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Position

NYC Civic Corps

NYC Service
No listings recruiting at this time

1) Recruit, manage, train, and engage community volunteers
2) Expand upon organizational capacity to increase efficiency and effectiveness
3) Develop and implement sustainable volunteer mobilization practices

Service Activities

1. Volunteer Management
2. Discovering New York City
3. Celebrating Civic Leadership
4. Achieving Success in AmeriCorps and NYC Civic Corps

Community Need Addressed

Community volunteers increase the quality and quantity of services delivered to underserved and vulnerable individuals in all five boroughs, including in the areas of Disaster Services, Economic Opportunity, Education, and Healthy Futures.

Position Outcomes

This meaningful service in the community also results in increased health, happiness, and civic engagement in the volunteers—and AmeriCorps members—who are providing those services in their community.

Benefits

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

Education Benefits

College Degree, GED/High School Diploma

Skills you will gain

Public Speaking, Volunteer Management, Time Management

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, 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, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, 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, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, 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, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, 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, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Disaster, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Local Government Agency, National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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