The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
JerseySTEM is volunteer, grassroots non-profit agency dedicated to bridging the innovative, opportunity, and gender gaps in STEM education for children in New Jersey’s underserved communities. We are dedicated to partnering with local schools and other organizations to create and enhance STEM-oriented educational opportunities for students in grades 5-8 as part of their paths towards college and career readiness. We provide free of charge after-school, project-based, and hands-on structured programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Classes include: Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Life Sciences, etc. Classes last up to 10 weeks and are predominantly taught by trained volunteer college students. Volunteers typically donate an average of 2 hours/week to the success of the program.
What’s in it for the Volunteer
Work with savvy entrepreneurs and business leaders and gain experience at a nonprofit startup
Build professional network and references. Our executive and management teams are very experienced business leaders who are committed to personal success
Essential Functions of the Volunteer Position
Responsible for on-boarding new volunteers
Prepare training collateral that can be reused
Ensure that the knowledge is well-documented and well-organized in the central repository
Work with HR to create job postings and ensure that the pipeline is always full of volunteers
Promote postings on social media and other volunteer sites to ensure the consistent flow of volunteers
Address challenges of volunteers and make sure they have everything that they need to be successful
Facilitate meetings and post notes on appropriate channels to ensure that our meetings run smoothly and efficiently
Organize our project management and communication system to keep information organized
Keep track of deadlines and update our calendars and assignments
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Dependency and commitment to the job
Demonstrate a passion for kids, education, GSuite, and working in team settings
Weekly Time Commitment Required
Minimum of 2-3 hours per week commitment is preferred