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Apr 14 2008

Trail of Dreams Special Announcement

Audri Scott Williams

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long: Seeking Volunteer Staff http://trailofdreamsworldpeacewalk.com/id5.html

The Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long is seeking Volunteer Staff to donate their time and energy to assist the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walkers with the coordination of the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long on a national, state and local level. Please pass the word and if you are aware of any one who may be interested in any of the positions please have them contact:[email protected] or call USA 404-509-0471.

National Coordinator:
Description of Responsibilities: Coordinate the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long activities from a national perspective; communicate with the national press and media outlets to get the world out; engage the support of national organizations, recruit sponsors and donors to support the WALK; coordinate with and take direction from the Visionary/Team as to the needs of the walk and its overall direction; send press releases; write grants and proposals and handle general communication; work well with volunteers and committees; identify and communicate in a timely manner, the need for additional support for the walk.

Knowledge and Skill Needed: self motivated, self started, conscious of working with timelines, able to multitask, excellent written and oral communication skills, has experience with working with the press/media, good at taking advice and working with a team, understand the purpose of the WALK and is as passionate about its success as the TDWPWalkers are, enjoys networking with others (people and organizations), can see the big picture and the steps necessary to get there, has high standards and integrity, skilled at writing proposals and grant applications, ability to set goals and follow through; excellent computer skills.

State Coordinators:
Description of Responsibilities: Coordinate the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long activities at a statewide level; communicate with the state press and media outlets to get the world out; engage the support of state organizations, sponsors and donors to support the WALK as it enters the state and during the time its in the state; coordinate with state and local officials about the walk ; send press releases; write grants and proposals and handle general communication; work well with volunteers and committees; communicate with the National Coordinator progress at the state level ; participate with the planning team via conference calls on a regular basis.

Knowledge and Skill Needed: self motivated, self started, conscious of working with timelines, able to multitask, excellent written and oral communication skills, has experience with working with the press/media, good at taking advice and working with a team, understand the purpose of the WALK and is as passionate about its success as the TDWPWalkers are, enjoys networking with others (people and organizations), can see the big picture and the steps necessary to get there, has high standards and integrity, skilled at writing proposals and grant applications; excellent computers skills.

Route Coordinators:
Description of Responsibilities: Establish point to point routes for the WALK from NYC through ATL; utilizes national. state and local laws, rules and regulations to select specific routes for walking on the road sides; establishes start, end and check points each day; Integrates weather mapping and is aware of road conditions, hazard and special needs of the WALK to identify the best path for the walk and stays on top of everything to initiate changes to the route when necessary; is able to develop contingency plans and can work well with the Logistic and Security Coordinators;

Knowledge and Skills: Mapping, has an awareness of national, state and local highway/road rules and regulations that pertain to walking on roadsides; has a good sense of where check points should be and where the walk should start and stop each day; has knowledge of researching weather patterns and adjusting the route accordingly; risk assessment skills

Logistics Coordinator:
Description of Responsibilities: provides logistical support for the WALK; coordinates security, contingencies; acquiring permits and licenses, coordinates transportation, food and lodging for the Trail of Dreams Core Team; on site communications (cell phones and walkie talkies); addresses rules and regulations on a national, state and local level that could impact the walk; coordinates activities with route coordinators and members of the planning team; establishes and modifies the overall timeline for the walk with input from the planning team and coordinators; communicates with national, state and local coordinators to ensure everything is in place in a timely and proficient manner; ensures First Aid stations are set up at key points along the route and at all gatherings; establish code of conduct for participants; disclaimers and releases.

Knowledge and Skills: ); Is knowledgeable of rules and regulations on a national, state and local level that could impact the walk; is good at anticipating the needs of the walk and implementing a plan or strategy for addressing these needs; excellent attention to details; has knowledge of scheduling and creating timelines, knows how to coordinate transportation and lodging, excellent communication skills.

City Coordinators for NYC, WDC and ATL:
Description of Responsibilities: Coordinate the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long activities at a level; communicate with the local press and media outlets to get the world out; engage the support of local organizations, sponsors and donors to support the WALK as it enters the city and during the time its in the city; coordinate with local officials about the walk ; send press releases; write grants and proposals and handle general communication; work well with volunteers and committees; communicate with the National Coordinator progress at the state level ; participate with the planning team via conference calls on a regular basis; out reach to community to get the community involved at every level of the walk; coordinates the city registration process for the walk within the process established by the planning team for the walk; coordinate orientation circles for the city and potential participants.

Knowledge and Skill Needed: self motivated, self started, conscious of working with timelines, able to multitask, excellent written and oral communication skills, has experience with working with the press/media, good at taking advice and working with a team, understand the purpose of the WALK and is as passionate about its success as the TDWPWalkers are, enjoys networking with others (people and organizations), can see the big picture and the steps necessary to get there, has high standards and integrity, skilled at writing proposals and grant applications; excellent computers skills.

International Liaison:
Description of Responsibilities: Liaison with individuals, organizations, sponsors and donors from other countries interested in participating and supporting the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long, identifies language translators where appropriate for participants coming from abroad; ensures that everyone coming from abroad feels welcomed and supported.
Knowledge and Skills Needed: Knowledge of working with various embassies and consulates, aware of VISA information and assists international groups and individual with coordinating there entrance requirements and housing; and any other needs that may arise as international walkers (delegates) register to walk.

Coordinator for Artists for PEACE Sake:
The TDWPW is seeking a volunteer coordinator for the “Artists for PEACE Sake” component of the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long. The volunteer person or organization must be committed to the idea that artists are a powerful force for social and cultural transformation; that there are artists who seek to be a part of transforming the world through their art; tireless in their pursuit of artists from all venues for concerts, exhibits and film festivals in NYC, WDC and Atlanta during the Trail of Dreams Walk-A-Long.

The person or organization must have a proven track record in booking artists for special events, coordinating artistic venues and be in good standing with the artistic community. They must also be able to work well with the management team for the Walk. Be a self starter and a time manager. They should also be a team player.

Coordinator for the TDWPW-A-Long Touring Eco-Village:
The TDWPW is seeking a volunteer coordinator for the “TDWPW-A-Long Touring Eco-Village” component of the Trail of Dreams World Peace Walk-A-Long. The volunteer person or organization must be committed to the idea that people in their daily lives can be a powerful force that can make significant changes in their daily practices to ease humanity’s impact on Mother Earth; that there are best practices available for people and communities and are willing to establish a mobile touring demonstration and education Eco-Village to be a part of healing Mother Earth; tireless in their pursuit of best practices that can be incorporated into the touring eco-village; and conduct demonstrations and environmental educational activities at major gatherings in NYC, WDC and Atlanta during the Trail of Dreams Walk-A-Long (in addition to smaller events in communities through which the Walk will pass.

The person or organization must have a proven track record in environmental education, coordinating venues for dissemination of information and hands on activities and demonstrations for leading to environmental sustainability. They must also be able to work well with the management team for the Walk. Be a self starter and a time manager. They should also be a team player.

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