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08/24/16

Journeys End Refugee Services Manager of Volunteers Internship Opportunity

Posted by Tim on August 24, 2016 in Honors Experiences, Internships, Networking, Student Job Opportunities

Volunteer Services Intern

Job Description:

The Volunteer Services Intern will assist the JERS Manager of Volunteers with running the volunteer program day-to-day and sustaining quality volunteer engagement. The intern will work 10-15 hours per week under the supervision of the JERS Manager of Volunteers. Hours are available M-F from 9AM-4PM, adjustable according to school calendar and availability.

Duties include:

  • Assist with daily program needs; Help organize and run special volunteer events such as Meet the Director Nights, Mentor Mixers, social events, and general volunteer recognition
  • Creating a weekly newsletter of volunteer opportunities that will be sent to current volunteers
  • Planning for increased efficiency and sustainability of the program
  • Inputting new volunteer data into the database
  • Posting, recruiting, and interviewing interns for each JERS department for the following semester
  • Additional projects are available (e.g,. assisting in the ESL classroom, working with the JERS Women’s Group, etc.) according to the intern’s professional interests and experience — need not be related to Volunteer Management
  • Other assistance as needed

Minimum qualifications and expectations:

  • Current graduate or undergraduate student
  • Professionalism, dependability, honesty, and punctuality
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Adaptability to a rapidly changing environment

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A major in business, anthropology, or a related field
  • An interest in the daily functioning of non-profit organizations
  • An interest in Buffalo’s refugee population
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Office and Google applications

This is an unpaid internship. A portion of the intern’s time will be dedicated to their personal educational development including a thorough training in Journey’s End and its mission. Copy machine, wifi, and other tools are available. Free parking.

Interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to volunteer@jersbuffalo.org. No phone calls please. We will ONLY contact you if w