Get Involved!

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GET INVOLVED!
Your Long Beach Time Exchange is growing and expanding and we are looking for members who would like to step up to leadership positions and help guide the TE into new and exciting frontiers. If you have always wanted to get more involved with your community, meet your neighbors, and be “in the know” for all things Long Beach, then becoming a Time Exchange Ambassador, Connector, or Educator is for you. See below for a brief description of each committee, then click on the link to apply!
 
Ambassadors Committee
 
The mission of the LBTE’s Ambassadors Committee is to increase awareness about interest and membership in the Time Exchange. Ambassadors do outreach by tabling at events, leading presentations, and community outreach. Members will gain a greater understanding of Long Beach’s diverse neighborhoods, community organizations, and events. You will have opportunities to develop your public speaking and community building skills.

We are looking for members who have the ability and desire to:

  • Communicate confidently and mindfully with diverse members of the community.
  • Adapt to different contexts and situations and show the potential time banking offers.
  • Speak from experience about using time banking personally, or through an organization.

Key areas of team’s responsibility:

  • Developing criteria and strategies for outreach.
  • Coordinating and taking part in outreach opportunities (tabling at events, canvassing, presentations to neighborhood groups, organizations, etc.)
  • Contacting other LBTE members who might be interested in helping out and getting involved.

What you’ll gain:

  • Learning more about Long Beach geography, residents, community organizations, and groups.
  • Developing and practicing public-speaking skills
  • The satisfaction of making a tangible impact by expanding the time-banking movement in Long Beach

Time commitment: 4-8 hours per month spent representing LBTE at community events and meetings, or conducting outreach one-on-one’s.  Terms are 1 year with possible renewal.

To apply, click here to view and fill out the application.

 
Community Connectors Committee
 
While Ambassadors bring in new members, the mission of the Community Connectors is to help increase exchanges between existing members. Our recent Dare to Share campaign was born in this committee. Connectors brainstorm ways to make it easier for members to connect, share and exchange, as well as welcome new members. You will gain a greater understanding of time-banking along with the satisfaction of helping members connect with one another.

We are looking for members who love to help others connect, and:

  • Are good listeners
  • Have the ability to communicate confidently and mindfully with diverse members of the community
  • Are ONE (or more) of the following:
    • Tech savvy; OR
    • Great face-to-face communicators; OR
    • Skilled on-the-phone communicators; OR
    • Have strong writing and editing skills

Key areas of team’s responsibility:

  • Developing strategies for connecting members to one another, including helping members with:
    • Posting and searching for offers and requests in hOurworld
    • Finding matches in the network
    • Navigating operating system so offers/requests are posted and current
    • Providing orientation to new members
    • Helping offline members stay active and informed

What you’ll gain:

  • A good sense of the assets and needs in the community
  • The satisfaction of making helpful matches for members who might not have been able to connect otherwise.

Time commitment: 4-8 hours per month spent helping members connect to one another, making phone calls and helping to welcome new members. Terms are 1 year with possible renewal.
To apply, click here to view and fill out the application.

 
 
Community Educators Committee
 
The Educators Committee is responsible for planning and launching workshops and events for members and the community. Committee members create multi-cultural spaces/events where learning, connectivity and sharing can take place; cooking classes, wellness, art, and small community potlucks are a few examples of the events this committee would lead. You will gain event planning experience and the satisfaction of helping others bring their gifts to a wider audience.

 

We are looking for members who have the ability or desire to:

  • Bring people together to learn about various topics
  • Create multi-cultural spaces/events where learning, connectivity and sharing can take place
  • Have experience in writing press releases and/or social media
  • Event planning/logistics experience

Key areas of team’s responsibility:

  • Planning and coordinating groups exchanges, community/learning events and LBTE quarterly gatherings
  • Identifying topics for workshops/learning events
  • Finding individuals to teach workshops and volunteers

What you’ll gain:

  • Event planning experience
  • The satisfaction of creating a learning space and seeing what connections are made there and beyond, including your own.

Time commitment: 4-8 hours per month spent representing LBTE at community events and meetings, or conducting outreach one-on-one’s.  Terms are 1 year with possible renewal.

To apply, click here to view and fill out the application.

 

Be a part in growing the time exchange! Become an Ambassador, Connector or Educator and share your voice, your vision, and your energy with our community!
 
The deadline to submit applications is Friday, October 28th, 2016
 
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Micky Salatino:
 
lbtimeexchange@gmail.com
562-786-6081