Volunteer Coordinator Internship

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== Free Geek Vancouver Volunteer Internship 200 hours over 8 weeks (Approx 3-4 days p/week)==

Community Volunteer Support Intern Openings: 2

Specific Responsibilities

Assist in designing volunteer training schedules and systems.

Research learning styles and process relevant information into current teaching system.

Assist in training of volunteers and systems analysis of stations.

Increase prevalence of volunteer appreciation and reward enhancement programs.

General Volunteer Coordination Support: Lead regular tours of the computer recycling facility introducing e-waste and ethical recycling.

Respond to inquiries about our Volunteer Program & Orientations .

Train volunteers on specific stations.

Input data related to volunteer programs.

Required Skills

Great communication and teaching skills.

Organizational skills.

Excellent research skills.

Friendly, flexible.


This student will learn about:

The environmental impacts of computer waste

The social benefits to computer recycling

The process of computer recycling

Environmental activism and globalization

Public relations work for community organizations

How to coordinated over a thousand volunteers for a not for profit organization

Project management skills and office related skills

The student will be given

A supportive learning environment.

A possible reference letter for future employment.

A free computer: Processor: Pentium III 1.5 GHz ("GigaHertz") or higher 512 MB of RAM Hard drive: 40 GB or so DVD rom & CD-RW, floppy drive, sound card, video card Internet ready with network card & modem if required Comes with: 17" Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers

Technical support on this computer for 1 year

40% discount in our computer thrift store

Free access to the educational workshops open to volunteers at Free Geek

Time line

Weeks 1-2 (50 hours) Learn volunteer training methods, stations and orientations.

Weeks 2-4 (50 hours)

Research learning styles, volunteer appreciation programs and systems analysis. Train volunteers on all various stations

Weeks 4-8 (100 hours)

Implement volunteer appreciation programs. Implement improved educational material. Run orientations and new volunteer introductions. Log work produced and update Wiki.