HEI is always looking for talented individuals who want to volunteer their time and expertise to advancing our mission. Volunteering for HEI is a great opportunity to contribute to a forming nonprofit organization and to sharpen your existing skills as they apply to public health issues. Please check this page regularly for volunteer positions or write to volunteer@healthequityinitiative.org. Only suitable candidates will be contacted by our staff.

Volunteer Workshop Facilitators for Upcoming Online Workshops and Modules

Health Equity Initiative (HEI) is seeking volunteer faciliators to broaden the list of its offering and perspectives for its online workshop series and upcoming online modules  Volunteer facilitators join a team of highly dedicated professionals with extensive professional development and training experience in a variety of sectors.

Volunteer facilitators are asked to develop and record a 2 hour online workshops on a topic that is relevant to organizations and agencies in the public health, healthcare, and/or community development fields.  All topics need to incorporate information, and practical suggestions on working on creating health equity and reducing health disparities. Online workshop will be posted on HEI's website and will contribute to new upcoming online modules offerings, or will be offered as a one-time online workshop event. Past topics have included “Health Equity and Health Communication: Strategies to Reach the Underserved,” “Strategies for Successful Multi-Sectoral Partnerships," “Implementing a Social Determinants of Health Agenda: New Trends, Strategies and Case Studies,” “Health Communication in the New Media Age: What Has Changed and What Should Not Change,” and several workshops on monitoring and evaluation of public health and/or new-media-based programs with specific emphasis on impact among vulnerable and underserved populations.

Online  workshops and modules  are specifically designed to meet the needs of staff and board members of US and international organizations from multiple sectors and government agencies who have an interest in or experience on health equity issues.

We are seeking facilitators who are experts in their field and who have experience leading seminars or participating in the development of online-based modules.  Volunteer facilitators may suggest their own topics based on their areas of expertise.

Benefits of being a volunteer facilitator include

  • Complimentary access to future professional development opportunities through HEI.
  • Visibility for your topic and expertise
  • Professional growth and development
  • Invitations to networking events with other volunteer facilitators and HEI team.
  • Featured bio on our website
  • Social media publicity of your online module or live workshop

Online workshops may be developed, facilitated, and recorded from a remote location.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer online workshop or module facilitator, please send your resume and a short cover letter with information about your proposed workshop to workshops@healthequityinitiative.org. Information about past workshops can be found here. We will be contacting you to schedule an interview and a mock workshop on your topic. Please note that we will reply only to those applicants who have expertise who may be of interest to our members and broader community.

Pro-bono Bookkeeping Services

We are looking for a volunteer bookkeeper who can provide pro-bono services. Experience with standard bookkeping and accounting practices as well as Quick Book/standard coding practices required.  Minimum commitment: 20 hours/quarter.   This volunteer position will be supported by HEI's Certified Public Accountant.  This is a great opportunity for a retired professional to make a difference as we are seeking to minimize administrative costs. Please send a resume and cover letter to volunteer@healthequityininiative.org   Please note that we will reply only to those applicants who have relevant expertise.

PR/Media Volunteer Specialist

Health Equity Initiative is seeking an advanced level PR/Media Volunteer Specialist to assist with upcoming publicity efforts, promote awareness of health equity, enhance branding, secure donation, as well as support membership recruitment efforts once the organization will be transitioning into a multisectoral association solely dedicated to health equity/health disparities later in 2014.  The volunteer should be a seasoned PR professional who has a strong network of local and national media contacts and can pitch stories to both national and local media, and can achieve highest visibility in print, broadcast, TV and online.

We need someone who:

  • Has existing local and national media contacts
  • Has extensive media pitching skills
  • Write clear and compelling pitch letters, publish proactive press releases and by-lined articles
  • Identify media trends, news cycles and spin opportunities
  • Proven successes in both traditional and interactive PR channels
  • Has excellent research, writing, and editing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Can think creatively
  • Is self-motivated and can work from home/virtually
  • Acute sense of judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • A strong-sense of teamwork and ability to execute programs
  • Has time available to dedicate to ongoing PR work with our organization

The position will start in mid-2014. At least 8 hours per week required. Minimum commitment is 2 months. Please send a resume and cover letter to volunteer@healthequityinitiative.org  Please note that we will reply only to those applicants who have relevant expertise.





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