Serve as a Part-Time Volunteer Manager
United Way’s VIP Manager Corps, a program facilitated in partnership with 501 Commons, helps King County human service organizations develop and sustain effective volunteer engagement programs and practices. The program recruits and trains part-time Pro Bono VolunteerManagers, and places them with organizations that can benefit from additional staff support to help build organizational commitment, capacity, and competency around volunteer engagement activities. 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, for a minimum of 360 hours
Dates of Service: Begins in February 2013, for about 10 months (minimum of 6 months)
United Way Service Award: $1,200
With the persistently hard economy both increasing human service needs and straining government and philanthropic resources, volunteers are becoming even more important. Unfortunately, many nonprofits do not have the internal resources necessary to strategically use volunteers and community members in support of their missions. 501 commons addresses these community needs by boosting the capacity of nonprofit organizations to engage more volunteers in their missions.
We are seeking Pro Bono Volunteer Managers with diverse backgrounds and skills to work with King County human service organizations to assess volunteer management needs, implement specific projects that will build or enhance the programs, and evaluate projects and ensure their sustainability. Volunteers will receive training in volunteer management, cultural competency, and facilitation. Volunteers from Kent, South, and North King County areas are encouraged to apply, as are people who have served in the armed forces in a role that included supervision and leadership of others.
Are you a good fit?
This role will require excellent organizational skills, strong people management skills, and a commitment to service. 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. General staff supervision and customer service experience is also helpful. Some training on nonprofits, volunteer management, facilitation, and cultural competency will be provided, and additional support and resources from the United Way and 501 Commons will be available.
Ready to apply?
Read the full job description and fill out the Pro Bono Volunteer Manager application. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. Applications are currently still being accepted.
Your Commitment and Benefits of Volunteering:
As a Pro Bono Volunteer Manager, you will be given a significant amount of responsibility and support. This is an opportunity to:
- Gain experience developing and managing volunteer programs
- Access training opportunities to build upon valuable skills
- Apply your abilities and knowledge to real-world situations
- Gain exposure to the nonprofit community
- Provide meaningful ways for volunteers to engage in their communities
- Encourage communities to invest in social issues through volunteerism
- Increase an organization’s capacity to deliver services!
Volunteering builds your professional experience and network. 501 Commons volunteers enjoy the challenge of applying their knowledge and experience in a new context. Program staff provide support and supervision throughout the project so you always have assistance available if needed.
- View the job description and apply to become a Pro Bono Volunteer Manager by filling out the online application today.
- Applicants will be contacted and interviewed on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Volunteer to help a nonprofit maximize its use of volunteers today!