Summer/Fall 

Intern & Committee

opportunities

Hands4Hope Student Internships & Committee Positions Available  

Calling all high school students (and 8th graders for committee positions) who would like the opportunity to gain valuable skills, help your community and have fun this summer! Hands4Hope is seeking Student Interns, and Committee Leaders and Members interested in learning how to organize, oversee and implement a project to benefit the community.

 

Hands4Hope Leadership and Committee positions provide youth the opportunity to:  

  • Develop and refine skills in communication, leadership and budget and project management

  • Gain practical work experience

  • Gain confidence and interpersonal skills

  • Learn more about the needs in your community

  • Meet new people and make new friends

  • Earn community service hours

Student Intern & Leader Agreement

When applying, keep in mind, as a Student Intern Applicant, I agree:

  • To adhere to the agreed upon meeting times, objectives, and all deadlines

  • To keep the event plans up to date and share them with the committee and Adult Mentor

  • To follow H4H guidelines, the intern role and responsibilities (which I have read, understand, and have signed)

  • To communicate with my mentor and committee in a timely manner

  • To be teachable - listening to and considering input and guidance from my mentor

  • To not be perfect - this is a learning opportunity and it is ok for mistakes to be made, as long as they are personally acknowledged and addressed with help from the mentor/committee as soon as identified

  • I understand  that the quality of completion of this Internship (excellent, acceptable, or unacceptable) will be noted and considered for any future H4H leadership opportunities as well as reference request

  • That I may be removed from the Internship if I do not follow the guidelines and/or fulfill my role and responsibilities

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School supply drive Internship

Time Commitment:

30 hours beginning in April and ending in August. Schedule is flexible, however the School Supply Intern must agree to be at the School Supply event on August 9, 9-11am.

 

Role:

The School Supply Intern under direction and guidance of the Committee Coordinator and/or Adult Mentor will lead a committee of youth to plan, hold drives, market and distribute school supplies.  


Responsibilities under the direction and guidance of the After School Assistant Education Coordinator and/or Adult Mentor:

  • Lead a committee of youth to plan the School Supply Event which includes, but is not limited to: creating a Spanish/English flyer, reaching out to businesses for collection in blue bins, reaching out to churches/organizations for their own collection projects, contacting businesses for tabling events, sorting and organizing supplies, setting up on the day of event and overseeing the distribution

  • Plan and facilitate committee meetings

  • Attend and engage in planning meetings with various organizations and businesses

  • Track progress on event plan documents including but not limited to: timeline, event dates, supplies collected, and event details

  • Create a day-of volunteer briefing agenda and facilitate a meeting to provide all of the information for each volunteer

  • Coordinate and lead volunteers at the distribution event

  • Act as primary contact throughout planning and at the event

  • Author wrap-up press release with final number of students served and items collected

 
 

Time Commitment:

30 hours beginning in April and ending in July. Schedule is flexible, however the KidsZone Intern must agree to be at the KidZone event on July 3rd, 12-10:00pm.

 

Role:

The KidsZone Intern under direction and guidance of the Youth Development Coordinator and/or Adult Mentor will lead a committee of youth to plan, secure sponsors, and market the annual KidsZone at the Freedom and Fireworks Show in the El Dorado Hills Town Center.

 

Responsibilities under the direction and guidance of the Youth Development Coordinator and/or Adult Mentor:

  • Lead a committee of youth to plan the KidsZone Event which includes, but is not limited to, the selection of:  bounce houses, entertainment, concessions, toys, pricing and marketing and fundraising plan

  • Lead the KidsZone committee and collaborate with others to solicit sponsorships for the event

  • Plan and facilitate committee meetings

  • Attend and engage in planning meetings with Town Center staff

  • Track progress on event plan documents including but not limited to: timeline, sponsorships, toy inventory and orders, budget, event details, and event map

  • Create a day-of volunteer briefing agenda and facilitate meeting to provide all of the information for each station of volunteers

  • Coordinate and lead volunteers at the event

  • Act as primary contact for Town Center staff throughout planning and at event

kidszone internship
Fall Festival Leadership & Committee Opportunities

Time Commitment:

40 hours for leaders and 25 hours for committee members beginning in May and ending in October. Schedule is flexible, however must be able to attend 80% of meetings and event on September 28 and/or 29.

 

Role:

The project team for this fundraising event will be organized in a fashion to mimic a functioning event planning/production company with the end product being an entertaining, fun,  and family friendly Fall Festival (think Apple Hill in EDH). The goals for this project are to raise funds, build leadership skills, and have fun.

 

Youth leads will be in charge of each committee. Each committee will be in charge of and responsible for a different part of the project. Committees will be made up of students (ages 12-18) from El Dorado & Sacramento Counties, and each will have at least one adult mentor. Team choices are: Operations & Finance, Games & Activities, Marketing & Fundraising, and Volunteer Management.


Responsibilities are under the direction and guidance of the After School Education Asst. Coordinator and/or Adult Mentor.

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