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A cyber club for online volunteers !

on April 15, 2014

We live in a cyber-world which is a growing global village, getting smaller with time and yet providing opportunities that were once unfathomable. Since the advent of computers in 1950s and the internet boom in mid 90s and then social networking like facebook in 2005, the cyber-world has become more compact and yet diverse. Through e-mail and instant messaging, online communities have been created. It is now possible to connect people who share interests and activities.

Online Volunteering

Everything is online nowadays. From e-books to online schools, news-reporting to online games, online shopping and even online dating and match-making! So why not an online club?

It is possible to run an online club, to connect and establish communication between committed individuals who are looking for opportunities to give back to their communities. It’s completely voluntary, no one gets paid, grants received are utilized in their respective projects, funds collected are given out as scholarships to high school graduates, everything is transparent, no one loses and children win!

FAQ ( new member orientation )

1. Who is eligible for membership?
A. Everybody over the age of 18 years.

2. What is the requirement?
A. Passion to serve and commitment towards our goals.

3. How can I apply?
A. a. A background check is required  b. A letter of recommendation/reference from teacher/employer etc  c. Application form  d. Copy of valid photo ID  e. An interview over the phone

4. Is there a fee?
A. Background check fee $20.00 one time, Honorary Membership fee $50.00 for the year, Regular membership fee $150.00 for the year.

5. Can the fee be waived?
A. Financial consideration is possible. Fee can be reduced or payable in amount of $25.00 for 2months (Honorary) or 5 months (Regular membership).

6. When is membership renewal due?
A. Membership needs to be renewed every year, before Oct 1st for the upcoming fiscal year.

7. What is Honorary membership?
A. Members cannot hold leadership office positions like President, Secretary, Treasurer, Board members. They may head committees, membership chair etc

8. What is expected of me once I get membership?
A. Attend conference call / email meetings, report monthly service hours at the end of the month, active member dialogue through forum is encouraged, promote the club’s projects and fundraisers, do your own fundraiser’s like yard sales or any other, suggest and initiate community service projects.

9. What is community service hours?
A. Any number of hours you spend trying to help anybody includes community service hours that need to be reported to our secretary at the end of the month. It is a Kiwanis International requirement. This may include feeding the hungry, distributing warm clothes to the poor, concession stands at different rallies and parades, educating and mentoring, cleaning the city, reading to kids and seniors, helping special needs people, volunteering at shelters, schools, libraries, churches, hospitals etc

10. What are the club’s current projects and fundraisers?
A. Club Goals for the year 2014 are :
1. Scholarships for high school graduates. Funds are generated through membership dues, different fundraising campaigns, yard sales, etc
2. Diabesity Awareness : fighting childhood obesity has been Cyber Kiwanis major project focus
3. Supporting other non-profits : like Relay for Life California, Special Olympics, United Cerebral Palsy of Central California, Children’s hospital, Madera.
4. Donations needed : of good condition woman clothing, jewelry, shoes, bags and other accessories are needed that are sold on poshmark to generate funds.
5. Seasonal fundraisers and events, stay connected to know what’s current.

11. How can I initiate a project or fundraiser?
A. Submit your ideas, fundraiser by 5th of a month to be included in that month’s meeting agenda. The project has to be approved by board before being implemented. No work shall be done using Cyber Kiwanis name without approval which includes fundraisers, service and advertisement etc

12. I am in another city, how can I donate for Poshmark?
A. You cannot donate but you can shop or promote our closet amongst family and friends who can shop from our Foundation and Cyber’s closet. Site links are found on the left side bar of our website.

13. Can I apply for scholarship?
A. No, they are only available for key club student graduates. However financial assistance for any purpose can be provided based on your active participation in community service.

14. Can a high school in my neighborhood become a key club?
A. Yes, through your efforts and contributions, a high school in your neighborhood can become our key club member and scholarships can be awarded in your area. For details contact us at cvckiwanis@gmail.com

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