Volunteer a Year of Service with AmeriCorps VIP!




San Diego
United States


Give a year of service to strengthen volunteer engagement in San Diego County!

Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellows are AmeriCorps members who build and strengthen sustainable volunteer programs in existing service organizations. VIP Fellows leave a legacy in the communities they serve by building lasting systems of volunteer engagement and management. Each VIP Fellow dedicates their service to a single Partner Site, working “behind the scenes” of service to enable volunteers to take part in meaningful service positions that meet community needs. VIP Fellows are a part of a statewide network of 180 Fellows, and are placed in regional cohorts in their community who meet regularly for collaboration and training.

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Members serve full-time for 11 months, you will earn a monthly living allowance of $1400 a month. Additional benefits if you qualify include: the Segal Education Award ($5,920), Student Loan Forbearance, and Child Care Assistance. 

About VIP in San Diego County

As the hub for AmeriCorps VIP (Volunteer Infrastructure Project) in San Diego County, Jewish Family Service of San Diego is committed to elevating the impact of volunteers in our community. Each year, 17 AmeriCorps Fellows dedicate a year of service to building and strengthening volunteer programs. This year, our AmeriCorps members are serving at 15 different agencies throughout San Diego County. They have raised over $65,000 in resources for volunteer programs and engaged over 1,400 volunteers in just 8 months. AmeriCorps members are truly an inspiration as they volunteer a year of service to the San Diego community.

What VIP Fellows Do and Where They Serve

AmeriCorps VIP Fellows build volunteer capacity at existing nonprofits and schools that serve children, youth and families. They do this through: 1) building sustainable systems to track, support, manage, and train volunteers; 2) recruiting one-time and skills-based volunteers; and 3) raising funds to support the development of the volunteer program. Partner Sites change annually based on community and agency need. This position is a valuable opportunity to develop and apply your leadership and community organizing skills to make a lasting difference. Extensive training in volunteer management and nonprofit professional skills is offered, including the opportunity to earn a certificate in Volunteer Management.

Participating Host Site Organizations

Feeding San Diego, International Rescue Committee, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Kitchens for Good, MANA de San Diego, NAMI San Diego, North County Lifeline, ProduceGood, Serving Seniors, Support The Enlisted Project (STEP), Operation HOPE Vista, Syrian Community Network 



· 18 years of age or older

· College degree preferred

· U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident

· Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)


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