Volunteer position: 1-3 hours per week
Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) is a volunteer-run non-profit, founded in 2020. In its short time, it has funded two annual scholarships for disadvantaged students of color, and made a documentary film, Roosevelt High School Beyond Black and White. The film is about historical attempts at desegregation, and about the racial equity issues and divisions of today.
RARE’s film has been very well received. It has already been seen by thousands of people via schools, places of worship, community organizations, public television, and other channels. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg! Our goal is to take the film into hundreds of other institutions throughout the greater Seattle area and even other parts of Washington State.
Are you willing to help make this vision a reality? We are looking for volunteers who will spend 1 to 3 hours per week writing emails and making follow-up calls to interested organizations. These are organizations that have expressed an interest in showing the film, but have not yet solidified their plans. RARE will provide training and all the assistance you need. No experience necessary!
Join a Diverse Volunteer Team
The RARE team is composed of more than 40 passionate volunteers, including 22 board members. Half are people of color. The team is evenly split between male and female. The first volunteers were mostly graduates of RHS. Now most of our new volunteers are from other schools. Many live outside the Seattle area. Nearly all of our meetings are via Zoom.
If you are interested, please complete the form on our Volunteer Opportunities page. We will get back to you soon!