Volunteer Opportunities

To accomplish our objectives, the AEF must continually increase its active volunteer membership.

Fund Drives

Each year the AEF holds year-end drives to insure that we can continue to meet the needs of our friends and neighbors. The drive is timed for the holiday season, when the impact of economic hardship can be particularly difficult. This year-end drive must grow in scope. In addition, the AEF Board has realized that we must extend fund-raising over a greater part of the year than only the holiday season. The AEF always needs more volunteers to make these fund drives successful.

Please contact us for more information.

"Thank You" Note Writer

The Ashland Emergency Fund is dedicated to sending out personalized thank you's to every person who makes a charitable donation, big or small. If you are interesting in writing short, handwritten notes to our donors as an expression of our gratitude, please contact John.

Grant Writer

We are looking for any individuals who are interested in assisting our current Grant Writer to ensure more opportunities for the people of Ashland. This may include filling out paperwork, some brief technical writing and possibly researching further grant opportunities for The Ashland Emergency Fund. Please contact John if you are interested.

Essential Workers Sign Project

As a thank you to all of the essential workers during this time we are making and selling front yard signs in support. We are looking for volunteers to help sell and distribute signs in these coming weeks. If you are interested or want to buy a sign for your yard, please contact Cindy. This is still a work in progress, more information will follow soon!

Web Assistance/Social Media

We are constantly trying to expand our online reach and we'd love your help. Do you have information on how we can grow our social media or ideas on what we should post? Are you interested in working on our website or maybe writing monthly blog posts on relevant topics? Please reach out to Laura with any ways in which you think you could help us grow online!

Beanie Baby Collector

The AEF loves to bring raffles to local businesses in town as a mode of fundraising and we are constantly seeking out beanie babies as a part of our beanie baby raffles. We are constantly accepting beanie baby donations so if you have any you'd like to donate or you are interested in finding places to collect them for us please contact Bill.

Potential Book Keeping Assistance

Want to help manage donations with data entry help, ect? We are potentially looking for assistance with our bookkeeping, please contact us if interested.

Create Your Own Project!

The AEF is continually open to new ideas for raising funds. We also need leaders who will take the initiative to turn these ideas into fruitful events for Ashland. If you have suggestions for activities or wish to help the AEF by turning your good ideas into a reality please contact Nadine.

Help grow our Facebook Following

Want to get your friends to 'like' our page? Follow these easy steps:

1. Log into your personal Facebook page and find our organization by searching “The Ashland Emergency Fund” in the search bar.

2. Once on our page, bring your attention to the “Community” tab and find the blue box that says, “Invite Friends”

3. Click on this box and select from your friend's list or by searching for your friend's and family’s names.

4. Once selecting 10 people or more to invite, click the “Send Invites” button at the bottom of the page and they will receive an invite to “Like”.

5. Optionally, follow through with the invites by messaging those who you invited and give them a quick sentence or two on why they should like our page or why The Ashland Emergency Fund is important to you.

Want to share our posts with your friends list? Follow these easy steps

1. Log into your personal Facebook page and find our organization by searching “The Ashland Emergency Fund” in the search bar.

2. Bring your attention to the "Posts" tab and find a post by us that you would like to share.

3. At the bottom right-hand corner of the post, it will say "Share". Select that, followed by "Share now". This will make our post visible on all of your friend's timelines even if they do not follow our page.

We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to help up! Thank you for spreading the word!