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AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Program Santa Cruz County

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Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

  • 3 people are interested

Position Title: Full-Time CalSERVES VIP Fellow
Service Term: 11 months; September 8, 2020 to July 31, 2021

Deadline to appy is July 15th!
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VIP Fellows build volunteer capacity at existing nonprofits and schools (Partner Sites) that serve children, youth and families. They do this through:
1) Supporting your nonprofit site to build sustainable systems to track, support, manage, and train volunteers;
2) Recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers;

Partner Sites change annually based on community and agency need, and include organizations such as schools, food banks, health care centers, and human service agencies. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference. Extensive training in volunteer management and nonprofit professional skills is offered, including the opportunity to earn a certificate in Volunteer Management.

Program Overview
Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellows are AmeriCorps members who build and strengthen sustainable volunteer programs in existing service organizations. VIP Fellows leave a legacy in the communities they serve by building lasting systems of volunteer engagement and management. Each VIP Fellow dedicates their service to a single Partner Site, working "behind the scenes" of service to enable volunteers to take part in meaningful service positions that meet community needs. VIP Fellows are a part of a statewide network of 120 Fellows, and are placed in small teams of 5 or more in their community who meet regularly for collaboration and training.

Essential AmeriCorps Duties

  • Support a volunteer program that engages high-value volunteers, particularly specialized/skilled volunteers and volunteers who take on leadership roles in the organization
  • Develop business partnerships that provide support for the Partner Site
  • Recruit and train community members as volunteers who support the infrastructure of programs run by nonprofit and educational organizations
  • Track volunteer program and infrastructure development at the Partner Site, utilizing a defined AmeriCorps Member Work Plan
  • Serve side-by-side with volunteers to provide guidance, to better understand the clients’ needs, and to improve the volunteer experience
Benefits of Service
  • Stipend of $1,454 every month
  • Education Award of up to $6,200
  • Student loan deferment and interest repayment for federally-backed student loans
  • Extensive Professional Development and experiential learning opportunities

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About Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County


1740 17th Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform our community and ourselves through volunteerism, empowering everyone to be the difference.


We provide in-person, phone and electronic matching services to connect community members with a volunteer role and we work with more than 300 community programs countywide to ensure the right fit.



We'll work with your schedule.


1740 17th AveSanta Cruz, CA 95062



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Youth Services
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • 11¬†months; September 8, 2020 to July 31, 2021
  • Clear criminal background check (DOJ and FBI; National Sex Offender Public Database).

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