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VIP Managers Corps

Help a Nonprofit Grow its Volunteer Program!

Effectively engaging volunteers is essential for nonprofits to increase their impact on the community. Unfortunately, many nonprofits do not have the internal resources necessary to strategically involve volunteers and community members in support of their missions. By serving as a VIP Manager Corps (VMC) member you will help an organization develop the tools and systems needed to more effectively engage volunteers in the delivery of their mission.

We are currently seeking volunteers with diverse backgrounds and skills to join United Way’s Volunteer Impact Partnership Manager Corps. VIP Manager Corps is a United Way program delivered in partnership with 501 Commons that helps local nonprofit organizations develop and sustain effective volunteer engagement programs and practices. 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.

Position Information

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. VMC members will serve 10 hours per week starting in February 2017. VMC members are expected to serve during the 9-5 workday, including regular check-in meetings and cohort gatherings, to fulfill the 150 hours.

In return for their service, volunteers will receive:

  • an $400 United Way of King County service award
  • training in volunteer management best practices
  • valuable experience working with a nonprofit
  • the opportunity to serve in collaboration with a cohort of peers
  • recognition for helping to increase an organization’s capacity to deliver services

Qualifications

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 & with teams, communicate frequently, meet deadlines, exercise good judgment, and take initiative to complete projects & 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.

Process

Space is limited don’t delay!  Volunteers will be matched with organizations in January, prior to the program launch in early February. Contact Juli Forman, Program Manager, at juli@501commons.org with questions.