Working with Volunteers

  • Job posting
    Closing date: 12 June 2019

    Basic Function:

    Advance the mission of Volunteer Tennessee by developing and maintaining volunteerism infrastructure, managing trainings, and supporting programs.

     

    Philosophy of the position:

    The position works to support communities through volunteerism and strengthen Volunteer Tennessee’s sub-grantees through program development, event planning, training and support.

     

    Essential functions:

    Volunteerism Infrastructure

    Location

    312 Rosa L. Parks Ave.
    Nashville, TN 37243
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 June 2019

    Position Description:

    Location

    Washington, DC 20052
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 22 July 2019

     

     

     

    Location

    125 North Main St.
    Room 1B-38
    Memphis, TN 38103
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 4 July 2019

    POSITION AVAILABLE

     

    Position:         Volunteer Coordinator

    Supervisor:    Director of Stewardship/Associate Director of Stewardship

    Location:        1395 Planting Fields Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771

    Period:           Part-time including some weekend hours

    Salary:            Competitive

    Start Date:     As soon as possible

     

    Location

    1395 Planting Fields Road
    Oyster Bay, NY 11771
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 27 June 2019

    The VISTA Leader will support the 20 VISTAs in the CCUSA New Americans Program by: *Ensuring peer learning and networking in support of member responsibilities; *Developing trainings and resources (promoted to attend one outside information gathering event a month); *Assisting with grants management and ensuring compliance across program sites, and *Managing members and project staff in data collection, reporting and analysis. The VISTA Leader will also assist the project director with coordination, communication, and record keeping.

    Location

    2050 Ballenger Avenue, Suite 400
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Job posting
    Closing date: 1 July 2019

    Position Description:

    Location

    George Washington University
    Washington, DC 20052
    United States
    Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE):
    No
  • Alumni story
    Tina L. Hayes 2012 2014 Gainesville, Florida

    I do have to mention that I am an AmeriCorps State/National Alumni. I realize that this site may only apply to VISTA Alums, however I did not want to miss out on sharing a snapshot of my experience. I served with Rebuilding Together, Inc. a nationwide nonprofit organization with a mission of "Bringing volunteers and communities together to improve the homes and lives of low-income homeowners." I served at the Gainesville, Florida affiliate. My titles were AmeriCorps State/National CapacityCorps Member, Volunteer/Project Site Coordinator for Rebuilding Together North Central Florida 2012-2014 (now that's a mouthful!). I served for 2 years, repairing and rebuilding homes for homeowners that could not afford the much-needed critical home repair that was endangering the lives of them and their families. When I completed my AmeriCorps terms, I continued to serve the organization as a permanent staff member until I relocated. I am currently serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Pennsylvania.

    Thanks for looking! Photography by me, Tina L Hayes. Enjoy! If I am not able to upload more than one picture, I'll try to upload more in another post if I am allowed.

  • Alumni story
    Summer Disson 2017 Chesapeake, VA

    Operation: Engage Norfolk

     

    My name is Summer, and I’m an Americorps VISTA serving with Heart of Compassion Partnerships in Chesapeake, VA. I recently attended my first “official” event with the organization, and it was impressive – to say the least.

    On Sunday, February 12, 2017 my organization attended the “Engage Norfolk” civic event. The event was sponsored by Norfolk Councilwoman Andria McClellan. Also in attendance was Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Cooper Alexander, as well as office representatives for Senators Kaine and Werner. Nearly 100 community organizations got involved and made the event.

    “Engage Norfolk” is an event that allowed the community organizations who were seeking volunteers, for various different project and programs, to interact and inform members of the community, who were looking to volunteer, about their organization and what they “do”. The turnout was amazing. At our table alone, between signup sheets and business cards, we had 30+ members of the community interested in volunteering to tutor the students at our urban outreach centers!

    The “Engage Norfolk” was a huge success. There are many cities surrounding with communities surrounding Norfolk that would benefit from an event like this. With this being the first year of the event, and it being such a success, there are “talks” of creating a “manual” so that other cities can host similar events with the same outcome and enthusiasm, as well as a version geared towards younger members of the community.

    To see the people of the community, my community, come out and support each other was truly an inspiration that has undoubtedly made an everlasting impact on the passion I have of ending the war on poverty. Throughout this year of service I look forward to seeing and experiencing our community come together and support each other to achieve the ultimate goal- to change the world one child, one family, one community at a time.

  • Webinar
    This webinar aims to provide you with tools and a process around planning a group volunteer project and helps you think through some important aspects before you jump in.
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  • Alumni story
    Brandy Skinner 2011 2 Spokane WA/ Now Coeur D'Alene ID

    I am currently serving my 3rd year. AmeriCorps service has been very rewarding for me. My first Term 10/2011- 9/2012 I served as a Washinton State Reading Corps Tutor. It was amazing to watch the growth that each child made as we worked with them. The program was quite successful, we would have ran another year but unfortunately  the district couldn't afford the match funds required to secure the position. Ther next Term I served with VISTA  as a Volunteer Coordinator For hearth Hoimes in the Spokane Valley. A transitional home for women and children with a christian atmosphere, the women were provided a program which taught them life skills, they had case management, they were provided support for counseling, education, Social Services, etc.. I built the foundation for the volunteer program. From application, job description, data base, filing system, trainings, manuals in addition to helping develope the program for the clients. There was the Social worker which was the Director of the program , a counselor and myself. When I started the program I was handed a stack or napkins, papers, even a receipt that the former Directore had with information of possible Volunteers. By the time I had contacted everyone I had a list of approximately 20 volunteers. By the end of my term there were about 150 dedicated volunteers, assigned groups Mentors, Life Skills, Maintenance, Gardening, Interior design/boutique, general, grant writers, marketing, childcare and I even recruited one that ended up on the board of Directors. NETWORKING Best thing ever you could do, take any opportunity becuase you never know where and when you will encounter the right connection. I was invited to have a booth at this small event that a local bank was putting on, they were having a contest for some of the local High Schools, beings there was service learning requirements we thought it would be a great way for us to get out the wored about our organization and maybe recruit some volunteers. From this event i recruited an interior design volunteer that gave 30 hours that first week putting together the  house that just had some repairs done on and was ready for residents. That is not the cake on the icing though i was networking with another non profit and after telling her about our organization she felt we were the canidates they were looking for. Her organization was a collective of a local factory, 2 banking institutions and a Real estate agency. Every year they woulsd choose a non profit to be the recipients of their services. WE WERE it. The completely landscaped the property, fenced it, purchased and installed a playground, built boxes for the garden, remodeled some of the interior, painted the houses, new windows, stocked the new pantry with food etc. One day of service 160 volunteers for 8 hrs each, in-kind donations and supplies provided us with roughly $56,000.00. It was so amazing to se the transformation and the dedication of all the employees/volunteers. I have since relocated and am currently serving my third year as a VISTA Leader for Kootenai United Way. Looking forward to making great things happen for our community.    https://youtu.be/E9xc5OyR3pc