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VOLUNTEER!
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THANK YOU! To all who volunteered at and visited the Dewey Square "Occupation Village".  It was a historic experience in expressing "a new way" of community living in an urban environment.
  
We need: PEOPLE to be both ONSITE and work as VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERS.
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NOTE: BY COMING TO A "PROTEST ACTION SITE" YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO ARREST.  For more info, see the legal [[http://www.occupyboston.org/faq/legal-advice-and-resources/ FAQ]].
ONSITE VOLUNTEERING
 
  
NOTE: BY COMING ON SITE YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO ARREST.  It’s a “Protest Action Site”.  For more info, see the legal [[http://www.occupyboston.org/faq/legal-advice-and-resources/ FAQ]].
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Get involved in a [http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Working_Groups '''WORKING GROUP''']!  or see below for other volunteer opportunities.
  
The best way to help with onsite volunteering is to just SHOW UP. People AT the camp ARE the occupation. Look for people who are working and ask how to help. Ask a camper if you can help with anything. Camping is the hardest part of this occupation. For campers to stay, they need to be comfortable. Check in at the INFO TENT/WELCOME CENTER. There is a list of volunteer needs. Remember to dress for the weather. Being outside generally requires warm clothes and comfortable shoes, because of the gravel path.
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To get more info, please write to [mailto:volunteer@occupyboston.org volunteer@occupyboston.org].
  
GREETERS: This is a fun job! If you like meeting new people and don’t mind talking to strangers. Greet newcomers and ask them if this is their first time onsite.  And help them connect with folks that are interested in similar topics/issues. Help them get a sense of the camp and where to find things. And find out if they want to “sign up”! for fun jobs they’ll enjoy… like marching, or making posters, outreach, or even developing policy as we move into “how” we will actually get this done part of the demand process.
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If you want to join in a Working Group, check out the main website www.occupyboston.org and look at the the calendar on the right to see when different working groups are meeting.  
  
FOOD PREPPERS, SERVERS, and DISHWASHERS: The food tent always needs help serving fruit salad and organizing canned goods.
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Look to the left on this page to see a button for "Working Groups". Take a look through the links to see what different Working Groups do and see where your interests are.  
  
ERRAND RUNNERS: We need people to run errands for the campers…the campers ARE the occupation. If we keep them comfortable, they’ll stay longer. But we also need runners for the volunteers at the INFO desk and WELCOME desk. The folks staffing these tables are “stuck” there for hours. And they often need water and other supplies.
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Or START YOUR OWN WORKING GROUP!  It's easy.  The General Assembly voted to allow any two people to start a working group. Check out the "Facilitation Working Group" to see guidelines for establishing a Working Group. Established Working Groups get to access donations for causes that are supported by the General Assembly.
  
TRASH/CLEANUP: This is everyone’s job and after camping all night outside, it’s hard to remember to clean up everything. You’ll see many smiling faces if you can pitch in and pitch it out. If you can take a few minutes to walk around and pick up while you’re there, that would be great.
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== '''DETAILED VOLUNTEER PAGES "BY WORKING GROUP"''' ==
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[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/Free_School_Volunteer_Page Free School Volunteer Needs]
  
POSTER MAKERS and CARDBOARD CUTTERS: Make posters and/or cut up cardboard. Fun fun fun!
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== '''SPECIALTIES/PROFESSIONAL SKILLS==
  
SUPPLY SORTERS: help the LOGISTICS tent sort through boxes and boxes of supplies and organize the supplies.
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* BOOKKEEPPERS are needed to help the [[Finance_Working_Group|Financial Accountability Working Group]]. [mailto:ob-finance@lists.mayfirst.org ob-finance@lists.mayfirst.org] Please put VOLUNTEER BOOKKEEPPER in the subject line.
  
COMMUNITY WATCH: NIGHT HOURS…walk the site to make sure everything is OK. A constant “awake” presence is required at the site for safety, and to show the public that we’re managing things well…
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* MEDICS/NURSES are needed to help at the events. Please see more details at the [[Medical|Medic]] Working Group page. [mailto:occupybosmedic@gmail.com Medics] Please put MEDIC VOLUNTEER in the subject line.
  
Email for Volunteer Coordinators: volunteeroccupybos@gmail.com
 
  
OFFSITE and VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING
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* LAWYERS
  
* BLOGGING
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== '''REMOTE and VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING''' ==
  
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* '''MEDIA MONITORING'''
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Help us keep a complete/running list of media we have gotten.  Look at what we have already at: http://www.occupyboston.org/press/press-coverage/
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Watch the sites that are covering us already.  Or look for other news sources.  Submit new coverage links to: submit@occupybostonglobe.com
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Write to the Media Coordinator at [mailto:m2@occupyboston.org Media Volunteer Coordinator]
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* '''WRITERS of News/Analysis'''
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SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE TO: submit@occupybostonglobe.com for submissions
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Occupy Boston Globe is looking for news stories and news analysis of the day's events pertaining to Occupy Boston, Occupy Wall Street, and the other Occupy movements.
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Occupy Boston Radio is in search of a News Team.  Those willing to write, produce and host the News.  Please contact us at radio@occupyboston.org
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* '''WRITERS of Human Interest Stories'''
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Write stories about people coming together from diverse backgrounds to do something amazing.  The people gathering up supplies or doing fundraisers.  The people in your neighborhood that support the effort for their particular reason.  Submit stories to: submit@occupybostonglobe.com.  See a [[List of Human Interest Story Topics]]  If you have a new one, go for it, but let us know you're doing it.  If you want to do one on the list, let us know, in case someone else has already started it.
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* '''BLOGGING'''
 
Search for blogs and newspaper/media that have articles. Or go to the main website (http://www.occupyboston.org/) and OB facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OccupyBoston) page and look for posts of media. Go to those sites, read the article and the comments. Post replies “in support”. Use the “messages” at the main website to help you write things in support of the movement. Here’s a good place to find those messages: http://www.occupyboston.org/faq/general-faq/
 
Search for blogs and newspaper/media that have articles. Or go to the main website (http://www.occupyboston.org/) and OB facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OccupyBoston) page and look for posts of media. Go to those sites, read the article and the comments. Post replies “in support”. Use the “messages” at the main website to help you write things in support of the movement. Here’s a good place to find those messages: http://www.occupyboston.org/faq/general-faq/
  
* POSTER YOUR TOWN
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* '''POSTER YOUR TOWN'''
 
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[[http://wiki.occupyboston.org/wiki/List_of_poster_linksPrint out 50 flyers from this page.]
Print out 50 flyers from the website. Find them at: http://www.occupyboston.org/flyers-print-and-post/
 
  
 
Hand them out downtown, at the grocery store, at the big discount store. Post them at coffee shops, bus stations, anywhere that seems appropriate. Be considerate of local cultural preferences relative to posting on telephone poles. While there are laws allowing and preventing, there’s often a local preference that may be worth respecting.
 
Hand them out downtown, at the grocery store, at the big discount store. Post them at coffee shops, bus stations, anywhere that seems appropriate. Be considerate of local cultural preferences relative to posting on telephone poles. While there are laws allowing and preventing, there’s often a local preference that may be worth respecting.
  
* SET UP and/or STAFF A TABLE IN YOUR TOWN
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To get more info, please go to http://www.occupyboston.org/contact-occupy-boston-form/
  
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* '''SET UP and/or STAFF A TABLE IN YOUR TOWN'''
 
Get a card table and set it up downtown somewhere. Or at a busy bus or train station. Wherever there’s a lot of foot traffic. Print out a bunch of flyers from http://www.occupyboston.org/flyers-print-and-post/ And just go sit at the table and answer questions. The first time will be hard because you’ll be learning at the same time you’re answering questions. But it’ll get easier. Print out the FAQ from the website and bring them with you. Make sure to check the FAQ sometimes, because there are updates as we figure out other stuff people want to know.
 
Get a card table and set it up downtown somewhere. Or at a busy bus or train station. Wherever there’s a lot of foot traffic. Print out a bunch of flyers from http://www.occupyboston.org/flyers-print-and-post/ And just go sit at the table and answer questions. The first time will be hard because you’ll be learning at the same time you’re answering questions. But it’ll get easier. Print out the FAQ from the website and bring them with you. Make sure to check the FAQ sometimes, because there are updates as we figure out other stuff people want to know.
  
* OTHER REMOTE VOLUNTEER DESK/COMPUTER Research and Organizing tasks.
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To get more info, please go to http://www.occupyboston.org/contact-occupy-boston-form/
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* Write LETTERS TO THE EDITOR(LTE) of your local and regional newspapers - for both bad and good articles or media pieces.  
  
Please write to occupybostonbos@gmail.com to get things you can do to help right from your own home! If you're not afraid to talk to strangers and feel like doing some phone work, please mention this when you write.
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Letters are guest opinion pieces of about 250 words that allow you to offer a brief rebuttal to or support of an event or article.  LTEs should be written in a timely manner ideally 24-48 hours after the original media piece comes out. More than one person can send in an LTE, in fact we are more likely to get an LTE published if multiple go in.  Watch the press pages of the website or your local/regional papers and write specifically to articles that the publication has released as well as to pieces on the Occupy Boston press site that haven't been addressed by your local/regional paper. 
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Check with the paper’s limit on the number of words. Write about your feelings about why the Occupation is important to you. If you live or work in Boston or own a business in Boston, specifically if it’s near Dewey Square,  be clear about how you feel about the Occupation being in “your neighborhood”.  We’ve had people write in and tell us that they love having a “new community center”, and local business owners have said that it’s been great for sales, because of all of the visitors.
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See other detailed [[Letters to the Editor Suggestions]].
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For more info, write to m2 @ occupyboston.org or to outreach@occupyboston.org
  
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* '''OTHER REMOTE VOLUNTEER''' DESK/COMPUTER Research and Organizing tasks.
  
[[https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AptokJEriOTvdHpYcGVwem5IM19Fa3hHMnZ5VHJvZWc&hl=en_US Media, Photo/Video and Tech Spreadsheet For Assigned Tech and Media Volunteers
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Please write to occupybostonbos@gmail.com to get things you can do to help right from your own home!  If you're not afraid to talk to strangers and feel like doing some phone work, please mention this when you write.
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Latest revision as of 20:08, 28 September 2012

Back to Participate Page

THANK YOU! To all who volunteered at and visited the Dewey Square "Occupation Village". It was a historic experience in expressing "a new way" of community living in an urban environment.

NOTE: BY COMING TO A "PROTEST ACTION SITE" YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO ARREST. For more info, see the legal [FAQ].

Get involved in a WORKING GROUP! or see below for other volunteer opportunities.

To get more info, please write to volunteer@occupyboston.org.

If you want to join in a Working Group, check out the main website www.occupyboston.org and look at the the calendar on the right to see when different working groups are meeting.

Look to the left on this page to see a button for "Working Groups". Take a look through the links to see what different Working Groups do and see where your interests are.

Or START YOUR OWN WORKING GROUP! It's easy. The General Assembly voted to allow any two people to start a working group. Check out the "Facilitation Working Group" to see guidelines for establishing a Working Group. Established Working Groups get to access donations for causes that are supported by the General Assembly.

DETAILED VOLUNTEER PAGES "BY WORKING GROUP"

Free School Volunteer Needs

SPECIALTIES/PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • MEDICS/NURSES are needed to help at the events. Please see more details at the Medic Working Group page. Medics Please put MEDIC VOLUNTEER in the subject line.


  • LAWYERS

REMOTE and VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING

  • MEDIA MONITORING

Help us keep a complete/running list of media we have gotten. Look at what we have already at: http://www.occupyboston.org/press/press-coverage/

Watch the sites that are covering us already. Or look for other news sources. Submit new coverage links to: submit@occupybostonglobe.com

Write to the Media Coordinator at Media Volunteer Coordinator

  • WRITERS of News/Analysis

SUBMIT A WRITING SAMPLE TO: submit@occupybostonglobe.com for submissions

Occupy Boston Globe is looking for news stories and news analysis of the day's events pertaining to Occupy Boston, Occupy Wall Street, and the other Occupy movements.

Occupy Boston Radio is in search of a News Team. Those willing to write, produce and host the News. Please contact us at radio@occupyboston.org

  • WRITERS of Human Interest Stories

Write stories about people coming together from diverse backgrounds to do something amazing. The people gathering up supplies or doing fundraisers. The people in your neighborhood that support the effort for their particular reason. Submit stories to: submit@occupybostonglobe.com. See a List of Human Interest Story Topics If you have a new one, go for it, but let us know you're doing it. If you want to do one on the list, let us know, in case someone else has already started it.

  • BLOGGING

Search for blogs and newspaper/media that have articles. Or go to the main website (http://www.occupyboston.org/) and OB facebook (http://www.facebook.com/OccupyBoston) page and look for posts of media. Go to those sites, read the article and the comments. Post replies “in support”. Use the “messages” at the main website to help you write things in support of the movement. Here’s a good place to find those messages: http://www.occupyboston.org/faq/general-faq/

  • POSTER YOUR TOWN

[out 50 flyers from this page.

Hand them out downtown, at the grocery store, at the big discount store. Post them at coffee shops, bus stations, anywhere that seems appropriate. Be considerate of local cultural preferences relative to posting on telephone poles. While there are laws allowing and preventing, there’s often a local preference that may be worth respecting.

To get more info, please go to http://www.occupyboston.org/contact-occupy-boston-form/

  • SET UP and/or STAFF A TABLE IN YOUR TOWN

Get a card table and set it up downtown somewhere. Or at a busy bus or train station. Wherever there’s a lot of foot traffic. Print out a bunch of flyers from http://www.occupyboston.org/flyers-print-and-post/ And just go sit at the table and answer questions. The first time will be hard because you’ll be learning at the same time you’re answering questions. But it’ll get easier. Print out the FAQ from the website and bring them with you. Make sure to check the FAQ sometimes, because there are updates as we figure out other stuff people want to know.

To get more info, please go to http://www.occupyboston.org/contact-occupy-boston-form/


  • Write LETTERS TO THE EDITOR(LTE) of your local and regional newspapers - for both bad and good articles or media pieces.

Letters are guest opinion pieces of about 250 words that allow you to offer a brief rebuttal to or support of an event or article. LTEs should be written in a timely manner ideally 24-48 hours after the original media piece comes out. More than one person can send in an LTE, in fact we are more likely to get an LTE published if multiple go in. Watch the press pages of the website or your local/regional papers and write specifically to articles that the publication has released as well as to pieces on the Occupy Boston press site that haven't been addressed by your local/regional paper.

Check with the paper’s limit on the number of words. Write about your feelings about why the Occupation is important to you. If you live or work in Boston or own a business in Boston, specifically if it’s near Dewey Square, be clear about how you feel about the Occupation being in “your neighborhood”. We’ve had people write in and tell us that they love having a “new community center”, and local business owners have said that it’s been great for sales, because of all of the visitors.

See other detailed Letters to the Editor Suggestions. For more info, write to m2 @ occupyboston.org or to outreach@occupyboston.org

  • OTHER REMOTE VOLUNTEER DESK/COMPUTER Research and Organizing tasks.

Please write to occupybostonbos@gmail.com to get things you can do to help right from your own home! If you're not afraid to talk to strangers and feel like doing some phone work, please mention this when you write.