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Volunteer & Program Coordinator Intern

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Company/Organization: Celebrate Fairfax, Inc.


The Volunteer & Program Coordinator Intern will work alongside our Program Manager to develop and implement recruitment strategies to obtain 1,000+ Festival volunteers, lead outreach efforts to gain donations for the volunteer prize raffle and act as the point of contact for the Festival’s volunteer program. He/She will also collaborate with the Program Manager to create new activities and enhancements for a variety of programs at the Festival. He/She MUST be available to work the entire weekend of the Festival with other staff members.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Interns will learn and assist in the following areas, including, but not limited to -
• Facilitate outreach efforts to schools/colleges, corporate and/or community groups
• Actively organize, coordinate, and manage the recruitment of volunteers, including developing and maintaining partnerships with social, civic, and local institutions and organizations
• Coordinate and lead the Volunteer Incentive Prize Raffle through donations/gifts from the local community.
• Responsible for distribution of confirmation materials and point of contact for the 1,000+ Festival volunteers.
• Provide data entry and other administrative responsibilities related to the volunteer program.
• Provide support with program supply inventory and purchasing.
• Assist with planning and implementation of special events pre/post Festival and on-site programs.
• Support staff with administrative duties as needed and help with general set-up/ take-down for each event


• Currently enrolled undergraduate/graduate student.
• Able to provide own transportation and accommodations.
• Able to be in office minimum 2 day a week (Monday – Friday).
• MUST be able and willing to lift at least 25 lbs.
• MUST be able to work the weekend before, and during the Festival weekend, in its entirety!
• Exceptional verbal and written communications skills.
• Proficient in Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Photoshop and Adobe InDesign is a plus.

Paid Internship Info:



Full or Part Time


5 months

Start Date:


End Date:

12/20/19, 06/26/20

Additional Info:
About you:
• You are a people person and enjoy making new friends.
• You are creative and think outside-the-box when coming up with new ideas.
• You excel working under pressure; you do whatever you need to get the work done.
• Your time management skills are excellent: you establish priorities and organize a variety of projects simultaneously.
• You love working with a team to accomplish overall goals but can work independently, too.
volunteer  coordination  event  festival  nonprofit  community  service 
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