There are few ways to volunteer for End to Cyber Bullying organization without having to travel all the way to New York City. Here are few ways to help the growing movement:
Raising awareness is an important part of our campaign because the more people are informed about it, the more they are likely to pay attention and try to help.
1) Social Media
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are great platforms on which you could spread awareness about the increasing number of cyberbullying incidents around the world.
Like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter at @ETCBtweet. You can like and share our news stories to retweeting useful links we post and follow the recent news related to cyberbullying.
If you are a frequent blogger, you can also develop an online safety guide for your followers. There are plenty of resources, including those from our ETCB site, which will allow you to write a helpful post about cyberbullying and ways to prevent it. If you would like a specific information but cannot find it, you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional help!
2) Speaking Engagements
If you are a student, you can raise awareness in your school by communicating and working with your teachers and friends. You can make a presentation and present in front of your classmates.
You can even ask your teacher or school administrators of the possibility of having a “Cyber Safety Day” where the students are taught responsible ways to use the internet and the technology around us. Many schools around the country have similar days, so why not yours too?
As a federally certified 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, End to Cyber Bullying relies entirely on donations, as well as grants, to operate and expand our campaign. There are also few ways in which you could help raising funds as well as awareness.
In addition to the actions we suggested above, you can take on a bigger role by getting your community involved through hosting a fundraiser and donating the proceeds to our organization.
In warmer weathers, you can set up a classic lemonade stand with a friend, or through the help of your parents and friends, organize a car wash.
Another great method which our organization uses often is door-to-door fundraising. Our volunteers visit small businesses in their local towns and solicit donations from the owners by asking if we could place our special donation cans in the store. In a few months or when the time is appropriate, our volunteer go back to the store to pick up the full can and replace it with another one, donating the changes collected to us. If you would like to get involved with door-to-door fundraising, you can email us at email@example.com and we will provide you with our donation cans.
Also, do not hesitate to come up with your own fundraising ideas! If you think you have a great fundraising plan, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
You can also contribute to the campaign just by donating to us here. No matter how big or small, these donations allow us to continue raising more awareness, mobilizing volunteers, and upgrading our website and programs we offer.
Financial contributions to the End to Cyber Bullying Organization are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the Law, and once they have been made, we will send you the tax deductible receipt acknowledging your valuable contribution to our organization.
3) Stay on Our Mailing List
Don’t forget to fill out a volunteer application on our website! When the time comes, we will contact you and see if you would like to get more involved.
Displaying leadership is another great way to get involved in the growing movement against cyber bullying.
1) Peer Counseling
Listening to your peers and supporting them is one way to personally help those who are affected by cyber bullying. Oftentimes, many of the victims are left without a strong peer support network, making their struggles even more difficult to overcome. Being there for your friend will not only solidify your relationship with him/her, but also will allow you to develop great interpersonal skills useful in the real world.
Remember, it is very important for you to listen to what they have to say instead of interjecting your own opinions. Sometimes, someone to talk to is the only thing they need.
2) Forming a Team
Forming a strong peer support network is another important step in preventing and overcoming cyber bullying. These are the people who will be there for you when you are in need of help, and stick by your side.
Your team, as a group, will not only help each other, but become agents of change to make this world a better place!
3) Standing Up For Others
Oftentimes, bullies keep attacking the victim because no one stands up and says that the bullies’ actions are wrong. Whether it is your friend, acquaintance, or even a stranger, standing up for that other person can be a positive force in changing the situation. In addition, when one person stands up for another, others are influenced and inspired to do the same, thus creating a multiplying effect in the community.
Stand Up – Submit Your Story
Last, but not least, if you have an experience with cyberbullying and you wish to get your story out to the public, send it to us at email@example.com.
While sharing your personal experience might be daunting, testimonies often help similar victims feel empowered and allow them to overcome their struggles.