Department of Human Resources

Internships - Volunteer Services Intern or Volunteer

Volunteer Services Intern/Volunteer

Volunteer Assignment Description

Importance of Position: The Volunteer Services Intern/Volunteer assists with and coordinates various aspects of the City of Sacramento Volunteer Program. This position will offer the intern/volunteer the opportunity to experience city government while working on a variety of topics that directly impact the community. The primary task for summer of 2019 will be to update the Youth Volunteer Directory, a listing of agencies in the Sacramento region that accept youth and teens to volunteer.

Skills, qualifications or requirements for assignment:

Knowledge of and experience using Microsoft Office Suite

Interest in Volunteer Management and working in non-profit or government environment

Experience in database management a plus or willingness to learn Better Impact system

Experience in volunteer management a plus

Concise and creative writing skills

Ability to multi-task and self-motivate

Strong communications skills 

Communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, recreation or administration experience

 Duties and Responsibilities (List specific tasks to be done by the volunteer):

  • Update Youth Volunteer Directory (Primary Duty Summer 2019)
  • Write volunteer activity descriptions
  • Post volunteer opportunities on a variety of online platforms
  • Answer questions from the public and refer volunteer to opportunities
  • Assist internal and external clients with use of volunteer management system
  • Assist with creation of training vignettes using Articulate Storyline e-learning platform
  • Assist with planning volunteer events such as volunteer fairs, orientations, trainings, volunteer coordinator meetings, etc.
  • Assist with update of Volunteer Orientation Handbook
  • Assist with update of Volunteer Manual for Employees
  • Participate in the production of multimedia content for marketing
  • Assist with creation of e-newsletters, social media posts as needed
  • Serve as brand ambassador at meetings, community events and volunteer fairs
  • Assist with Emergency Operations Center volunteer coordination and Emergency Volunteer Center preparation and support
  • Other duties assigned

Training Provided:  On-line training provided through various platforms, participation in Directors of Volunteers in Agencies training as time permits

Person supervising volunteer:  Mary Lynn Perry, Program Specialist/Volunteer Coordinator

Duration of assignment: Minimum one semester

Hours Needed and Proposed Schedule: 4-10 hours per week, unpaid, flexible work schedule in a dynamic work environment, on and off-site.

Assignment location: Department of Human Resources/Administration, Historic City Hall

Benefits of Volunteering:  Gain additional communications skills, experience a government work environment, and participate in efforts to create a positive community, free parking at Memorial Garage.

Special Consideration:  Please acknowledge that you are able to perform the essential functions associated with this volunteer position, either with or without reasonable accommodation.  If you need reasonable accommodation, please contact the City’s Reasonable Accommodation coordinator at (916) 808-8795.

Contact:  Mary Lynn Perry, or call:  916-808-8317.

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Qualifications Required

  • Age Range Must be at least 18 or older

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Friday - Morning, Afternoon