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Volunteer Developer

AmeriCorps Goodwill Goodworks!
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As a key member of our team, the Volunteer Developer is vital community outreach and volunteer recruitment role that helps further Goodwill’s mission of removing barriers to employment through job placement, counseling, and career training services provided to the local community.

Service Activities

The Volunteer Developer service activities include but are not limited to:
• Going out in the community to recruit volunteers
• Identifying and implementing opportunities to deepen volunteer engagement
• Planning and managing volunteer events
• Preparing and managing content for email newsletters, and social media and member announcements
• Researching prospective programs, funding sources, and program improvement ideas
• Providing timely and accurate data entry and record keeping

Community Need Addressed

Increase the number and utilization of volunteers in the community to impact program's mission of assisting the disabled, disadvantaged and under-served populations to achieve and/or maintain independence and thriving lives.

Position Outcomes

Increase in the number of volunteers recruited and increase in the number of volunteer hours served

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance

Retail Discount in all Goodwill Industries Big Bend Stores

Education Benefits

College Degree

Skills you will gain

Networking Branding Community Organizing Advocacy Project Management Digital Communication and Social Media Ability to Work with Diverse Population Leadership Development Presentation Skills

Competencies You Will Develop

Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Disability, Economic Security, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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