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AmeriCorps VIP: San Luis Obispo County
 
 
 
The Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) inspires community volunteerism, connecting community members with their neighbors in need. VIP Members are AmeriCorps members who lead “behind the scenes” in existing campus programs and nonprofits (Partner Sites) to build sustainable volunteer programs. Members do this through: 1) building systems to track, support, manage, and train volunteers; 2) recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers; and 3) raising funds to support the volunteer program. Members spend the majority of their time at their Partner Site collaborating with professional staff to build systems of volunteer management. VIP Members also spend time in the community, building partnerships and connecting community members with service opportunities. VIP Members are a part of a statewide network of 120 Members, and are placed in small teams in their community who meet regularly for collaboration and training. Recruitment is now open for an 11-month, full-time commitment service term in San Luis Obispo County. AmeriCorps is not a job, it is a national service opportunity. VIP Fellows receive a modest living stipend, health insurance, have access to subsidized child care, and are eligible for student loan deferments. AmeriCorps State members that successfully complete a 1,700 hour 2020-2021 service term will be eligible to receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,345 and a California For All Education Award of $3,655 (pending annual California State budget approval). Available partner sites are being finalized and will include positions on Cal Poly campus as well as local non-profit organizations. SERVICE YEAR TIMELINE: April – June: Application is open, interviews, placement of VIP Members July: All Fellows are confirmed for enrollment August: Service Term begins June: Service term ends The VIP Cohort in this region is managed by the Center for Service in Action, Student Affairs, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
 
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Member Duties : * Develop and implement a volunteer program that engages skills-based and one-time volunteers. * Work with agency staff and leaders to identify needs and design impactful volunteer opportunities that meet the needs of the community. * Recruit and train community members as volunteers. * Utilize the VIP Work Plan to build systems for tracking, training, managing, and evaluating volunteers. * Serve side-by-side with volunteers to provide guidance, to better understand the clients’ needs, and to improve the volunteer experience. * Develop business partnerships that provide volunteers to support the Partner Site (nonprofit or Cal Poly program). * Participate in professional development opportunities, including orientation, Volunteer Management Certificate program, regular meetings and National Day of Service projects with the local VIP cohort, one regional retreat (travel and overnight stay may be required), and online trainings.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Education ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Environment ,  Homelessness ,  Health ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Elder Care . 
 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Veterans ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Environment ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
AmeriCorps VIP: San Luis Obispo County

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   06/30/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2021  To  08/30/2021 

Contact Megan Rivoire
Center for Service in Action
San Luis Obispo   CA   93407
805-756-7011
vipamericorps@gmail.com
serviceinaction.calpoly.edu

Listing ID 44036


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