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Become an AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP) or CalPREP Fellow!

July 3, 2014

Become an AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP) or CalPREP Fellow!

AmeriCorpsPhoto2VIP Fellows will increase the number of high-value (skilled and corporate) volunteers providing needed college and career services to students and families in high need communities. VIP Fellows will build capacity at each placement site to provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need to be successful in supporting programs that promote academic or college & career readiness.
As a VIP Fellow, you will be part of a team, working to coach and support a cadre of high-value volunteers. Your primary role is developing the volunteer program at your site, bringing resources of highly-skilled volunteers to the students and families the college and career readiness program serves. You will spend time in the community building partnerships and forging lasting relationships. This AmeriCorps position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference in the local community. Fellows will gain exposure to the nonprofit sector and will be able to expand their career skills while giving back in a meaningful way.
DSC_0052CalPREP Fellows will increase the number of high-value (skilled and corporate) volunteers providing needed services to children, youth and families who face economic hardship. Additionally, CalPREP Fellows will build capacity within the Partner Site volunteer program to provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need to be successful. Partner sites receiving support will operate a mentoring program that promotes college & career readiness.
As a CalPREP Fellow, you will be part of a team, working to recruit, train,coach and support a cadre of volunteer mentors. Your primary role is to recruit college-readiness mentors and match them with students needing the mentoring support. Specifically you will be developing the tools, policies, and procedures required to sustain a volunteer mentoring program that effectively incorporates college readiness volunteer mentors at your site. By initiating mentoring matches with high-need students, the CalPREP project seeks to promote growth in developing college knowledge and readiness in students.
This AmeriCorps position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference in the local community. Fellows will gain exposure to the nonprofit sector and will be able to expand their career skills while giving back in a meaningful way.
HandsOn Inland Empire is looking to recruit 5 AmeriCorps VIP Fellows, 1 AmeriCorps VIP Leader, 6 AmeriCorps CalPREP Fellows, and 1 AmeriCorps CalPREP Leader. Each fellow will be placed at a different non-profit or school site in the Inland Empire that is operating an academic, college, and/or career readiness programs/mentoring program. HandsOn Inland Empire is the volunteer department of Inland Empire United Way.
VIP and CalPREP Fellows receive a living stipend of $14,000 for the eleven month term of service. At the completion of the year and of 1700 hours of service, VIP and CalPREP fellows also receive an education award that can be used towards education or repayment of school loans.
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