Description The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is a program that matches volunteers to local community service and volunteer opportunities. Our main program is the Big Buddy Program which specializes in pairing at-risk youth ages 5-16 with positive adult role models within the community.
The priority of this internship is to plan and execute CFVC events. The intern will be responsible for coordinating all details of event including entertainment, finances, and public relations. The Director will mentor the intern and help to prioritize the tasks involved with multiple projects and deadlines. Interns will work between 10-20 hours a week during the regular school semester. Summer interns will work 20-30 hours per week. Responsibilities - Create a purpose and theme for each event.
- Research event details, including recommendations and cost estimates for event location, entertainment, and other necessities, such as food.
- Obtain funding from donors, sponsors or governmental sources for entertainment, decorations, design/printing, and other major items.
- Create sponsorship connections and maintain contact with sponsors before and after obtaining funds, donations, etc.
- Communicate event details through invitation, radio or TV sponsors, public service announcements, or other promotions.
- Coordinate volunteers and event staff. Manage event on the day of.
- Network with like-minded individuals in order to further the mission.
- Work collectively with team members to effectively complete tasks within a timely manner. Requirements Education and Work Experience
Enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a university majoring in communications, marketing, public relations or other related program. Prior relevant experience is preferred but not required.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Experience with children desired, event planning, and grant writing is a plus.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills:
Proficiency in Google Drive (Google Docs and Sheets)
Must have strong communication skills, and can positively represent CFVC in a professional manner by phone, email, and in person.
Ability to negotiate contracts and represent the organization to groups of people.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
Individual should be able to stand for several hours, walk, or run with children, lift 20 pounds, and be able to be outside for events.
Essential Sensory Requirements:
Individual should be able to see, hear and speak in order to represent the organization at large public functions for recruiting and coordination.
Should be open minded and accepting of all people, especially of children. Weekend work may be required. Dependable transportation is a must. A clear criminal background check is required. The individual should be creative and an independent worker. Be able to stretch a dollar to accomplish a program. The ability to give and receive feedback in a professional manner is expected.
5041 New Centre Drive Suite 215Wilmington, NC 28403
- 20-30 hours in the summer, about 5 hours in office