Ways to Volunteer at APEX

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APEX is entirely staffed by volunteers. Whatever you are interested in doing, we certainly need your help!

The list below includes training opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and ways you can pitch in based on the time you have available.

Minimum Time Commitment

(Single day commitments) 

Pitch in when you come to the club. You can always clean up, grab a broom, take out the trash, bring ice, clean up the kitchen, straighten up the bathrooms while you’re in there, or just look for things needing done and do them. 🙂

Keep your eye on the APEX Group on Fetlife.com. There are often calls for spare hands to do big setups and other projects at the club!

Glass Cleaning: All the windows/doors at the front of the space need to be cleaned, and all of the mirrors need to be polished.

Trash Cans: Need to be taken outside once a month and cleaned inside and out.

Ash tray: Needs to be emptied once each month and new sand put in.

Outside: Both the parking lot in front of our building and the alley behind our space needs to be swept and picked up.

Tablecloths: Need to be washed once a week.

Other laundry: Pillows and throws need to be washed once a month.

Supplies: Someone to keep track of supplies including things like coffee and paper products so we never run out!

Space Improvement:  Usually one Saturday each month.  We clean, do projects, restock. Space improvement is from 10am-2pm. While it is usually on the first Saturday of the month, keep your eye on the calendar because changes sometimes need to happen.

Party DM Shifts: DM Shifts are from 7:30pm-10:30pm 10pm-12:30am, and 12:00am-2:00am. While you need to attend training, it is an important way to participate!  There is a DM Training each month. Take a look at the APEX Calendar forDM Training or email DMCoordinator@ArizonaPowerExchange.org.

Door Shifts: Every APEX event needs someone to do the door and handle orientations. Door shifts on weekdays are typically 6:15pm-8:00pm. Parties are from 7:30pm-11pm. Working the door is a great way to meet people! There is a Door Training each month. Take a look at the APEX Calendar for Door Training or email DoorCoordinator@ArizonaPowerExchange.org.

Moderate Commitment (3-5 Hours each week)

Facebook Events (click to see details)

We want to have a larger presence on Facebook, which will include Facebook events. While it will be a large time commitment to begin, it will level out to just a few hours each week you can do from home! For more information email Tess@ArizonaPowerExchange.org

 

 

More Significant Commitment (5-8 Hours Each Week)

Social Opportunities Chair  (click to see details) 

Whose functions include: Parties, non-play social activities

The APEX Social Opportunities Chair is responsible for the management, logistics and support of all social based activities of APEX.  The Social chair is tasked with appointing coordinators as needed, and supporting their team members as needed.  The chair is also tasked with ensuring that all areas of social opportunities are operating smoothly, and to make adjustments to procedures, activities, or events as needed.  Finally the social opportunities chair is responsible for the development and implementation of new social opportunities and ideas for the benefit of the club and its members.

As APEX continues to grow and evolve to meet the challenges of social media, internet availability and outside groups, it becomes important for APEX to establish a sense of connection and belonging for its membership.  This can be accomplished with the development of social programs within the larger organization, essentially establishing a comfort level within the larger “Community Center” structure. These offerings help new and old members establish a sense of intimacy and provide a sanctuary within the larger club, so that we retain those members after their desired level of ‘education’ has been completed.

This Chair works with their Coordinators and marketing individuals to direct inquiries to the appropriate groups for new and old members expressing a desire to participate, and will actively provide support to membership efforts with marketing of social opportunities to new members. Each month the Chair will provide a written report of activities at the Executive Committee Meeting as well as plans for development, and should be able to provide a report of activities within the Social functions regarding attendance and growth needs.

Skillsets for the Chair for Social Opportunities include excellent communication skills, diplomacy, team-building, and creativity.  This person should be relatively active on Fetlife to monitor the various emerging interests within the community and should be able to work with a wide variety of populations, so should be open-minded and comfortable with diversity.  A proven ability to follow-through in communication, and an awareness of marketing techniques is helpful in this position.  A friendly smile and warm personality will also go a long way when making members feel welcome and inviting them to find their own interests as they continue their journey of self-discovery.

Each month the Chair will check in and ensure plans and activities are being completed, will assist with facilitating any needs and meeting challenges that each of these individuals may be encountering and will provide a chain of command for the Executive Committee to communicate plans and direction with regard to a larger vision for APEX.

Specific time commitments are as follows: Attend the monthly Executive Committee Meeting (some absences are acceptable) and be active enough in the club to know if our Social functions are serving the needs of the Membership. When a coordinator is not present, the Social Opportunities Chair will step into this role ensuring that the club and membership needs are met. The Social Opportunities Chair will also make it a priority to find successors to each position and for themselves.

Education Chair  (click to see details) 

The APEX education chair is responsible for the management, logistics and support of all educational based activities of APEX.  The education chair is tasked with appointing coordinators as needed (Monday nights, Saturday workshops, etc), and supporting their team members as needed.  The chair is also tasked with ensuring that all areas of education are operating smoothly, and to make adjustments to procedures, activities, or events as needed.  Finally the education chair is responsible for the development and implementation of new educational opportunities and ideas for the benefit of the club and its members.

As an organization continues to grow and evolve to meet the challenges of social media, internet availability and member associated gatherings such as munches, it becomes important for an organization to establish a sense of connection and belonging for its membership.  This can be accomplished with the development of programs within the larger organization, essentially establishing small, intimate groups where ideas can be shared, discussed and learned from each participant.  These groups help new and old members establish a sense of intimacy and provide a sanctuary within the larger club, so that in party and event settings there remains a sense of belonging and a comfort in growing and expanding.

This Chair works with their Coordinators and marketing individuals to direct inquiries to the appropriate groups for new and old members expressing a desire to know more about a function, and will actively provide support to membership efforts with marketing of new support functions to new members. Each month the Chair will provide a written report of activities at the Executive Committee Meeting as well as plans for development, and should be able to provide a report of activities within the Education function regarding attendance and growth needs.

Skillsets for the Chair for Education include:  Excellent communication skills, diplomacy, team-building, and creativity.  This person should be relatively active on Fetlife to monitor the various emerging interests within the community and should be able to work with a wide variety of populations, so should be open-minded and comfortable with diversity.  A proven ability to follow-through in communication, and an awareness of marketing techniques is helpful in this position.  A friendly smile and warm personality will also go a long way when making new members feel welcome and inviting them to find their own interests as they continue their journey of self-discovery.

Each month the Chair will check in and ensure plans and activities are being completed, will assist with facilitating any needs and meeting challenges that each of these individuals may be encountering and will provide a chain of command for the Executive Committee to communicate plans and direction with regard to a larger vision for APEX.

Specific time commitments are as follows: Attend the monthly Executive Committee Meeting (some absences are acceptable) and be active enough in the club to know if our Education functions are serving the needs of the Membership. When a coordinator is not present, the Education Chair will step into this role ensuring that the club and membership needs are met. The Education Chair will also make it a priority to find successors to each position and for themselves.

APEX will also have spaces open on the Executive Committee this year.  The time commitment varies, but you need to be prepared to be at the club at least one day a week, and there’s lots of business in the mean time.

 

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