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CalSERVES AmeriCorps

Sacramento (Brazil)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Sacramento (Brazil)
  • Grade: Level not specified
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Requisition ID: req8111

Job Title: CalSERVES AmeriCorps

Sector: Community Development

Employment Category: Fixed Term

Employment Type: Full-Time

Open to Expatriates: No

Location: Sacramento, CA USA

Job Description

VIP Fellows build volunteer capacity at existing nonprofits organizations. They do this through: 1) Building sustainable systems to track, support, manage, and train volunteers; 2) Recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers; and 3) Raising funds to support the development of the volunteer program.

This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference. Extensive training in volunteer management and nonprofit professional skills is offered.


Program Overview

Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellows are AmeriCorps members who build and strengthen sustainable volunteer programs in existing service organizations. VIP Fellows leave a legacy in the communities they serve by building lasting systems of volunteer engagement and management. Each VIP Fellow dedicates their service to a single Partner Site, working “behind the scenes” of service to enable volunteers to take part in meaningful service positions that meet community needs. VIP Fellows are a part of a statewide network of 120 Fellows, and are placed in small teams of 5 or more in their community who meet regularly for collaboration and training.


About The Partner Site

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support to refugees and displaced people.

Essential AmeriCorps Duties

  • Develop and implement a volunteer program that engages high-value volunteers, particularly specialized/skilled volunteers and volunteers who take on leadership roles in the organization

  • Develop business partnerships that provide support for the Partner Site

  • Recruit and train community members as volunteers who support the infrastructure of programs run by nonprofit and educational organizations

  • Track volunteer program and infrastructure development at the Partner Site, utilizing a defined AmeriCorps Member Work Plan

  • Serve side-by-side with volunteers to provide guidance, to better understand the clients’ needs, and to improve the volunteer experience

  • Participate in all program-required trainings and development opportunities, including orientation, regular meetings with your local VIP team, a regional training (travel may be required), and online trainings   


Service Commitment

  • half time, seven month commitment serving a minimum of 900 hours, may include some evenings and weekends

  • Hours are generally Monday – Friday from 8:00 – 5:30PM (varies slightly by Partner Site)


Areas of Responsibility

  • Positively represent VIP in a variety of settings, including recruitment opportunities, staff meetings, trainings, and service events

  • Assist with other community building activities at the Partner Site

  • Create and maintain positive relationships with program staff

  • Submit monthly Great Stories and volunteer data in the OnCorps system

  • Conform to regular, timely attendance requirements at the assigned service site

  • Duties take place at multiple site locales throughout California with training seminars at designated locations. Position requires occasional travel. Must be able to work indoors and outdoors, as well as some night and weekend hours

  • Must meet the program essential job functions; reasonable accommodations available upon request

  • Must be able to adapt to change in work environment, accept criticism and feedback, effectively handle multiple tasks and competing demands, work cooperatively in group situations work actively to resolve conflicts, and work well with others on a team

  • Work independently and as a member of a team with strong organizational skills and the ability to effectively handle multiple tasks

  • Possess leadership and interpersonal skills to work effectively with others

  • An interest in and/or a background in community service and volunteerism


Benefits of Service

  • Monthly stipend of $1,142.85

  • $6,095 Segal AmeriCorps Education Award

  • Health Benefits

  • Possible student loan deferment and interest repayment

  • Extensive Professional Development and experiential learning opportunities


Qualifications and Characteristics

  • Must have a bachelor’s degree

  • Clear criminal background check (DOJ and FBI; National Sex Offender Public Database).

  • Have some background knowledge of volunteer management, recruitment, and outreach

  • Must either be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States

  • Must not have more than 3 terms of service previously with AmeriCorps State and National programs

  • Organized, Responsible, Flexible, Motivated and Professional

  • Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics and integrity

  • Ability to be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the program’s safety policies and rules

  • Knowledge utilizing Microsoft Office

  • Knowledge using social media web pages


To Apply

Please email resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Elaine Tokolahi at


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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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