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AmeriCorps VIP: Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County
As a VIP Fellow, you will be part of a team serving in different agencies throughout our community. You will build a legacy of volunteer infrastructure that will allow your site to provide services for years to come. You will 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. VIP Fellows will be placed in agencies throughout Santa Cruz County offering services to youth, low-income families, and persons with disabilities. Please go to our website to see a complete list of sites where members may serve. As a VIP Fellow, your primary role is developing the volunteer program at your site and bringing resources to the people the program serves. Over the course of the 1700-hour term, each VIP Fellow will recruit and train volunteers, and build business partnerships for financial and volunteer support of service activities. Additionally, VIP Fellows will build capacity within the Partner Site volunteer program to provide the support, skills, and resources volunteers need to be successful. Although you are dedicating yourself to the service of others, you are also benefitting from the chance to grow personally and professionally by developing professional skills and relationships to carry with you after your term is over. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership, planning, and organizing skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of the local community. Learn more about this experience and the local agencies involved by checking out our website Please note that although this program officially starts on August 16, 2021 we will accept applications until all positions are filled and may have members that start in September.
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Member Duties : AmeriCorps VIP Fellows will implement a volunteer program focusing on High-Value Volunteers (HVV), one-time volunteers, and business partnerships; recruit HVV; and build and track development of new business partnerships that provide augmented programmatic and fiscal resources for the Placement Site. Additionally, VIP Fellows will take place in program-provided training and professional development opportunities. Expected impact across California: [1] Infrastructure will be built in organizations by recruiting, screening, and training 2,500 HVV (serving =20 hours) and 2,500 one-time volunteers (50 total volunteers per AmeriCorps member) [2] Business partnerships will be established and maintained to provide funding, in-kind donations, and corporate volunteers to Placement Sites.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Hunger ,  Disaster Relief ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Education ,  Environment ,  Children/Youth ,  Technology . 
Skills :
Communications ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Education ,  Social Services ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Public Health ,  Recruitment ,  Disaster Services ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring . 
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AmeriCorps State / National

AmeriCorps VIP: Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   07/31/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Spanish preferred

Accepting Applications
From  12/01/2016  To  11/20/2021 

Contact Donna Patters
1740 17th Ave
Santa Cruz   CA   95062

Listing ID 51589