Volunteers have been an integral part of Interfaith Community Services since its inception over 40 years ago. From the beginning, and especially now, they are deeply integrated and engaged, expanding service capacity and allowing Interfaith to help more men, women, and children in our North San Diego County neighborhoods. Volunteers are valued and essential in our community.

Excited about Interfaith's new Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center?

Would you like to know more about Interfaith's new Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center? For detailed information about the project, CLICK HERE!

Although we're not yet ready for onsite volunteers at the Turk Center, there are still plenty of opportunities to help. Find out how by sending an e-mail to: getinvolved@interfaithservices.org.

Ways You and Your Family Can Help at Interfaith this Summer!

You and your family can help others in need in North San Diego County this summer. Here's how!

IMPORTANT!
Please do NOT drop-in to help at any of the Interfaith locations. All volunteers need to sign-up for a shift. See below for more information on opportunities and how to sign up.

Drive-Up and Drop-Off Donating
Weekdays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
Interfaith Community Services -- Headquarters
550 West Washington Avenue, Escondido 92025 (corner of Quince Street)
Enter our facility from the Quince Street driveway.
Our staff will direct you to a parking space where we will happily receive an in kind or monetary donation.

Summer Needs List and Gift Card Donation Drives
Download our Essential Summer 2021 Needs List to share with fans of helping one another through the hot summer months!

• Host a donation drive to ensure all residents in our shared community stay warm and dry this winter. Or, collect gift cards for any amount from grocery stores, gas stations, general retailers (Target; Walmart), clothing stores, public transportation, fast food, etc.
• See the drive-up and drop-off instructions above for information about how to get your donation to us.
• Order through your favorite online service and have donations shipped directly to Interfaith using the address above.
• Let us know the donation is on its way by sending an email to getinvolved@interfaithservices.org.

ESCONDIDO HEADQUARTERS
Sack Lunch Building
Download details about building sack lunches and share with your sack lunch building team (friends, family, neighbors)!

Since the COVID-19 crisis began over 15 months ago, we have distributed more than double the amount of sack lunches each day than before. You can help by providing the volunteer-power and/or the ingredients and bringing them to our nutrition center at 550 West Washington Avenue, Escondido to make sandwiches and pack sack lunches. This is a great activity for kiddos!

• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week (lunch and/or dinner shifts)
• Weekday Mornings: 5:30 am to 7:00 am (One to three volunteers per morning needed.)
• Weekday Afternoons: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Shifts vary from one-hour to two-hours.)
• To schedule a date/time to deliver sack lunches made offsite, please send an email to Janet Reeves, Volunteer Coordinator.

Connect with Us!
Send an email to getinvolved@interfaithservices.org stating the opportunity you are interested in or if you have questions about how you can help. Please provide the days/times when you are available and how many people you have in your group (or just you) to help.

Volunteering at Interfaith Community Services

Individual Opportunities:
If you are interested in volunteering or interning at Interfaith Community Services, please review the individual volunteer opportunities below. If you see a position that interests you and you qualify for, please send your current résumé or CV, including all of your volunteer and intern experience, to getinvolved@interfaithservices.org.


Let us customize volunteer opportunities for your employees:
Contact Varinda Missett: vmissett@interfaithservices.org

Group Opportunities:
For group volunteer opportunities, please review the list of opportunities below. Each project has an informational flyer you can download and share with other members of your group. If you would like more information, please send an e-mail to getinvolved@interfaithservices.org. Include in the message the preferred activity and date, group name, number of volunteers wanting to help, and phone number where you can be reached.
Note: Group activities are done off-site primarily and are an excellent way for youth to help their community!

Internship Opportunities:
Staff and volunteers at Interfaith Community Services are committed to partnering with students at all levels of education to provide meaningful, relevant intern experiences. We are recruiting undergraduate interns for Fall 2021 for the following programs:

Development
• Communications/PR
• Donor Database Support

Supportive Services
• Accounting or Business -- Income Tax training and preparation

Substance Use Disorder Clinic (Inpatient)
• AODS Counselor

For internship placements, please review the list of individual opportunities below to get an idea of some of the various appointments for interns. We have other options as well. If you would like more information and to learn about additional opportunities, please send an e-mail to Micki Hickox, Volunteer Services Manager. Include in the message that you are looking for an intern placement along with how many hours you need to serve and provide your start and end dates for your internship.

"I am loyal to Interfaith!"
Elie Abushanab, North County Senior Gleaner

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Click the links below to explore our current individual volunteer opportunities.

Link your skill and love of cutting hair with the meaningful experience of providing dignity and identity to those in our neighborhoods who are currently homeless or live at a low-income level and are without resources to get their hair cut. Help people as they strive towards self-sufficiency by providing them a new look for an upcoming interview or simply help them feel that someone cares for them in their community.

Supervising Staff:
• Doug Ferris, Food and Nutrition Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment or internship opportunity
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week
• Schedules vary: Weekdays or Weekends, morning or afternoon

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide haircuts to men and women currently without a home or living at a low-income level.
• Create a relaxing, welcoming environment.
• Develop a quick rapport with clients to effectively communicate with them.
• Plan the desired effect by studying facial features, determining potential styles, and conferring with the client.
• Listen closely to clients’ wants and needs.
• Be patient.
• Keep the area where you work clean and tidy maintaining safe and healthy conditions.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services staff provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Must have at least completed a barber or cosmetology program and currently working towards a barbering or cosmetology license.
• Must clear criminal background check.
• Established experience in customer care/client relations required.
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to easily work with a diverse population.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, diplomacy and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with clients.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Accomplish success through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

Deliver pastoral care to clients of all faith backgrounds providing comfort during their recuperation in Escondido at our Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center or during their stay at our Haven House Year-round Shelter. Ensure spiritual needs of clients are met and resources are available for their well-being.

Supervising Staff:
• Rev. Meg Decker, Trinity Episcopal Church, Escondido and Interfaith BOD Chair

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment
• Schedules vary and are negotiable (once a week; bi-weekly, monthly)

Key Responsibilities:
• Deliver and arrange appropriate pastoral care to center and shelter guests, their loved ones, staff, and volunteers.
• Actively participate in the delivery of pastoral care.
• Respond to requests for pastoral care in a timely manner.
• Support an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care.
• Participate in team meetings.
• Promote and interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care.
• Maintain proper administrative procedures.
• Sign in/out each time you volunteer.
• Record each client visit.
• Communicate (written and verbal) meeting notes with appropriate staff, and other volunteer chaplains as necessary.
• Maintain complete confidentiality.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.
• Utilize accepted universal precautions when working with patients with communicable diseases.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.

Qualifications:
• Must clear criminal background check.
• Background in counseling, psychology or theology requiring a high degree of emotional energy and mental alertness.
• Desire and skill to work with a diverse population, communicating respectfully across cultures and with persons of different faiths.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, approachability, friendliness, diplomacy, and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Capacity to work effectively in stressful situations while maintaining a calm demeanor.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with clients.
• Knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse.
• Confident working independently.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Accomplish assignments successfully through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Become familiar with community resources and services.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

Want to start a Saturday or Sunday helping others? Looking for a volunteer opportunity to do with your bestie or favorite group of friends and family? At Interfaith, we serve breakfast to anyone in our community needing a hot meal to start their day. Begin the day in a positive way when you help to provide the day’s most important meal to residents in our community. By teaming with kitchen volunteers to prepare breakfast, you will get to tap into your culinary skills (or learn new ones) while you provide our neighbors with a nutritious meal that will support them throughout the day as they head for work, weekend responsibilities, and stay grounded on the path to self-sufficiency.

Staff Supervisor: Micki Hickox, Volunteer Services Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is a one-time service opportunity or ongoing commitment (6+ months or internship opportunity)
• 5:00/5:30 am to 7:15/7:30 am

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist volunteer cook with meal preparation by washing and chopping food.
• Pre-cook food items, if necessary.
• Inspect food for quality.
• Serve food with a welcoming smile and upbeat approach!
• Package all foods into conveniently located containers.
• Help clean-up kitchen and nutrition center.
• Build sack lunches if needed.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff (resident coordinators) to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.

Qualifications:
• Enthusiastic, friendly, welcoming personality required, especially in the early morning
• Strong work ethic coupled with the interpersonal skills to work with a diverse population
• Willing and able to take direction in a fast-paced environment
• Experience cooking/preparing food and food service helpful

Screening Requirements:
• Food Handler Card (materials and exam provided by Interfaith) if ongoing commitment

Benefits:
• Résumé building experience
• Interaction with a diverse population
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents

One of the largest contributing factors to homelessness is unemployment or underemployment. Support those looking to improve their lives by assisting them with their search for employment. Also, help people to improve their computer skills be teaching them Microsoft Office Suite and Google Doc applications. By providing one-on-one computer tutoring, help with résumés, online applications and basic computer programs, you will provide community members in need with invaluable tools necessary to reach self-sufficiency.

Supervising Staff Member:
• Jazmin Oregon, Supportive Services Program Manager

Time Commitment and Current Openings:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment or internship opportunity
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week
• Weekdays: 8:30 am to 12:00 noon or 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Key Responsibilities:
Assist clients with the following as-needed:
• Creating, formatting, and saving MS Word, Excel, and/or Google Docs
• Navigating the internet
• Résumé and cover letter guidance
• Completing employment applications; job search/employment research
• Creating/accessing an email account
• Creating a profile in LinkedIn and utilizing it as an employment resource
• Applying for and/or researching school and training opportunities

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services staff provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• False Claims Act (Federal and State).
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Knowledge of computer systems, computer applications and databases (e.g., MS Office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Experience using the internet as a resource and tool to learning and success
• Enthusiasm and experience teaching basic computer skills and software
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Experience working in a professional business office environment.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

This position will provide direct services to clients, to include but not limited to, intake, assessment and case management, and client advocacy (resources and referrals) to homeless and low-income individuals, with the goal of moving clients from crisis to self-sufficiency and to support the mission of Interfaith Community Services.

Supervising Staff:
• Eren Hernandez: Emergency Services Program Manager
• Kendra Mackey: Clinical Services Program Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an internship opportunity
• Multiple shifts per week
• Schedules vary: Weekdays

Key Responsibilities:
• Provides direct services to clients including diversion, Individual Service Plan (ISP), assessment, crisis intervention, advocacy, and case management
• Provides guidance and support to help clients identify their own strengths, set achievable goals and follow through consistently so they can become self-sufficient
• Utilizes Housing First and Diversion strategies to stabilize clients experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness
• Administers supportive services per agency and contract guidelines
• Identifies resources and advocates for clients’ needs
• Links and networks clients with resources within the agency and utilizes other public and private social service agencies as necessary
• Ability to work independently and professionally at partnering agencies, faith centers and other community settings
• Ability to work with and collaborate with volunteers, interns and other agency personnel
• Provides services in the community; working with clients in various settings, which include but are not limited to, other agency programs, faith centers, and school administrations
• Enters data in multiple databases and tracking tools
• Participates in all staff meetings and trainings
• Conducts street outreach and engagement with individuals experiencing homelessness
• Develop and maintain effective relationships with mental health providers, SUD treatment providers as well as additional county and community nonprofit based self-sufficiency services to ensure that clients with ongoing barriers and treatment needs are successfully transferred to longer term services
• Participates in community-based outreach events for the purpose of engagement and client linkage
• Identify, engage and link underserved populations with mental health and substance use treatment through street outreach services
• Provides direct services to homeless clients and families, which includes: intake, assessment, referrals and case management as well as client advocacy with the goal of supporting self-sufficiency, becoming sheltered and achieving housing stabilization
• Must be able to perform work both in a climate-controlled office setting as well as in the community in parking lots, sidewalks, alley ways and within canyons, freeway underpasses, fence lines along canals and behind private property
• Performs additional duties as assigned

Education/Experience Requirements:
• 2nd year level Master’s Degree student in Social Services or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience required
• 1+ years of relevant work experience required
• Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services staff provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• False Claims Act.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Ability to establish and maintain professional boundaries with clients
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must be highly organized and demonstrate attention to detail
• Experience writing accurate and comprehensive case notes
• Demonstrated experience managing multiple deadlines and working effectively under pressure, using independent judgment to produce quality work under time constraints
• Demonstrated experience working with a collaborative team
• Working Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
• Ability to communicate effectively among a diverse workforce population and maintain sound working relations with all levels within the organization
• Work with spirit of enthusiasm, teamwork, cooperation and a sense of urgency
• Maintain a high degree of confidentiality over all matters in the course of business operations including client and employee information
• Ability to multi-task in an efficient, thorough, and prioritized manner
• Ability to work quickly, accurately and independently
• Ability to anticipate needs, prioritize work and solve problems

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Experience working in a professional business office environment.
• Become familiar with community resources and services.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

An intake volunteer is essential to the service Interfaith offers to people in our community. You will be the connection to resources for families and individuals who need assistance with basic needs, vital documents, prescriptions, employment services, transportation, public benefits, and more. With empathy and resourcefulness, an intake volunteer provides intake, assessment, and referrals for currently homeless and low-income populations, with the goal of moving clients from crisis to self-sufficiency.

Supervising Staff:
• Eren Hernandez, Emergency Services Program Manager (Escondido)

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment or school internship.
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week.
• Mondays or Fridays: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide direct service to clients including assessment, referrals, and crisis intervention.
• Provide guidance and support to help clients identify their own strengths and resources.
• Work with a client advocate to ensure clients’ needs are met.
• Identify resources and advocate for clients’ needs.
• Link and network clients with resources within Interfaith and utilize other public and private social service agencies as necessary.
• Attend and participate in mandatory training sessions
• Maintain accurate file notes and ensure the highest standards of client confidentiality at all times.
• Utilize our database to input results from daily client registrations, assessments, and services delivered.
• Assume other duties as delegated by staff supervisor.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Must clear criminal background check.
• Experience in social services preferred.
• Established experience in customer care / client relations required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to easily work with a diverse population.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, diplomacy and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with clients.
• Knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Accomplish assignments successfully through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.
• Proficient with computer applications and databases (e.g., MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; Web-based applications).

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Experience working in a professional business office environment.
• Become familiar with community resources and services.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

Who doesn’t feel better after a nutritious meal? We know residents (veterans and civilians) recuperating from serious illnesses or injuries at Interfaith’s Hawthorne Family and Veteran Center do! Help them become healthy again and provide the basic need of nutrition by transporting meals (along with our chef sometimes) from our kitchen at 550 West Washington Avenue, Escondido to our recuperative care center at 250 North Ash Street, Escondido. While you are there, help serve the meal and afterwards return our equipment (and chef) back to our main campus.
Note: Your vehicle must have enough space to carry 4 to 5 coolers.

Staff Supervisor: Chef on Duty

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment.
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week (lunch and/or dinner shifts)
Available Dinner Shifts:
• Mondays or Fridays: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Key Responsibilities:
• Transport lunch and/or dinner along with our cook from our kitchen to our recuperative care center
• Serve lunch or dinner with a friendly smile to our recuperative care residents
• Ability to move equipment (coolers) to and from vehicle
• Reliable and punctual
• Effective working on a team
• Genuine concern for others
• Report any operational problems with pick up/delivery immediately

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services staff provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• False Claims Act (Federal and State).
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record
• Proof of insurance
• Ability to move freely and carry up to 25 lbs. of equipment (coolers) to and from vehicle
• Excellent interpersonal relationship and communication skills with an enthusiasm for working with a diverse population

Screening Requirements:
• DMV Driver History report

Benefits:
• Résumé building experience.
• Be an integral part of one of only five veteran recuperative care centers in the United States.
• Experience the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.

Invigorate your love for the law by providing vital assistance to people in our community facing legal challenges who would have no guidance otherwise. You will impact the lives of low-income populations by sharing your legal knowledge and expertise in a variety of legal areas.

Supervising Staff:
• Veronica Blea, Social Services Program Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment
• One shift per week
• Weekday, one day or more per month, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Escondido office)

Key Responsibilities:
• Meet clients and provide them with information, education, and referrals regarding legal matters such as tenancy issues/fair housing; family law; criminal law; general law.
Important: You will not represent or advise clients.
• Maintain accurate file notes and ensure the highest standards of client confidentiality at all times.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services Manager provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide support.
• HIPAA, Mandated Reporter, Federal and State False Claims training.

Qualifications:
• Must be an attorney in good standing (practicing; semi-retired; retired).
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to easily work with a diverse population.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, diplomacy and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with clients and interpreters.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.

Help the healing begin – whether you are transporting (using Interfaith vehicles) homeless veterans and non-veterans when they are released from local medical centers (VA Hospital in La Jolla, Palomar Medical Center, Tri-City Medical Center) to recuperate from a serious illness or injury at the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center or delivering them and vets in our GPD program to medical and other appointments (such as church, support groups, shopping), you are WANTED! Be a driver and be the first face of Interfaith as clients build their strength!

Staff Supervisor: Patricia Mack, Recuperative Care Program Manager

Time Commitment:
This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment.
• Weekdays -- Shifts vary and start as early as 7:00 am and end as late as 5:00 pm based on need and volunteer availability
• Weekends -- Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Sundays: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Current openings:
Weekdays and weekends, all shifts. You may sign up for one or more shifts per week.

Key Responsibilities:
• Transport clients to and from medical and other appointments at various locations
• Assist clients as they enter and exit the vehicle
• Reliable and punctual
• Genuine concern for others
• Report any operational problems with the vehicle immediately

Training and Support:
• General orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Continued contact with a supervising staff member to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. The staff person will provide instruction and continued supervision.
• Mandated Reporter and HIPAA training.

Qualifications:
• Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record
• Proof of insurance
• Ability to move freely and assist others in and out of vehicles
• Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and enthusiasm working with a diverse population

Screening Requirements:
• FBI/DOJ Background check
• DMV Driver History report

Benefits:
• Résumé building experience
• Be an integral part of one of only five veteran recuperative care centers in the U.S.
• Experience the positive results of your contribution of time and talents

Assist staff at the Alliance for Regional Solutions in continuing to build community commitment and investment to create a thriving, resilient North County for all. The Alliance members include over sixty North County nonprofit organizations, eight North County cities, and the county.

Supervising Staff:
• MaryLynn McCorkle, Collaboration Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment or internship opportunity
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week
• Schedule varies: Weekdays

Key Responsibilities:
• Supports the Alliance in the strategic creation of internal and external digital communications calendar.
• Assist with the planning and creation of appropriate and compelling content on the multiple social media accounts.
• Conducts follow up from social media posts by sharing links with featured supporters to encourage further reach of content.
• Tracks the performance of web and social media applications; responsible for creating monthly analytics reports for each platform and providing insight into how the Alliance can increase reach and engagement via social media and all digital media.
• Assist with drafting blog posts for website.
• Performs research to ensure compliance with the best practices as they relate to digital media.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services at Interfaith Community Services partners with the Alliance to provide the volunteer/intern with a general orientation, onboards them, and tracks their service.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• False Claims Act.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Expert knowledge in the latest digital and social media technology and channels; this includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, with the possibility of additional platforms.
• Professional knowledge of website content management systems such as WordPress.
• Professional knowledge of email campaign systems such as Constant Contact.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with staff and volunteers.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Accomplish assignments successfully through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.
• Proficient with computer applications and databases (e.g., MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; Web-based applications, Social Media applications).

Training and Support:
• Collaborate with all Alliance staff

Benefits:
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Experience working in a professional business office environment.
• Become familiar with community resources and services.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Click the links below to explore our current group volunteer opportunities. These opportunities are a great way for children (younger than 18 years old) and families to support Interfaith clients.