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Volunteer Opportunity

INTERN: GENERATIONS Leadership Cohort

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Department: Public Health
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment & Minimum Age: 5-7 hours/week; August 2021 - May 2022; Intern Orientation & Youth Retreat will be held in the beginning of August 2021
Location:

Currently virtual (work at home); otherwise alternating between North Broadway Complex Sundquist Building (Boulder) and The Hub (Longmont)

Program Summary:

The Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) GENERATIONS Program, formally known as GENESISTER, supports youth during their teen years, as well as their parents/guardians to prevent school dropout and reduce incidences of unplanned pregnancies through mentorship, self-empowerment tools, and culturally responsive programming. Visit www.BoulderCountyGenerations.org for more information.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Description of Work: The GENERATIONS Program is in search of an enthusiastic and creative intern to run the programming and community service-learning projects of GENERATIONS Leaders Organizing (GLO). GLO is a leadership development group for youth who are currently enrolled in GENERATIONS. The group provides an opportunity for youth to develop their leadership skills and be recognized as active advocates of their communities. Selected GENERATIONS youth will enter a yearlong commitment to GLO, wherein they will be given an opportunity to collaborate with others to find common issues they are passionate about. They will create ways to problem-solve projects that will help their communities. It will be an opportunity for youth who have seen “leadership groups” in their schools and communities yet never felt there was a “right space” for them to participate.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Facilitate weekly leadership group meetings (via Zoom until further notice).
• Create weekly plans that cover social justice topics and leadership skills.
• Collaborate with community partners and agencies.
• Help youth plan, organize, and complete community projects.
• Transports participants in personal vehicle to and from GENERATIONS events

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Currently enrolled as an undergraduate-level student in anthropology, public health, social work, or related field.

Experience: Previous experience working with youth, the Latinx population, low-income families, or other under-served populations is preferred. Leading conversations or teachings on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality is preferred but not required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Willingness and ability to work respectfully with a diverse client population from various socioeconomic backgrounds.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to conduct self in a responsible and professional manner.
• Strong time management and organizational skills.
• After receiving appropriate orientation and resources, must be self-directed and motivated.
• Bilingual English/Spanish language skills and biculturalism are preferred.

Special Requirements:
• Must have a reliable personal vehicle that is readily available for business use; minimum liability insurance, as required by the State of Colorado; a valid driver’s license; and a driving record in good standing.
• The vehicle must have properly functioning front and back seatbelts, and all passengers (including driver) are required to wear seatbelts at all times.
• Must abide with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.
• Must submit immunization history form and immunization documentation. Some immunizations and/or tuberculosis (TB) tests may be required (at the expense of BCPH), and volunteer/intern must comply with such requirements prior to start date.

Training Dates and Information:

Training and Orientation: Both upfront and ongoing trainings will be provided by the GENERATIONS Youth Specialist and Interim Community Health Division Manager.

Benefits Gained: The intern will learn public health policies and procedures; engage in community building and networking; implement Positive Youth Development, Trauma Informed Care, and Healing Centered Engagement models; experience project planning, virtual engagement (e.g. Zoom, social media, text), and building on one’s own leadership skills while supporting youth in developing their leadership skills.

Supervision: Will be provided by:

  • GENERATIONS Youth Specialist on a weekly basis.
  • Interim Community Health Division Manager on a biweekly basis.
Contact:

BCPH Volunteer/Intern Services Program
3482 Broadway
Boulder CO 80304
Phone: 303-441-1163
Email: healthvs@bouldercounty.org

Application Process:

Submit an application online.