About RSVP: RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) is L.A. Works’ newest volunteer program that matches energetic and experienced volunteers age 55+ to opportunities that help support communities in need. RSVP is part of Senior Corps, a national volunteer program that allows you to use the skills and talents you have learned over the years and develop new ones while serving in a variety of activities.
Position Description: This position will entail providing the nonprofit sector with the volunteer support and resources it needs to continue providing programs for the disenfranchised communities of LA. The Coordinator will work on maintaining communication with our partner nonprofits, posting and tracking volunteer opportunities. They will work closely with a variety of nonprofits in identifying needs, building a volunteer project out of those needs from the ground up and ensuring the project continues to exemplify L.A. Works standards. We’re a fast-paced, energetic office open to new ideas to expand our program. If you love community service and engaging with people this opportunity could be for you! We look for experiences and interests that will be a great fit for both organization and intern.
Responsibilities: Outreach to nonprofits and volunteers, posting and tracking volunteer opportunities and hours, collecting and entering information, assisting with volunteer events, developing volunteer packets, streamlining procedures and representing L.A. Works in the field.
Requirements: Passion for community service. Great in a spokesperson role. Relationship builder. Excellent research skills. Knack for methodology and standardization. Great phone and email etiquette. Comfortable with initiative. Ability to multi-task. Good organizational skills and attention to details and deadlines. Enthusiastic and eager to learn. Computer experience in Microsoft Office.
Equipment Requirements: Personal transportation, laptop and cell phone.
Hours: 8-15 hours a week; days and times negotiable.
Compensation: Volunteer Only- Applicants must make their own arrangements with their host institution. Volunteers will benefit from this great learning experience, enhance their resumes, and build their personal and professional skills as they make a difference in the LA nonprofit community.
Location: L.A. Works is in Cypress Park, close to Elysian Park at the NE corner of Dodger Stadium. We are accessible by the gold line. This position will require being out in the field for some of the time.
Duration: Position is open year-round. Internship length is flexible, but with a minimum of 3 months.
Application Deadline: Immediate. But applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
Application Procedure: E-mail a resume, writing sample, and cover letter outlining your interest, skills, availability and desired start/end dates to Jessica Manzo, RSVP Program Coordinator at email@example.com.