Develop and implement a volunteer program that engages high-value volunteers, particularly specialized/skilled volunteers and volunteers who take on leadership roles in the organization
• Develop and implement a volunteer program that engages high-value volunteers, particularly specialized/skilled volunteers and volunteers who take on leadership roles in the organization
• Develop business partnerships that provide support for the Partner Site
• Recruit and train community members as volunteers who support the infrastructure of programs run by nonprofit and educational organizations
• Track volunteer program and infrastructure development at the Partner Site, utilizing a defined AmeriCorps Member Work Plan
• Serve side-by-side with volunteers to provide guidance, to better understand the clients’ needs, and to improve the volunteer experience
• Participate in all program-required trainings and development opportunities, including orientation, regular meetings with your local VIP team, one statewide training (travel and overnight stay will be required), and online trainings
Community Need Addressed
VIP Fellows will increase the number of high-value (skilled and corporate) volunteers providing needed services to nonprofit and educational organizations that serve children, youth and families. Additionally, VIP Fellows will build capacity within the Partner Site volunteer program to provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need to be successful.
VIP Fellows work as a part of a team to coordinate volunteer programs and to coach and support a cadre of high-value volunteers. The VIP Fellows’ primary role is developing the volunteer program at the Partner Site, bringing resources of highly-skilled volunteers to the children and families the program serves. VIP Fellows spend time in the community, building partnerships, and forging lasting relationships. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, youth, their families, and the local community.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Skills you will gain
Organization, flexibility, motivation,c ontinuous professional development in personalized areas, learning to accept constructive feedback, growth with ethics and integrity, adaptability with changes in working environment, multitasking, collaboration and cooperation, conflict resolution, teamwork, time management, event planning, volunteer management and engagement, relationship building, develop leadership and interpersonal skills, and much more!
Competencies You Will Develop
- Focus Areas Office Activites In Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth Hands On Activites In Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth Professional Activites In Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth
- Length of Service 11 Months
- Education Requirements High School Graduate
- Placement Individual and Team Placements
- Service Setting Child Welfare Agency, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, County Office of Education, Elementary School, Federal Government Agency, Foundation, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Middle School, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Recreation or Youth Center, School-based Nonprofit, School District, Social Enterprise (nonprofit), Volunteer Placement Organization
- Weekly Training Hours 5