Job Opportunities

Job Opportunities:

Friends Outside Administrative Supervisor: Friends Outside is a volunteer-based program providing resources and support to people in jail, people recently released from jail or prison, and their families. The main goals of Friends Outside are to reduce the trauma of incarceration, encourage positive community reentry, and reduce the likelihood of returning to jail for adults in Santa Cruz County.

The Administrative Supervisor is responsible for managing program administration, fiscal management, staff and volunteer supervision, and public relations.

Americorps VIP Fellows
Serve as an AmeriCorps Fellow  with the Volunteer Infrastructure Program. You will be play a crucial role in generating high value volunteers to serve in community organizations focused on youth and families who are struggling economically across California. VIP Fellows will work hand in hand with organizations to develop and expand quality opportunities for volunteers to address unmet community needs.

VIP fellows will complete a 1700 hr service term starting September 2015, working as a full time Volunteer Coordinators at one of 12 participating non-profit organizations in Santa Cruz County. We are currently accepting applications for the 2015-2016 year.

To view the list of current Americorps members and learn more about their community contributions, check out our Americorps Community Partnership page.

Member Duties: AmeriCorps VIP Fellows will implement a volunteer program focusing on High-Value Volunteers (HVV), one-time volunteers, and business partnerships; recruit HVV; and build and track development of new business partnerships that provide augmented programmatic and fiscal resources for the Placement Site. Additionally, VIP Fellows will take part in program-provided training and professional development opportunities.

Expected Impact Across California:

1.Infrastructure will be built in organizations by recruiting, screening, and training 2,500 HVV (serving =20 hours) and 2,500 one-time volunteers (50 total volunteers per AmeriCorps member)

2.Business partnerships will be established and maintained to provide funding, in-kind donations, and corporate volunteers to placement sites.

Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service stipend , Health coverage, Living allowance, Training .

Terms : Car recommended, Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.

Service Areas : Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Education, Ex-Offender Re-entry, Homelessness

Skills : Communications, Youth Development, Teaching/Tutoring, Community Organizing , Leadership, Recruitment, Public Speaking, Computers/ Technology, Grant Writing, Writing and Editing

Service Description : VIP Fellows will increase the number of high-value volunteers providing needed services to children, youth and families who face economic hardship. Additionally, VIP Fellows will build capacity within the Partner Site volunteer program to provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need to be successful.

As a VIP Fellow, you will be part of a team, working to coach and support a cadre of high-value volunteers. Your primary role is developing the volunteer program at your site, bringing resources of highly-skilled volunteers to the children and families the program serves. You will spend time in the community, building partnerships, and forging lasting relationships. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference in the lives of children, youth, their families, and the local community.

VIP Fellows will be placed in 12 community agencies through out Santa Cruz County offering services to youth, low-income families, and persons with disabilities. They will play an integral role in successfully generating, placing and supporting volunteers. The position provides an excellent opportunity to build capacity for an agency through hands-on engagement and management of volunteers.

Employers of National Service Initiative

As part of the Sept. 12, 2014, White House ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, President Obama launched Employers of National Service. This initiative recognizes the valuable skills gained by the 900,000 Americans who have participated in AmeriCorps since 1994 and the 215,000 who have participated in the Peace Corps. Employers of National Service builds a talent pipeline which connects AmeriCorps and Peace Corps alumni with leading employers from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors to create recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities. For a list of Employers of National Service, click here

Please send your resume and cover letter to  Americorps VIP Program Coordinator Spencer Takata by email:

Additionally  visit  to complete an application and find VIP Santa Cruz under Search Listings.

Questions: Call Spencer at (831) 427-5070