Concert Corps members will develop partnerships with local non-profit organizations to create social impact through hands-on service, donation drives, and generation of cash resources; build organizational capacity by recruiting and managing community volunteers for pre-show service projects; generate and leverage resources (cash and in-kind donations); and implement effective volunteer management strategies. Self-motivated with the ability to provide self-direction, Concert Corps members must be able to collaborate and thrive as active members of a team and be passionate about leveraging music to create social and environmental impact.
recruiting/training/managing volunteers, leading volunteer education sessions, organizing community events, soliciting donations (cash and in-kind), writing grants, developing/managing a crowdfunding campaign, managing social media, developing materials to support community outreach efforts, developing partnerships with local non-profit organizations and music venues
Community Need Addressed
A partnership between three New England-based nonprofit organizations with deep roots in the live music scene, Concert Corps aims to place five college students in full-time summer national service positions focused on leveraging the collective power of live music, young people, and community service to create positive social and environmental impact. By organizing and implementing service programming at concerts, festivals, and other music events across northern New England, Concert Corps members will help the music industry’s nonprofit sector scale existing efforts and achieve otherwise unrealized potential for impact through national and community service.
Over the summer, Concert Corps members will engage music fan volunteers through pre-show service projects and other volunteer opportunities before concerts in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. As a team, Concert Corps national service members will build organizational capacity and extend the missions of REVERB, and Calling All Crows, and Old Sol Alliance by recruiting and managing over 1,000 community volunteers for pre-show service projects and trainings; leveraging cash donations totaling over $50,000; and leveraging in-kind donations totaling over $10,000.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Stipend, Training
Concert Corps members’ compensation and benefits include a $5,000 living stipend over 675 hours of service, paid out weekly (average 45 hours/week x 15 weeks = $333/week). While Concert Corps members are encouraged to serve an average of 45 hours/week between May 20-September 1, 2018, members may coordinate with the Old Sol Alliance to pickup part-time hours anytime between May 1-October 31, 2018 in order to successfully complete their 675-hour service term.
Concert Corps members will also receive a national service education award of $2,255.24 (pre-tax) after the successful completion of their 675-hour service term.
Other Concert Corps benefits include trainings and other professional development opportunities; real-world job experience in both the nonprofit sector and the music industry; lawn or general admission access to select concerts and festivals; and access to a network of hundreds of thousands of national service alumni.
Skills you will gain
volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, fundraising, public speaking
Competencies You Will Develop
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, Turn taking, 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
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
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
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
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, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
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