The Fellowship will provide an extra set of hands to a community based non profit organization to increase capacity within the organization and to directly work on a community identified project. Fellows live and work within the community full time, so part of their role is to integrate into island life. Fellows are also encouraged to utilize their personal skills and interests through a secondary project.
Recruit and manage volunteers, build the capacity for volunteers, assess and update databases, form island to island and island to mainland resource networks, implement appropriate technologies and train users.
Community Need Addressed
The Island Fellow works on a community identified project through a local non-profit organization. The Fellow uses their skills and training to amass resources: human, physical, and financial, to move a project forward.
Local, island-based non-profits have increased resiliency to meet social and environmental challenges and to contribute to vibrant, year round island communities.
Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Training
Housing and Utilities Access to Professional Development Fund Travel reimbursement Short and long term disability insurance Dental
Skills you will gain
Project management, facilitation, public speaking, volunteer management.
Competencies You Will Develop
- Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
- Focus Areas Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment, Public Safety
- Length of Service 12 Months
- Education Requirements College Graduate
- Placement Individual Placement
- Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
- Weekly Training Hours 1