Volunteers

Mental Health Awareness Intern/Volunteer - 4 Positions Available

Our communications team supports all kinds of events and projects happening at MHA of Greater Houston. We are looking for someone with experience and an interest in writing, marketing, photography, planning events and more to enhance our ability to outreach to the community.

Ideal candidate would be an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level college student in journalism, English, communications, marketing or public relations who is interested in hands-on experience in nonprofit communications and marketing.

This position is UNPAID; however, volunteer hours or class credit may be available depending on the policies of the successful candidate’s University

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Research, Writing, Editing Projects
  • Administrative and Data Entry Support
  • Communications and Social Media Support
  • Supporting small and large-scale event planning
  • Design/Creative Projects
  • Special Projects as needed
  • Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing, editing and research skills
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fun, and strongly team-oriented environment
  • Superior communication and interpersonal skill
  • Detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Creativity and a can-do attitude
  • Must be able to prioritize, be dependable and manage projects
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and desire to learn new software
  • Highest level of confidentiality and attention to detail
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in fast-paced environment

This internship/volunteer opportunity is particularly relevant, but not limited to students studying marketing, communications, graphic design, film production, social justice, education, psychology, sociology, community organizing and health communications with an interest in nonprofits. This position is also open to volunteers/interns with the ability/experience performing the essential duties and responsibilities an interest in nonprofits

Please note that this position is UNPAID and you must be able to commit to a minimum of 10 hours a week to be considered. All internships are based out of our local office in Houston, Texas with the ability to work remotely.

How to Apply:
Please fill out the Volunteer/Internship Application or Application in PDF Version

Return application to: communications@mhahouston.org
No phone calls please. This is not a paid position.

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Social Media Volunteer / Intern

Our communications team supports all kinds of events and projects happening at MHA of Greater Houston. We are looking for someone with experience marketing using social media sites to enhance our ability to outreach to the community.

Ideal candidate would be an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level college student in journalism, English, communications, marketing or public relations who is interested in hands-on experience in nonprofit communications and marketing. This position is unpaid; however, volunteer hours or class credit may be available depending on the policies of the successful candidate’s University, with a time commitment of 15 - 20 hours per week.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist in the creation and implementation of social media marketing strategy and tactics
  • Perform social media market research
  • Update and maintain MHA Houston’s social media presence, including daily monitoring, posting, scheduling and reporting Facebook updates
  • Collaborate with staff on new ideas, directions, and tools for marketing and communications
  • Other duties may be assigned

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional, professional and details-oriented organizational skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Graphic design and editing experience preferred.
  • Excellent computer literacy, Internet and social media savvy with experience using Microsoft Office suite, etc.
  • Prior communications, social media or nonprofit work experience is strongly preferred
  • Passion for Mental Health America of Greater Houston’s mission
  • Professional email etiquette and work habits
  • Ability to work in a flexible, fun, and strongly team-oriented environment
  • Creativity and a can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of social media tools and computer literacy, including a working understanding of Excel

How to Apply:
Please fill out the Volunteer/Internship Application or Application in PDF Version

Return application to: communications@mhahouston.org
No phone calls please. This is not a paid position.

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Front Desk Greeter
(Part-time Volunteer)

Posting Date: Open Until Filled

MHA of Greater Houston is seeking a Front Desk Greeter (Part-time Volunteer) to be the welcoming face of the organization.

Responsibilities include:

  • Greeting and directing guests to the appropriate staff member
  • Respond to inquiries from visitors
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work with all types of people and groups
  • Set up conference room(s) for meeting(s)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Light administrative work (copies, data entry, direct mailings, etc.)
  • Direct incoming calls using multi-line phone system

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Knowledge of/or willingness to learn phone system and other office equipment
  • Ability to use Microsoft Word and Excel

How to Apply:
Please fill out the Volunteer/Internship Application or Application in PDF Version

Return application to: communications@mhahouston.org
No phone calls please. This is not a paid position.

Thank you for your interest!

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