Leadership Opportunities

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FND staff with Leadership Council members in 2016.

Friends and Neighbors Day

The Volunteer Center is looking for engaging, passionate leaders to join our Friends & Neighbors Day Leadership Council and Volunteer Center Internship Program! Getting more involved in Friends and Neighbors Day through these two great leadership opportunities is a wonderful way to connect to our local community, develop your leadership skills, and gain valuable service experience!

Leadership Council

Leadership Council members are volunteers selected to be Team Leaders for Friends & Neighbors Day service projects, and play a big role in improving FND as a whole. The Leadership Council also gives you valuable experience and leadership training for future positions with the Volunteer Center or other organizations. Being on the Leadership Council gives you the opportunity to shape the way FND is run and support the local community alongside USC students, faculty and alumni.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Serve as Team Leader on at least 4 Friends & Neighbors Days
  • Attend monthly leadership development training once a month to prepare you for FND and other leadership positions
  • Provide feedback after each FND to enhance the overall experience of the participants and local nonprofits

Additional Benefits:

  • Become eligible to be nominated for a Service Award if you fulfill your Leadership Council responsibilities
  • Opportunity to participate in the Leadership Training Program

The Friends and Neighbors Day Schedule for 2018-2019 is as follows:

  • August 18, 2018
  • September 15, 2018
  • October 20, 2018
  • January 26, 2019
  • February 23, 2019

Prior Friends and Neighbors Day experience is a plus, however, not required to apply. To apply, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://usccampusactivities.wufoo.com/forms/m18qbvox05vgk2s/

The application closes on Monday, September 10th at 11:59pm. For any questions, email us at ServeOn@usc.edu


Volunteer Center Internship Program

Volunteer Center Interns are volunteers selected based on their unique skills and experience to enhance the operations of Volunteer Center by completing specific tasks and projects based on their individual positions. While the Leadership Council focuses solely on FND, Volunteer Center Interns are heavily involved in developing and growing both the FND and Alternative Break programs. Interns will also participate in an in-depth leadership course and emerge as stronger leaders. The Volunteer Center Internship Program consists of the following positions:

  • External Relations Intern
    • Develops new relationships with organizations outside of USC for a variety including volunteer projects, funding, and sponsorships.  
  • Internal Relations Intern
    • Fosters relationships and develops opportunities for collaboration with USC student organizations and departments.
  • Graphic Design Intern
    • Produces material (logos, designs etc.) for the Volunteer Center’s various communication channels to effectively promote service events.
  • Marketing/Influencer Intern
    • Develops marketing strategies for our programs, brand identity, and monitors engagement on social media channels.
  • Special Events Intern
    • Collaborates with VC partners on co-sponsored community service events outside of FND (such as MLK Day of Service, Greek Life, USG/GSG) with the guidance and support from VC staff.

Responsibilities and Requirements:

  • Have experience working with whichever position you apply for.
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings to fulfill your assigned projects and collaborate with the other Fellows.

Additional Benefits:

  • Become eligible to be nominated for a Service Award if you fulfill your Intern responsibilities
  • Opportunity to participate in the Leadership Training Program

 

To apply, click here or copy and paste this link into your browser: https://usccampusactivities.wufoo.com/forms/m18qbvox05vgk2s/

The application closes on Monday, September 10th at 11:59 pm. For any questions, email us at ServeOn@usc.edu


Alternative Breaks

The Volunteer Center is providing volunteer leadership opportunities for participants on Alternative Break trips to support their Team Leader as an Alternative Break Assistant! This leadership position will give students a larger role during their alternative break trip and experience that they can use to apply to become a trip leader in the future. This position is available to students that are accepted to a trip and apply for an Alternative Break Service Grant. Students that are selected as Trip Assistants will receive a grant to offset or lower the cost of their trip.