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CalSERVES VIP Fellow - Sonoma County
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 schools 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. Example Partner Sites in our community include organizations such as the Sonoma County Family YMCA, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Santa Rosa Community Health Centers, and local K-12 schools. 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 of 5 or more 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.
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Member Duties : AmeriCorps VIP Fellows: • 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’s children and families. • 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 voluntary and financial support for the Partner Site (nonprofit or school). • Participate in professional development opportunities, including orientation, Volunteer Management Certificate program, regular meetings and National Day of Service projects with the local VIP cohort, two regional retreats (travel and overnight stay may be required), and online trainings.
Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage . 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Uniforms provided and required ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Children/Youth ,  Education . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Education ,  Leadership ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services . 
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CalSERVES VIP Fellow - Sonoma County

Program Start/End Date
10/22/2018  -   08/30/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/20/2018  To  05/31/2019 

Contact Lucas Valelly
1450 Technology Ln
Petaluma   CA   94954

Listing ID 57749