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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 Toddy Walters, CRC’s Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, at email hidden; JavaScript is required.

The Participation Project, a program of Community Resource Center (CRC), is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help support our nonpartisan voter engagement program for National Voter Registration Day (September 22, 2020). This nation-wide celebration will help to reach our goal of registering over 10,000 low-income voters and communities of color through partnerships with over 30 nonprofit organizations across Colorado. Our goal is to greatly increase capacity for National Voter Registration Day and register over 500 voters across our partner sites.  Volunteers will be responsible for working within diverse communities to provide voter education and collect voter registrations and pledges to vote at local nonprofit organizations. Locations are found throughout the Front Range (Ft. Collins to Pueblo), as well as some sites in Durango, Grand Junction, Alamosa, and Sterling with volunteer placement dependent on location.

We are following all safety and social distancing protocols and will not send volunteers to a site if it is deemed unsafe to do so. When onsite at nonprofits, volunteers will be required to wear a mask, maintain six foot distance from others, and follow proper handling of forms to protect their safety and the safety of others.

CRC empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions by building capacity, strengthening skills, and providing strategies for success. The Participation Project is a program of CRC that seeks to guide, train, and support human service nonprofits in their civic engagement and advocacy efforts because we believe in the power of the nonprofit vote to build a more inclusive and just Colorado – join our team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to 501(c)3 IRS Rules and Regulations concerning strict nonpartisanship.
  • Adhere to all safety and social distancing protocols when on the job.
  • Enthusiastically engage diverse communities and remain positive, assertive, and confident.
  • Offer voter registration to individuals as they access services at local nonprofit organizations.
  • Conduct voter education and collect pledges to vote over the phone if in-person outreach is deemed unsafe.
  • Ensure that voter registration and pledge information is accurately recorded and documented.
  • Adhere to all county, state, and national rules and regulations concerning voter engagement and registration.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Strong commitment to the empowerment of underrepresented communities and to civic engagement.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, in particular, communities of color and low-income communities.
  • Experience or training in voter registration preferred.
  • Experience phone banking and/or using digital outreach platforms such as Hustle, ThruTalk/ThruText preferred.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Enjoys meeting and interacting with new people.

TO APPLY:

Please complete this brief application form. Applications accepted until positions are filled, we encourage you to apply early.

CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers and program participants. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ people to apply.

The Participation Project, a program of Community Resource Center (CRC), is looking for enthusiastic part-time volunteers to help support our nonpartisan voter engagement program. Our goal is to engage over 10,000 low-income voters and communities of color through partnerships with over 30 nonprofit organizations across Colorado.  Volunteers will be responsible for working within diverse communities to provide voter education and collect voter registrations and pledges to vote at local nonprofit organizations. Locations are found throughout the Front Range (Ft. Collins to Denver) with volunteer placement dependent on location. Volunteer applicants should be willing to commit between 5-10 hours per week, for 4-6 weeks (August-October).

We are following all safety and social distancing protocols and will not send volunteers to a site if it is deemed unsafe to do so. When onsite at nonprofits, volunteers will be required to wear a mask, maintain six foot distance from others, and follow proper handling of forms to protect their safety and the safety of others.

CRC empowers nonprofits to fulfill their missions by building capacity, strengthening skills, and providing strategies for success. The Participation Project is a program of CRC that seeks to guide, train, and support human service nonprofits in their civic engagement and advocacy efforts because we believe in the power of the nonprofit vote to build a more inclusive and just Colorado – join our team.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Adhere to 501(c)3 IRS Rules and Regulations concerning strict nonpartisanship.
  • Adhere to all safety and social distancing protocols when on the job.
  • Offer voter registration to individuals as they access services at local nonprofit organizations.
  • Conduct voter education and collect pledges to vote over the phone if in-person outreach is deemed unsafe.
  • Enthusiastically engage diverse communities and remain positive, assertive, and confident.
  • Ensure that voter registration and pledge information is accurately recorded and documented.
  • Respond to supervision and feedback during the course of the project when necessary, in order to ensure that activities are running smoothly.
  • Adhere to all county, state, and national rules and regulations concerning voter engagement and registration.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Must have access to reliable transportation.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) strongly preferred.
  • Strong commitment to the empowerment of underrepresented communities and to civic engagement.
  • Strong collaboration skills, and a desire to work as part of a team and respond to the needs of the team.
  • Experience working with diverse communities, in particular, communities of color and low-income communities.
  • Experience or training in voter registration preferred, but not required.
  • Experience phone banking and/or using digital outreach platforms such as Hustle, ThruTalk/ThruText preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with broad guidance, and a self-starter.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Ability to stay on task and problem solve.
  • Enjoys meeting and interacting with new people.

TO APPLY:

Please complete this brief application form. Applications accepted until positions are filled, we encourage you to apply early.

CRC is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for staff, AmeriCorps VISTAs, volunteers and program participants. We welcome applications from all, and strongly encourage women, people of color, people with disabilities, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ people to apply.

Colorado Grants Guide® Research Volunteer Position

Note* This is a fully remote position for the foreseeable future.

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 of the Colorado and national grantmaking landscape and strengthen research 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
  • Detail oriented
  • Access to a computer and Internet

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

Site/Location: This is a fully remote position until further notice.

Key Contact: Colorado Grants Guide® Volunteers will be supervised by the Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, Toddy Walters email hidden; JavaScript is required

Benefits:

  • Gain insight on how to research and sustain a nonprofit organization
  • Free access to CRC-hosted webinar trainings
  • Virtual networking opportunities
  • 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/

For more information, please contact:

Toddy Walters, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
303.623.1540 x144 or email hidden; JavaScript is required