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Volunteer Coordination Intern

The Volunteer Coordinator Intern coordinates volunteer resources to assist in the delivery of the organization's programs and services, is responsible for the tracking of in-kind contributions and attaining goals, and for providing guidance, support, resources and tools to staff who supervise interns and volunteers. 
  • Assist Volunteer Specialist with developing and implementing goals and objectives for the volunteer program that reflect the mission and the program/service delivery needs of the organization.  
  • Assist Volunteer Specialist with developing, administering and reviewing policies and procedures that guide the volunteer program. 
  • Identify volunteer assignments and write volunteer position descriptions.  
  • Promote the organization and volunteer opportunities in the community. 
  • Recruit and screen volunteers.  
  • Provide appropriate orientation and training to volunteers.  
  • Assist in training staff to work effectively and cooperatively with volunteers. 
  • Assist with planning and implementing formal and informal volunteer recognition activities. 
  • Develop and monitor a budget for volunteer program activities.  
  • Assist in the evaluation of volunteer activities.  
  • Source, track and report in-kind contributions.  
  • Participate in IRC Communities of Practice and other networking/learning opportunities in the network. 
  • Other duties as assigned. 
  • Current undergraduate, graduate student, or less than one year out of school 
  • Experience successfully managing volunteers; Understanding of refugee resettlement is preferred.  
  • Excellent interpersonal relations skills: the ability to work effectively with partners, donors, colleagues in a cross cultural, multi-disciplinary environment. 
  • Solid organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time and meet deadlines. 
  • Experience developing and providing orientations and trainings. 
  • Strong writing and communication skills including experience working in and developing teams.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including outlook, word and excel. Experience using donor acknowledgment software preferred. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of ethics and confidentiality related to fundraising. 
  • Reliable transportation with proof of valid driver’s license, insurance and clean driving record. 
This position reports to the Volunteer Specialist. 
  • This is an unpaid internship.
  • Work related driving is eligible for reimbursement at the IRS Charitable Rate. 
  • Internships are available for current college students starting in their second year, graduate students, and graduates less than 2 years post-graduation. Course credit is available if the student coordinates with their university and confirms the appropriate paperwork with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Hours per week: 15-30 hours per week, during IRC's regular business hours of 9 am-5 pm, M - F
Duration: 4-6 months, or 240 hours
IRC is committed to working with student schedules. As such, we are flexible with accommodating time off for midterms and school holidays, and altering time availability with changing class schedules.

*Contact Internship and Career Advisor to see if position is eligible for academic credit