At Taproot, we are fueled by a core purpose – to drive positive social change. On the historic day of Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, we especially want to recognize and amplify the nonprofits who do crucial work for racial justice. To celebrate Juneteenth, we close our offices for the day and give our team the opportunity to take time to get involved within their communities – to listen, reflect, and learn.
By recognizing Juneteenth with a day of volunteering, we can both invest in our communities and boost the voices of key nonprofits.
These organizations deserve the support they need—whether that means donations, hands-on and client-facing volunteers, or volunteers who can share their professional skills to bolster their work from the inside out.
On Juneteenth, we celebrate by getting involved within our communities and encouraging others to do the same. Skilled volunteers provide vital services to nonprofits, helping propel their work forward. We envision a world where nonprofits working for social justice have all the essential resources and support they need, and we are committed to building it.
Here are some skilled volunteer opportunities available now on Taproot Plus:
Starting With Today aims to reduce barriers to entry to wellness for Black individuals and families. Through community programming that includes career development, economic empowerment, mental health, and health and wellness programs, SWT works to create economic justice in Black spaces. Volunteer now to help SWT with their communications and media relations!
Black Women’s Wall Street empowers Black women who are aspiring business owners, providing them with startup business training, financial literacy, and helping them become scalable and be sustainable. BWWS is seeking a volunteer knowledgeable about nonprofit accounting to help them review their budgeting and accounting processes.
Family Justice Law Center is looking for assistance with its website design and build-out. Family Justice Law Center is dedicated to bringing affirmative litigation to challenge abusive practices of the child welfare system and their effects on Black families.
Black Sisters in Stem works to increase Black women’s participation in STEM. Nearly 50% of Black women drop out of STEM majors by their second year, and Black SiS aims to combat this by providing mentorship opportunities and improving hireability. Black SiS seeks an editing and design volunteer to create a print-ready electronic brochure.
The Ted Rhodes Foundation’s vision is to promote the advancement of future generations of minority golfers through hosting educational events, golf clinics, and golf tournaments. In service of their mission, the Foundation provides support to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) golf teams and team members. The Foundation is seeking support in business planning and organizational growth.