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. The VIP Manager Corps is just one component of the Volunteer Impact Partnership.
Take a moment to learn about our 2014 Volunteer Manager Corps Members!
We currently have open VMC Member positions- scroll down to learn more.
Join United Way's VIP Manager Corps
Time commitment: About 10 hours per week during the 9-5 workday.
Volunteers will receive a 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 all areas of King County are strongly encouraged to apply.
Ready to apply?
Volunteers positions will be filled on a rolling basis- fill out the VMC Member Application today!
The following organizations are currently in need of a skilled individual to join as a VMC Member:
Ethiopian Community in Seattle (ECS) provides support services to Ethiopian immigrants in the greater Seattle area. ECS aims to promote social and cultural awareness while assisting Ethiopians and Ethiopian-Americans to preserve and share their ancient and rich cultural heritage. ECS organizes social gatherings, sport clubs and community celebrations to bring together community in Seattle and its vicinity.
Peace for the Streets by Kids from the Streets (PSKS) works to support homeless and at-risk youth and young adults (ages 16-29) to become empowered to lead positive and self-sufficient lives. PSKS believes that each person is gifted and talented with potential ready to be tapped and prioritizes advocacy, education and employment while making sure that the basic needs of homeless and at-risk youth are met.
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!