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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 Joseph Hawkins, VISTA Leader, with any questions at email hidden; JavaScript is required

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: November 2018 – November 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 Joseph Hawkins 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

Grand County Rural Health Network - Health Systems Building VISTA

Health Systems Building VISTA with Grand County Rural Health Network

Grand County Rural Health Network’s mission is “to work in partnership to improve the future of our healthcare through programs and services that educate the community on health issues and ensure accessibility and efficiency of the healthcare system.”

As a member of the Grand County Rural Health Network team, the Health Systems Building VISTA will increase the GCRHN’s capacity to conduct outreach and engage the local community in carrying out the mission of GCRHN. The VISTA member will have a variety of opportunities to engage in systems building work focusing on health, human services, and equity. The VISTA member will develop marketing and outreach plans using social media, assist with website development, support fund development, community engagement, event coordination, and nonprofit business management.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

The HSB VISTA will work closely with the Executive Director in order to:

  • Develop and coordinate health and human services common language on equity, including shared definitions, expectations, and talking points that are culturally and linguistically appropriate to be shared with the health and human services coalition and organizations.
  • Develop and coordinate a process and system for shared learning, common intake and referral, and messaging among providers and partners to collectively articulate equity and improve collaborative processes for clients.
  • Develop and coordinate marketing and outreach messages and tracking including monthly newsletters to partners, regular newsletters to stakeholders, social media marketing plans, face-to-face outreach within the community, brochures, and resource websites.
  • Develop streamlined volunteer and board policies, procedures and training on equitable practices, story-bank and story board client sharing platforms, and decision-making through a health equity lens.
  • Increase community engagement and outreach efforts; develop outreach strategy to specifically engage impacted populations to ensure their input for usability and design in creating a new, collaborative, co-located building for health and human services.
  • Support grant writing and grant reporting efforts of GCRHN; research additional grant funding opportunities for the organization
  • Participate as an active member of a fast paced organization by supporting the implementation of the GCRHN strategic plan, outcomes, and ongoing communication to meet organizational, program, and fundraising objectives.
  • Assume additional projects and assignments as requested or per grant opportunities and personal interest.

DESIRED 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 necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • College degree required and previous capacity-building experience preferred
  • Demonstrated skill in written communication including correspondence, reports, etc.
  • Demonstrated skill in verbal communication.
  • Ability to work independently, complete assignments and meet deadlines without close supervision in an independent work environment and shared office space.
  • Ability to follow through on assignments as requested in a timely fashion with limited supervisor follow-up.
  • Ability to interact in a positive and professional manner.
  • Ability to respond to a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds appropriately.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders, partners, colleagues and donors.

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SERVICE TERM: January 2019 – January 2020

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, No-cost housing provided on-site

LOCATION: This position is based in Hot Sulphur Springs, 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: Submitting an application early in the time frame will be advantageous. To apply, please visit https://bit.ly/VFWFaS Search for GCRHN’s position listing and complete a full application through the MyAmeriCorps Portal. Please contact Joseph Hawkins 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:

Grand County Rural Health Network: www.gcruralhealth.com

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Hispanic Affairs Project - Communication and Development Assistant VISTA

Communication and Development Assistant VISTA with Hispanic Affairs Project

The Hispanic Affairs Project (HAP) is a grassroots organization serving the immigrant community in urban and rural communities in Western Colorado, including Mesa, Delta, Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray and Gunnison counties. HAP’s mission is to promote social integration of the immigrant community in Western Colorado through leadership development, community organizing and key services. The organization’s vision is for Western Colorado communities to be places where cultural diversity is celebrated, and where immigrants actively contribute to change for a more just and equitable society.

HAP’s programs include:

  • Immigration Legal Assistance (BIA)
  • Community Resources and Outreach
  • Leadership Development and Community Organizing
  • Welcoming Colorado Initiative
  • Migrant Farmworker/Sheepherder Outreach
  • Combating Human Trafficking

The Communication and Development Assistant VISTA will be responsible for strengthening visibility and communication for the organization. The VISTA member will be responsible for website design/maintenance, drafting public announcements (2-3 times weekly) on various platforms, including social media, preparing press releases and maintaining current media contact lists; assisting with quarterly newsletter design/translation/printing, assisting with organizational publicity materials, and database management. The VISTA member will support the execution of the development plan, assisting with pertinent technology system, advising in better donor’s database, grant writing and reporting

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with the staff to plan regular communication and messaging for members (2-3 times/week on various platforms, including Facebook and email.
  • Manage website content, e-blast and information about HAP programs; periodically review all publicity materials/website/social media sites to ensure consistency of logo, mission, vision, taglines, etc.
  • Develop media tools to improve HAP visibility in both English and Spanish languages
  • Successfully present stories in various forms of news media
  • Manage internal membership database; integrate new members into HAP database from sign-in sheets/ BIA Google drive document
  • Assist with flyer design, printing, distribution as needed for HAP events.
  • Collaborate in publications, including the quarterly newsletter, press releases and news reports about the work of HAP and/or related news issues (may be asked to provide on-camera interviews, or coordinate with other HAP leaders for interviews; may also be asked to compose articles for partner news publications about HAP’s work)
  • Generate ideas to gain more media coverage and public awareness about HAP’s work.
  • Participate in trainings as part of the leadership development in HAP
  • Collaborating in the organization of annual special events
  • Drafting grant proposals and reports to foundation and donors when requested.
  • Researching for grants and foundations.
  • Supporting the annual fund program, including mailings and fundraising drives.
  • Collaborating with capital campaigns, and other key fundraising events.

DESIRED 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 necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Belief in and understanding the HAP’s mission and vision.
  • Excellent written and spoken English and Spanish language skills required.
  • Experience as a writer comfortable in different formats and deadlines.
  • Ability to work with confidential information appropriately.
  • Ability to work independently and on a flexible schedule.
  • Competency with Microsoft Office (Word, Publisher, PowerPoint), use of internet and web-based programs (particularly Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Dropbox).
  • Familiarity with grassroots organizing and advocacy techniques is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and ability to work well with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve.
  • Work and travel schedules can be flexible to accommodate applicants with families or other personal needs.
  • Working close to the staff, and participating in public events is recommended to perform this position
  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly recommended
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SERVICE TERM: February 2019 – February 2020

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, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

LOCATION: This position is based in Montrose, 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: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=83376&fromSearch=true and find the “Hispanic Affairs Project Communication and Development Assistant VISTA” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins 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:

Hispanic Affairs Project: www.hapgj.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

SLV Great Outdoors - Development Coordinator VISTA

Development Coordinator VISTA with SLV Great Outdoors

SLV Great Outdoors (SLV GO!) is a coalition formed in 2013 to provide residents and visitors throughout the six-county region of the San Luis Valley with accessible and inclusive outdoor recreation opportunities that connect communities, improve wellness, encourage stewardship, and contribute to the economic vitality of the region. As a collective impact organization, we regularly collaborate with other nonprofits, businesses, and municipalities to improve health and quality of life via trails and outdoor recreation. Since inception, SLV GO! has been working to strengthen the livability within the region by providing easily accessible trails and open space, so residents have an outdoor space to walk, run, and bike within a short distance from their home.

The Development Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA works with the SLV GO! Executive Director to build broad-based, sustained local support for SLV GO! trails and outdoor recreation by creating relationships and coordinating activities to engage the constituents of the San Luis Valley. The Development Coordinator VISTA engages with partner communities and will be heavily involved with resource development, marketing, and community organizing for SLV GO! and partner projects.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with partner communities to develop a needs assessment in identifying and developing projects and opportunities that support the goals of the SLV GO!
  • Conduct research and analysis to improve current programs, processes, policies around funding and marketing practices of SLV GO!
  • Work alongside the Executive Director and partners to craft grants and participate in other fundraising efforts to increase financial capacity and sustainability of SLV GO! and partner organizations
  • Manage social media accounts (knowledge of Canva, Hootsuite, and best practices helpful)
  • Coordinate communications (knowledge of MailChimp helpful)
  • Manage marketing campaigns
  • Promote partner projects/events
  • The staff and Executive Director will support the VISTA member to prepare them to become a valuable team member and enhance their opportunities for professional development and future employment

DESIRED 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 necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Belief in and understanding the SLV GO! mission and vision.
  • Ability to work independently and on a flexible schedule.
  • Demonstrated leadership capacity and ability to work well with a wide variety of people
  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem-solve.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clean criminal record and driving background – all members must pass a background check
  • Reliable vehicle, car insurance & driver’s license strongly recommended
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SERVICE TERM: February 2019 – February 2020

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, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

LOCATION: This position is based in Montrose, 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: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84966&fromSearch=true and find the “SLV Great Outdoors Development Coordinator VISTA” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins 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:

SLV Great Outdoors: www.slvgo.com

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Mountain Roots - Events, Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator VISTA

Events, Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator VISTA with Mountain Roots Food Project

Mountain Roots is a Community Food Systems initiative located in the Rocky Mountain headwaters
community of Gunnison-Crested Butte, CO. Environment, outdoor recreation, sense of place, and quality of
life are important to people who choose to live here, despite the rugged conditions. But, we are a Class 2 food
desert where barriers to equitable food access are physical (geographic isolation), economic, cultural, and
educational. Building a sustainable Food System involves work across at the intersection of several components of the system: education and culture, food production, Food Security, economic development, and civic engagement.
With environmental stewardship as a foundation, we model and teach sustainable agriculture and boost food
resources for our rural community. Actively engaging community members in increasing organic food
production simultaneously builds food security, improves community health, and promotes active
conservation of our water and land. Programs include a district-wide Farm to School program, six organic
gardens and a 2-acre community farm, Backyard Harvest (a grow-a-row / food rescue project), Cooking
Matters, SNAP+, Kids Cook!, and more.

The Mountain Roots Events, Outreach, and Fundraising Coordinator VISTA will join a small but passionate
team working to transform this rural local food systems organization’s rapid rise into sustainable growth. The
Coordinator will strengthen outreach, coordinate events, and spearhead key fundraising efforts to support
the charitable work of the organization. The VISTA’s role in developing resources and partnerships,
developing new strategies for community, volunteer, and donor engagement, and being able to field-test,
reflect on, and improve these new strategies is essential to the overall organization’s success.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Fundraising: Develop resources for the organization through grants, business sponsorship and membership
    programs; development of earned income opportunities; management of donor relations and our donor
    database; working to diversify funding streams; creating and running annual campaigns; building public /
    private partnerships.
  • Outreach: Develop human resources and community engagement by increasing public awareness around
    issues and the organization; represent us at farmer’s markets and other community-wide tabling
    opportunities; recruit and coordinate volunteers; outline audience-specific outreach needs and field-test new
    engagement strategies; communicate our impact via PR / marketing, social media, and other messaging
    options.
  • Events: Coordinate and engage volunteers to throw two key fundraising events, two intimate donor events,
    and a grassroots community event. Design and maintain an annual events calendar. Explore ideas for new
    event.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The Events, Outreach and Fundraising Coordinator is required to communicate daily with donors, businesses,
community organizations and guests; he or she will possess excellent verbal and written communication
skills. The VISTA must work proactively with minimal supervision; effectively manage time and prioritize
tasks; and maintain focus in both a virtual and busy, dynamic environment. The VISTA must also be comfortable working independently yet collaboratively as an integral member of a cohesive team. Creativity, resourcefulness, and an entrepreneurial mindset (“innovator” mentality) will be valuable to this role.
• Business or Communications degree
• Fundraising experience and demonstrated success raising funds for growing nonprofit organizations;
experience growing the individual donor base of an organization.
• Strong passion for nonprofit development and Mountain Roots’ mission
• Ability to build strong relationships with new people and organizations
• Marketing & PR skills, including excellent written and verbal communication, effective use of social
media platforms and print media.
• Experience implementing fundraising plans and cultivating relationships for all funding streams,
including donors, foundations, events, and corporations.
• Strong work ethic; ability to lead by example and work effectively in a start-up, results-oriented
environment.
• Flexibility with schedule to include; nights and weekends where needed to accomplish goals and
attend events.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to conceptualize and
describe funding needs in a way that is compelling to donors and prospects.
• Demonstrated strategic and analytical skills combined with a flexible and entrepreneurial spirit and
ability to execute within a resource-constrained environment.
• Ability to make decisions independently combined with an ability to work collaboratively.
• Capability to thrive and take initiative in a success-driven environment with a commitment to a high
standard of excellence, responsibility and accountability.
• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) and Social Media platforms required. Working knowledge of Adobe
Creative Suite (Photoshop, Indesign), digital marketing, photography and/or video production, and
website maintenance experience an asset.

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SERVICE TERM: March 2019 – March 2020

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, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

LOCATION: This position is based in Montrose, 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: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84934&fromSearch=true and find the “Mountain Roots Events Outreach Fundraising Coordinator VISTA” position listing and complete a full application through AmeriCorps VISTA. Please contact Joseph Hawkins 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:

Mountain Roots Food Project: www.mountainrootsfoodproject.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

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CRC supports service that strengthens Colorado communities and communities throughout the nation. National service alumni are strong leaders who are motivated, flexible, innovative, and outcome-oriented. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

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: https://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: https://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 https://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: https://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: https://crcamerica.org/rural-philanthropy-days/find-your-region-and-events/