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Job Description

Americorps VIP Fellows

Serve as an AmeriCorps Fellow  with the Volunteer Infrastructure Program. You will be play a crucial role in generating high value volunteers to serve in community organizations focused on youth and families who are struggling economically across California. VIP Fellows will work hand in hand with organizations to develop and expand quality opportunities for volunteers to address unmet community needs.

AmeriCorps Group 2018

VIP fellows will complete a 900 hour service term starting January or February 2019, serving as a full time at one of 10 participating non-profit organizations in Santa Cruz County. This program is a great opportunity to gain valuable skills and give back to your community. The term ends in August, 2019.

To view the list of current Americorps members and learn more about their community contributions, check out our Meet our Americorps Members page

Member Duties: AmeriCorps VIP Fellows will implement a volunteer program focusing on High-Value Volunteers (HVV), one-time volunteers, and business partnerships; recruit HVV; and build and track development of new business partnerships that provide augmented programmatic and fiscal resources for the Placement Site. Additionally, VIP Fellows will take part in program-provided training and professional development opportunities.

Expected Impact Across California:

1.Infrastructure will be built in organizations by recruiting, screening, and training 25 HVV (serving =20 hours) and 25 one-time volunteers (50 total volunteers per AmeriCorps member)

2.Business partnerships will be established and maintained to provide funding, in-kind donations, and corporate volunteers to placement sites.

Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service stipend , Health coverage, Living allowance, Child Care Benefits, Training and Professional Development.

Terms : Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.

Service Areas : Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Education, Senior Services, Homelessness, Environmental Impact

Skills : Communications, Youth Development, Teaching/Tutoring, Community Organizing , Leadership, Recruitment, Public Speaking, Computers/ Technology, Grant Writing, Writing and Editing

Service Description : VIP Fellows will increase the number of high-value volunteers providing needed services to children, youth and families who face economic hardship. Additionally, VIP Fellows will build capacity within the Partner Site volunteer program to provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need to be successful.

As a VIP Fellow, you will be part of a team, working to coach and support a cadre of high-value volunteers. Your primary role is developing the volunteer program at your site, bringing resources of highly-skilled volunteers to the children and families the program serves. You will spend time in the community, building partnerships, and forging lasting relationships. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, youth, their families, and the local community.

VIP Fellows will be placed in 10 community agencies through out Santa Cruz County offering services to youth, low-income families, and persons with disabilities. They will play an integral role in successfully generating, placing and supporting volunteers. The position provides an excellent opportunity to build capacity for an agency through hands-on engagement and management of volunteers.

Employers of National Service Initiative

As part of the Sept. 12, 2014, White House ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, President Obama launched Employers of National Service. This initiative recognizes the valuable skills gained by the 900,000 Americans who have participated in AmeriCorps since 1994 and the 215,000 who have participated in the Peace Corps. Employers of National Service builds a talent pipeline which connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with leading employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities. For a list of Employers of National Service, click here

Please send your resume and cover letter to Volunteer Engagement Director Christina Thurston by email:

Additionally  visit to complete an application.

Link to online application.

Please email the coordinator prior to completing the online application. 

Questions: Call Christina at (831) 427-5070 x117 or email

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