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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.

CRC is proud to announce that we have been certified by Points of Light as a Service Enterprise! We join nine other Colorado organizations and 11% of nonprofits nationwide in achieving this accomplishment. As a Service Enterprise organization, we have made a commitment to integrate volunteers in strategic and meaningful ways throughout our organization.

The Service Enterprise Initiative is a national change management program, lead by Points of Light, that helps organizations integrate volunteers in strategic and effective ways throughout the organization to achieve their mission. This two-year process of trainings, coaching calls, and integrating sustainable changes to CRC has transformed our organization to engage volunteers meaningfully. We have engaged volunteers deeply in our work for many years, but the Service Enterprise certification process has allowed us to think about how we can engage volunteers in new ways at all levels of our organization to further increase our impact and efficiency of our work.

How do I get started?

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 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 Elise Neidecker, CRC’s Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

Our current volunteer application cycle has closed. Please check back in January to apply for a position with us.

Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer

Colorado Grants Guide Research Volunteer Position

Overview and Purpose: The Colorado Grants Guide 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 three 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: Colorado Grants Guide 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 Administrator Volunteer

Salesforce Administrator Volunteer

Overview & Purpose: The Salesforce Administrator 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 Administrator 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.

Events and Training Volunteer

Events and Training Volunteer

Overview and Purpose: The Events and Training Volunteer will assist in organizing, planning, and coordinating CRC-sponsored events and trainings. The Volunteer will assist the Director of Education and Leadership and the Program Assistant before, during, and after events and trainings.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Pre-training: confirm logistics – venue, refreshments, technology needed; print training packets; prepare training folders; pack training box with materials needed
  • During training: assist with room set-up and tear down; refill refreshments as needed; greet attendees; assist during training with distributing materials; note-taking; photos; collect evaluations
  • Post-training: input evaluation results into Survey Monkey; unpack training box
  • Other responsibilities may include: researching venues for future events and trainings

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • General computer and internet proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite, Survey Monkey
  • Event planning and management experience, preferred but not required
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Works well independently and as a team

Commitment: Commitment is flexible. Volunteers may choose to assist with one training per month or assist with all trainings through a weekly time commitment.

Site/Location: Most trainings take place in the Denver-based Colorado Collaborative for Nonprofits training center. Volunteers may have the opportunity to support trainings across the Front Range.

Key Contact: Volunteer will be supervised by Rebecca Gorrell, Director of Education and Leadership, email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Participate in trainings you are supporting
  • Gain valuable experience in events planning and management
  • Free access to CRC Denver-based trainings, workshops, events, and online webinars for every service hour completed
  • Opportunity to participate in annual State of the Sector, C(3)Forum, and other CRC-related events
  • In-office volunteer opportunities and celebrations

How to Apply: Please complete the above Volunteer Application.

For More Information: https://crcamerica.org/programs/education/

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 AmeriCorps Program Coordinator, Megan Carter 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 Director of Rural Programs, Nellie Stagg stagg@crcamerica

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/

For more information, please contact:

Elise Neidecker, Donor and Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA
303.623.1540 x155 or email hidden; JavaScript is required