Value Village Donations & Operations Intern


Cause Areas


Mon Jun 04, 2018 - Fri Aug 24, 2018


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


Volunteer Description - VV Donations & Operations Intern

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 and services.

Position Summary: Supports thrift and operations management functions with preparation of donor materials, requests, stewardship, special event coordination and administrative support. Assists with soliciting, tracking and acknowledging individual & corporate donors or sponsors for Arc’s Value Village Stores. Reports to Facilities Manager and Thrift Leadership Team & supports a broad range of activities.


  • Prepares materials for donor appointments
  • Attends necessary departmental meetings; assists in planning & implementing development & related thrift events
  • Conducts donor communication & maintenance; includes acknowledgement & donation drive kit mailings
  • Helps maintain data including donation processing
  • Research E-Campaigns and assist during the donation drive campaigns
  • Conducts End of Year follow-up phone communications with donors
  • Cross-train to serve as back up to other development and thrift related interns
  • Cross-collaborate and identify items with New Media Intern and/or supervisor for social media platforms
  • Creates and updates best practices binder; assists with special projects and administrative tasks as requested
  • A written recap of their experience and what they learned from their internship with Arc
  • Other duties as requested

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 retail and inventory management focused position for the summer 2018. Must be available to intern 10-12 hours per week. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm with occasional evenings 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 payable in August 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



  • Donor Management

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