Our projects

BGR projects are designed both to provide emergency food aid and to promote greater food productivity at the grass-roots level. We partner with organizations that are already operating on the ground in areas of interest. >
Rwanda and Malawi
India

Volunteer Opportunities

For those who wish to be more active in their support of BGR, there are many opportunities available. To volunteer your services, please send a message using our Contact Us page.

Below is the list of current openings:

Job Title: Facebook Page Administrator

Job/Task Description:
Responsible for all apsects of administration of BGR’s Facebook page.

Traits: Organized; detail-oriented; possessing a genuine interest in using social media as a platform for social change and engagement; a flexible team-player.

Skills/Requirements:

  • Familiarity with and enthusiasm for BGR and its mission, and awareness of current events regarding poverty, hunger, climate change and other issues relevant to BGR’s mission.
  • Experience as a Facebook Page Administrator for business or non-profit organizations; ability to routinely post items of interest relating to BGR activities and its mission, with strong writing and editing skills.
  • The candidate will also be able to research and identify engaging current news items and emerging themes relevant to BGR’s work; possess basic HTML coding skills to customize BGR Facebook Page posts, notes, and tabs; identify and post visually compelling photos and video.

Time Needed: Approximately 3-5 hours a week.

Availability: Postings on Facebook should be daily to the extent possible.

Tools Needed: Internet access, computer, e-mail, basic image editing software

Primary contact(s): Communications Chair, Executive Director

Job Title: Bookkeeper

Job/Task Description:
Responsible for:

  • receiving off-line donation checks and Excel file donation log from mailperson
  • logging checks in as received in donation log
  • e-mailing updated donation log back to mailperson
  • endorsing checks
  • completing deposit slip
  • photocopying or scanning deposit package and maintaining annual files for these.
  • updating any existing donor address changes in Quickbooks On-line accounting system (Quickbooks)
  • entering new donor address info into Quickbooks
  • recording deposit transactions into Quickbooks
  • create Bank Deposit Donor list for current deposit by downloading deposit transaction info from Quickbooks into Excel and adding any special donor notes/new address alerts
  • e-mail Bank Deposit Donor list to communications/IT for acknowledgement and entry into donor database.

Traits: Organized; detail-oriented; confidentiality

Skills/Requirements:

  • Previous bookkeeping experience
  • Intermediate level Excel skills
  • Practicing Buddhist
  • Must live in Northern NJ within proximity of a Lakeland Bank branch.

Time Needed: Approximately 2 hours a week. It will take a little longer after appeals and events, when check donations come in more heavily.

Availability: Schedule should be fairly regular. Requires someone who does not travel a great deal.

Tools Needed: Internet access, car, computer, email, Excel, photocopier or scanner.

Primary contact(s): Treasurer

Job Title: Web Developer

Job/Task Description:Programmer for web site maintenance and database management; assist with maintenance of the BGR web site and of the contact and donation database

Traits: Willingness to collaborate with others and meet commitments reached by mutual agreement

Skills/Requirements:

  • Writing HTML and CSS code using Adobe Creative Suite tools, e.g., Dreamweaver
  • Editing images
  • Familir with MySql databases and SQL queries

Location: Live anywhere

Time Needed: Varies but usually no more than 4 hours per week

Availability: Dependent on projects

Tools Needed: Computer, Internet access, Adobe Creative Suite (Dreamweaver and Photoshop), and a MySQL management system

Primary contact(s): IT Committee

Job Title: Graphic Artist for Web Content and Print Production

Job/Task Description: Graphic Artist for web content and print production to assist designers and IT in preparing files to be web-ready and/or print-ready. Should be especially good at preparing photos and optimizing them for both the web and print. Will need to review, troubleshoot, and clean up photos and html files. Create charts and graphics in Illustrator.

Traits: Attention to detail

Skills/Requirements: Expert at Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign. Basic Microsoft Word, Dreamweaver (for web content)

Location: Live anywhere

Time Needed: Varies

Availability: Dependent on projects; usually after work hours

Tools Needed: Computer, internet, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft Word; For web content also need: HTML, Dreamweaver,

Primary contact(s): Communications Chair, IT Chair, graphic designers