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Volunteering with Let Grow: How to Help

Volunteering with Let Grow: How to Help

We like to describe ourselves as scrappy,  and small but mighty. We do a lot with every resource we have, but we can’t do it alone. We are always open to help, and if you’ve got a skill you want to contribute, just for a single project or longer term, we want to talk to you!

Let Grow is a fully remote organization and most of the projects we need help with can be done anywhere so long as you have a computer and internet access.

Read on for some important information about volunteering, some of the projects that may be available, and the form to fill out if you are ready to commit some time and effort to helping our mission and organization.

Volunteering with Let Grow: How to Help

Want to Bring Let Grow to Your Area?

Promoting independence and free play for your own kids and community is what we need most!

We love passionate and motivated parents who want their kids to have freedom, play outside with other kids, and do things on their own. If that’s you, start on our Parents page to find kits, resources, how-to’s for staring your own Play Club, how to encourage your child’s school, and much more! No need to fill out the volunteer form, just dig in and get everything you need!

Some of our current needs

Internet Research

Simple and a bit tedious but very important, these projects let you play investigator on the internet. You may be looking for email addresses for a list of people or browsing school websites for a program or keyword. We’ll give you the what to search for, where to record your findings, maybe a deadline, and set you free to sleuth. 

Crime Stats Update

Our original Crime Stats page needs some updating. Part research and part writing–the objective is to bring together and summarize statistics (with links to the data sources) that help parents put crime fears in perspective. The data and graphs need to be accurate, and also summarized in a way that is easy and impactful for a high-school reading level.

Blog Post Rewrites

We’ve posted hundreds of blogs, and some of the oldies are goodies! They just need a little rewrite, updates of some links, statistics, and quotes, and a quick polish so we can recycle them. We need help combing our archives for potentials, and also doing the research and rewrites. If you like to write, have a good eye for valuable content, and can mimic some of Lenore Skenazy’s tone and humor, you could do one or a series of posts.

Video Editing

We could use some help from someone who is comfortable with and has access to editing software to put together various video clips, short animations, or explainer videos for us to use in social media, training resources, and other marketing materials.

State or Regional Evangelists

Let Grow is working hard to expand our reach and we know we need to plant the seeds of our mission far and wide. We have an ambitious plan to gather information, lists of organizations, people, and data for every state in the U.S. We’d love to have at least one Let Grow Liaison  in each state who would do the research and gathering, and be our go-to person to create networks of supporters, help plan outreach or an event, work on a Reasonable Childhood Independence Bill, or host an affinity group. We’ll provide guidelines and formats, and you’ll provide your passion for our mission, leadership skills, and expertise.

Have an Idea?

Some of our best project ideas come from people like you! If you have an idea for a project that might advance the LetGrow mission, or you have a unique skill you’d like to lend to our organization, we’d love to hear from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What happens after you get my form? We will review it and send you an email with any questions, potential project matches, or an invitation to schedule a Zoom call. 
  • Do you have any age requirements?  We believe kids are more capable than they get credit for! Teens with skills and passion are welcome to apply.
  • Is there paperwork involved? Let Grow will require that you sign a non-disclosure agreement before staring a project.
  • Will I need a background check?  Not usually since we do not work directly with children. We do reserve the right to request one if we feel it is necessary.
  • Will Let Grow purchase any equipment or software for me? Sorry, you must use your own equipment and software. Let Grow will provide access to online platforms if needed.
  • Will Let Grow verify participation or hours for community service or educational requirements? We are happy to consider this on a case-by-case basis.