The Craftathon is an annual fundraiser in support of LGBT Youth Line. Now going into its third year, the Craftathon has been a great success as a day of crafting and community. Craftathon typically has table leads who each run a craft for attendees. Attendees are encouraged to raise a minimum amount, either in a team format or individually. In 2017, we gave “Master Crafters” (attendees who had raised $100 or more individually) a bag of supplies and ideas to help them continue their crafting efforts.
Led by 2 volunteer co-chairs, the committee also consists of 2 members of Youth Line’s Board of Directors. The Craftathon committee is responsible for planning the event, obtaining sponsorships, recruiting volunteer table leads to teach crafts, maintaining a social media presence, managing logistics, and organizing volunteers. We raised over $8500 for LGBT Youth Line in 2017 and we cannot wait for next year’s event! Join us to help us grow the Craftathon to make it bigger and better in 2018.
Logistics Lead – Are you super organized and enjoy making lists and spreadsheets? This position may be for you! We’re looking for a detail-oriented individual who is great working on their own or with groups to ensure that the day runs smoothly. The Logistics Lead will coordinate the venue, decorations, supply runs, and registration table.
Sponsorship Lead – This person will contact businesses and organizations to secure sponsorships for food, beverages, craft supplies, and other in-kind and monetary donations. The Sponsorship Lead will send out sponsorship packages, cold-call businesses, and maintain communication with potential and confirmed sponsors. Having experience in fundraising or sponsorships is an asset; excellent communication skills are required.
Social Media & Fundraiser Lead – This person will create social media promotional items for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using past Craftathon photos. Regular internet access and creativity are required for this position! The second portion of this position is to support the team captains and individual fundraisers with their own fundraising. This would include answering questions and sending out messages with tips, tricks, and encouragement to fundraisers.
You – Are you unsure where you might fit in? Do you still want to help out? We’re interested in working with anyone who is eager to support YL!
If you feel like Craftathon would be a good fit for your skill set, send us an email with the role you are interested in, the skills you have to offer for that role, and why you’re interested. Even f you’re uncertain of what role you’re interested in or have ideas of how you could contribute, get in touch and let us know! This committee is open to LGBTQ2S youth (and non-youth). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Resume and cover letter are not necessary.
We can’t wait to hear from you! Send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org