Serve as a Part-Time Volunteer Manager
United Way’s VIP Manager Corps, a program delivered in partnership with 501 Commons, helps King County nonprofit organizations develop and sustain effective volunteer engagement programs and practices. The program places part-time volunteers with organizations to help develop the basic tools and systems they need to more effectively engage with volunteers and community members.
This is an exciting way to gain experience working with a nonprofit and help an organization more strategically use volunteers in support of its mission.
Join United Way's VIP Manager Corps
Time commitment: About 10 hours per week during the 9-5 workday for a minimum of 300 hours
Dates of Service: Begins in April 2014, lasting for about 8 months
Volunteers will receive an $800 United Way of King County Service Award for their service.
By serving as a VIP Manager Corps (VMC) member you will help an organization develop the tools and systems needed to more effectively engage with volunteers and community members. This position will allow you to apply your own leadership skills while gaining valuable experience and exposure to the nonprofit community and increasing an organization’s capacity to deliver services.
Each VMC member will be matched with a local nonprofit where you will help assess volunteer program needs and implement solutions that will develop or enhance the volunteer program over the long haul. Through trainings and on-going support you will develop a working knowledge of successful volunteer management best practices.
This is an opportunity to:
- Increase an organization’s capacity to deliver services
- Gain experience developing and managing volunteer programs
- Gain exposure to the nonprofit community
- Apply your knowledge and experience in a new context
- Serve in collaboration with a cohort of peers
- Provide meaningful ways for volunteers to engage in their communities
- Network and build your professional experience
Are you a good fit?
We are seeking community volunteers with diverse backgrounds, strong people skills, and a commitment to service. A successful candidate would have at least two (2) years of experience working in an office environment, proficient computer skills, effective written and oral communication, and the ability to work 10 hours per week during standard office hours.
In this position volunteers will be expected to attend all cohort meetings, work independently and with teams, communicate frequently, meet deadlines, exercise good judgment, and take initiative to complete projects and reports. We are particularly interested in applicants who have volunteer management experience, human resource skills, experience working with volunteers and/or groups, or who possess significant experience as a community volunteer. Volunteers from North and South King County are strongly encouraged to apply.
Ready to apply?
Only twenty VMC Members will be accepted so don’t delay; fill out the VMC Member Application today! Recruitment for 2014 volunteers ends March 14, 2014, and volunteers will be matched with organizations in April, 2014, prior to the program launch. Applicants will be interviewed by both 501 Commons and participating organizations, and will be required to submit to a background check. For more information contact Gwyn Howard.
Volunteer to help a nonprofit maximize its use of volunteers today!