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Volunteer Services InternPosted by: Habitat for Humanity St. Louis
Posted date: 2013-Jan-23
Location: Greater St. Louis Metro Area
Intern Job Description: Volunteer Services
To further the mission of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis (HFHSL) by assisting with volunteer scheduling, and construction site management and administration.
Duties and Responsibilities:
A. Schedule build sponsors, Builders’ Club Teams, non-sponsoring groups, and individuals for each build day
B. Manage volunteer distribution and build site hospitality on build days during construction of the homes (including weekends);
C. Conduct morning build site safety meeting;
D. Order lunches, ice, and water for the build site;
E. Collect waivers, and oversee volunteer buttons being produced;
F. Manage build site administrative documents processes, such as the volunteer sign-in sheets, waiver of liability forms, community service verifications, and safety incident reports. Develop weekly build site reports;
G. Prepare annual budget estimates for build site catering, security, etc.;
H. Other scheduling, build site hospitality, and community service duties as assigned.
The candidate must:
§ Possess the ability to work well in an extremely fast paced, ever changing environment;
§ Be well organized, and have strong critical thinking skills;
§ Have excellent oral and written communication skills;
§ Possess superior interpersonal skills, with the ability to deliver exceptional customer service to a diverse group of constituents (i.e. sponsors, volunteers, and homebuyers).
§ Have the ability to work a flexible schedule, including weekends;
§ Be computer literate, possessing basic Internet navigation abilities and proficiencies in Microsoft Office;
§ Have regular and consistent computer access, including the ability to work online from a remote location;
§ Have reliable transportation;
§ Currently be working towards a degree at a university, college, or trade school, in a related field;
§ Have at least a Sophomore class standing/ranking, with a minimum 3.0GPA/4.0 scale;
§ This internship is open to all majors; emphasis on Nonprofit Management, Logistics and/or Operations Management, Project Management, Event Planning, and Business Administration.
Ability to stand, and/or work on a computer, for long periods, and walk up and down stairs multiple times throughout the day. Ability to work in sometimes extreme weather conditions, particularly heat/sun and cold temperatures, and lift at least 25 pounds.
Work Schedule/Time Commitment:
Flexible, approximately 15-17hrs/week, with exact days and times to be determined according to your school schedule. However, Saturdays are required. This internship requires a total of 150 hours per semester. Some job duties may be done from a remote location (i.e. home), but regular visits to HFHSL’s office to meet with the Volunteer Services Manager will be required. Once the student has completed 150 hours, a check will be mailed to the students college/university to be directly applied to their student account.
Stipend: $500 per semester, plus potential for academic credit
Responsible to: Volunteer Services Manager
To apply for this internship, please send a cover letter and resume to amandahabitatstl.org.
Email submissions only! Please NO phone calls!