There are so many ways to volunteer at Rung!
General Rung Volunteer
Rung Volunteers will maintain a working knowledge of the Rung service delivery model, so that they can share information about Rung in a variety of ways. From serving as a greeter at events, helping organize materials on-site, to virtual recruitment efforts, general Rung volunteers will be able to lend a helping hand to many tasks with the Manager of Social Capital and Volunteer Programs.
Co-Designer Volunteers will be able to connect with Rung members through the wraparound services provided by our co-design agencies. Co-Designer Volunteers will be able to harvest or build in the garden, read or play within child in the child watch facility, work as a tutor for school-aged children, serve or clean-up in the café, or assist in checking members into various fitness or wellness classes.
Social Capital Volunteer
Rung is committed to building the connections, networks, skills and expertise of our members through our Social Capital Program. Social capital volunteers will help build networks of relationships among people who live and work in our community. Within Rung’s Social Capital Program, there are five components to assist you in the creation of your connections and networks. Please see below.
Rung’s Social Capital Volunteer Program:
Rung Mentoring Partners will engage in a year-long volunteer commitment as they serve in the “mentor” role. A mentoring partner will work to aid in the advancement of a Rung member’s progress toward meeting career goals by providing advice, feedback, and guidance along their career development journey and help to expand a Rung member’s professional network by suggesting and facilitating useful introductions and connections related to the targeted career goals.
Social Capital Volunteers will share their career experience in an exploratory way with Rung members. Career Circles are built for individuals who currently work in the following industries: health care, technology, or customer service. Within a Career Circle, a volunteer can expect to share a basic overview of the work they do in their various industry and answer questions from Rung members regarding a “typical day in the life” in their specific industry.
Affinity Group Volunteers will lead discussions for Rung members who have selected their career pathway and are ready to begin the health care, technology, or customer service training components needed to land a career in their priority pathway industry. Affinity Group leaders will share more in-depth information about the career and promotion pathways within the healthcare, technology, and customer service pathways.
In order to hone the personal, professional, and emotional development and wellness of Rung members, volunteers can lead social capital workshops on a topic, theme, or segment that falls within their areas of expertise. Some potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to: professional skills development (identifying strengths, values assessments, time-management, dress for success, resume-writing), domestic/home-life skill workshops (meal preparation, keeping a calendar, building a budget, saving vs. investing), and workplace rights (navigating FMLA, new job enrollments).
Organizations, corporations, and individuals can sponsor speed networking sessions to aid Rung members in the building and expansion of their networks. Volunteer groups can expect to recruit 5-10 members from their organization or corporation in order to facilitate speed networking round for remembers. There will be a chance to prepare a light menu of cocktails and appetizers with the speed networking events, too.