What is a Soulforce Delegate?
A Soulforce Delegate is a volunteer acting as a representative of Soulforce for a 1 year term in their own community or geographic location. Delegates are provided with training and all resources reasonably needed to carry out their responsibilities. Delegates will serve as geographic liaisons for their respective locations. Web inquiries for speakers, tabling opportunities, trainings, and presentations will be assigned to delegates at the discretion of the Soulforce Director of Programs and the Executive Director. In addition Delegates may be asked to help with localized fundraising efforts. Delegates are strictly volunteer positions and will not be paid for volunteer time spent fulfilling Delegate duties. However, upon completing one year of service as a Soulforce Delegate – qualification will be met for a $1000 grant to be awarded for the implementation of an approved Social justice project to be led by the Delegate.
What are the trainings required to be a Soulforce Delegate?
Approved applicants will be required to attend a month long webinar program that will consist of two web classes each week. The classes will each be 1.25 hours in length and be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in February. If an applicant were to miss a webinar there would be a make-up class. Any applicant missing more than 2 webinars would forfeit their Delegate position.
Trainings will consist of Social Justice principles, leadership skills, event management, communication skill development, and logistic training specific to the reporting and management process required for the Delegate program.
In addition to the February training – delegates will be required to complete monthly reports that will include analysis of continued training assignments, fulfillments of delegate duties, and progress on the planning of personal projects. There may also be additional conference calls and logistical briefings as necessary.
Who can be a delegate?
Anyone over the age of 18 can apply to be a Soulforce Delegate. Because of the intentional focus Soulforce places on intersectional justice – applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
What skills are required to be a Soulforce Delegate?
Soulforce Delegates should be able to conduct themselves in a professional manner when dealing with other agencies and entities on behalf of Soulforce. Delegates will need to be proficient in verbal and written communication styles. They may at times need to conduct interviews or give quotes to media outlets, and will be provided with the training needed to do so efficiently. Delegates should be able to work well with others, be interested in causes across the social justice spectrum, and be willing to work with those who may have conflicting viewpoints. Delegates will be expected to practice nonviolent principles in all aspects of their Delegate duties.
What resources are required to be a Soulforce delegate?
Soulforce Delegates will need steady access to the internet and a telephone. Almost all of the training will be conducted virtually, and most training materials will be digital. It is recommended that a Soulforce Delegate have steady access to a computer.
How is the $1000 grant awarded?
Soulforce program staff will work with Delegates throughout their one year term to help them develop a program or project important to them. Before the end of a Delegate’s term they will be required to submit a proposal outlining the details of their program or project.
What is the February training schedule?
Training webinars will take place every Tuesday and Thursday evening throughout the month of February at 8:30pm EST. Each training will take approximately 1.25 hours to complete. Delegate candidates will be required to attend all training webinars. Any absences will require a make-up session, and more than two absences will result in the termination of a candidate’s service.
How much time does it take to be a Soulforce Delegate?
Soulforce delegates are generally expected to volunteer up to 5 hours a week or 20 hours per month. The time it takes to be a Soulforce Delegate will fluctuate depending on the needs of respective communities.
Will Delegates be official representatives of Soulforce?
Delegates will serve as official representatives of Soulforce when asked to do so by the program staff or executive director of Soulforce. Delegates are expected to act as appropriate representatives of Soulforce at all times throughout their term of service. This includes a Delegate’s social media presence.
Can someone serve more than one term as a Soulforce Delegate?
A delegate may re-apply at the end of a term to carry on for another 1 year as a Soulforce Delegate. Preferential status is not given to returning applicants.
Can a delegate work for Soulforce, or at some point during or after their term of service apply for a position?
Soulforce is always interested in hiring and employing talented and dedicated people. Employment entirely depends on available positions and funding – and is at the discretion of the Executive Director.
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