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The Soul Box Project is a national community art project raising awareness of the U.S. gunfire epidemic by counting and honoring victims. The Project is collecting one hand-folded origami Soul Box for every person killed or injured by gunfire in the U.S. since 2014 and will display tens of thousands of these Boxes together in massive art installations in public spaces around the country.


The Soul Box Project raises awareness of the U.S. gunfire epidemic by counting and honoring victims, offering healing participation to those seeking solace, and providing dramatic visual support for all initiatives working for a safer, more civil society. 

The Soul Box Project needs an upbeat, flexible Outreach Coordinator to join our growing team. Every day we get requests from a school or group wanting to participate and we don’t have the staff to keep it all straight! 

You can help us educate and coordinate public and community groups to raise awareness of the Project and engage more Box makers and exhibit helpers. 


Working in collaboration with the Soul Box team, the Outreach Coordinator will:

  • Identify and contact individuals and community groups that would be interested in partnering with us to make Soul Boxes and host exhibits.
  • Provide relevant individuals and organizations with the necessary information, training and materials to conduct successful Soul Box-making events. 
  • Organize, present and staff Soul Box-making events, sometimes  in conjunction with partner organizations.
  • Collaborate with the rest of the team on further ways to spread the word about the Project.


  • A genuine concern for the issue of the US gunfire epidemic.
  • Detail and “customer”-oriented with good organizational skills.
  • Good communication skills with positive, can-do attitude. 
  • Personable, friendly individual with a solid understanding of how to build community support for a cause.
  • Preferred: Paid or volunteer experience in community outreach or organizing, and/or project, event or volunteer management 

This position is estimated to be approximately 10 hours/week paid and possibly additional volunteer hours.  Out-of-pocket expenses paid. You will work from your own space with occasional staff meetings in SW Portland. 

To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to