Department of Human Resources

Volunteer Services Intern/Volunteer

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.


  • Update Youth Volunteer Directory (Primary Duty Summer 2019)
  • Write volunteer activity descriptions
  • Post volunteer opportunities on a variety of on-line 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
  • 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
  • Other duties assigned

Skills and requirements:

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,  degree or experience in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, recreation or administration experience.