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Description

About NCVC: National Center for Victims of Crime advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. After more than 35 years, we remain the most comprehensive national resource committed to advancing victims' rights and helping victims of crime rebuild their lives.

Assistance for victims of crime is available through the National Center for Victims of Crime's web site, www.victimsofcrime.org.

Responsibilities

The National Center for Victims of Crime (NCVC) seeks a Los Angeles based Community Volunteer to provide critical support and leadership for the Building Bridges Project. Building Bridges is a partnership between four branches of the Southern California NAACP and the National Center for Victims of Crime. This project works with communities of color in the Los Angeles area to rectify disparities in treatment, reinvest in communities most harmed by mass incarceration, and make victims' services culturally relevant and trauma informed. 

The Community Volunteer will work in close coordination with the program manager of the Building Bridges project and the Communications team to build trust with the community, strengthen partnerships with community organizations, and work with the NAACP to host community conversations.

This volunteer opportunity is an incredible opportunity to work, on the ground, at the forefront of a revolutionary and vital project. As this project expands, your responsibilities may also change slightly. 

We are seeking a leader who is passionate about victims services, racial justice and community. Does this sound like you? 

Send in a short cover letter addressing why this project matters to you along with your resume to Rachel Gibson at bbpinfo@victimsofcrime.org.

Below are some examples of the types of projects and responsibilities that you may take on during this opportunity:

  • Organize a check in with a community partner.
  • Research and meet with prospective community partners. 
  • Work with our community partners to organize an event or dialogue with community members. 
  • Work with a branch of the Southern California NAACP, attend a community event and share information about Building Bridges.

COVID-19: Your health, and the health of the communities that you will be working with, are our top priorities. This opportunity is in person, working with others, but social distancing and mask wearing will be enforced. The in person tasks can be, but are not limited to working with community partners, attending and helping to organize events and distributing and sharing materials at events. We will never put you in a situation where your health is at an increased risk.

Qualifications

  • A current resident of Los Angeles (non-permanent residents, including college students are eligible) 
  • A strong writer
  • Previous community organizing experience (preferred)
  • Able to communicate clearly the goals, vision and work of the BBP project to partners and the community. 
  • Interest in victim services
  • Access to a computer
  • Passion for racial and social justice 
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently 
  • Knowledge of using major social media outlets to professionally share and post information relevant to projects.

Commitment: 15-20-hours per week during the summer break (mid June through August) with the option to extend into the school year.

Job Benefits

This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity, with college students in mind. We will provide all required written documentation to  ensure you receive the approved college credit. NCVC is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender, race or ethnicity or disability. Individuals who have strong ties to Los Angeles are encouraged to apply. 

The National Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all our employment programs and decisions. Discrimination in employment on the basis of any protected class under federal, state, or local law is a violation of our policy and is against the law. Equal employment opportunity is provided to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, covered veterans status, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other protected characteristic. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, recruitment and hiring, placement, promotion, termination, reductions-in-force, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Contacts

Submissions can be sent to Rachel Gibson at bbpinfo@victimsofcrime.org.  The Application deadline is rolling. We will notify you if you submit an application after the position is filled.

Description

About NCVC: National Center for Victims of Crime advocates for victims' rights, trains professionals who work with victims, and serves as a trusted source of information on victims' issues. After more than 35 years, we remain the…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    July 26, 2021
    12:00 AM EDT
    4:00 AM UTC
  • End Date
    September 1, 2021
    11:59 PM EDT
    3:59 AM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
Los Angeles, CA, United States

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