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AmeriCorps VIP: San Luis Obispo County
Recruitment is now open for 1700 hour members to start September 2020. Available partner sites are being finalized and will include positions on Cal Poly campus as well as local non-profit organizations. The Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) inspires community volunteerism, connecting community members with their neighbors in need. VIP Fellows are AmeriCorps members who lead “behind the scenes” in existing campus programs and nonprofits (Partner Sites) to build sustainable volunteer programs. Fellows 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. Fellows spend the majority of their time at their Partner Site collaborating with professional staff to build systems of volunteer management. VIP Fellows also spend time in the community, building partnerships and connecting community members with service opportunities. VIP Fellows are a part of a statewide network of 120 Fellows, and are placed in small teams in their community who meet regularly for collaboration and training. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference. During the service year, VIP Fellows earn a Volunteer Management Certificate to build skills in volunteer management. Extensive training in nonprofit professional skills is also offered. The VIP Fellow team in this region is managed by the Center for Service in Action, Student Affairs, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. VIP Fellows lead volunteers and inspire communities to support important service efforts through meaningful service programs that change lives. Come join us, and make an impact this year.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

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 ,  Health Coverage ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Community Outreach ,  Hunger ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Education ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness ,  Elder Care . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Social Services ,  Communications ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VIP: San Luis Obispo County

Program Start/End Date
09/08/2020  -   08/12/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  


Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  08/14/2020 

Contact Megan Rivoire
Center for Service in Action
San Luis Obispo   CA   93407

Listing ID 44036