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About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps VISTA is one of three main service programs of AmeriCorps that connect...

L.A. Works Volunteer Corps

August 1st, 2016

Duration: Multiple Days
First Day : Aug 1, 2016
Last Day: Aug 4, 2017

About AmeriCorps: AmeriCorps VISTA is one of three main service programs of AmeriCorps that connects full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty. Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life experience. The term of service lasts for 1 year. Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) Training is required for all members.

Position Overview: L.A. Works will be placing passionate, dedicated, highly motivated individuals in nonprofit organizations throughout Los Angeles. They will help transform their host site’s volunteer programs through more effective volunteer recruitment, placement, and engagement practices. The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills, be a self-starter who can multi-task, and have experience working in nonprofits or with nonprofit volunteers. L.A. Works is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Host site organizations:
Baby 2 Baby
A Community of Friends
DIY Girls
Education Through Music
Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA)
L.A. Kitchen
Mujeres de la Tierra
Reading To Kids
Young Storytellers Foundation

Responsibilities Include:

• Thoroughly assess host site’s volunteer program;
• Identify new, creative volunteer roles at host site;
• Conduct targeted recruitment efforts online and offline to improve volunteer matches and increase the number of volunteers placed at host site;
• Contribute to quarterly and annual grant reporting;
• Attend monthly meetings and trainings at L.A. Works;
• Serve as a Project Leader at L.A. Works special days of service;
• Meet multiple deadlines and benchmarks set by L.A. Works and the AmeriCorps grant

Key Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree;
• Commitment and understanding of the AmeriCorps principles and values including the one year of service;
• Ability to adapt to the living allowance and other lifestyle challenges common for AmeriCorps members;
• A track record of delivering results while juggling competing priorities under intense time pressure;
• Engaging public speaker and networker
• Professional demeanor in person, in writing, and on the phone
• Passion for nonprofit work and belief in the value of community service

Additional Requirements:
• Valid driver’s license;
• Must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.;
• Some evening and weekend commitments;
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite

Duration: One-year commitment

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Tags: education, art, tutoring, poverty, health, hunger

Contact Person: Asia Olano

Contact Email:

Contact Phone Number: 323-224-6510

Organization: L.A. Works

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