Become a CAIR-TX, DFW Chapter volunteer. Here is your chance to make a difference and to experience the pleasures that come with helping others. As Muslims, we have a duty to improve our communities and to help those in need. Volunteering with CAIR-TX, DFW Chapter is an excellent way to exercise our faith, work towards a better America, build your resume and gain a wide range of experience.
We've enhanced the CAIR-TX, DFW Chapter volunteer experience by offering:
A online message board to discuss your projects and give you the access to resources and support.
A diverse range of projects and activities so you can participate in your areas of interest.
An organized approach with clear: goals, instructions, deadlines and resources to achieve results.
A rewarding experience that builds both teamwork and community.
We have two types of volunteers: Organizational Support and Special Engagement Program.
Organizational Support Volunteers:
Volunteers are given the opportunity to help CAIR with tasks in the office on an as-needed basis, and called on to assist in and support CAIR organized events.Examples:
- Office Coordinator: Keep the daily tasks and organization of the office up to date and get on-the-job training behind the scenes of a non-profit Civil Rights and Advocacy organization.
- Event Planner: Help organize events to reach out to the Muslim community and the Houston community at large. We research, plan, and organize several large scale events, from panel forums, to film screenings, to demonstrations.
- Masjid Liaison: Represent the CAIR-TX, DFW Chapter at your masjid. Duties would include making necessary announcements during salat times, conducting voter registration drives, updating the members of your masjid about CAIR-TX, DFW Chapter events and projects, serving as a resource for masjid safety and civil rights, and much more.
- Research Assistance: Research and gather information on different issues such as the life of Muslims in America, the amount of Mosques around the country, and other aspects and interests of Muslim life in America. Volunteer researchers would work with our office here in Houston and the Research Department in Washington D.C.
- Social Media Coordinator: Keep the community up to date through different social media outlets and to help develop the various platforms.
Special Engagement Program Volunteers:
These programs are more rigorous & require applicants meet the preferred criteria. You will be contacted for a resume. Participants are expected to organize community empowerment sessions and be involved in political, media, and grass-roots efforts.
- CAIR Community Network: Community members should have an interest in politics and desire for community activism. Participants should be willing to engage in city council meetings and mobilization efforts. They should have strong communication and relationship-building skills and be genuinely interested in working and meeting with people in the public sector. Individuals will be reporting to the Government Relations department. Preference will be given to those who have already graduated high school.
- Media Watchdog: Members of the Media Watchdog team are expected to follow the news and current events. They must possess strong writing and communication skills for composing letters to the editor, have an understanding of social media, and are enrolled in college. Participants will be tracking news and responding to negative and positive media via letters, blogging, social networking or radio. Individuals will be reporting to the Media Relations department. Preference will be given to those who have already graduated high school.
- Sensitivity Training: The Sensitivity Training engagement program is seeking members from a wide variety of locations across the Greater Los Angeles area and different professional backgrounds. Participants must have completed high school and be comfortable with public speaking. Participants will be doing public presentations on Islamic religious and cultural practices to different professional groups. Individuals will be reporting to the Civil Rights department. Preference will be given to those who have already graduated high school.
MOST VOLUNTEER WORK CAN BE DONE FROM HOME OR AT OUR OFFICE! If interested, please fill out the form below.