Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering for THSC is an outstanding way to give of your time to serve the home school community of Texas. THSC is a non-profit organization, and your time and assistance is greatly valued.

Volunteering is also an excellent way to enhance your resumé. THSC has many opportunities for part-time volunteers to serve. Click on the job titles listed below for job descriptions and more information on how you can help.

Digital and Print Communications

Our experienced digital team needs additional team members to enhance and expand the THSC online presence and content offerings to better serve the Texas home schooling community.

Membership Website and Database Support

Support and maintain the THSC.org website and CiviCRM membership database functionality and coding. Support needs are divided into Tier 2 and Tier 3. This includes:

Events

Perhaps you are a business professional turned stay-at-home mom who wants to keep your skills sharp, a high school/college-aged student who wants to build a strong resumé, or are already in the business community and feel a call to serve others.

Office Team

Do you have a heart that delights in helping, informing, and encouraging home school moms? Enjoy working with other people to accomplish a task? Want to give back to the home school community? Then volunteering with the THSC Office Team may be just the thing for you!

Leadership

Marketing

The THSC Marketing Team strategically crafts the message that THSC presents to public. We create content that goes in our magazines, emails, advertisements, banners, and website. Hours are flexible and during regular business hours.

PAC

The THSC Political Action Committee (PAC) Team exposes corrupt judges, acts as a watchdog against questionable politicians, and creates home school legal policy. Hours are flexible and during regular business hours.

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Digital and Print Communications: Volunteer Social Media Assistant

Does sharing and chatting with other home schoolers on the internet sound like fun? The Social media team is looking for motivated volunteers to help with the THSC Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or Google+.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with other home schoolers online
  • Assist in building and maintaining THSC’s social media network
  • Be the eyes and ears of the THSC brand online
  • Help review user-generated comments and posts
  • Help monitor discussion of THSC in social media
  • Assist with social media campaigns

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Facebook or Twitter or Google+
  • Good written communication skills
  • Knowledge of Internet and social media etiquette
  • Professionalism

Benefits

  • Receive training and mentoring from experienced web professionals
  • Creative outlet
  • Excellent resume builder, especially with other non-profits
  • Develop personal relationships
  • Unprecedented business experience
  • Most importantly, you’ll be enabling THSC to fight for parental and home schooling rights all across Texas

Send resumés to advertising@thsc.org

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Digital and Print Communications: Volunteer Web Design Assistant

Responsibilities:

  • Create web page designs and graphics
  • Work with the layout and flow of the website

Qualifications:

  • Experience with web graphics; ideally, some design experience and a desire to learn
  • Photoshop experience preferred over other graphics programs
  • Willingness to learn and abide by professional design standards
  • Strong attention to design detail
  • Boldness in making suggestions of “what would work better”
  • Flexible schedule

Benefits

  • Receive training and mentoring from experienced web professionals
  • Creative outlet
  • Excellent resume builder, especially with other non-profits
  • Develop personal relationships
  • Unprecedented business experience
  • Most importantly, you’ll be enabling THSC to fight for parental and home schooling rights all across Texas

Send resumés to webmanager@thsc.org

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Digital and Print Communications: Volunteer Web Content Assistant

Responsibilities of website volunteer:

  • Edit existing pages and create new ones
  • Work with the layout and flow of the site
  • Be a watchdog for any errors in grammar or content

Qualifications of website content assistants:

  • Experience with HTML; ideally, some experience publishing and/or trouble-shooting raw HTML markup
  • High-level website or HTML experience is not required as the job is primarily editing and updating the content of the website, not the design and graphics.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Boldness in making suggestions of “what would work better”
  • Flexible schedule

Benefits

  • Receive training and mentoring from experienced web professionals
  • Excellent resume builder, especially with other non-profits
  • Develop personal relationships
  • Unprecedented business experience
  • Most importantly, you’ll be enabling THSC to fight for parental and home schooling rights all across Texas

Send resumés to webmanager@thsc.org

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Tier 2 Support – Website Content Editor

  • Create and edit HTML pages on the website
  • Investigate and fix account problems (that the Membership support team cannot fix)

Qualifications

  • WordPress Experience preferred
  • HTML, CSS experience preferred
  • CRM experience preferred

Send resumés to webmanager@thsc.org

Tier 3 Support – CiviCRM Administrator/Developer

  • Maintenance and creation of custom coding for advanced civicrm THSC features (account panel, support groups listing, ID card download, etc.)
  • Fix any bugs in code that are reported
  • Troubleshoot Civicrm account problems not fixed by Tier 1 and Tier 2 support
  • Maintain database and manipulate database records manually when needed

Qualifications

  • PHP, MySQL proficiency required
  • CiviCRM experience preferred

Send resumés to webmanager@thsc.org

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Events: THSC Booth Volunteers

Volunteer and help man the THSC booth at a conference near you!

THSC attends several home school book fairs/conferences throughout the state, and we are always looking for volunteers who are interested in and excel at direct sales and who desire to support and promote THSC.

Volunteers will gain valuable experience as they work with trained THSC staff members.

Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Sales, marketing and PR for the Texas Home School Coalition
  • Manning the THSC booth
  • Distributing materials to attendees
  • Selling memberships and merchandise
  • Answering questions about THSC and home schooling in general
  • Volunteers will be expected to wear professional attire.
  • Volunteers must be willing to work the entire conference.

Qualifications:

  • Some experience in marketing and sales is preferred but not required
  • Direct experience with home schooling is also a plus – either as a homeschool student or a homeschool parent

Persons interested in volunteering at a THSC booth should contact staff@thsc.org.
Check out our calendar of events to locate the conference nearest you!

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Events: Pre-Event Administration

Most assignments require 1 to 2 hours per week to work on special projects assigned by the Events Department. Responsibilities:

  • Updating, revising, editing, or designing forms
  • Familiarity using Microsoft Word, Excel, PDF programs
  • Performing general administrative duties

Qualifications:

  • Innovative
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Take-charge attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work with several departments
  • Strong computer skills

Persons interested in volunteering for pre-event administration should email events@thsc.org.

Please detail your work experience, availability, and which area you would be most interested in participating (Pre-Event Administration or Project Leadership).

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Events: Project Leadership for Banners, T-shirts, Flyers, Programs and more

Most assignments require 1 to 2 hours per week to work on special projects assigned by the Events Department.

Responsibilities:

  • Working within a budget
  • Requesting quotes from multiple vendors
  • Placing and following up on orders and delivery
  • Shopping for thank you gifts, bags, t-shirts, cards, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Innovative
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Take-charge attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Writing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work with several departments
  • Strong computer skills

Persons interested in volunteering for pre-event administration should email events@thsc.org.

Please detail your work experience, availability, and which area you would be most interested in participating (Pre-Event Administration or Project Leadership).

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Office Team: Customer Service Volunteer Opportunity

Calling All Moms!

Do you have a heart that delights in helping, informing, and encouraging homeschool moms? Want to pass on what you’ve learned through the years and share your vision for the blessings that can come on the home school journey with new home schoolers? If so, THSC is the place for you!

THSC is looking for a veteran home school mom to fill a part-time volunteer position working from home to help answer calls from home schoolers.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Greet callers in a courteous, friendly, and professional manner using agreed upon procedures
  • Listen attentively to callers’ needs and concerns; demonstrate compassion. Clarify callers’ questions
  • Document call in THSC’s online system
  • 2+ hours a week

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professionalism
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to learn
  • Courteous with strong customer service orientation
  • Dependable with proficient attention to detail
  • Good listening and responding skills
  • Must be flexible with the ability to adapt to changes quickly and think conceptually
  • Possess insight into self and others
  • Solid problem solving skills

BENEFITS

  • Working with a team of like-minded people with the purpose of furthering the cause of home schooling in Texas
  • The opportunity to share the wisdom you’ve developed through your home school journey with the new generation
  • Most importantly, you will be helping in THSC’s work to encourage home schoolers and promote home schooling and parental rights!

Interested applicants should email officemanager@thsc.org.

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Office Team: Office Assistant Internship

Are you a soon-to-be or recent home school graduate looking for real-world work experience to help prepare you for the exciting future God has in store for you? THSC is offering an internship for a high school junior or senior or recent graduate! There is no better way to understand a job than by actually doing it, and we are looking for motivated teen interns who want meaningful, hands-on work and the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience as an office assistant in a digital office, which is the future of employment.

Responsibilities:

  • General clerical support
  • Data entry
  • Filing
  • Reviewing and updating records
  • 2+ hours a week

Qualifications:

  • Professionalism
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to learn
  • Courteous
  • Dependable, with proficient attention to detail
  • Good listening and responding skills
  • Flexibility, with the ability to adapt to changes quickly and think conceptually
  • Possession of insight into self and others
  • Solid problem solving skills

Benefits:

  • Gaining valuable work experience and boosting your resume with practical, real-world training
  • Learning the ins and outs of working in a digital office
  • Obtaining recommendations for other jobs, college application, and other programs
  • Refining your professional goals as you see what work you feel well suited for
  • Working with a team of like-minded people with the purpose of furthering the cause of home schooling in Texas
  • Most importantly, helping in THSC’s work to encourage home schoolers and promote home schooling and parental rights!

Interested applicants should email officemanager@thsc.org.

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Office Team: Front Office Volunteer

Periodically throughout the year THSC has volunteer opportunities at our local office. Volunteers help with a variety of tasks to assist our staff when preparing for major events such as our State Convention. Volunteers also assist in stuffing envelopes and preparing large mailings, or they may assist our staff in making phone calls to members.

*Note: Office volunteers will be notified of volunteer opportunities one to two weeks in advance.

Volunteer responsibilities include:

  • Making phone calls
  • Preparing large mailings by stuffing envelopes, etc.
  • Packing supplies and preparing for events
  • Various other office duties

Qualifications:

  • Friendly and able to work well with others
  • Clear and friendly phone voice
  • Able to understand and follow directions

Persons interested in volunteering please contact staff@thsc.org.

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Leadership: Leader Liaison Volunteer Assistant

The THSC Leader Liaison is the direct link between THSC and leaders of home school support organizations in Texas. Qualified volunteers will assist the Leader Liaison in the following ways:

Responsibilities:

  • Research online articles and newsletters for interesting topics concerning leadership.
  • Assist with maintaining an accurate database of support groups and cooperatives.
  • Assist with maintaining an accurate regional directory.
  • Conduct Internet searches for new groups.
  • Conduct yearly updates of the THSC leaders’ guide.
  • Maintain professional appearance and behavior while representing THSC.
  • Attend a bi-weekly phone meeting with the Leader Liaison.
  • Maintain open and frequent communication with the Leader Liaison.

Qualifications:

  • Must have served in support group leadership for at least two years.
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation from members of the support group you lead.
  • Must have a flexible schedule.
  • Knowledge of newsletter publication, Excel, and Word is beneficial but not required.

Persons interested in volunteering as an assistant to the THSC leader liaison should contact leaders@thsc.org.

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Marketing Volunteer

Responsibilities

  • Managing Facebook ad campaigns and budgets
  • Copywriting Facebook ads
  • Copywriting social media posts
  • Strategizing social media campaigns
  • Brainstorming branding and messaging
  • Weekly marketing team meeting
  • 2-4 hours per week

Qualifications

  • Professionalism
  • Good written communication skills
  • Experience with Facebook and/or Twitter
  • Experience with Google Docs
  • Eye for design
  • Willingness to learn, be corrected, and work on a team
  • Previous marketing experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Excellent resume builder, especially with other non-profits
  • Develop personal relationships and receive mentoring from industry professionals
  • Unprecedented business experience
  • Reach experience: Quarterly publications reach 55,000 households every quarter
  • Reach experience: Email blasts reach over 20,000 emails
  • Most importantly, you’ll be enabling THSC to fight for parental and home schooling rights all across Texas

Interested applicants should send resumes to: advertising@thsc.org

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PAC Volunteer

Responsibilities

  • Candidate research (ethics filings, supported policies)
  • Grassroots activities coordination
  • Writing press releases
  • Facebook updates
  • Policy analysis
  • Policy creation
  • Data entry
  • Weekly PAC team meeting
  • 2-4 hours per week

Qualifications

  • Age 16 or older
  • Professionalism
  • Political savvy
  • Good written communication skills
  • Experience with Google Docs
  • Willingness to learn, be corrected, and work on a team
  • Previous political experience is a plus

Benefits

  • Qualifies as volunteer hours needed on college and scholarship applications
  • Excellent resume builder, especially with other public policy organizations
  • Develop personal relationships and receive mentoring from experienced grassroot activists
  • Unprecedented political experience with real campaigns and real budgets
  • Reach experience: Texas has 300,000 home school students. The PAC Team protects every one of them.
  • Most importantly, you’ll be enabling THSC to fight for parental and home schooling rights all across Texas

Interested applicants should send resumes to: pacdirector@thsc.org

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REVIEW Magazine: Writer

THSC currently produces a quarterly magazine, THSC REVIEW. (If you are not currently on our mailing list, please send your name, address and email address to staff@thsc.org. All publications volunteers should be on our mailing list and on our email list). We also produce a weekly e-newsletter, a weekly PAC e-newsletter, a monthly leader e-newsletter and various announcements made periodically throughout the month.

Responsibilities of writers:

  • Help write different communications and publications of THSC
  • Work with a core team of editors and writers to assure that all publications and communications of THSC are error-free, professional and top quality.
  • Ensure that written work has sufficient contextualization and relevant content
  • Work to make all content accurate, current and useful, and make sure it adheres to editorial quality standards.

Qualifications of writers:

  • Advanced knowledge of grammar and word usage
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Creative thinker
  • Willing use of dictionary and thesaurus
  • Willing use of Internet for confirmation of questionable information
  • Flexible schedule
  • Excellent written communication skills

Persons interested in volunteering on the THSC writing team should contact communications@thsc.org.

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