Summer of Service 2024

Calling the class of 2025!

The A Wider Circle (AWC) Summer of Service volunteer program will give rising high school seniors the unique opportunity to spend the summer working behind the scenes with AWC staff.

Summer Internship Opportunity: Volunteer Program Assistant

Position Overview
As a Volunteer Program Assistant, you’ll work closely with our dedicated Volunteer Staff, gaining hands-on experience in nonprofit operations. Here’s what you’ll be involved in:

  • Volunteer Coordination: Assist in leading and organizing volunteer teams. You’ll be the driving force behind creating a welcoming and efficient volunteer experience.
  • Donation Management: Help sort and stock donations in our showroom. Your efforts directly contribute to furnishing 10-20 homes daily for families in need.
  • Administrative Tasks: Contribute to the smooth functioning of our programs by handling administrative duties.
  • Project Collaboration: Work on ongoing projects and even take the lead on select initiatives. You’ll have the support of our experienced volunteer team staff.

What Were Looking For:

  • Passion For Service: We seek candidates who genuinely care about making a difference. Your commitment to community service is invaluable.
  • Stong Communication Skills: Effective communication is key. Whether interacting with volunteers or collaborating on projects, clear communication is essential.
  • Willingness to Learn : We encourage interns to explore new skills and grow professionally. Be open to learning and adapting.
  • Ability to Take Direction: As part of a team, you’ll receive guidance from experienced professionals. Your ability to follow directions ensures a successful internship.

Benefits of Joining A Wider Circle:

  • Professional Exposure: Work alongside seasoned nonprofit professionals and gain insights into the industry.
  • Network Opportunities: Connect with staff members across various areas during our weekly lunches. Learn about their expertise and expand your network.
  • Mission-Driven Work: Contribute directly to our mission of providing essential resources to those in need.
  • Career Exploration: Get a realistic view of different career paths within the nonprofit sector.

Training & Support:

  • Orientation: Kick off your internship with comprehensive orientation and training during the first week.
  • Ongoing Learning: Throughout the program, your supervisors will provide continuous support and feedback. Program participants will also benefit from weekly professional development workshops.

Commitment & Schedule

  • Internship Duration: The A Wider Circle Summer of Service program spans 5 weeks, from June 24th to July 26th, 2024 with the option for interns to continue to August 2 to gain additional service hours..
  • Weekly Commitment: Interns will participate in 10- 15 hours of service per week.

Ready to be part of something meaningful this summer? Apply now and help us create a brighter future for our neighbors!

Application Deadline
The application deadline is 11:59pm, Monday, May 6, 2024.

How to Apply
Applications can apply by completing an application and providing a written statement that explains your previous volunteer experience, why you are interested in our program, and what you hope to get out of the program.

For any questions, please e-mail volunteer@awidercircle.org or call the volunteer office at 301-608-3504

Complete Summer of Service High School Application