Join the CRC Team

Thank you for your interest in working with us! Please check this page for any open staff, AmeriCorps VISTA and volunteer positions. We regularly update our open positions staff and VISTA positions and are always looking for volunteers to join our statewide network.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Staff Positions

CRC is not currently hiring for staff. Please check back for open staff positions and check below for open AmeriCorps VISTA and Volunteer opportunities.

AmeriCorps VISTA Positions

CRC is currently recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA positions at our office in Denver as well as for several of our rural host sites. To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member.

For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Contact Jenia Hooper, VISTA Leader, with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required

CRC - Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA – Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate

Community Resource Center (CRC), headquartered in Denver, Colorado is a statewide nonprofit management support organization providing low-cost, high-quality programs, resources and networking opportunities to hundreds of nonprofits throughout the state to strengthen Colorado communities.

The Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA will support fund development, individual donor cultivation, and the Service Enterprise certification process at Community Resource Center. The Service Enterprise Initiative is a change management program that helps organizations like CRC better meet their missions through the power of volunteers. Through a comprehensive assessment, training, coaching and certification model, nonprofits are equipped to engage and manage volunteers more effectively to meet community needs.

Major Responsibilities
  • Develop a sustainable individual donor plan and execute a Colorado Gives Day outreach strategy
  • Work closely with program staff to develop streamlined volunteer recruitment processes as well as outreach materials and conduct volunteer engagement evaluation in order to identify areas for improvement
  • Implement system improvements for Salesforce customer relationship management
  • Research prospective national, regional, and statewide funders in order to build a comprehensive funding strategy
  • Prepare detailed grant applications and reports and work with program staff to be accountable to identified outcomes
  • Craft well-researched, persuasive written documents
  • Identify immediate and long-term funding sources for specific projects and programs
  • Collect data on regional nonprofits and funders
  • Track nonprofit sector news and research volunteer engagement best practices
Qualifications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications, writing and editing skills
  • Task oriented and deadline driven
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability in relationship building and community outreach
  • Tact, diplomacy and ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector and volunteerism
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel throughout the region

Supervision: The Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate will be based in CRC’s Denver office and will be supervised by CRC’s Volunteer Engagement Manager, Andrea Swan.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member.

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($5,815) or End of Service Stipend ($1,803) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance($1,125/month), Professional Development/Training, Housing Assistance ($100/month)

Service Term: July 2018 – July 2019
Hour Requirement: 40 hours per week
How to Apply: Please apply through the MyAmeriCorps portal. Submitting an application early in the time frame will be advantageous. Please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=CO and find the “CRC Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Jenia Hooper at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

For more Information:
Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org
AmeriCorps VISTA: https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista

CRC Contact Info:

Phone: 303.623.1540 | 800.516.6284
Fax: 303.623.1567
Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required
789 Sherman Street, Suite 210
Denver, CO 80203-3426

CRC - Outreach and Impact Associate VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA – Outreach & Impact Associate

Community Resource Center (CRC), headquartered in Denver, Colorado is a statewide nonprofit management support organization providing low-cost, high-quality programs, resources and networking opportunities to hundreds of nonprofits throughout the state to strengthen Colorado communities.

The Outreach & Impact Associate VISTA will support CRC’s robust statewide programming through marketing and development activities, and program planning to deepen CRC’s
program impact. The Associate will increase the sustainability and reach of CRC’s education, resource, and leadership development programs through engagement of key stakeholders, supporting brand awareness, and implementation of our new strategic planning goals.

Major Responsibilities
  • Develop and test strategies to build brand awareness across Colorado through outreach to stakeholders
  • Analyze Salesforce database trends and opportunities for business development and strategic marketing
  • Inform and develop CRC email, print, and social media communications
  • Support planning and development of new education, resource and leadership programs and strengthen current offerings
  • Support on-going sponsor, foundation and partner outreach
  • Track nonprofit sector trends, news and opportunities for CRC programming
Qualifications
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent communications, writing and editing skills
  • Task oriented and deadline driven
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail
  • Tact, diplomacy and ability to work as part of a diverse team
  • Understanding of the nonprofit sector and volunteerism
  • Experience in research and presenting information
  • Skills in data management, research, and analysis
  • Access to reliable transportation and the ability to travel

Supervision: The Outreach & Impact Associate will be based in CRC’s Denver office. The Supervisor for this position is CRC’s Director of Education & Leadership Development, Rebecca Gorrell.

AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

Program Benefits: Childcare assistance if eligible, Choice of Education Award ($5,815) or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Relocation Assistance, Living Allowance ($1,200/month), Professional Development, Housing Assistance ($100/month paid directly to your landlord)

Service Term: July 2018 – July 2019

Application Requirements: Please apply through the MyAmeriCorps portal. Submitting an application early in the time frame will be advantageous. To apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=CO and find
the “CRC Outreach & Impact Associate” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Jenia Hooper at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

For More Information:
Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org
Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project: www.crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project/

CRC Contact Info:

Phone: 303.623.1540 | 800.516.6284
Fax: 303.623.1567
Email: email hidden; JavaScript is required
789 Sherman Street, Suite 210
Denver, CO 80203-3426

Hilltop Community Resources - Domestic Violence Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA

Domestic Violence Services Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA at Hilltop Community Resources

HOURS PER WEEK: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Support Specialist Supervisor
SERVICE TERM: 8/1/18-7/31/19

SUMMARY: This position is responsible for coordinating community outreach including coordinating special events for Hilltop under the direction of the Support Specialist Supervisor, conducting presentations about Hilltop services, and attending partnership meetings as needed. He/she will also assist with the recruitment, training and convening of Domestic Violence Services volunteers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Individual must have regular
attendance/punctuality, be able to cooperate with others, maintain confidentiality, and be completely honest.

  • Conduct outreach presentations.
  • Attend community meetings and events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations as assigned and provide program information and materials to those organizations.
  • Implement special events and fundraisers.
  • Recruit program volunteers and participate in their training.
  • Maintain communication with program volunteers.
  • Increase the communities’ awareness of volunteer opportunities through the development and distribution of marketing materials and create print/electronic ads for volunteer opportunities
  • Maintain communication with Volunteer Coordinator and complete required documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Education or experience in Communications, Marketing, Business, event management, community outreach, partnership work, fundraising, and/or volunteer management; and knowledge of Microsoft Office computer programs, ability to effectively communicate with a variety of people orally and in writing, good writing skills, good interpersonal skills, and effective time management skills.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS PREFERRED:
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, or related field.
Experience: Additional 2 years of experience in special event planning, fundraising, or volunteer
management.
Special Skills: Training in public speaking, media relations, or related field.
Language: Spanish preferred

AmeriCorps VISTA:
This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member.
For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

PROGRAM BENEFITS: Housing Stipend ($200/month), Professional Development/Training, Choice of Education Award ($5,815) or End of Service Stipend ($1,500) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($945 monthly), Professional Development/Training

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please apply through the MyAmeriCorps portal. Submitting an application early in the time frame will be advantageous. To apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=CO and
find the “Hilltop Domestic Violence Services Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Jenia Hooper  at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. Hilltop Community Resources serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Hilltop Domestic Violence Services Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator VISTA .

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Hilltop Community Resources: www.htop.org
Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Summit School District Pre-Collegiate Program - Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA at Summit School District Pre-Collegiate Program

The Summit Pre-Collegiate/AmeriCorps partnership is a collaboration between Summit School District, Summit Pre-Collegiate, and Community Resource Center. Summit Pre-Collegiate is a pre-college preparation program for low-income, First-Generation youth and is seeking applicants for a full-time AmeriCorps VISTA Community Outreach Coordinator for August 20, 2018 through July 15, 2019.

SUMMARY: The Community Outreach Coordinator VISTA will help further our ability to deliver services to the youth in our program and their families. In 2018, there will be over 150 students participating in the 6th through 12th grades in Summit County, Colorado and over 100 Pre -Collegiate graduates pursuing post-secondary education.

SERVICE LOCATION: Summit County is a vibrant mountain location that is home to 4 world-class ski resorts in a community of roughly 30,000. With over 300 days of sunshine per year, there is always something fun to do in Summit County! Amongst all the beauty and nature, Summit’s community faces a large gap between high income and high poverty. In Summit’s low-income communities, youth are faced with tremendous obstacles to academic success, post-secondary educational opportunities and rewarding careers. Serving in Summit County with Summit Pre-Collegiate means providing First-Generation youth with the necessary support and positive relationships needed to close the achievement gap, complete high school prepared, and continue with higher education and fulfilling careers.

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Program Director
SERVICE TERM: August 20, 2018 – August 20, 2019

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan, publicize, and implement special projects
  • Coordinate event logistics including: collecting event RSVPs, organizing event check-in and/or distribution of donated items, and completing project closure
  • Support program celebrations, e.g. graduations & new student welcome events
  • Recruit, train, and coordinate the efforts of volunteers
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation events and volunteer recognition efforts
  • Participate in public events, volunteer fairs, or community presentations to reach local community members and increase awareness of the needs of First-Generation students
  • Assist in writing newsletter articles, grants, and assist with website updates
  • Identify and/or develop collaborative partnerships in order to provide necessary services to support First Generation students and their families
  • Develop and grow social media presence, maintain regular social media updates/information
  • Organize local financial giving campaigns
  • Create and manage database of graduated Pre-Collegiate students and scholarships
  • Primarily Serve/Collaborate With: Summit Pre-Collegiate & Summit School District staff members; Summit Pre-CollegiateVolunteers; University of Colorado; Colorado Mountain College; Summit County Rotary; The Summit Foundation; Other community organizations
  • Training Opportunities & Professional Development: Leadership & Communication; Diversity & Cultural Competency; Serving low-income, and at-risk youth

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work well with and coordinate the efforts of diverse donors, volunteers and staff
  • Experience in event coordination activities, and working with volunteers
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Experience in Microsoft Word and Excel & Google Docs
  • College degree

TIME COMMITMENT: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

LOCATION: This position is based at Summit School District, Frisco CO 80443
AmeriCorps VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit:
http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

PROGRAM BENEFITS: Choice of Education Award ($5815) or End of Service Stipend ($1,803) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1085/month), housing assistance ($500/month), Professional Development/Training.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=CO and find the Summit Pre-Collegiate Community Outreach Coordinator position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Jenia Hooper at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions. Community Resource Center: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners in rural communities, and manages the recruitment, orientation, and reporting required for VISTA members. Summit Pre-Collegiate serves as a sub-site of the Project, and will provide project and on-site supervision of the Community Outreach Coordinator.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Summit Pre-Collegiate: www.summitk12.org/pre-collegiate-program-1-a33ed6ff
Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

La Plata County Collaborative Management Program - Program Development Assistant VISTA

Program Development Assistant VISTA with La Plata County Collaborative Management Program and La Plata Youth Services

The La Plata County Collaborative Management Program (CMP) is a collaborative of youth-serving agencies who work together to identify gaps in the community and then create innovative, collaborative responses to better address the needs of at-risk youth in La Plata County.

SUMMARY: Specific projects under development include Auxiliary Services for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth, Radical Possibilities Therapeutic Mentorship, and Restorative Practices for interaction with youth, schools and justice systems. Work with program staff to assist implementation of collaborative, therapeutic, and restorative, programs for youth and their families. All programs strive to keep youth in school and decrease overlap in services while identifying gaps. This position creates a link with CMP and direct service providers; especially related to data and evaluation.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

The VISTA Program Development Assistant works with the guidance of the CMP Coordinator to:

  • Research evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to help identify programming to address service gaps.
  • Co-Create presentations of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices to promote dialogue with collaborative members and the community-at-large.
  • Actively participate in all CMP-related meetings and create related program documentation, to include:
    • Record decisions made in meetings and assist in setting and distributing agendas
    • Create & update manuals for policy, procedure, forms and templates
    • Assist with review and edits to strategic plans
    • Design grant narratives with a team
    • Assist in completing end of year reports

The Program Development Assistant VISTA works with a team of three program staff and the CMP Coordinator to:

  • Manage outcome data for all direct service programs.
  • Assist with updates for manuals, policies, training and curriculum
  • Act as a liaison in the community and will represent CMP
  • Create and refine marketing and promotional materials
  • Track, collect and merge data from various programs for reports

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: CMP Coordinator
SERVICE TERM: July 2018 – July 2019

TIME COMMITMENT: This is a full-time position requiring approximately 40 hours/week. This position requires flexible hours, and may include occasional evening and weekend commitments.

PROGRAM BENEFITS: Choice of Education Award ($5,815) or End of Service Stipend ($1,803) upon successful completion of service, Health Coverage, Living Allowance ($1,026/month), Professional Development/Training, housing assistance ($100/month to your landlord)

LOCATION: This position is based in Durango, Colorado.

AMERICORPS VISTA: This position will be filled by an AmeriCorps*VISTA member. To qualify for AmeriCorps*VISTA, you must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or lawful permanent resident, be team-oriented, and be willing to take on a wide range of challenges. Once chosen for this position, if not already a VISTA member, you must go through the necessary paperwork to become a VISTA member. For more information, please visit: http://www.americorps.gov/for_individuals/choose/vista.asp

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please submit a resume and cover letter. Submitting an application early in the time frame will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do?&criteria.programState=CO and find the “CMP Program Development Assistant” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Jenia Hooper at email hidden; JavaScript is required if you have any questions on how to apply.

COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER: This AmeriCorps VISTA position is managed through the Rural Capacity Building VISTA Project of the Community Resource Center (CRC). CRC provides this resource to its partners with rural communities to place AmeriCorps VISTA members across Colorado.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

La Plata Youth Services: www.lpys.org

Collaborative Management Program: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs-boards-committees-collaboration/collaborative-management-program

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Volunteer Positions

CRC believes in the power of volunteers to greatly impact the work and reach of the nonprofit sector. Our volunteers build the capacity of individuals, organizations and networks across the state. CRC’s volunteers are community leaders, local government officials, statewide grant makers, young professionals, nonprofit executives, students and mentors all with a vested interest in building the capacity and lifting up the work of Colorado’s diverse communities.

Do you want to be part of CRC’s large scale impact within our state’s nonprofit community? We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to help us further our reach and impact! Please check below for our currently open volunteer opportunities. Looking to contribute a specific skill or expertise? We are always happy to work with you to fulfill your interests!

Please complete the volunteer application below and we will follow up with you! Have specific questions about our volunteer opportunities? Please contact Volunteer Engagement Manager, Andrea Swan at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer

Colorado Grants Guide (CGG) Research Volunteer Position

Overview and Purpose: The CGG Research Volunteer will help develop and manage the Colorado Grants Guide® by updating the live database and researching funders who provide support to Colorado nonprofits and communities using public information like organizational websites and accessing annual reports, IRS tax documents, and other financial information. You will gain in-depth knowledge on grant research and the skills necessary to sustain a nonprofit organization.

Results: Nonprofits will have access to the most up-to-date information on funding information and grantmaker profiles, increasing their ability to effectively apply for funding.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Efficiently research and update funder profiles using a variety of online and public resources
  • Work with proprietary and confidential information
  • Communicate with the Program Coordinator to ensure profile accuracy
  • Provide insight and expertise as we launch our new platform
  • Help develop new strategies and opportunities that can benefit the subscriber’s experience
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned based on the volunteer’s skill set and specific interests

Qualifications:

  • General computer and online research proficiency
  • One year of data entry experience
  • Excellent communications, writing, and editing skills
  • Self-motivated with excellent analytical skills
  • Highly organized and can manage time efficiently
  • Access to reliable transportation to attend on-site training(and if you choose to work at CRC’s office)
  • Access to a computer and Internet (if working remotely)

Commitment: Weekly schedule is flexible. A minimum commitment of 5 – 10 hours per month for six months is requested.

Site/Location: Training and on-boarding will take place at CRC’s office in Denver. Volunteer work can be completed remotely based on your location. Individuals based in rural Colorado are encouraged to apply.

Key Contact: CGG Volunteers will be supervised by Program Coordinator, Bailey Smith email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Gain insight on how to research and sustain a nonprofit organization
  • Free access to onsite CRC-led trainings and workshops, as well as online webinars
  • Opportunity to participate in annual State of the Sector event
  • In-Office volunteer opportunities and celebrations
  • Become a part of a team that researches, develops, and publishes the Colorado Grants Guide®
  • Support the financial sustainability of nonprofits across Colorado

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: http://crcamerica.org/colorado-grants-guide/

Salesforce Volunteer

Salesforce Volunteer

Overview & Purpose: The Salesforce Volunteer will support staff with data entry and data updating and may assist on other projects in CRC’s Salesforce CRM database as needed.

Results: CRC’s Salesforce database will contain updated information on CRC’s clients and potential clients and their involvement with CRC programming helping to streamline marketing efforts and increase program efficiencies.

Major Responsibilities/Suggested Activities:

  • Responsible for converting incoming leads from email blasts and CRC’s website to Contacts
  • Create and/or update contacts, accounts, interactions and other information based on program needs and activities
  • Special projects may include tasks such as assisting staff in creating reports, cleaning data, preparing for bulk uploads and creating custom objects based on volunteer’s abilities and organizational needs

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and proven high attention to detail
  • Computer literate and tech savvy – experience with Salesforce or similar CRM database and with Microsoft Suite (specifically Excel) is preferred
  • Data entry experience is preferred

Commitment: Weekly schedule is flexible but must be completed during regular business hours. A commitment of 5-10 hours per week for one year is requested.

Site/Location: All work will be completed at CRC’s Denver office.

Key Contact: The Salesforce Volunteer will be supervised by the Executive Coordinator, Hannah Clemenson email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Gain experience with Salesforce CRM database
  • Free access to onsite CRC-led trainings, workshops, events and online webinars after completion of 20 volunteer hours
  • In-Office volunteer opportunities and celebrations

How to Apply: To apply, please complete the above Volunteer Application.

Social Enterprise Exchange Business Mentor

Social Enterprise Exchange (SEE) Business Mentor

Overview & Purpose: The job of the Business Mentor is to provide support and guidance to Exchange cohort organizations to enhance their ability to create, start, maintain and grow their social enterprise. Share your expertise with our Social Enterprise Exchange cohort members and be a part of the creation of social impact business models with Colorado’s nonprofit sector.

Results: Social Enterprise Exchange cohort members will move further towards creating a successful model and social venture, to realize a source of unrestricted revenue and a business that creates jobs for clients or community members. Cohort members will have built strong trusting relationships with their business mentors, widening their network.

Major Responsibilities/Suggested Activities:

  • Guide SEE participants on social enterprise idea creation, planning and implementation.
  • Meet with SEE participants once a month to answer questions and provide guidance on homework.
  • Attend monthly sessions to assist with an engaging and successful experience for the SEE cohort

Outcomes/Goals:

  • Business mentors will be utilized and contacted every month and possibly after the completion of the program to assist with the implementation and maintenance of participants’ social enterprises.

Qualifications:

  • Expertise in product or service development, organization development, marketing/communications, financial planning, accounting or funding, legal or tax, etc…

Commitment: Expect to volunteer at least 1-3 hours a month depending on cohort participants needs/questions and monthly topics.

Site/Location: Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits for Exchange sessions or mentors can be contacted via phone or email if desired. Participants may want to meet in person with mentors and locations can vary.

Key Contact: Please contact Rebecca Gorrell (email hidden; JavaScript is required) for any questions.

Benefits:

  • Access to networking opportunities and opportunity to become more integrated in Colorado’s vibrant and innovative nonprofit sector
  • assistance with starting a social enterprise, professional development in expertise area

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: http://crcamerica.org/the-exchange/

VISTA Alumni Engagement Volunteer

Americorps VISTA Alumni Engagement Volunteer

Overview & Purpose: The AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni Engagement Volunteer will assist with engaging and supporting AmeriCorps members (alumni) who have completed their VISTA term throughout the state of Colorado. In addition to creating an alumni network in order to foster collaboration within the Colorado nonprofit sector, this individual will also support a new initiative focused on providing professional mentorship to AmeriCorps alum either starting their career or making a career change. To learn more about the Community Resource Center and our AmeriCorps rural capacity building project, please visit http://crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project/

Results: This position will help us stay engaged with our AmeriCorps members, provide career development opportunities, and allow us to support our current AmeriCorps members as they progress in their career. We will measure the success of this position by the total number of AmeriCorps alumni engaged in activities, the number of events planned for members to engage throughout the year, and the number of AmeriCorps alum who have successfully obtained employment beyond their term.

Major Responsibilities/Suggested Activities:

  • Develop an AmeriCorps alumni contact database, in partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
  • Research best practices related to alumni/mentorship programs
  • Assist with coordination of monthly networking events for current AmeriCorps members statewide as well as alum
  • Reach out to CRC AmeriCorps alumni to gauge interest in becoming a mentor
  • Assist with the development of program goals and activities specifically for mentorship, in partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader
  • Analyze and make suggestions for potential platforms to be used for marketing purposes in the beginning of the initiative; e.g. social media, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Craft original language/key messaging for outreach and recruitment, in partnership with the AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

Qualifications:

  • Previous AmeriCorps or Peace Corps experience required
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills
  • Basic knowledge of nonprofit marketing and outreach
  • Previous experience in alumni engagement a plus

Commitment:

  • 5-10 hours per week, some evening and weekends required
  • A commitment of four months minimum is required

Site/Location:

  • Some hours will be completed onsite at CRC’s office in Denver
  • Other activities can be completed independently on the volunteer’s own time
  • Some travel may occur for rural events, volunteer will be compensated for mileage

Key Contact: The VISTA Alumni Engagement Volunteer will be supervised by Volunteer Engagement Manager, Andrea Swan email hidden; JavaScript is required and will work closely with CRC’s VISTA Leader.

Benefits:

  • Develop new profession and personal connections in the community and the sector statewide
  • Access to professional development and nonprofit management trainings offered year-round by CRC
  • Gain knowledge in nonprofit marketing and outreach as well as alumni engagement/coordination
  • Ability to continue to serve the AmeriCorps community

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: http://crcamerica.org/americorps-vista-project/

Rural Philanthropy Days Regional Leadership Committee

Rural Philanthropy Days (RPD) Regional Leadership Committee Volunteer

Overview & Purpose: The Leadership Committee supports a network of regional nonprofit organizations and community groups. The group’s purpose is to provide leadership, county
representation, resource development, and financial management. Planning the programming for a region requires a time commitment and is a highly rewarding process for dedicated individuals willing to work hard for the benefit of their communities.

Results: Nonprofits in rural regions of the state will have access to continued quality professional development and capacity building opportunities. Rural nonprofits will have the information, tools and opportunities to better meet their missions and run sustainable organizations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Advance regional collaboration and nonprofit excellence across rural Colorado
  • Continue momentum build during the most recent regional Rural Philanthropy Days conference
  • Cultivate leadership for Rural Philanthropy Days active conference Steering Committee
  • Be inclusive of perspectives from diverse sectors across your region.
  • Manage regional resources and work with Community Resource Center to ensure financial responsibility.
  • Help plan and execute 1 to 2 regional professional development and/or networking events within a year.

Qualifications:

  • Have a general understanding of Rural Philanthropy Days or past involvement with Rural Philanthropy Days
  • Involved and knowledgeable about regional nonprofit sector and local resources
  • Program planning or event planning experience is a plus

Commitment:

  • A commitment of 1 – 3 hours per month for one year is required. There is the opportunity to recommit after one year of service. The regional leadership committee will convene regularly during the three “interim” years between active Rural Philanthropy Days conferences.

Site/Location:

  • Regional Leadership Committees will meet once a month via conference call and will meet twice a year in-person at a decided upon centrally located venue

Key Contact: The Regional Leadership Committees will be supervised by the Associate Director of Rural Partnerships, Nellie Stagg stagg@crcamerica, and the Rural Philanthropy Days Program Coordinator, Stephanie Gommert email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Expanded professional network with regional nonprofit leaders as well as statewide grantmakers
  • Development of leadership skills
  • Access to low cost regional professional development opportunities
  • Become part of CRC’s trust rural leadership network and invitation to attend CRC’s annual Rural Leadership Convening

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: http://crcamerica.org/rural-philanthropy-days/find-your-region-and-events/