Would you like to have an Americorps VIP serve at your organization? The Volunteer Center has partnered with Calserves for the last six years to train and place Americorps members to serve for 11 months as Volunteer Coordinators at fellow nonprofits in Santa Cruz County. We annually recruit new agencies to participate in the Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP) starting in May and introduce a new group of fellows into the community in September.
How Will Your Organization Benefit?
Having an Americorps VIP fellow at your organization can produce numerous benefits. Organizations that have previously hosted a VIP fellow have identified results in the following areas:
- Increased volunteer recruitment and retention
- Better assessments of the organization's volunteer needs and capabilities
- Sustainable volunteer-run programs and events
- Increased community visibility
Agency Requirements and Responsibilities
We ask that organizations carefully consider their capacity for incorporating Americorps members into their organization as a Volunteer Coordinator. Member assignments will be based on an organization's ability to support its Americorps member professionally and financially. (Info needed about financial commitment)
Apply as an Agency Partner
If you feel this program is the right fit for your organization then we invite you to request an application. Organizations will be asked to send one representative to attend a supervisor training event in June. Date and location TBA.
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