I worked at New York Cares from June 2011 through March 2014. My responsibilities during that time changed, grewn, and changed again, but some remained constant. Like designing, writing, and sending emails.
Here are a couple examples of our monthly newsletter which goes out to a large majority of our volunteer base. In March 2012, I redesigned the email to cut down on text and increase the use of high-quality pictures so they would be more engaging.
February Update – Get on Board and Volunteer
July Update – It’s Hot, Let’s Look Forward to Fall
This September – Cares Day Fall, New Website, And Free Beer
Email encouraging volunteers to sign up for projects in their neighborhood.
I also managed our social media channels. Below, you’ll find some of my favorite blog posts:
Coat Drive Kicks Off on a Snowy Morning
Saying Good-Bye to a Parking Lot, and Moving on to Rebuilding Post-Sandy
Inspire Healthy Eating in Children Through Gardening
Top 5 Projects for Valentine’s Day
Feed Kids in Need Over the Summer
Our Disaster Staff as Fine Art
Mucking-out the Rockaways with Team Rubicon
Saving Memories in Staten Island
Creating the Internet and Arguing Over the Color Red for New York Cares Day Fall
Farming Makes a Comeback in New York City – On the Roof
Get a Closer Look at the Parks We’ll be Cleaning up on New York Cares Day Spring
Greetings from Staten Island, New York
Help Keep Our Rivers Clean, and New York City Cool
I wrote this article summarizing the work of New York Cares and our need for coats in 2013 for a local community magazine.