Yakima Valley Partners HFH - VISTA - Resource/Volunteer Development


(46.580605,-120.501175)
 

Cause Areas

When

Thu Sep 01, 2016 - Thu Jun 15, 2017

Where

21 W Mead Ave Ste 110Yakima, WA 98902

About

To express interest in this opportunity, please visit http://www.habitat.org/job/yakima-valley-partners-hfh-vista-resourcevolunteer-development. Deadline to submit an application for this opportunity is August 12, 2016.


Yakima Valley Partners HFH

Resource and Volunteer Services Development


Yakima Valley Partners HFH is seeking a Resource and Volunteer Services Development VISTA. With regard to Resource Development, this VISTA member will develop, document and implement a plan for donor engagement, tracking, and recognition in order to increase the overall donor experience and donor buy-in to Habitat's mission, ultimately allowing the affiliate to serve more families. With regard to Volunteer Services Development, this VISTA member will develop, document, and implement a plan for volunteer recruitment, tracking, scheduling and recognition in order to increase the number of volunteers and improve the overall volunteer experience at the affiliate.

Member Activities Include:

Resource Development

  1. Develop and document a resource development plan, including targeting local individuals, businesses, faith organizations, school groups, civic groups and other community organizations. Plan should include creation of a marketing plan. Inform plan with donor engagement resources available from HFHI, other affiliates, etc.
  2. Develop systems, such as an online database, to track donor contacts and donations.
  3. Develop and document a donor recognition plan to include items such as events, letters, site tours, as well as other smaller ways to recognize donor loyalty and/or milestones.
  4. Develop and document a calendar of cultivation events and opportunities as well as a planning timeline for each.
  5. Develop and document cultivation and event marketing materials as needed. Create templates that can be used in the future.

Volunteer Services Development

  1. Develop and document a volunteer recruitment plan, including targeting local faith organizations, school groups, civic groups and other community organizations, as well as others identified during the exploration phase. This might include things like creating a volunteer recruitment community directory, creating a speaker’s bureau to promote volunteer opportunities, creating a social media plan aimed at recruitment. Inform plan with volunteer recruitment, orientation and training resources available from HFHI, other affiliates, etc.
  2. Develop and document systems to track volunteer hours and scheduling such as online databases. Develop any web-based information and systems needed to support these efforts, such as creating an online volunteer application.
  3. Develop and document a volunteer training plan that will ensure all volunteers have the skills needed to perform their roles successfully.
  4. Develop and document a system or process to evaluate a volunteer’s performance where mutual feedback can be given.
  5. Develop and document a process where the affiliate can continuously identify volunteers that can be cultivated into leadership roles.
  6. Develop and document a volunteer recognition plan to include items identified as best practices during the exploration phase. This may or may not include events, smaller ways to recognize volunteer achievements, recognition milestones like houses built, years served, total # of hours volunteered, etc.

Education/Experience/Knowledge/Skills required for this position

  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements.
  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
  • Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Marketing experience is highly desirable

We look for members who:
Possess a sincere desire to serve others and are dedicated to Habitat’s mission
Enjoy people and have a passion for volunteerism and teaching/group facilitation
Have strong team building skills and are comfortable leading and/or being part of a team
May have prior experience with power tools

Benefits of Service:
Skills for the future
The AmeriCorps National direct living allowance up to $12,530 paid over the full 46.5 weeks of service
Education award - $5,775 upon successful completion of service
Personal and sick leave
Health care plan
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible - Go to AmeriCorps.gov website to see if your loan would qualify)
Child care assistance (if eligible)

We look for members who:
Possess a sincere desire to serve others and are dedicated to Habitat’s mission
Enjoy people and have a passion for volunteerism and teaching/group facilitation
Have strong team building skills and are comfortable leading and/or being part of a team
May have prior experience with power tools

Benefits of Service:
Skills for the future
The AmeriCorps National direct living allowance up to $12,530 paid over the full 46.5 weeks of service
Education award - $5,775 upon successful completion of service
Personal and sick leave
Health care plan
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible - Go to AmeriCorps.gov website to see if your loan would qualify)
Child care assistance (if eligible)

What’s in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will have gained new skills and expertise, developed new relationships, and maybe even become a member of a new community.

What’s needed to apply?
Resume (tell us about your experience)
Motivation Statement (this essay gives you the opportunity to express why you want to serve)

Requirements to serve at this site:
18 years of age or older
U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
Confirm understanding that this is a full-time volunteer opportunity and that AmeriCorps members receive a small living allowance
Driver's license required
Personal vehicle required

About Habitat:

Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need. Habitat for Humanity has an Administrative Headquarters based in Atlanta, an Operational Headquarters based in Americus, Georgia, and Area Office bases of operations in Manila, Philippines for our Asia and Pacific work, San Jose, Costa Rica for our Latin American and Caribbean work and Bratislava, Slovakia for our Europe, the Middle East and Africa work.

Habitat for Humanity engages people of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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