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YOU may have just the expertise and enthusiasm that will make all the difference in the lives of people here in our community and we have a variety of opportunities available for sharing your time and talent to further Bell’s mission. We can always use a helping hand so please contact us to see where you fit in.

Some options include (but are certainly not limited to): painting, organizing, assisting with mailings, filing, weeding & planting, web assistance, grant writing, handling donations, teaching a craft or life skill, giving haircuts,tutoring children,  putting together a fundraiser or initiating a collection of goods.  Internships are also available for students to gain experience, hone skills and build a portfolio.

(Check out FreshBellPix on Flickr to see photos of volunteers who rolled up their sleeves recently.)

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:
Please contact Janel Fox at 848-5767, ext. 515 or jfox@bellsocialization.com to receive a copy of our volunteer application and set up a time to come in and talk about how you can help.

Download Bell Volunteer Application

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Can You Weave a Wonderful Tale?

Do you enjoy listening to people’s stories? Are you a good writer? Share you talents and abilities to help Bell Socialization Services tell the stories of Bell.

The successful candidate will possess excellent writing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Word.  Must be capable of interacting with community members, agency staff and service users in a pleasant and professional manner. An ability to stay on task and meet deadlines is essential. Sensitivity to challenges faced by individuals with mental, intellectual, and economic disability is expected.

Complete articles and accompanying photographs will be published on the agency’s website and utlized for other agency promotion.

Flexible hours. Ability to travel to satellite locations within York County is required. Submit cover letter, resume and writing samples to aclark@bellsocialization.com

Donor Relations Diva (or Divo)

When it comes to shining star presentation, your name is at the top of the list . . . always aware that making a good impression (whether first or fiftieth) is of utmost importance. You pay attention to details that make those around you feel like they are seen, heard, and appreciated.

Does this describe you? Can you offer eight to 16 hours a week to help the development and community relations office of a York, PA-based non profit agency?

Duties include accurately entering all monetary and in-kind donations into our database and following up with each valued donor to express our sincere appreciation for their contribution, whether you’re sending a post card of acknowledgement, a handwritten thank you card, or creating a story board to feature the positive impact of a gift.

You will put your sparkling people-person attitude to use by occasionally meeting community members to accept donations, take photos, and write up press releases for local newspapers, as well as the agency’s online presence (Web site, Facebook page, and Twitter).

Working with development office staff, you will be an integral part of expressing heartfelt gratitude to the individuals, families and groups who invest in the vital work of improving the quality of living for local residents receiving services through Bell Socialization Services, Inc. programs.

This is currently a volunteer position, available to a conscientious person ready to make a difference.

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and two writing samples to: Averie Clark, Director of Community Engagement, aclark@bellsocialization.com

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Online Content Assistant

Help us spread the good word about our partner, Re-Source York by sharing your time and talent to create and post dynamic, relevant, engaging content for the RSY Facebook page and RSY web site, including updating weekly specials, photographing and promoting inventory, featuring customer projects, researching related topics, and more.

Must be capable of interacting pleasantly and professionally with store staff, volunteers, and customers. An ability to plan work, stay on task and meet timelines in a self-motivated manner is crucial. Applicants must have top-notch writing/reporting skills.

About four to eight hours per week is expected. Position works with Bell Community Engagement office of and the RSY management team. Send resume and cover letter to aclark@bellsocialization.com.

Community Engagement Assistant

Attend agency and agency-related events, shoot photos and video, submit press releases, assist with public presentations, manage media library, and produce and post content to agency web site and social media outlets.

Applicants must have excellent writing skills, possess proficiency with Microsoft Office and have working knowledge of Facebook, Twitter, and You Tube.   Assistant must be capable of interacting with community members, agency staff and service users in a pleasant and professional manner. An ability to stay on task and meet deadlines is essential. Sensitivity to challenges faced by individuals with mental, intellectual, and economic disability is expected.

Current college juniors and seniors, recent graduates, and graduate students in public relations and/or related fields are encouraged to apply for the position to satisfy internship requirements.  While unpaid, the position would provide successful intern with materials for portfolio as well as valuable real world experience in non-profit sector.

A minimum of 8 hours per week and ability to travel to satellite locations within York County is required.

Submit cover letter, resume and writing samples to aclark@bellsocialization.com

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Join the Embassy….be a Bell Ambassador!

Learn and share the stories of support and empowerment Bell offers to individuals living with mental illness, people with intellectual disabilities and families struggling with homelessness.  By offering presentations in response to a variety of requests from the community, ambassadors promote Bell’s mission to help people improve their quality of living.  Additional opportunities exist for ambassadors who may be willing to help identify potential speaking or exhibition engagements through research, developing agency contacts and/or utilizing the ambassador’s existing networks.

Perfect for anyone seeking rewarding community involvement.  Terrific for retirees looking to make a difference!

Requirements: Successful Bell Ambassadors should have a keen desire to learn about Bell programs and be willing to interact with service users to glean a personal understanding of their special needs.  Ambassadors should have confidence and ability to speak professionally and authentically in public.  Ambassadors must work cooperatively with Community Engagement office staff and work independently in the community.

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