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Volunteer Engagement Internship

Volunteer Engagement Internship

This internship will work with the Volunteer Engagement Team in the People and Culture Department to support the Center’s 1,200 volunteers. The Volunteer Engagement Intern will gain valuable experience in non-profit and volunteer management and will be the primary organizer of the Fish Kitchen Support Volunteer Program; a program that involves coordinating over 500 one day or short-term volunteers during the spring season. The intern will also assist with planning and coordinating the annual Volunteer Appreciation Week, a recognition week to honor our incredible volunteer community. He/she will also assist with other tasks as needed.

The person in this role will have an amazing opportunity to grow in their professional development and gain valuable organizational, administrative, and inter-personal skills. Other benefits include the opportunity to work in a comfortable, friendly environment that includes over 70 staff and 1,200 volunteers who are all deeply passionate about ocean conversation. 

This is an unpaid, part-time internship position and college credit may be available. This role reports to one of two Volunteer Coordinators and is located at The Marine Mammal Center’s main hospital in the Marine Headlands in Sausalito, CA.

Primary Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Manage the Fish Kitchen Support Volunteer program, including but not limited to:
    • Creating and executing a recruitment and community outreach plan 
    • Supporting crews to create a welcoming environment for Fish Kitchen Volunteers
    • Organizing and overseeing shift scheduling software
    • Responding to emails and phone calls in regards to Fish Kitchen volunteering
    • Tracking waivers and hours for each Fish Kitchen volunteer
  • Other tasks may include but are not limited to:
    • Assist in planning and coordinating the Volunteer Appreciation Week
    • Developing and creating content for the monthly Volunteer Newsletter
    • General volunteer recruitment
    • Assisting with on-boarding of new volunteers and general volunteer trainings and meetings
    • Helping maintain our volunteer databases
    • Generating and analyzing volunteer program statistical reports

Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills, friendly demeanor and highly approachable
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and exercise good judgement
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Experience conducting research using web and other resources
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with databases and data entry experience preferred

Qualifications & Experience

  • Currently enrolled in college or have received an undergraduate degree
  • Previous experience as a volunteer is preferred
  • Offer of internship will be contingent on references and background check

Intern Schedule:

Ideal candidates serve 2 days a week for approximately 16 hours for 4 months from February 19, 2018 through June 15, 2018. We offer flexible start and end dates. Time off must be arranged in advance.


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 Deadline to apply is Sunday, November 26, 2017

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