Become a Site Coordinator

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Baltimore First Site Coordinator applications are now closed.

As a student-led program of the Center, PDF Document: Baltimore First is an opportunity for students at all stages of the active citizenship continuum (Break Away 2014) to engage with our Baltimore community. Baltimore First offers two volunteer opportunities for student engagement: as a General Volunteer or a Site Coordinator. Learn more about becoming a site coordinator below or consider becoming a General Volunteer.

Still have questions? Contact the Baltimore First Student Executive Board at baltimorefirst17@gmail.com.

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Site Coordinator Overview

Becoming a Site Coordinator

Why Should I Apply?

Baltimore First Site Coordinators will:

  • communicate expectations and build a strong cohort of peers committed to service;
  • facilitate reflection in a group of their peers; and
  • demonstrate critical understanding of at least one social issue that affects at least one community organization in Baltimore City.

Application Process and Procedures

Site Coordinator applications are now closed.

View Site Coordinator Description

The Site Coordinator position is a semester-long commitment. There is one mandatory training that can be viewed in the “Important Dates” tab.

General Summary:

Founded in 2017, Baltimore First is a student-led individualized direct service program of the Center for Social Concern. Committed building a mutually-beneficial, consistent relationships with community organizations across the city of Baltimore, Baltimore First provides local nonprofit and community organizations with weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly student volunteers.

This position is responsible for supporting the overall mission and vision of the organization by: 1) building community among and managing the general volunteers that attend your assigned service site, 2) facilitating reflection during each educational workshop, 3) serving as a brand ambassador of the program to community & campus partners and the general student body.

Essential Job Functions:

Volunteer Management (30% of time)

  • Familiarize self with program expectations and requirements including vision, values, & mission and attendance policy.
  • Supervise all service-related site logistics (member attendance, schedule changes, inclement weather policies, etc.).
  • Coordinate with Director of Education and Director of Community Partnerships in maintaining an accountability structure for the program.

Facilitation of Reflection (50% of time)

  • Support the Director of Education in building a culture of reflection among all program members.
  • Review workshop material prior to the day of the workshop in order to build reflection sessions that support members on their journey towards PDF Document: active citizenship.
  • Facilitate a site specific reflection session.
  • Attend a Reflection Check-In prior to your site-specific reflection session.

Brand Ambassador (10% of time)

  • Build authentic, reciprocal relationships with community partners.
  • Model engaged and intentional volunteerism for general student volunteers.
  • Support program marketing and recruitment efforts as requested.

Other Duties as Assigned (10% of time)

  • Attend one Site Coordinator training co-facilitated by the Director of Education and CSC Staff Advisor/Executive Director:
    • Saturday, February 1st (9am-5pm)
  • Attend a series of education workshops co-facilitated by the Director of Education and CSC Staff Advisor/Executive Director.
  • Attend a Site Coordinator team building event led by the Director of Education and Director of Volunteer Management.

Qualifications

At least one semester of service with Baltimore First required, including a clear understanding of program values, expectations, and requirements. Experience facilitating reflection is preferred.

Important Dates

Important Fall 2020 Dates

EventDate/Time
General Volunteer Registration OpensMonday, August 31
General Volunteer Registration ClosesSaturday, September 12
Educational Workshop 1Thursday, October 1 (5-6pm EST)
Educational Workshop 2Thursday, October 29 (5-6pm EST)

Community Partners & Volunteer Times

During Fall 2020, Baltimore First will be partnering with 5 local nonprofits and community organizations virtually. Learn more about each organization and commitment times below.

Times are flexible, and most sites will not have set meeting times (more information coming soon).

Virtual Volunteering Opportunities for Fall 2020

Central Baltimore Partnership: (weekly)

Description

Volunteers will be engaged in partnerships across Baltimore in a virtual capacity. More information about the projects will be released in the coming weeks. This is a new community partner, and they would like to screen site coordinators/volunteers before matching with a specific project.

Corner Team Inc.: (weekly or daily)

Description

Corner Team, Inc. is organized around the longstanding and successful tradition of community sports programs that address holistic well being at the neighborhood level to shape Champions for Life! Volunteers have 3 potential projects they can get involved with:

  • Youth champions, an after school program for students grades 6-12, which consists of two groups of 20 students each based on grade. Volunteers partner up with students as mentors/accountability buddies. 4 days a week. 30-45 min call on Monday to set up goals for the week, see what they need, and then check in every day for about 10-20 minutes to check how they’re doing. If they need help in any class/subject they can help the student with it as well.
  • Pollinator garden, CTI recently got a grant for a pollinator garden and they will need help planning it, preferably with input from their students. Volunteers will help coordinate. 2-3 volunteers would help and meet with each group of students (two groups of 20 students) once a week for one hour and incorporate/integrate their ideas into the design if possible.
  • STEM projects , volunteers would ideally be environmentally/ecologically oriented, and they have the opportunity to host a STEM project for students to learn more about the pollinator garden that they will be designing and building. Any other projects exploring STEM topics are welcome as well.

The League for People with Disabilities (Club 1111): (monthly)

Description

Club 1111: is Maryland’s first and organization dedicated to people with disabilities. The Club provides a safe place for people within the Baltimore disability community that might not otherwise have such a social opportunity. In Fall 2020, volunteers will be hosting sessions via Zoom and have the opportunity to join social events at Club 1111 virtually.

St. Francis Neighborhood Center: (weekly)

Description

St. Francis Neighborhood Center, in the Spring of 2009, established an after school youth development and family stability program called The Power Project. The Power Project consists of three major components: education, mentoring, the arts, and human services. Volunteers will meet with high school interns of the program to discuss future career paths, i.e. explore majors/interests.

Vegetarian Resource Group: (monthly)

Description

The Vegetarian Resource Group is a nonprofit organization promoting public awareness and knowledge of vegetarianism, health, nutrition, ecology, ethics, and world hunger. This new community partner’s work involves publishing the Vegetarian Journal as well as producing books, pamphlets, and article prints.