Placement Specialist - NYC Civic Corps (AmeriCorps)

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Recruiting Organization: Lighthouse Guild - Volunteer Resources

Lighthouse Guild is proud to announce a life changing paid volunteer opportunity through our partnership with NYC Service/AmeriCorps. We are looking for someone to help support and build capacity of the Lighthouse Guild Stephen T. Pearlman Volunteer Center by supporting the growth and development of the Access Center, the next generation of volunteer executed programming to support people with vision impairment.

NYC Civic Corps is an AmeriCorps program run by NYC Service, a division of the Office of the Mayor. NYC Civic Corps places members at nonprofits throughout all 5 boroughs in New York City. Members help to develop volunteer recruitment, training, management, evaluation plans and programs with the goal of building volunteer program capacity and allowing the organization to engage more volunteers thereby engaging more clients.

The Access Center Program Assistant will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Create the structure for the two new programs and recruit, screen and place volunteers for all programs, (reading, escort, companionship).
  • Evaluate potential clients for the programs and match them with volunteers.
  • They will coordinate schedules, receive clients and volunteers, and otherwise ensure the smooth running of the program.
  • Propose a strategy for meeting reading needs in unfilled positions then execute the strategy.
  • Document successful activities to ensure that procedures and protocols can be replicated and scaled.
  • During the service period, match at least 20 clients with volunteers.
  • Create new ways to meet the needs of isolated clients in need of volunteer support.

Required Skills for AmeriCorps Members (set for all program members):

  • Strong commitment to national service and the mission of the host site
  • Desire to work in the non-profit sector
  • Desire to serve with diverse communities
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to conduct community outreach and make presentations to community groups
  • Willingness to take initiative to achieve goals
  • Strong project management/multi-tasking abilities
  • A clear plan for living on the AmeriCorps stipend in New York City
  • Availability to lead and/or attend events during evening and weekend hours (frequency varies by position)
  • Minimum high school diploma or equivalency
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • US Citizen or lawful permanent resident (AmeriCorps regulations)

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Sun Sep 01, 2024 - Mon Jun 30, 2025
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