Each year, the Ad Council works with more than 200 nonprofit organizations to make our community stronger by giving voice to their diverse public issues and needs. But we can’t do it alone – we need you and your expertise!
Please contact Aaron Lattanzio at (585) 442-0200 x208 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in volunteering in any of the following ways:
Our Roundtable program provides a forum where a volunteer team of marketing and communications professionals serves as a “think tank,” helping a nonprofit team address a particular challenge, concern, or opportunity. Volunteers on our email list can opt-in to any session of interest.
Number of volunteers: 7-12 per Roundtable, approximately 20 Roundtables per year
Time commitment: 8:30am-11:30am, volunteers are expected to participate in at least one Roundtable per year
The Ad Council provides marketing and communications planning, coaching, and mentoring to nonprofits with a focus on developing a plan, tailored to the organizations needs and resources. Our volunteers are the project managers throughout the process, and are responsible for strategic direction and writing, with execution the responsibility of the nonprofit.
Number of volunteers: 1 per nonprofit, plus Ad Council staff member
Time commitment: 3-6 months, 1 meeting per month
The Ad Council’s Brand Development program is a one-day retreat to help organizations define their brand platform. This platform will help the organization clearly and consistently articulate who they are and what they do for all of their constituents.
Number of volunteers: 2-3 per nonprofit, plus Ad Council staff member
Time commitment: One day retreat, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Ad Council holds some of the most dynamic events in Rochester for marketing communications professionals, from our Annual Spring Lunch to our successful golf tournament, The A-Games. Volunteers are needed for various critical day-of-event roles, from registration to assistance with contest holes and our auction.
Number of volunteers: 5-10 volunteers per event
Time commitment: Few hours per event
The Ad Council is always looking for freelance photographers, graphic designers, and writers to donate their skills and time towards Ad Council projects and materials. We are known for our ability to allow freelancers to express themselves and expand their creative horizons, and are happy to offer recognition, including printed credit on Ad Council materials. In addition, we’re often asked by our nonprofit clients for references of potential pro bono marketing communications service providers. If you’d like to be on that list, please let us know.
Number of volunteers: On an as-needed basis
Time commitment: Varies by project