Volunteer Recruitment Fellow - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa

Location: Clive, IA Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2019

Compensation: $575/week stipend, up to 5% bonus Deadline: March 24, 2019


Future Leaders In Action Overview

Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner nonprofit to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program.

Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development, in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa Overview

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa creates and sustains meaningful, monitored mentoring relationships between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles) between the ages of 5 and 18. BBBSCI has two core programs: Community Based Mentoring and School Based Mentoring. As a part of the School Based Mentoring program, BBBSCI recently launched a Workplace Mentoring program specifically for middle school students.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Create and implement a volunteer recruitment plan for the fellowship to increase the number of volunteers to ensure more youth are served through BBBSCI’s program

  • Identify event engagement opportunities with potential volunteers

  • Create a volunteer recruitment presentation for local community partners

  • Attend pre-fellowship training retreat in Chicago, IL from May 20-25, 2019 (expenses covered)

  • Fundraise $500 (with guidance from FLIA)

  • Actively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in calls

  • Write two blog articles

  • Complete final report and video


Position Qualifications:

  • Comfortable working with youth

  • Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection

  • Resourcefulness and initiative

  • Passionate about the social sector

  • Use patience and tolerance to address problems

  • Demonstrate integrity

  • Demonstrate professionalism


The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.