Volunteer Engagement Fellow, AmeriCorps VIP - Northern California (HT)

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ORGANIZATION: ELITE Public Schools



Service Term: August 19, 2024 - June 27, 2025


Reports to: Program Manager and Coordinators/ Partner Site Supervisor

Position Summary

VIP Members build volunteer capacity at existing nonprofits, government agencies and schools (Partner Sites) that serve children, youth and families. They do this through: 1) building sustainable systems to track, support, manage, and train virtual or in person volunteers; 2) recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers; and 3) raising funds to support the development of the volunteer program. Partner Sites change annually based on community and agency need, and have included organizations such as Food Banks, Boys & Girls Clubs, Community Health Centers, Environmental Education organizations and more! 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 provided.

Program Overview

Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Members are AmeriCorps members who build and strengthen sustainable volunteer programs in existing service organizations. VIP Members leave a legacy in the communities they serve by building lasting systems of volunteer engagement and management. Each VIP Member dedicates their service to a single Partner Site, working "behind the scenes" to enable volunteers to take part in meaningful service positions that meet community needs. VIP Members are a part of a statewide network of over 100 VIP Members, and are placed in small teams of 5 or more in their community who meet regularly for collaboration, professional development and training.

AmeriCorps VIP values and nurtures an environment that is respectful, courageous, inclusive and equitable. We believe service is a way to bring people together and bridge divides; connecting individuals to individuals, and individuals to organizations that can help us tackle society's toughest challenges. We are strengthened by the diversity of our members, and welcome the unique contributions that you bring to our program.

Essential AmeriCorps Duties

Develop and implement 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's volunteer program

Recruit and train community members as volunteers who support the infrastructure of community benefit programs

Track volunteer program and infrastructure development at the Partner Site, utilizing a defined AmeriCorps Member Service Plan

Serve side-by-side with volunteers to provide guidance, to better understand the clients' needs, and to improve the volunteer experience

Participate in all program-required trainings and development opportunities, including orientation, regular meetings with your local VIP team, a regional training (travel may be required), monthly webinars, and online trainings

Participate in all CA Days of Action, and a minimum of 1 National Service Day during the service term, typically in coordination with your local cohort

Requirements

Service Commitment

Full-time, 6-month commitment serving a minimum of 900 hours, may include some evenings and weekends

Hours are generally Monday - Friday from 8:30 - 6:00PM (varies slightly by Partner Site)

Service hours are expected to occur in-person and VIPs are required to live within a reasonable commute distance from their Partner Site

All service hours performed must be only approved program related service activities, and not prohibited or unallowable AmeriCorps activities as listed in member contract & handbook.

Training hours will not exceed 15% of member's total service hours.



Areas of Responsibility

Positively represent VIP in a variety of settings, including recruitment opportunities, staff meetings, trainings, and service events

Assist with other community building activities at the Partner Site

Create and maintain positive relationships with program staff

Submit monthly Great Stories and volunteer data in the OnCorps tracking system

Conform to regular, timely attendance requirements at the assigned service site

Duties take place at multiple site locations throughout California with training seminars at designated locations. Position requires occasional travel. Must be able to work indoors and outdoors, as well as some night and weekend hours

Must meet the program essential job functions; reasonable accommodations available upon request

Must be able to adapt to change in work environment, accept feedback and growth opportunities, effectively handle multiple tasks and competing demands, work cooperatively in group situations, work actively to resolve conflicts, and work well with others on a team

Work independently and as a member of a team with strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks

Possess leadership and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others

An interest in and/or a background in community service and volunteerism



Qualifications and Characteristics

Must be at least 18 years of age (17 with parental approval)

Clear criminal background check (Truescreen, fingerprint based Fieldprint & CA DOJ/FBI)

Submit current, clear TB (tuberculosis) test

Must have at least a high school diploma or a GED by start date

Must either be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States (INS Form I-551)

Must not have more than 3 terms of service previously with AmeriCorps State and National programs

Organized, responsible, flexible, motivated and professional

Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity

Ability to be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the program's safety policies and rules



Benefits

Monthly living stipend of $2,200

Segal Education Award of $10,000*

Health Benefits

Childcare (if applicable)

Potential Eligibility for CalFresh (CA's food stamp program)

Moving stipend for applicants traveling from out of state and over 250 miles from the Partner Site

Student loan deferment and interest repayment

Extensive Professional Development and experiential learning opportunities

*Please note: The living stipend and education awards are taxable.

Please contact Valentine Martinez, volunteer@elitepublicschools.org

1 Shift
Available spots are approximations

  • Mon Aug 19, 2024 - 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM PST - Spots available: 1
    Vallejo CA 94589 US

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About ELITE Public Schools

Location:

100 Whitney Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94589, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to ensure all students reach their fullest potential through access to learning spaces that honor and celebrate students’ rich cultural heritage and challenge them with rigorous and relevant learning experiences designed to make them active participants in their success. On March 9th volunteers will meet at Setterquist Park to commence the cleanup event, we will clean up debris around the surrounding areas. Feel free to bring friends with you to support our mission!

Description

Our school is currently in need of volunteers in various areas. We are seeking volunteers who can assist with our after-school program by helping students sign-in/sign-out, passing out snack, and supervising students while they're participating in various activities, such as sports and study hall. We are also seeking volunteers who can assist in the cafeteria by supervising students as they eat, helping to make sure their table is clean, and dismissing them to recess. Lastly, we need volunteers who can assist with monitoring our campus and ensuring the safety of our students.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Employment
Children & Youth, Community, Employment

WHEN

Mon Aug 19, 2024 - Sun Nov 17, 2024
07:30 AM - 04:00 PM
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

100 Whitney AvenueVallejo, CA 94589

(38.14734,-122.2451)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1700 hours

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