Our Volunteers

As we move into 2022, we're looking for some volunteers who have expertise in the following areas. Most of this involves giving advice or doing single, short-term projects, but some involves ongoing activities:

Social Media: Identifying outreach opportunities.  Tracking relevant posts on 50+ facebook pages and flagging those that merit a response.  Managing and moderating our FB page.  Identifying blogs, vlogs, podcasts, clubs and organizations, Facebook groups and outdoor education influencers who are in a position to help us promote cold water safety.

News Media:

Familiarity with media liaison.

Educational Outreach: Coordinating Zoom training.  Creating online training and certification resources.  Identifying public and private organizations, conference speaking opportunities.

Web Design: We just finished a major overhaul of our web site and could use some help with technical and design issues related to the Wix Platform.

Video Creation & Editing: We need help creating video resources that mirror the key information on our website.  We currently use Filmora and Adobe Premiere software.  Anyone familiar with Adobe in particular would be a big help.

Basic Statistics - Condensing and interpreting statistics from publications like the annual Coast Guard boating statistics report.

Government Grant Application and Administration:

Incident Investigations - ( More on what this involves) Tracking the US Coast Guard BAD reports, cross-checking with Google Alerts, gathering information, cross-checking facts like weather, water temperature, and use of PFDs and thermal protection.

Researchers: Anyone with a Nexus/Lexis account and/or access to full-articles on platforms like PubMed.  Familiarity with developing bibliographic resources.  Researching equipment manufacturers and retailers and evaluating their image and position on cold water safety.

Writing and Publishing:  Familiarity with outdoor recreation publications and interacting with book publishers.

Anyone with a Nexus/Lexis account and/or access to full-articles on platforms like PubMed.  Familiarity with developing bibliographic resources.  Researching equipment manufacturers and retailers and evaluating their image and position on cold water safety.

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