
As dynamic as our campaigns are, so are the various volunteer projects. Tasks vary depending on department needs, upcoming events, time of year, etc. but the help always contributes to a more reliable organization.
In the coming months, Invisible Children is working harder than ever to stop the LRA and to continue the sustainability of affected regions in Africa. On September 26, 2012 Invisible Children will be having an open house for new volunteers to learn about IC and do a volunteer project with us from 5:30-7:00pm (bonus: there’s snacks!)
Meet Brianne Blaisdell. She began her journey with Invisible Children as a 16-year old volunteer after visiting our San Diego offices. Soon, volunteering here with friends became a regular thing. Her path went from volunteering, to becoming an office intern last January in our Customer Service department (then being the lead Customer Service intern heading up sections of the newly-formed Engagement Team this summer #important), to now being on the road as a Mid-Atlantic Roadie for our fall tour.
This is Rachel Somes. Originally seeing a screening of Tony at her high school, she decided to put her heart into an organization that she believed in. Rachel started an Invisible Children Club at Cal State San Marcos her freshman year where she held a screening of Tony and KONY 2012. Becoming a Roadie is Rachel’s ultimate goal, but as she works toward her degree, volunteering is the next best option.
Liz Gold, a volunteer helping out in IC’s Civic Engagement department, has made her way to D.C. and back. After learning more about the LRA conflict in 2006, she moved to Washington D.C. and worked with our partners at Resolve in 2010. When KONY 2012 hit the internet, Liz was no longer working at Resolve but knew that she need to get involved again and that is how she end up in San Diego this fall.
Volunteers interested in helping with our movement come from a pool of applicants who have registered through firstname.lastname@example.org. Once on the mailing list, potential volunteer opportunities are sent out with behind the scenes info on projects Invisible Children is working on.