Community Outreach Intern

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Description

The Community Outreach Intern will work with the Volunteer Community Outreach Coordinator to administer the 1,600 plus volunteers the agency utilizes. The intern will assist with human resources related tasks including the recruitment, screening, and administration of the volunteer and internship processes during our major event season.

Time Commitment and Stipend:
14 to 16 hours a week during the regular business hours of Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5pm, with the exact days and times to be determined according to intern schedule. An education stipend is awarded to those who complete 100-600 hours per semester. (The average is $500/240 hours of service), this amount is applied directly toward tuition.

Responsibilities

• Maintain recruitment databases to ensure all volunteer and internship opportunities are accurate and up-to-date (VolunteerMatch, United Way, all Universities/College websites)
• Recruit and coordinate volunteers for all major events (Walk MS, Challenge Walk MS, MuckFest MS, Bike MS)
• Assist with the interview process for all prospective volunteers and interns
• Write material for month volunteer e-newsletter
• Maintain the “Volunteer Center” portion of the website
• Upkeep the electronic and physical files for agency volunteers
• Other duties as assigned
• Other responsibility may be delegated according to the intern’s career aspirations and professional goals

Requirements

Must be at least 18
Must be currently enrolled with a university/college at the time of your internship
Must be available 14-16 hours/week between Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

Qualifications:
• Positive, outgoing individual with great interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated volunteer experience preferred
• Extensive verbal and written communication skills
• Data entry and customer service experience is a must
• Ability to handle and prioritize multiple tasks is a must
• Ability to work independently
• Must be able to attend events that take place during your intern semester, some evening and weekend hours would be required
• Drive: initiative to take a project and make it their own
• Ability to work efficiently with little supervision

Physical Requirements: (i.e. standing for extended periods, heat tolerant)
• Must be able to tolerate a variety of elements on event dates
• Other accommodations can be arranged with proper notification

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