Volunteer Orientation

MADD’s Mission
O To eliminate drunk driving.
O To support victims of this violent crime.
O To prevent underage drinking.
Cari Lightner
Some Important Statistics
O In 2011, there were 9,878
O On average, one in three
alcohol-impaired driving
fatalities which accounted
for 31% of all motor vehicle
fatalities in the US.
O Every day in America,
another 27 people die as a
result of drunk driving
people will be involved in a
drunk driving crash in their
O An average drunk driver
has driven drunk 80 times
before first arrest.
O Teen alcohol use kills about
6,000 people each year.
Volunteer Opportunities
There are several kinds of volunteer opportunities for MADD
 Core Programming
• These research-based programs are tied directly to
mission objectives.
 Awareness
• To promote the mission of MADD and make others
aware of our cause.
 Fundraising
• It takes money to provide programming that supports
our mission. You can help!
 Administrative
• As part of MADD’s cost saving strategies, offices
operate with small staff. You can help by lending a
 Public Policy
• Lend your voice to ensure that legislation is enacted
which will impact our mission.
Please note:
•Not all opportunities listed on the following slides are available at this time in all areas. Please advise
Volunteer Coordinator of your areas of interest and we will notify you as opportunities become available.
•Some programs require a background check such as those that work with youth, victims, fundraising, or
events where you may be handling cash for MADD.
Volunteer Opportunities
Court Monitors –
Volunteers are trained to observe the
court system and collect information
on drunk driving cases.
The data must be entered online into a
centralized system by the court
monitor or another trained volunteer.
This information is used by MADD to
recommend constructive
improvements to our judicial system.
Volunteer training will include an
overview of the relevant state laws,
the Rules of Evidence, and the role of
the Court Monitor.
If interested in working in Davidson
County, must be available at least
once every other week on Tuesdays
from 8:00 – 2:00pm.
Parking downtown will need to
be paid up front, but will be
reimbursed once a month.
If interested in other counties, session
times may vary, but are always
during the day.
Requires a background check and
minimum age of 18.
Core Programming
Mission Connection:
Eliminate Drunk Driving
Volunteer Opportunities
Victim Impact Panelists –
Allows victims/survivors an
opportunity to heal by sharing their
personal stories of bereavement,
injuries, and loss with DUI or other
alcohol-related offenders.
Panels reduce future victimizations
by educating participants to the
hazards of impaired driving and
motivating participants to make
responsible decisions about drinking
and driving in the future.
Panelists are challenged with creating
receptive audiences.
Core Programming
Mission Connection:
Eliminate Drunk Driving
Only victims or law enforcement
may participate as speakers.
Case must be adjudicated,.
Should wait one-two years after
victimization to step into this role.
MADD staff recommendation
Volunteer Opportunities
Victim Advocates –
Provide direct victim services to
victims/survivors of impaired
driving crashes who may be in need
of crisis intervention, emotional
support, financial resource referrals,
practical guidance in the criminal
justice process, community referrals,
and/or support groups.
Services are delivered in-person, by
telephone, and via email.
One-day Victim Advocate Institute
Training (VATI)
• Including additional
coursework online and/or via
• MADD staff recommendation
• Must be emotionally ready to
support victims.
If you are a victim interested in this
• Case must be adjudicated,.
• Should wait at least two years
after victimization to step into
this role.
Core Programming
Mission Connection:
Support Victims of Impaired Driving
Volunteer Opportunities
Facilitators –
Deliver 30-minute workshops that
equip parents and caregivers with
the handbook that will help guide
them through talking to kids about
Help engage workshop attendees as
future volunteers.
Coordinators –
Core Programming
Mission Connection:
Prevent Underage Drinking
Must attend a training to become
Secure locations to host Power of
Parent Workshops.
Work with Power of Parents
Facilitators to schedule workshops.
Recruit parents to attend
Solicit in-kind donations of
Volunteer Opportunities
Sticker Shock Campaign
• Raise public awareness about the minimum
drinking age by placing stickers on beer and
wine coolers in hopes of discouraging those
over 21 from providing alcohol to minors.
Stickers warn of the penalties for doing such.
• Timeframe: Often done near prom and
• Volunteers: Often a project of youth 16-21,
but can be done by any age.
 Power Talk 21
• A day to encourage parents to talk to kids
about alcohol.
• Timeframe: April 21 for event, volunteer
activities can lead up to actual day.
• Volunteers: Help distribute brochures and
participate in social media campaigns to
maximize awareness.
If you are enthusiastic about helping people
get to know more about MADD and the
programs and services we provide, you may
be perfect for helping out with short-term or
irregular volunteer needs like Awareness
Promote the Mission:
Awareness Events/ Campaigns
Volunteer Opportunities
Tie One On for Safety
• Drivers across the country display MADD red
ribbons on their vehicles as a pledge to drive
safe and sober and as a reminder to others to
do the same.
• Timeframe: Kicks off each Holiday season
when drunk driving crashes tend to increase.
• Volunteers: Distribute ribbons at various
 Red Ribbon Week
• If you are an educator or a member of a high
school PTO/PTA group, influence teen
drinking behavior by providing teens with fun
ways to take a stand against underage
drinking and by providing parents with the
tools to talk with their teens about alcohol.
• Timeframe: October
Promote the Mission:
Awareness Events/ Campaigns
Volunteer Opportunities
Celebration of Life
• While fostering hope, Victim/Survivor
Tributes serve as a time of poignant
reflection to remember and honor those who
have been killed or injured in impaired
driving crashes.
• Timeframe: November or December
• Volunteers: Plan and organize the event.
 Law Enforcement Recognition
• MADD supports the heroes who keep our
roads safe. High-visibility law enforcement
catches drunk drivers and discourages
others from driving drunk. This event
awards officers for their continued
commitment to our cause.
• Timeframe: Varies
• Volunteers: Plan and organize the event.
Promote the Mission:
Awareness Events/ Campaigns
Volunteer Opportunities
Sobriety Checkpoints
• Assist local law enforcement at designated
sobriety checkpoints, usually specifically
assigned to those checkpoints named in honor
of a victim of drunk driving.
• Timeframe: Varies
• Volunteers: Offer praise and encouragement to
officers for their heroic efforts to eliminate
drunk driving and may distribute literature to
drivers passing through the checkpoint, explain
the named victim’s story as opportunity is
given, and/or speak in support of the mission of
Table Host
• Organizations often ask MADD to participate
in company or community events by hosting a
display table, giving out brochures, and talking
to people about our cause.
• Although these opportunities are invaluable in
helping to spread the word about what we do
and in recruiting additional volunteers, because
of limited resources, our staff isn’t always able
to accommodate such requests.
• Table Host Volunteers help make more of these
events possible.
• Timeframe: Varies
Promote the Mission:
Awareness Events/ Campaigns
Volunteer Opportunities
MADD Events
Walk Like MADD – All over the
nation, thousands of people will
participate in 5K walks to celebrate
creating a brighter future without drunk
driving and underage drinking.
Funding Source: Teams raise money
from individuals and groups to sponsor
them as they walk.
Locations: Nashville, Knoxville,
Timeframe: Varies by area
Volunteers: Many opportunities
Fund the Mission:
Fundraising Events/ Campaigns
Participate on fundraising teams as
walkers and/or team captains
Help with event planning and logistics
which may include soliciting in-kind
donations, or event sponsors.
Volunteer Opportunities
MADD Special Events
Fund the Mission:
Fundraising Events/ Campaigns
Varies– We are always looking for creative
ways to get people involved and excited
about supporting MADD. In the past we
have held events such as MADD About Tea,
golf tournaments, and even an exclusive
dinner with Tennessee Titan, Delanie Walker.
But are always open to new ideas.
Funding source: Varies, can include ticket
sales, silent auction, portion of proceeds, etc.
Location: varies
Timeframe: varies
Volunteers: May plan and organize event
which could include compiling guest lists;
sending invitations; selling tickets; soliciting
in-kind donations, event sponsors,
decorations, and silent auction items; or may
help decorate, run registration tables, etc.
Volunteer Opportunities
Host a Giving Campaign – Challenge your
company, church, school, or other organization to
donate to MADD using creative ways to organize
a Giving Campaign.
 Get permission for employees to pay $5 to
wear jeans on Friday with proceeds going to
 Hold a yard sale, bake sale, or car wash at
your church or organization.
But you can do better than that! Come up
with a great idea, contact us for approval,
and we’ll help guide you with the supplies
and/or authorization letter you may need to
make it official!
Donations can also be accepted through
Community Shares, an employee giving
program that allows employees to donate
through payroll deduction.
Fund the Mission:
Fundraising Events/ Campaigns
Volunteer Opportunities
 Administrative Volunteers–May be
assigned to a variety of tasks which
may include:
updating spreadsheets
database data entry
running copies
collating binders
packing materials
answering phones
mailing thank you cards
internet research
stuffing envelopes
 Skilled Volunteers - Sometimes needed
for specialized projects such as designing
databases /spreadsheets or designing
marketing materials such as brochures,
posters, or invitations.
If you have a specialized skill you would
be willing to share, please indicate that on
your application.
Support the Mission:
Administrative/Skilled Volunteers
Volunteer Opportunities
O Public Policy Committee
Advance the Mission:
Public Policy Volunteers
Each year, dozens of
Tennessee bills are created that
have the potential to affect
MADD’s Campaign to
Eliminate Drunk Driving®.
The Public Policy Volunteer
Committee will help select our
legislative objectives for 2013
and plan a volunteer Hill Day
to communicate those
The meetings will be
conducted via 1-800
conference call to allow for
participation across the state.
Volunteer Application Process
Step 1: Submit our initial one-page
Application Form.
 Asks for basic contact
Review the online Volunteer
• Submit the completed
Volunteer Confirmation Page
to the MADD TN State office.
 If you cannot complete the online
Orientation, contact the MADD TN
State office for assistance.
 Mark your areas of interest.
Feel free to write-in anything
you don’t see on the app.
Step 2: MADD staff will review
your application.
If you are interested in a Core
Programming Opportunity, you
may be asked to complete
additional paperwork.
 Depending on your area of interest,
you may be asked to complete a
Background Check.
Step 3: Complete Volunteer
Step 4: Once all necessary
paperwork for your area of interest
has been completed and approved,
you will be contacted by the
MADD staff Program Specialist
assigned to your area of interest
and your geographic location.
If additional training is required,
you will discuss a training schedule
with your Program Specialist.
 If no training is required, you will
be given information about how to
begin participation.
Reporting Volunteer
Service Hours
Some of our grants require us to record
the number of hours our volunteers
devote in service to activities for the
O Therefore, it is very important that our
volunteers submit monthly Volunteer
Time Sheets to us so that we may
comply with these requirements that
ensure continued funding.
Volunteer Time Sheets can be
downloaded from our website or
requested from your local MADD staff
 Please log all activity and note the
project or event for which the time was
 You may mail, fax, or scan/email your
completed timesheets to
[email protected]
We thank you in advance for your
cooperation in this matter!
A Few Important Policy Notes
MADD & Politics
IRS regulations prohibit non-profits
from participation in political
Individuals must refrain from any
open display of political campaigning
(buttons, other advertising, etc) while
attending a MADD event or acting as
a MADD representative.
Violation could cost MADD our tax
exempt status!
Mixed Messages
Messaging to underage youth should
support the lifesaving “21” legal
drinking age laws.
Though our youth programming does
include education about the dangers of
drinking and driving as an adult,
messaging that simply urges YOUTH
not to drink and drive is inappropriate.
Messages to youth must convey a
clear “no use” message.
Conflicts of Interest
Exists when the interests or concerns of a
volunteer or the person’s immediate family,
or any party, group, or organization to which
the person has allegiance can cause MADD
to be legally or otherwise vulnerable to
litigation, criticism, or embarrassment.
Volunteers should avoid such conflicts –
potential or real.
If one exists, it needs to be disclosed and
that person will be excluded from
discussion, voting, and/or decision making
activities surrounding said conflict.
Volunteer Resources
O Website
 maddtn.org
 Click Volunteer
Resources at left to
• Downloads
• Volunteer Postings
O Downloads
 Application
 Time Sheet
 Publisher Calendar with
important Volunteer Activities
O Volunteer Postings
 Summary of Overall Volunteer
• As detailed in this
 Current Volunteer Project
• Shows specific needs as they
become available.
• Changes frequently.
• If interested in an
opportunity, email the
contact shown.
• Mark this page in your
favorites and check often!
Staying in the Loop
The best way to stay in the loop is to
subscribe to our eNewsletter to
receive communications about events
and opportunities in your area as well
as important news affecting MADD’s
mission in the State and the Country.
Become a Chapter Member in your
Some areas have an active Chapter
of volunteers which meet regularly
to plan and discuss local Volunteer
Activities and Projects.
Check the web site for active
If your area does not have an active
chapter, you can check our
Volunteer Resources page for the
requirements for starting a new
chapter in your area.
You can still participate as a
volunteer even if there is no active
chapter in your area.
Connect with us on Facebook.
O For Victims, there are also
Message Boards available
through Victim Services.
Volunteer Confirmation
Please print the following page. (Hint: Choose “Print Current Slide”
to print ONLY that page.)
Answer the questions to confirm your completion of the
Volunteer Orientation.
Submit your completed Volunteer Confirmation Page to our
Coordinator of Volunteer Resources at the MADD TN State
office by one of the following:
Email: [email protected]
Fax : 615-360-9022
Mail: Michelle Rozell
MADD TN State Office
1100 Kermit Dr., Suite 022,
Nashville, TN 37217
Volunteer Confirmation Page
Your name:
What Volunteer Opportunity is perfect for those
who want to have a voice in legislative objectives?
2. Is MADD against drinking for those over 21?
Why is it so important for Volunteer Service Hours
to be reported?
3. Name two Core Programming Volunteer
Is political campaigning allowed if you’re at an
event representing MADD?
4. Name two Awareness Volunteer Opportunities.
9. What message must be clearly communicated
regarding underage youth and alcohol?
5. Name one Fundraising Volunteer Opportunity.
10. What is the best way to stay in the loop about what
is happening with MADD in your area?
1. What is MADD’s Mission?
Mail: Michelle Rozell
MADD TN State Office
1100 Kermit Dr., Suite 022,
Nashville, TN 37217
Email: [email protected]
Fax : 615-360-9022
We look forward to
working with you!

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