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AmeriCorps VIP: Jewish Family Service of San Diego
VIP Fellows will increase the number of volunteers providing needed services to children, youth and families who face economic hardship. Additionally, VIP Fellows will build capacity within the Placement Site volunteer program to provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need to be successful. As a VIP Fellow, you will be part of a team, working to coach and support a cadre of volunteers. Your primary role will be to develop the volunteer program at your site, bringing resources to the children and families the program serves. You will spend time in the community, building partnerships, and forging lasting relationships. This position is an opportunity to develop and apply your leadership, community organizing, and youth work skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, youth, their families, and the local community. Jewish Family Service of San Diego, founded in 1918, is a premier social service agency with over 50 programs and services available to the entire community, regardless of religion or background. The agency serves all of San Diego County and takes pride in being one source for a lifetime of help. Services include emergency food and economic assistance, early childhood development, counseling, patient advocacy, refugee resettlement, senior services and centers, and much more. AmeriCorps VIP Fellows will strengthen the San Diego community with volunteer capacity building in eight different social service agencies. The VIP Fellows will facilitate placement sites with volunteer recruitment and volunteer infrastructure to ensure a successful volunteer program and, ultimately, serve more families and children who are impacted by the economy.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP) generates volunteers to serve in community organizations focusing on youth and families who are struggling economically across California . VIP Fellows will work hand in hand with organizations to develop and expansion quality opportunities for volunteers to address unmet community needs. VIP Fellows will: 1. Develop and implement a volunteer program; 2. Recruit and train community members as volunteers for programs that support children, youth, and families; 3. Track volunteer program and infrastructure development at the Partner Site; 4. Serve side-by-side with volunteers to provide guidance, to better understand the clients needs, and to improve the volunteer experience; 5. Participate in all program required trainings and development opportunities, including orientation, two statewide and two regional trainings. The VIP program provides comprehensive training in volunteer development and community outreach.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Disaster Relief ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Elder Care . 
Skills :
Youth Development ,  Leadership ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Education ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  General Skills ,  Law ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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AmeriCorps VIP: Jewish Family Service of San Diego

Program Start/End Date
08/27/2012  -   08/23/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  21    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Spanish a plus

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2012  To  08/15/2012 

Contact Melinda Wilkes
8804 Balboa Avenue
San Diego   CA   92123

Listing ID 44511