Volunteers & Interns

NOW ACCEPTING SPRING & SUMMER 2014 INTERNS AND LONG-TERM VOLUNTEERS!

If you’re looking for a fun and rewarding internship program or volunteer opportunity, then Grandma’s House of Hope could be the perfect fit for you! You will not only be able to gain practical, hands-on working experience, but will also see the direct impact of your efforts in people’s lives within the local community. Can’t wait to get started? Read our position descriptions below, then see the instructions on applying at the bottom of this page. 

 

BENEFITS OF BEING AN INTERN OR LONG-TERM VOLUNTEER

Contribute according to your passion! Our interns and volunteers work on projects specifically pertaining to individual interests, passion and/or coursework. Whether you’re implementing fundraising events or improving our website, you will be given work in which you are passionate about.
Serve the local Orange County community! Grandma’s House of Hope exists to serve Orange County women, children, and elderly in need. Interns will have the opportunity to see the impact that their work has on the lives of each of our clients and our community. Aside from learning about the unique inner-workings of Grandma’s House of Hope, interns and volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about the Orange County non-profit industry as a whole.
Build a strong professional and personal network! One of the best things about working with a small non-profit is the opportunity to know every single person in the organization. You will have the chance to meet and get to know not just our staff, but other volunteers and interns like you!

 

 

AVALIABLE POSITIONS

Marketing / Web Design / Technical Support
Location may vary based on responsibilities. Duties may include but are not limited to: 

  • Assist with the completion of the monthly e-newsletter, create templates for email campaigns and printed marketing materials that may be published in high-profile, local magazines or newspapers
  • Edit, maintain and improve our website (Bonus points if you’re good with WordPress!)
  • Improve SEO (search engine optimization)
  • Be a social media rockstar! Post, tweet, and update our various social media outlets
  • Hardware and software setup/maintenance for computer labs in various locations (Requires basic knowledge of hardware software or a strong desire to learn)

Administrative Support / Human Resources
Provide administrative and HR support to the business office staff. Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Keep the office running smoothly by making copies running errands, sending emails, answering phone calls, sealing envelopes, editing and creating documents, note-taking, and filing
  • Update employee and volunteer/intern manual as needed
  • Verify signed paperwork for employees, interns, and volunteers
  • Research policies and procedures for various HR or legal practices

 

Community Outreach / Event Planning Intern
Develop relationships with community groups through events for volunteer and fundraising purposes and work closely with the event coordinator. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the planning of various events, including our annual “Festival of Hearts” and “Journey Through Hope and Healing”
  • Assist in screening and placement of volunteers
  • Interact with possible vendors
  • Organize guest lists
  • Coordinate local business donations
  • Event marketing

 

Workforce Development
Work in small groups or one-on-one with the ladies in our housing programs or adults living in motels through our HopeWorks! Work Force Development program. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Empower clients by teaching life skills in a sustainable manner
  • Improve clients’ computer literacy
  • Help develop resumes and search for job fairs and other employment opportunities
  • Conduct writing workshops and create other education opportunities for clients

 

Fundraising / Donor Relations
Work directly with the donor relations staff, learn the inner workings of donor database management and interact with our much-loved donors. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Helping with donor thank-you letters (ability to use Excel and create mail merges in Word are a plus!)
  • Data entry into our donor database
  • Make a huge impact and help us raise money in fundraising campaigns
  • Identify and contact potential donors

 

Case Management 
Work directly with the Case Managers in our business office. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Organize client files (must be able to handle information discreetly and respect client confidentiality)
  • Learn how to conduct new client intakes
  • Help evaluate clients’ progress in the program
  • Draft success stories to ultimately be presented to the Board of Directors
  • Assist our awesome Case Managers!

 

Community Leader
Learn about the daily operations of the in-home side of our Transitional Housing Program in North Orange County. Since you will be working in-home with clients, we require a mature, compassionate female intern who can maintain a professional relationship while being approachable. Duties may include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with in-home intakes
  • Help our cool Community Leaders with the day-to-day operations of the house
  • After adequate training, complete overnight shifts at the house

 

Don’t see a position you’re interested in? Feel free to ask us about it—chances are we offer something very similar, or can find something based on your passions and interests. Both our volunteer and intern positions are unpaid, but not without their rewards!  This is your chance to contribute your skills and abilities in a way that makes a huge difference in the lives of women and children in YOUR community. The work you will do is fulfilling and satisfying, and you’ll know that you’ve made a difference in this world.

 

 

CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED?
Apply now! Follow the instructions below.

Are you receiving school credit for an internship?
Fill out our intern application, and send it to us with your resume and cover letter to info@grandmashouseofhope.org.  
While we ask that you be committed for at least one school semester/quarter or summer session, we are extremely flexible about when and how you complete your hours each week. We want to work with you to accommodate your scheduling needs.

If you are not receiving school credit for an internship or are just interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer application, and send it to us at volunteer@grandmashouseofhope.orgLong-term volunteer positions (3 months, 6 months or more) are available in all of the positions listed above, and more!