HR Intern, Value Village Richfield Volunteers


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Mon Jun 04, 2018 - Fri Aug 24, 2018


2446 University Ave W, Suite 110St. Paul, MN 55114


Volunteer Description - HR Intern, Value Village Richfield Volunteers

Organization Summary: The Arc Minnesota is a non-profit, grassroots advocacy organization serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Intellectual and developmental disabilities include Down syndrome, autism, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy and related conditions. Arc’s Value Village stores provide funding for The Arc Minnesota’s programs.

Position Summary: The Arc’s HR Intern, VV Richfield Volunteers is a self-motivated collaborator who performs a variety of human resources and volunteer management related activities. Duties include: volunteer recruitment, onboarding, management, support and recognition. Also includes evaluation of program and administrative duties to support Value Village Richfield store operations and outcomes. This position supports a broad range of volunteer activities.


  • Recruitment - Scheduling and staffing events at schools, businesses or community venues where Arc’s Value Village can present information and recruit volunteers.
  • Volunteer Engagement - Provide positive feedback and recognition for all volunteers at Arc’s Value Village stores. Foster inviting and inclusive space for volunteers and staff alike to share at our stores.
  • Networking - Help Arc’s Value Village develop new ways to connect with the creative, business, and greater community and encourage volunteerism.
  • Reports to Volunteer Development Manager and Thrift Leadership Team of specific store & supports a broad range of activities.
  • Prepares materials for new volunteer meetings and trainings
  • Attends necessary departmental meetings; assists in planning and implementing volunteer thrift events
  • Maintain scheduling system and assist volunteers and staff as needed
  • Perform other duties as necessary

Professional Development Opportunities:

  • Will gain a better understanding of the issues, services and policies impacting the disability community
  • Invited to training opportunities for professional development; attend to professional roles and boundaries
  • Demonstrate professional demeanor in behavior, appearance and communication to multiple audiences
  • Develop effective relationships with individuals with disabilities, their families, colleagues and supervisor
  • Demonstrates skill in effective use of resources and support


  • Good written, oral communications and interpersonal skills needed; attention to detail/accuracy a must
  • Works well with others and autonomously. Respects all cultures, people and work styles
  • Reliable, flexible, detail oriented and open to feedback
  • Outstanding organizational, time management, problem solving skills required; along with proficient computer skills
  • Manages multiple priorities and follows a project through to completion
  • Sales, marketing, customer service, database or event experience helpful
  • Pursuing degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, Nonprofit Management, Event Planning, Development or related preferred

Time Commitment: This is a human resources and volunteer management focused position for the summer 2018. Must be available to intern 10-12 hours per week and be willing to work out of Arc’s Value Village Richfield location. Intern needs to be available weekday mornings and Saturdays as needed. An exit interview will also be conducted to gauge intern experience and to make recommendations for improvement. Includes a $1000 stipend per term or the utilization of work study if eligible.

Attention: Michelle Theisen

The Arc Minnesota | 2446 University Ave W, Suite 110 | St. Paul, MN 55114

Phone: (952) 920-0855 | Fax: (952) 920-1480



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  • Human Resources Recruitment

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