Fellowship Program

At findhelp.org, our mission is to connect all people and the programs that serve them, with dignity and ease. We believe that real people working within their local communities can make the biggest difference. That's why we created our fellowship program — to help people like you make the biggest impact.

This program empowers individuals to help their communities, bringing our social care network to life. Our fellows will combine lived experience, expert input, community data, and local relationships to unite their communities around shared needs. 

Applications for the spring 2022 cohort are now closed. Please check back next summer for open applications for the fall cohort.

Overview

We provide each of our fellows with up to $1,000 and a network of support to help their local community through an organized project of their choice. These projects can be anything from a fundraiser to an awareness campaign to a donation drive, or any other approved community event.

Fellows in each cohort will meet monthly and work together to create their activities, and will have the support of findhelp.org to help them achieve their project goals. 

 
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Volunteers in Antioch, CA, work to distribute groceries to community members
experiencing food insecurity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How it Works

Findhelp.org will sponsor and support each fellow in the creation of a project for their community. During this five-month program, fellows will have the opportunity to tackle a topic of interest to improve their community, learn from experts in the field, gather meaningful skills and insights, explore regional data, and network with other professionals.

 

Findhelp.org will provide 1:1 support from Community Engagement Managers, help with printed materials for the events, funding (up to $1,000 per project), assistance with recruiting volunteers if needed, and even provide swag for event volunteers.

Ideal Candidates

Our fellows are a diverse group of community members. They can include navigators, those with current or past experience working or volunteering at community organizations, social workers, students of social work, and individuals with a passion for community development.

A findhelp.org fellow is someone who feels excited about the opportunity to engage with community stakeholders, has strong facilitation and organizational skills, can act as a community gatekeeper, and, most of all, aligns with findhelp.org’s core values and mission. 

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A volunteer organizes supplies during a food drive in Denver, CO. Our fellowship program empowers individuals around the country to organize events in support of their communities.

How to Apply

Submit your application to findhelp.org no later than November 15, 2021. The application includes questions about contact information, what need you would like to address in your local community, and why you feel that you would be an ideal fellowship candidate.

 

The fellowship selection committee will review applications and select 10 fellows for the Spring 2022 cohort, set to begin in early January. You’ll be notified no later than November 30, 2021 if you’ve been accepted into the program.

 

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