Volunteer Coordinator Summer Internship


Cause Areas


Fri Jun 02, 2017 - Fri Jul 28, 2017


1525 Newton Street, NWWashington, DC 20010



Summer 2017 (start date flexible)

The mission of the Homeless Children's Playtime Project (HCPP) is to nurture healthy child development and reduce the effects of trauma among children living in temporary housing programs in Washington D.C. We seek to create a city that provides every opportunity for children in homeless families to succeed by ensuring consistent opportunities to play and learn, offering support services for families, and advocating for affordable housing and safe shelter.

Through fourteen weekly children’s programs, staff and volunteers create safe play spaces for children from infants to teenagers at family shelters and transitional housing programs in Washington DC. Our trauma-informed programs seek to restore normalcy by providing opportunities for children to learn and heal through play, and empowering them to make choices, express themselves, relate to others, and find support.

The Volunteer Management Intern will be responsible for assisting the Volunteer Coordinator in implementing HCPP's volunteer recruitment, retention, and data-management initiatives to enhance and diversify the organization's volunteer base.

The Volunteer Management Intern will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support the Volunteer Coordinator in recruitment and outreach efforts:
    • Assist the Volunteer Coordinator with creating strategic plan for volunteer recruitment
    • Research prospect volunteer groups and avenues for recruitment
    • Represent Playtime Project at volunteer fairs and events
  • Assist in assessing the volunteer experience, to improve volunteer retention:
    • Conduct volunteer surveys
    • Enter related data
  • Support volunteer appreciation initiatives:
    • Event support before and during June volunteer appreciation event
    • Assist in selecting and recognizing Volunteer of the Month
  • Enter and maintain volunteer data on Volunteers for Salesforce system

We are seeking an energetic and responsible individual who can work approximately 10-15 hours/week for a period of at least 1.5 months, and has a strong interest in learning how a small, non-profit organization implements volunteer management systems. This is an unpaid internship. The ideal applicant must possess the following skill-set:

  • Commitment to and interest in Playtime's mission
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience with outreach and tabling preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel) and Google Drive applications are required
  • Working knowledge of Salesforce is strongly preferred

Please send a resume and cover letter to Deborah Sherman, Volunteer Coordinator, deborah@playtimeproject.org, no later than April 27, 2017.


  • Data Entry
  • Salesforce
  • Relationship Building
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • about 10 hours per week, 1.5 - 2 months
  • Submit resume and cover letter to deborah@playtimeproject.org by 4/27

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