AmeriCorps VIP Fellow - Greater Bay Area
The Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) strengthens
nonprofits to increase impact through the power of volunteers. This
AmeriCorps term lasts from September 2021 - July 2022. Our
AmeriCorps members are called VIP Fellows, and they are leaders who
build sustainable volunteer programs at nonprofits. Nonprofits that
have strong volunteer programs are able to serve more clients and
tackle more of our communities' challenges. VIP Fellows join a
nonprofit team and help them build systems that recruit, train,
support, manage, and measure the success of volunteers. Each VIP
Fellow is placed at a participating nonprofit, and collaborates
with that organization's professional staff to build or strengthen
volunteer management systems. VIP Fellows are members of a
statewide network of 120 Fellows, and are key contributors of a
local cohort of Bay Area and Sacramento Fellows that meet regularly
for collaboration and training. Over the course of the service
term, VIP Fellows earn a Certificate in Volunteer Management, and
become experienced in community outreach, volunteer management,
nonprofit operations, partnership building, and professional
communication. The VIP Fellow team in the San Francisco Bay Area
and Sacramento is managed by the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit
Leadership (CVNL). Come join the team, and make an impact this
year! Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.
Member Duties : VIP Fellows: Develop, implement or strengthen a
volunteer program Work with nonprofit staff and leaders to identify
needs and design impactful volunteer opportunities that meet the
needs of the community's children and families. Recruit and train
community members as volunteers. Utilize the VIP Work Plan to build
systems for tracking, training, managing, and evaluating
volunteers. Serve side-by-side with staff and volunteers to provide
guidance, to better understand the clients' needs, and to improve
the volunteer experience. Develop business partnerships that
provide voluntary and limited financial support for the
participating nonprofit (as approved by the CA Commission).
Participate in professional development opportunities, including
orientation, Volunteer Management Certificate program, regular
meetings, National Day of Service projects with the local VIP
cohort, a regional retreat, and online training.
Program Benefits : Professional Development , Health Coverage ,
Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful
completion of service .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended
, Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Outreach , Disaster Relief , Health , Elder Care ,
Technology , Hunger , Education , Environment , Community and
Economic Development , Neighborhood Revitalization , Children/Youth
, Homelessness , Veterans .
Team Work .