Do you wish you had the capacity and infrastructure to recruit and retain volunteers more effectively? The goal of the Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) is to help California service experts get more good work done by utilizing best practices in volunteer program management. Jewish Family Service of San Diego is the Regional Supervising Agency for this statewide initiative. Every year, JFS places 17 AmeriCorps VIP Fellows in local nonprofits, government agencies, and schools for an 11 month term running September 2018 – July 2019. As a Partner/Host Site, your AmeriCorps VIP will make progress on your volunteer work plan!

Every vip fellow has these 4 goals:

∙ Build sustainable volunteer capacity for the assigned Partner Site

∙ Recruit one-time and long-term volunteers

∙ Raise $2,000 to support the Partner Site’s volunteer program

∙ Grow in professional and service skills

To that end, every vip fellow participates in these activities:

∙ Capacity Building: behind-the-scenes projects to bolster the volunteer program, like creating volunteer tracking systems or volunteer training programs

∙ Volunteer Recruitment: outreach efforts to bring in caring community volunteers

∙ Fundraising/Partnership Building: raising donations to support the volunteer program

∙ Training/Professional Development: to grow in volunteer management and professional skills over the year of service

To learn more about the program, please review the attached information. Contact Kim Lesnau, JFS Manager for AmeriCorps VIP at to determine if your agency or school qualifies.

Please indicate your intent to host at  Applications will be provided to interested host agencies and will be due by JUNE 30.