Job Title: Volunteer Organizer, NYC- Engage and recruit volunteers to empower kids
New York, NY United States
Education and Library, Other, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Volunteer Organizer, NYC- Engage and recruit volunteers to empower kids
The VISTA Volunteer Organizer is a key player in achieving Reading Partners’ regional goals. This is an exciting opportunity to share Reading Partners’ mission with members of the community so that they are moved to collaborate with us and help our students become excellent readers. Reading Partners VISTA offers an amazing chance to give back through capacity-building roles – as a VISTA, you’ll receive benefits, a great place to serve, and the opportunity to springboard a glowing and growing career. Our top VISTA Volunteer Organizers are ambassadors for service, demonstrate a passion for relationship and systems development, and strongly believe in our vision and values.
What you’ll do and how you’ll do it:
Partnership & Relationship Management
Identify and manage volunteer partnerships throughout the region.
Research and Resources Development
Research potential community partnerships and volunteer engagement opportunities and propose steps to maximize volunteer recruitment and retention.
Marketing and Public Relations
Adapt and maintain marketing and public relations materials for regional community engagement and volunteer support at Reading Partners.
Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members in under-resourced elementary schools. Our diverse and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Learn more about us at www.readingpartners.org.
AmeriCorps/VISTA engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, over 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
At Reading Partners we have 350 AmeriCorps and VISTA members serving in various positions across the country. This AmeriCorps service opportunity is school-based, supporting and implementing the Reading Partners mission while at the same time exemplifying the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done.” Reading Partners strives to recruit AmeriCorps members dedicated to a year of service in the community. Read on for more details about our service opportunities!
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