The UCLA Volunteer Center is dedicated to creating a “Community of Heroes” – enlightened volunteers who are involved in a lifelong commitment to civic engagement – whether local, national, or global. To achieve this mission, the Center works to mobilize more than 400,000 members of the extended UCLA family, as well as the community at large, to create social change through participation in civic engagement and volunteer programs. In its first year, UCLA Volunteer Center hosted the largest university sponsored Volunteer Day, in which all new Bruins participated in a day of civic engagement prior to their first day of class.
To achieve these goals, the UCLA Volunteer Center relies on collaboration between students and staff. An integral part of this collaboration is the Volunteer Center (VC) Fellows. The VC Fellows work with the directors of the Center and relevant entities across campus to outline and implement the year’s agenda.
Volunteer Center Fellows are expected to attend meetings with all Fellowship members and directors of the Center on a weekly basis, or as needed. A Fellow will be required to attend Volunteer Center retreats and help plan for upcoming events.
To be considered as a candidate for next year’s VC Fellowship, please submit the following application and a resume/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday April 1, 2011 at 5pm. The subject line of your email MUST simply read “VC Fellows Application”. Top candidates will be contacted for interviews, which will take place during the second week of Spring Quarter.
Exceptional candidates will demonstrate many of the following characteristics:
- previous or current student group leadership
- an interest and active participation in volunteer work
- creative and innovative group participation
- effective communication skills
- interest and experience with social media outlets