Young Leaders Board- Volunteer Care Chair

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Start: September 5, 2023

End: July 31, 2024

(start and end dates are negotiable)

Overview:

The Alexander Graham Bell Association works globally to ensure that people who are deaf and hard of hearing can hear and talk. We want all families to be informed and supported, professionals to be appropriately qualified to teach and help children with hearing loss, public policy leaders to effectively address the needs of people with hearing loss, and communities to be empowered to help their neighbors with hearing loss succeed.

The Young Leaders Board is an AG Bell program that works to expand the visibility of AG Bell and the resources for young adults who are Deaf/HOH through networking events as well as to provide opportunities to develop new skills, take on leadership roles, and broaden their professional and social circles.

We work together to engage young adults through establishing a global network, empower young adults to actively participate in a cause, educate young adults to be leaders in their community.

The Young Leaders Board is a pilot program that will seek to instill good practices in nonprofit professionalism and board governance to young adults so the next generation can be equipped to serve as leaders and board members of nonprofits in their community and beyond. Through serving on the Young Leaders Board, you will further your career, network with other professionals and young adults who are Deaf/HOH, create programs that bolster your resume and experience, and gain invaluable mentorship from leaders of your respective field. Lastly and most importantly, the Young Leaders Board will establish a community of young adults who are Deaf/HOH and primarily use LSL (Listening and Spoken Language), providing an important need as this community does not exist in most local spaces, let alone on a national or global level.

If you would like to participate in the Young Leaders Board, but do not think that the leadership of the chair position is something you can commit to, keep an eye out for when internship positions with each of the chairs open- the intern chairs will be entry level, accommodating to university internship requirements and less time commitment.

Summary:

The Young Leaders Board is seeking a Volunteer/Intern Committee Chair to join our team. As the Volunteer/Intern Committee Chair, you will play an essential role in recruiting and managing volunteers and interns for our various committees. This position provides a unique opportunity to help build a community of volunteers and interns that will contribute to the success of our organization. You will also work with other committee chairs and the Young Leaders Board Program Director to ensure that volunteers and interns are properly trained and supported in their roles. This is an unpaid position (if you are work study through your university, compensation may be discussed).

Responsibilities:

  • Recruit and manage interns/volunteers for the Young Leaders Board
  • Coordinate with board members to ensure we have enough volunteers for our events and activities
  • Ensure that interns are placed with mentors and that needs are met for their programs
  • Develop and implement strategies to create a positive and engaging volunteer experience
  • Maintain records for volunteer hours for the YLB
  • Create ways to recognize and celebrate individuals who volunteer or intern with the Young Leaders Board
  • Ensure that all volunteer and intern activities align with the mission and goals of the organization

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and management skills
  • Experience in volunteer management or similar field
  • Preferred bachelor's degree in a related field (nonprofit management, human resources, etc.) or equivalent experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and independently
  • Passion for supporting young adults aged 18-40 and creating community for Deaf/HOH individuals who primarily use LSL

Requirements:

  • Must commit to at least 10 hours per week, with flexible scheduling options available
  • Must attend a weekly meeting with other chairs and program director as well as host a weekly meeting with other interns and volunteers of your respective committee
  • Must maintain accurate records and files, be able to produce reports as needed and leading up to the end of your commitment, meet with program director to update job descriptions, make sure everything is appropriately documented and that procedures are updated
  • Must adhere to AG Bell's Code of Ethics and Conduct


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Fee Amount: None

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Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities

WHEN

Mon Sep 04, 2023 - Wed Jul 31, 2024
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

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