Through the Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP), teams of AmeriCorps members are placed in communities to provide infrastructure support for volunteer programs in service organizations across California. They are building the systems necessary for organizations to have volunteer programs for years to come, ensuring that services can continue to those most in-need. VIP Fellows work “behind the scenes” of service, allowing volunteers to take part in necessary programs, and ensuring that the community’s needs are met. Each of VIP Fellows will work to build quality, sustainable volunteer management systems at Partner Sites.
VIP Fellows work as 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.
Full time, eleven month commitment serving a minimum of 1700 hours, may include some evenings and weekends.
Hours are generally Monday - Friday (time varies by partner site)
Benefits of Service
- Annual stipend
- Education Award
- Health Benefits
- Moving stipend for out-of-state applicants
- Possible student loan deferment
- Extensive Professional Development and experiential learning opportunities
For more information contact Maria Garcia at 559-237-3101 or firstname.lastname@example.org