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Marketing and Development Assistant for Senior Citizens Legal Services

Senior Citizens Legal Services 

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Marketing/Development Assistant

Our Organization

Senior Citizens Legal Services (“SCLS”) is a non-profit law office that has been providing free legal services to seniors in Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties since 1972. For nearly 50 years, the SCLS staff has been helping seniors who are often poor, disadvantaged or disabled who would not otherwise have access to the justice system.  SCLS focuses its resources to serve the most needy clients.

One of the most heartbreaking problems in the United States today, is the lack of care and honor for our elders.  Though revered in many other cultures, sadly in the United States at least 10% of adults age 65 and older will experience some form of elder abuse in a given year, with some older adults simultaneously experiencing more than one type of abuse.  The most prevalent from of abuse remains financial fraud & exploitation, but this is closely followed by high numbers of caregiver neglect.  The majority of caregiver neglect is perpetrated by an elder’s own family.

Senior Citizens Legal Services exists to offer seniors the specialized protection they need.  After our founding in 1972, we became a model for senior legal aid offices nationwide. We leverage the help of volunteers who are carefully supervised by skilled attorneys to help over 600 clients each year.

The Volunteer Position: Marketing/Development Assistant

Our organization has been operating on a shoe-string budget for over fifty years and has never had the benefit of inhouse marketing or fundraising assistance.  We have exciting plans to enhance our marketing and fundraising and we would greatly appreciate your help!

This volunteer position has responsibility for various aspects of the organization including, but not limited to the following:

  • Help moderate our monthly newsletter, including helping acquire timely important information and may also design graphics that can be used in perpetuity.
  • Modify a generously donated set of fundraising templates to help us create our own fundraising drives.  Personalize these documents with our important message and images for ready to go fundraising. 

SCLS is an awesome period of self-assessment, honest conversations and motivation for growth. We’re just finishing our first ever Strategic Plan, and has our sights on profound growth while strengthening our core and foundation. We have a new Executive Director, are celebrating our fiftieth year of service and are primed to receive your help to catapult us to the next level of free legal services to our most vulnerable population, elders.  Thank you for considering our request for volunteer marketing assistance

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Justice & Legal Services, Senior Services
Low-income communities
Administrative Support/Clerical,Public Relations/Marketing

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

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1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Phone: 831-427-5070

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