Ventura County Foster Parent Association

Social Media Advocate Volunteer – VCFPA

When: On your own time Where: Various Location in Ventura County, Ventura, CA 93001 Contact: Stephanie Whitney Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: (805) 904-7035 Open Volunteer Spots: Closed

We need your help!

Do people tell you that you spend too much time on Facebook or that you worry too much about your Instagram account?  Do you consider yourself a social media guru?  Do you have a proven track record of gaining followers on key platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter? If so, you might be the perfect candidate to become our Social Media Advocate Volunteer.

What’s involved?

This is a unique and trusted position within our organization that will report directly to our Executive Board and the Board of Directors.  We will look to you to increase our followers on all of our social media platforms by sharing engaging material, awesome images, or provoking thought.  You will help us promote our core values, key programs, as well as events aimed at our membership and the community as well as our donors.  You will help our community when people reach out to you through direct message and you will expand our digital reach into to other like-minded groups in California and the rest of the country.

Ideally you have a sound understanding of digital marketing and engagement principals yet you have the personal and social savvy to make an impact.   This is a perfect volunteer opportunity for a college age student who might be majoring in Marketing or Advertising and is looking to get some hands-on real world experience to help jump start their professional career.

Specific activities include:

  • Engage the community and our donors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest
  • Respond with and communicate to people via direct messaging on the various platforms
  • Increase awareness and draw attention to our causes, programs, and needs.
  • Evaluate platform analytic data to see how we can increase followers and the number of engagements (clicks)


This is a great opportunity to give back in a meaningful way if you are currently (or studying to be) a marketing or advertising professional.

Special Volunteer Requirements:

Beyond the sample of activities outlined above, we do have some very special traits we are looking for in our volunteers because you will we be supporting and directly interacting with children who are in court-ordered, out of home placement (foster care) – many of whom have experienced trauma or have special medical needs.  To volunteer for this position you will need to:

  • Be Patient
  • Be Calm
  • Be Understanding
  • Be Discrete
  • Be Supportive
  • Be Reliable

This is a unique volunteer position within our organization.  Volunteers will/may be required to pass a background check/live-scan screening and/or a review of the child welfare index.  Any individual who has been arrested or convicted of a felony, misdemeanor, or a crime against a child is not eligible.  If you are a licensed or certified care provider (foster parent, kinship care provider, etc…) you must in good standing and be free of any open allegations or complaints.

Finally, volunteers in this position may be required to enter into a confidentiality agreement to aid in the protection of our clients, the families that we serve, as well as our donors and supporters.

How long will this take?

This is volunteer position that will take passion and dedication.  There are no normal business hours on Social Media so we would ultimately like someone who can commit the time necessary to be successful

What do I need to provide?

You will need to provide your own transportation to some of our events and be prepared to have your life changed by helping children and families who need it so much.

Express Interest in Volunteering

We're sorry, but we're no longer accepting new volunteers for this opportunity.