Volunteer

We need your help! If you are looking for an opportunity to help the Wellesley community learn about antiracism, diversity, equity and belonging, and to advocate for antiracist policies and practices in Wellesley institutions, please join us. Below are our descriptions of our committees  and board roles. Complete the form to the right to let us know your interests and we’ll be in touch soon! 

COMMITTEES

Family Learning

Coordinate events and programs for children, youth and families in the Wellesley community to learn about antiracism, diversity, equity and belonging. Past annual programs have included: Indigenous Peoples Day Family Event, Martin Luther King Family Event, Multicultural Fair, Elementary and High School Essay Contests. Bring your ideas for these or other family learning events to this committee.

Community Learning

Coordinate opportunities for the adults in the Wellesley community to learn about antiracism, diversity, equity and belonging. Past annual programs have included: Indigenous Peoples Day Event, Martin Luther King Breakfast, Race the Power of Illusion Video Discussion, and Community Book Read. Bring your ideas for these and other community learning events to this committee to help Wellesley organizations, institutions, businesses and individuals understand racism and bias.

Antiracism Action

In partnership with youth activists, and with the goal of centering and amplifying their voices: coordinate actions to grow community support for and advance antiracist policies and practices in Wellesley institutions, including Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley Police Department, and Wellesley Town Government. Activities may include: meeting with policymakers, delivering testimony at public hearings, organizing petitions and/or email campaigns, planning vigils and/or protests, and distributing yard signs and/or business window signs. 

Indigenous Peoples Day Action

Coordinate the campaign to educate and encourage the community to vote in favor of replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day at the town-wide vote in March. Activities may include: organizing learning events (in collaboration with the Learning Committees), distributing yard signs, holding signs at polling locations, emailing friends, and coordinating endorsements from other Wellesley organizations.

Communications

Coordinate the organization’s communications, including website, email, social media, press coverage, fliers, and via communications partners such as Wellesley Public Schools.

Fundraising

Coordinate the organization’s fundraising efforts including local business sponsorships, marathon fundraiser, individual donations, and grant requests (where applicable).

BOARD ROLES

Committee Co-Chairs (openings vary)

The committees described above are each led by co-chairs who also serve on the Board. We are currently seeking co-chairs for the following committees:

  • Family Learning
  • Community Learning
  • Fundraising

Treasurer

The Treasurer manages all financial transactions, assists the co-president in preparing the annual budget, provides financial information to the Board, and files all required federal and state financial reports.

Secretary (open as of January 1, 2021)

The Secretary maintains full and complete records of Board meetings and files all applicable federal and state reports.