Make a Difference
Join TNKR’s Volunteer Leadership Academy
Are you ready to commit to TNKR long-term? Would you like to be recognized as a representative on TNKR’s Leadership Team? You can also develop your own leadership plan within TNKR, so you can be recognized as someone who has helped develop an organization helping North Korean refugees.
We are lucky to have many volunteers join TNKR. Some have even gotten actively involved in activities beyond tutoring or coaching. We would now like to institutionalize this, so that volunteers can build their careers and skills while they help TNKR become a sustainable organization. To start on the path to becoming a TNKR representative, get involved with at least three main TNKR activities.
TNKR Team Leader
Take on a leadership role within TNKR, leading a team focused on a particular activity. These volunteers will engage in all of the activities expected of Representatives, plus they will take on long-term leadership of a TNKR project or activity.
TNKR needs energetic and ambitious volunteers who are willing to commit long-term to the organization, treating it as a priority rather than an option. If you are already volunteering with TNKR and want to get more deeply involved, then contact TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue ([email protected]) to get on the TNKR Team Leadership path.
Apply here then contact TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue for a discussion so we can develop your leadership plan in TNKR.
Here are a few examples of TNKR Representatives
Apply here, then contact TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue for a discussion so we can develop your leadership plan in TNKR.
Step 1: Join an Orientation session
To start this initiative, we held Orientation session on January 6, 2019 at the TNKR office. Based on feedback, we will plan a follow-up Orientation session.
Step 2: Email Your Resume
Step 3: Meeting with Casey Lartigue
Step 4: Finalize Your TNKR Leadership Plan (and put it into action!)
Not ready to commit to the level of TNKR representative or leader?
Then become a specialized volunteer. Help us build TNKR into a sustainable organization so we can be even more effective at helping refugees. We are now forming planning teams and seeking new ideas. You can help with social media, translation, fundraising, editing, writing, networking, video, photography or skills.
Dropping into Seoul for a short-term? You can still get involved with TNKR as part of a long-term connection with TNKR as a non-tutor.
Step 1: Apply here
Step 2: Set up an online fundraiser to support TNKR. We completely rely on private donations and expect short-term volunteers to also help us build the organization.
Step 3: Contact TNKR co-founder Casey Lartigue to discuss how you can start volunteering once you are available. We have had some volunteers who would arrive at our office without having any ideas how they could volunteer, then it would take them some time to catch up, then by the time they were ready to leave, they were finally starting to catch on. So we now expect volunteers to be in contact with us in advance, to start volunteering before they arrive to our office so they can hit the ground running, and to find a niche they can continue volunteering at after they have left our office.