Volunteer Coordinator Intern

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Cape Fear Volunteer Center/Hands on Wilmington

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 the program coordinator is to develop and administer programs for Big and Little Buddies. The intern will create learning outcomes for events, and assist in the planning and preparation for each program. They will oversee Big and Little Buddies, and understand their needs in order to better create programs. 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 learning outcomes for programs
- Organize and plan events
- Be present to lead programs
- Work collectively with team members to effectively complete tasks within a timely manner
- Use strong communication skills to understand the needs of Big and Little Buddies, and take action to create beneficial programs in order to address their needs
- Reach out to local organizations and businesses in order to prepare programs
- Research event details, including recommendations and cost estimates for event location, entertainment, and other necessities, such as food
- Work collectively with team members to effectively complete tasks within a timely manner Requirements BA or BS degree from a four-year institution preferred (or current undergraduate working towards degree)
Prior relevant experience is preferred.

Specialized Knowledge and Skills
The individual must demonstrate the ability to undertake basic public relations writing assignments, and posses an understanding of basic media relation skills, an ability to interact professionally with clients, and good judgment.

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

Interpersonal Skills:
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, 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.

Essential Mental Abilities:
Programming Intern should be open minded and accepting of all people, especially of children.

Other Requirements:
Weekend work may be required. Dependable transportation is a must. 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.

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Children & Youth Community


Wed May 30, 2018 - Thu May 30, 2019


5041 New Centre DriveWilmington, NC 28403






  • 20-30 hours for summer about 5 in office

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