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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

Community Resource Center - 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 ($1,333/month), Professional Development, Housing Assistance ($100/month paid directly to your landlord)

Service Term: November 2018 – November 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 Joseph Hawkins 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

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

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center - Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA

Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA with Crow Canyon Archaeological Center

The Crow Canyon Archaeological Center’s mission is to empower present and future generations by making the human past accessible and relevant through archaeological research, experiential education, and American Indian knowledge. To achieve our mission, the Center conducts sustained field research in the American Southwest, creates and delivers engaging and enriching educational materials and programs and collaborates with American Indians in the development and implementation of its research and educational programs. The Center is located in rural Cortez, Colorado. This region encompasses Mesa Verde National Park one of the nation’s first World Heritage sites and one of the world’s most important for understanding the human past. It is also home to two national byways considered “America’s Most Beautiful Drive,” the San Juan Skyway and Trail of the Ancients National Scenic Byway.  Crow Canyon is committed to providing a life-enhancing experience to the VISTA that would not only contribute to our local communities’ well-being but offer new challenges and career opportunities in an outstanding work environment.

The Community Engagement Coordinator (CEC) VISTA position will support Crow Canyon in growing the capacity and sustainability of the organization to contribute to the reduction of poverty in rural Southwestern Colorado. The CEC VISTA will coordinate and serve as the outreach nexus for communications activities, strategic plan co-development, and fundraising, and will be responsible for proposal research, information management, and organizing meetings that support co-development of a community-based three-year strategic plan. Over the course of a year, the majority of the VISTA’s time will be spent on partnership building, project planning and development, and capacity building—including fundraising.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

The CEC VISTA will work closely with the Director of Sponsored Projects in order to:

  • In coordination with the Director of Sponsored Projects develop a detailed personal work plan to sequence, prioritize, and implement the year’s tasks and goals in support of the community engagement project
  • Participate in related Crow Canyon and community committees and support groups that advance the project’s goals
  • Develop collaborative partnerships with local and regional non-profits, businesses, and Federal, state and local government agencies that will lead toward co-designing, implementing, and sustaining a three-year strategic plan
  • Design data-collection protocols and maintain the collection of detailed needs- assessment data
  • Research funders; enter data into the existing funder/donor database
  • Assist with development of short- and medium-term strategic planning and funding to implement the project; develop and submit two funding proposals; document proposals submitted and funds raised in database
  • Design evaluation tools to assess the effectiveness of the plan and its implementation

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 and previous capacity-building experience
  • Knowledge of community engagement processes and K-12 and/or adult education experience
  • Ability to work effectively with staff, stakeholders, organizational partners and professionals
  • Experience with basic fundraising techniques and strategies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and enthusiasm to elicit support from individuals and groups
  • Knowledge and familiarity with proposal writing
  • Self-directed, strong organizational and time-management skills
  • Effectiveness in research, planning, prioritization, goal achievement and partnership development
  • Patience, willingness to learn, flexibility and open mindedness to differing perspectives and ideas
  • Knowledge of the Southwest, archaeology, and American Indian cultures is
  • Proficient skills in MS Office Suite and database systems
  • Ability to network and forge positive relationships with supporters and partners
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team and with diverse populations
  • Ability to raise awareness of the project’s work, goals and financial needs
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Familiarity with issues of rural communities and schools
  • Commitment to the mission of the project and its impact on schools and communities

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Director of Sponsored Projects
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, No-cost housing provided on-site

LOCATION: This position is based in Cortez, 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:  and find the “Crow Canyon Community Engagement Coordinator” 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:

Crow Canyon Archaeological Center: www.crowcanyon.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

La Plata Youth Services - Program Associate VISTA

Program Associate VISTA with La Plata Youth Services

La Plata Youth Services’ mission is to support and advocate for youth facing challenges in school, home, or court. All of our programs and services are geared toward improving supports and resources for youth, increasing assets and protective factors for youth, and reducing the number of youth who enter the juvenile justice system. Youth are referred to LPYS by schools, law enforcement agencies, and the courts. We manage all juvenile diversion cases for the courts including truancy cases for participating schools in La Plata County, coordinate court- and school-based restorative practices and programs, and in partnership with the LPC CMP, provide a series of client-centered, community-based programs. During summer months, LPYS offers a positive youth engagement program for middle school students. In 2017-18, LPYS reached 610 students through truancy and court diversion services, with restorative justice, and through our partnership with the LPC Collaborative Management Program.

Durango, the largest town in southwest Colorado, is nestled among the San Juan Mountains with the Animas River running through town. The area has a small ski resort, rafting, mountain and road biking, hiking, and camping. The sun shines close to 300 days out of the year. The community is said to have more restaurants per capita than San Francisco, is home to a 4-year college, and offers many cultural experiences through musical venues, art galleries, and theater.

La Plata Youth Services is seeking a VISTA member who enjoys working with youth and enjoys developing youth programs. La Plata Youth Services promotes a positive client-focused environment and with a strong team of supportive and caring staff.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Survey youth and families served, as well as research evidence-based best programs and best practices, to evaluate and improve LPYS programming.

  • Establish a La Plata Youth Services “Youth Advisory Council.”
  • Develop an on-line survey for youth and families to identify gaps in services, and to include a list of what could be provided by local businesses to support more youth facing challenges in the community.
  • Create a voluntary feedback mechanism to maintain contact with youth and families beyond program completion and to share evaluation results.
  • Evaluate current program impact through pre- post-survey data to improve current programming.

Increase the number of pro-social opportunities offered to provide a safe, fun, and supportive environment for youth and strengthen partnerships with other agencies to encourage greater inclusion and support of youth facing challenges.

  • Identify and promote year-round pro-social opportunities for youth.
  • Coordinate positive summer engagement activities for youth.
  • Coordinate at least one community-wide service learning project for youth.

Enhance outreach and volunteer efforts and assist in capacity building functions of the organization including grant writing and fundraising.

  • Develop and enhance promotional materials – agency brochure, annual report (infographic), on-line newsletter, website, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of special events – including Unchain my heART and Animas Splash & Dash.
  • Establish a framework for a volunteer program that supports the youth advisory council, restorative justice program, and special events.

All LPYS staff will support the VISTA member to become an integral team member and support their professional development.

  • Attend professional development workshops such as regional activities, conferences, and presentation to build a strong professional network
  • Attend LPYS team meetings to provide a better organizational overview and to encourage professional development
  • Track and report progress in VISTA quarterly reports

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.

  • Cultural sensitivity and experience working with diverse populations
  • Desire to perform and compile client and program-related research
  • Data collection and evaluation interest and knowledge – use of Excel and/or other databases
  • Technical writing; Social media and basic graphic design – including knowledge of computer programs that support outreach efforts such as Twitter, Facebook, and Mail Chimp
  • Program development and coordination
  • Event coordination
  • Fundraising
  • Volunteer management
  • Creativity; Enthusiasm; and Flexibility

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SERVICE TERM: December 2018 – December 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, $100/month housing assistance paid 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: Submitting an application early will be advantageous. To apply, please visit: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=84644&fromSearch=true and find the “La Plata Youth Services Program Associate 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:

La Plata Youth Services: www.lpys.org

Community Resource Center: www.crcamerica.org

Families Plus - Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Outreach Coordinator VISTA with Families Plus

Families Plus comes along side of families and children in very challenging circumstances to help the children thrive. We have developed a model program to help children in poverty that is gaining national recognition and leading the way in Colorado by providing comprehensive health care to children in very difficult circumstances. In April of 2018 we were named a “Champion Program for Innovation” selected out of one hundred federally funded programs. Our strong and enthusiastic staff is seeking an energetic individual to lead outreach efforts in the community to recruit volunteers and create community awareness about the need for community-based health care for vulnerable children. The Outreach Coordinator VISTA will create opportunities for youth to engage in developing relevant programs.  Even though burdened with poverty, Delta County Colorado is in the heart of the great outdoors with spectacular scenery, great climate, skiing, boarding, rafting, fishing, biking, hiking and hunting are right here. We are Colorado’s garden with orchards, vineyards, and world famous Olathe sweet corn for the picking. We welcome you to consider a year in this healthy environment among your new friends.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Vista member will work as part of  a team to develop the community outreach component of the Families Plus program. The VISTA will curate a comprehensive media outreach plan as well as engage local groups through the work. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develop outreach materials to distribute to local youth at school and at local youth clubs.
  • Identify and create opportunities for volunteers to engage youth to inform them of current adolescent stressors and behavioral health challenges and resources.
  • Conduct outreach to small community groups to recruit volunteers to support youth and spread community awareness of Families Plus services.
  • Curate engaging social media to engage community members in supporting youth service and create awareness of need for youth services.
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation events and develop processes and procedures for regular volunteer appreciation efforts.
  • Increase volunteer engagement of annual events and programming through community outreach and awareness, create systems to track retention and recruitment of volunteers.
  • Identify opportunities for Families Plus to engage more deeply in community events and increase awareness.
  • Produce Families Plus regular newsletter and gather appropriate content from team members.
  • Update and improve the Families Plus website and online training opportunities.

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.

  • Cultural sensitivity and experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience with community organizing and comfort with public speaking
  • Ability to work and perform as part of a team as well as independently
  • Experience in marketing, social media and outreach strategies
  • Ability to effectively engage with community members and can relate well to youth

HOURS: 40 hours per week
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
SERVICE TERM: December 2018 – December 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, $100/month housing assistance paid to your landlord

LOCATION: This position is based in Delta, 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=84663&fromSearch=true and find the “Families Plus Outreach 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:

Families Plus: www.familiesplus.net

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/