9/11 Living Memorial
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9/11 Living Memorial Brochure
Join our team of dedicated professionals as a volunteer! We are looking for people who want to make a difference by supporting the 9/11 community and others who have been affected by mass violence and disasters.
VOICES seeks volunteers throughout the year to work with the full-time staff at our offices, as well as for special events including the annual Information Forum and the annual Always Remember Gala. Though special skills are always welcome, the only requirement for volunteers is a desire to assist others and further our mission.
Please contact our office today for more information or to begin working with us.
Our internship program has prepared dozens of students for careers in public service, social work, communications, event planning, business, and information technology.
High school students can volunteer after school, in special programs during the spring semester of senior year, or during the summer. During summer vacation, the New Canaan office offers a program for highly motivated students that prepares them to create a presentation and short film about 9/11 that is shown to local high school students and community members.
College students can participate in internship programs in their area of interest during the semester or during their summer vacation. This program provides hands-on experience for students interested in 9/11 issues, communications, public policy reform, event planning, social work, business, and information technology
Voices of September 11th (VOICES) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that advocates and provides services for all those affected by September 11, 2001; promotes public policy reform for prevention, preparedness and response; and builds bridges between international communities changed by terrorism. In 2006 VOICES launched the 9/11 Living Memorial to commemorate the lives lost on September 11, 2001. The 9/11 Living Memorial is available on line.
Communications Interns will work with our Communications team to promote programs and services provided by VOICES, assist in the creation of communications materials, coordinate communications needs of national and local media, contribute to the overall communications plan, provide video production assistance, and participate in planning for special events sponsored by VOICES.
Contribute to Communications Plan
- Participate in planning and implementation of communications plan
- Participate in planning and implementation of social media plan
- Participate in planning and implementation of media campaigns to promote events and programs
Promote programs and services provided by VOICES
- Promote VOICES sponsored events, including forums and galas.
- Promote events sponsored by other organizations that support our mission
- Create articles for print media, newsletters, website, blog and social media
- Create copy for brochures, pamphlets, and invitations
Research relevant issues
- Research and report on current news stories, legislation and other related topics to the website
- Scan and archive the newspaper articles that chronicle the history of 9/11 and add to website
Work with National and Local Media
- Update and maintain the list of Media Contacts.
- Assist in obtaining interviews requested by media representatives
- Coordinate media requests
Contribute to Video Archive
- Assist in-house videographer to log and capture video footage.
- Obtain permission to use copyrighted materials.
- Shoot and edit footage of VOICES sponsored events
Event Planning Interns will work with our staff on planning informative events, commemorative services, workshops, and galas.
- Interface with the internet based fulfillment organization,
- Communicate with participants via e-mail, phone and social media,
- Plan special events at locations in NY metropolitan area
- Coordinate with speakers and performers' representatives,
- Organize gift baskets and auction items,
- Write thank you letters to participants.
Public Policy Interns will research, summarize and report on public policy issues relevant to the 9/11 community. Issues include, but are not limited to, the terrorist trials, House and Senate Congressional hearings on Homeland Security, Emergency Preparedness, and other issues related to the 9/11 Commission recommendations.
- Review press reports on a daily basis to be posted on the website
- Write reports for the monthly newsletter that are relevant to the 9/11 community
- Research 9/11 information to be used on the Living Memorial website
Business Interns will have an opportunity to work with our Founding Director to assess and further develop a business plan for our expanding non-profit organization.
- Refinement of the business plan
- Review the organization's governance, policies and procedures and board development
- Work on annual appeal, including mailing and social media campaign
- Create an annual report
- Compose marketing materials, such as brochures and pamphlets
Social Work and Sociology Interns will work in our New Jersey office with 9/11 victims' family members, survivors, rescue and recovery workers and others impacted by the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Training will be provided on our relational database and assessment tools.
- Work with staff to conduct oral history interviews and scan photographs and keepsakes for the Living Memorial project
- Search internet and other sources to locate families of victims not in our database
- Write biographies of those lost on 9/11
- Conduct oral histories of survivors
- Research, photograph and document 9/11 Memorials (add to database, up-to-date photo, copies of newspaper articles, interview participants, collect information on website, mailing addresses)
- Research corporations and universities to find memorials to victims from these organizations (collect info on websites, the school or company newsletter, alumni publications, memorial photos, contact information and mailing addresses.)
- Identify available local support resources
Website design interns will work with our website designer to further develop and implement enhancements to the website. They will implement web development, including formatting and uploading information including multimedia elements.
All inquiries should be directed to Frank Fetchet at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a resume with your name, address, telephone number, email address and field of interest.
Checks should be sent to: VOICES of September 11th
161 Cherry St.
New Canaan, CT 06840
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