Volunteer Opportunity

Community Affairs Representative

Posted by
Global Citizen
Philadelphia, PA
Published 9 days ago

Global Citizen is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to civic engagement among diverse groups, through volunteering, education, community building, economic development, and leadership development. We are a small organization, but our impact is widespread. Our Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service is the oldest and largest King Day of Service event in the country, engaging over 145,000 volunteers in some 1,800 community projects. In the past, we've hosted events with Vice President Joe Biden, Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee, and Wendy Spenser— CEO of the Corporation for National and Community Service. Check out our website for more info:

The Community Affairs Rep will assist in outreach and partnership development for the Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King Day of Service. Co-ops will work directly with the Director of Outreach and Communications to recruit, train and support organizations and individuals coordinating service projects. Co-ops will also help to manage project recruitment, social media, and plan their own passion project. Co-ops will also work on supporting the Reading Captains Initiative Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

- Contact and connect with past partners

- Conduct research to identify new participants for the KDOS, with a focus on increasing participation among groups to be determined. 

- Running social media pages 

- Creating and coordinating a service project/event of their choice

 - Outreaching to new organizations 

- Volunteer coordination

- Helping to facilitate and present at Neighborhood in Action Workshops

- Update Reading Captain contact info, help clean- up and organize lists

  • RC Monthly Newsletter
  • Part of team to deliver Reading Captain Newsletter each month 
  • Gather needed information, and contribute to articles featuring the work of Reading Captains
  • RC Special Projects               
  • Help to manage Reading Captain special projects including citywide literacy kit giveaways, little libraries/book nooks, book drives, etc
  • RC Trainings           
  • Support scheduling and follow up of monthly Trainings for new Reading Captains

They will also be able to participate in service events with a variety of community organizations (past event partners have included the Philadelphia Phillies, Books Through Bars, Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Cradles to Crayons, and Philadelphia FIGHT). Throughout their time, co-ops will gain a better understanding of the Philadelphia area nonprofit landscape. *Please note, this position comes with a modest stipend and travel reimbursement.*

The position offers an introduction to the nonprofit and public sectors in Philadelphia and the opportunity to build relationships with a wide variety of community partners and grassroots initiatives. The ideal candidates will be passionate, energetic, organized, and deeply committed to working with diverse partners. 

Qualifications include:

• A commitment to diversity, civic engagement and community service 

• The ability to work with people from diverse cultures and sectors 

• Solid planning, organization and time management skills 

• Ability to work independently 

• Strong written and verbal communication skills

• Experience coordinating projects and working with teams 

• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel 

• Comfort with online communication and social media

May have experience with CRM - Salesforce

Ability to show off creative ability

Global Citizen is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to civic engagement among diverse groups, through volunteering, education, community building, economic development, and leadership development. We are a small organization…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    September 20, 2021
    10:00 AM EDT
    2:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    February 1, 2022
    5:00 PM EST
    10:00 PM UTC
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Philadelphia, PA
Associated Location

Global Citizen

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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