Monster Corps

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MC Coordinator: Rachel (aka Crafty Rachel).

AMT runs on the efforts of the members. One of the ways to become a member is to be a Monster Corps member... this is how AMT makes membership available to folks who might not otherwise be able to afford it or just choose to engage with effort instead of dollars.

We currently have a limited number of Monster Corps seats.

Requirements

In order to engage as a Monster Corps member, we have a few requirements.

  • Be Accessible. That means that you respond to slack messages and email in a timely manner and can attend regular volunteer meetings or meet with the volunteer coordinator. 
  • Can access Asana.com. Asana is the project management software we use to assign tasks to volunteers. This app can be loaded on smartphones but is best accessed via a desktop.
  • Can access google docs. We use them a lot.
  • Have 6 to 8 hours a month to volunteer.
  • Can meeting the reporting obligations: Monster Corps Reporting
  • Is not on the Ace Monster Toys board of directors.*


These requirements are in place in order to make the Monster Corps program sustainable.

How it works

  • For every 6 to 8 volunteer hours worked and signed off on, you will receive 30 days of membership.
  • All hours accrued towards dues must be worked and credited in the month prior to membership.
  • Accrued hours go toward membership in 30-day increments. Partial months can not be credited at this time. Hours normally do not roll over from month to month, although exceptions can be made for certain kinds of lengthy tasks if approved in advance with the MC Coordinator.
  • Only approved tasks/hours will count towards your volunteer time. This is managed by the MC Coordinator.
  • Every month when your membership is about to expire you will need to notify the MC Coordinator so they can check your status and renew it if applicable.

Operational Agreements

  • MC member provides availability for the next month by the 25th. Example. On February 25th MC Members provide March availably. The method is via a shared google spreadsheet. See the #monster-corps channel
  • The MC Coordinator crafts lists of tasks based on the availability sheet. These lists use asana tags with a unique tag for each MC Member. 
  • The MC Coordinator Sends a broadcast message on the #monster-corps channel when lists are ready for review.
  • Each MC member is responsible for:
    • Review the dues dates on their tasks and confirming they work
    • Reviewing the information on the task to ensure they have the infomation they need to complete the task
    • Ask questions to clear up any gaps in understanding or to get needed information to complete the task
      • Using asana comments to ask questions or using slack and the best ways to get tracked answers. 
  • Each MC member is responsible for completing the tasks by the due dates. If a due date doesn't work or things come up the MC Member is responsible for communicating with the MC Coordinator. This is best done on comments on the task. Please note:
    • To renegotiate a due date communicate before the task is due.
    • If there were a complication and the task is not 100% finishable communicate that by the due date.

The AMT Community appreciates everyone's hard work and this only works because we have great communication.

 

Apply for a Monster Corps Program Membership

1. Attend at least one weekly Thursday meeting and meet face to face with the VC

2. Join the Slack Team

3. Fill out the Application

 

Instructions and information will be sent to you by the MC Coordinator to complete the process after your application has been received.

What the Monster Corps Coordinator does:

  • Screen applicants
  • Assign work/hours
  • Verify tasks were complete/staffed
  • Credit hours to accounts
  • Notify and communicate with volunteers
  • Terminate membership in the program when it doesn't work out
  • Currently the by-laws state that directors cannot be compensated. Participation in the Monster Corps program can be construed as special treatment. It also becomes complex from an HR management standpoint as director are tasked with overseeing officers and an officer is overseeing Monster Corps members.

This page used to house the original proposal for the Volunteer program. To see the original proposal check out this page.