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Career Opportunities

Man assisting an ITN riderThe mission of ITNAmerica is to support sustainable, community-based transportation services for seniors throughout the world by building a senior transportation network though research, policy analysis and education, and by promoting lifelong safety and mobility.

Volunteer Opportunities

National Volunteer Program VISTA (United States)

The Goodwill VISTA Partnership is a statewide AmeriCorps VISTA program that builds capacity and sustainability of nonprofits to reduce poverty in Maine communities through indirect service. VISTA members build capacity in their placement sites through volunteer management, fundraising, marketing, program design, etc. to increase services to individuals living in poverty. ITNAmerica is a national non-profit with 27 affiliated communities across the country. Our office is located in downtown Westbrook, with easy access to the busline. Our affiliates provide door-through-door, arm-through-arm transportation services to seniors and adults with visual impairments. In addition to the direct service provided by the affiliates, ITNAmerica also works on research projects, policy work on local and national levels, and ensuring access to transportation through innovative partnerships and funding options. ITNAmerica grew from the local affiliate, ITNPortland, which is still co-located with the national office. Affiliates use volunteer drivers to help keep costs low and to fund scholarship accounts for low-income riders with earned credits. The VISTA member will work with the Affiliate Support Department and the Marketing Department to create and roll out a National Volunteer Recruitment Program to our local and national affiliates.

Member Duties : The member will work to create and launch a National Volunteer Recruitment program for ITN Affiliates, with a focus on recruiting volunteer drivers to better serve low-income seniors. Affordable transportation by volunteer drivers allows seniors to stay in their communities and helps break the cycle of poverty that many seniors would otherwise experience. Working first on a local level, the member will revise and create volunteer recruitment materials and design training for affiliate staff. A pilot program with local affiliates will allow for program refinement and revision, and then the member will work with affiliates nationwide to roll out the program. The member will also work on fundraising and creating strategic partnerships to support Volunteer Recruitment programs, on both the national and local levels, to ensure that the volunteer recruitment programs are sustainable beyond the term of the VISTA.

Program Benefits:
Relocation Allowance, Training, Childcare assistance if eligible, Stipend, Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend.

Terms:
None

Service Areas:
Community and Economic Development, Elder Care, Community Outreach, Public Safety.

Skills:
Public Speaking, Writing/Editing, Leadership, General Skills, Communications, Fund raising/Grant Writing, Education, Teaching/Tutoring, Business/Entrepreneur, Recruitment.
To apply click on the following link: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?id=60369&fromSearch=true

Internships

Non-profit Management - Internship

We invite a volunteer or intern to gain valuable hands-on experience with non-profit management. Our Affiliate Support Department coaches the 23 ITN affiliates in organizational leadership, finances, operations, volunteer management, board of directors development, and fundraising, and event planning. This internship provides opportunities to look at the big picture and dive into details. Responsibilities include data analysis that will inform our affiliate organizations about their sustainability and support for weekly training webinars. Interns may help plan our Annual Fall Retreat, which is the major training event for our organization. Opportunities are available for focused projects to support affiliate organizations in areas of interest.

We are happy to work with you and your school to secure credit for your experience. This opportunity is a great resume builder, as well as an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of seniors and visually impaired individuals. Candidates should have basic computer skills and a willingness to learn.

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Non-profit Finance & Fundraising - Internship

Let's face it - many nonprofits today are struggling financially. Learn how ITNAmerica develops financial sustainability benchmarks and implements marketing and development programs to ensure long term financial sustainability for its affiliates. We invite a volunteer or intern to gain valuable hands-on experience doing comparative financial analysis of our 23 affiliates; analyzing and updating financial benchmarks for 2013; supporting fundraising events and campaigns for both ITNAmerica and our affiliates; processing accounts receivable and payable; learning and teaching financial procedures for month and year-end closings; and much more.

We are happy to work with you and your school to secure credit for your experience. This opportunity is a great resume builder, as well as an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of seniors and visually impaired individuals. Candidates should have basic computer skills and a willingness to learn.

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Public Policy and Legal Research - Internship

As a non-profit social enterprise ITNAmerica is preparing for the Silver Tsunami - the aging of the Baby Boomers that will stress all our institutions that provide services of the elderly. Now is the time to look at public policies that provide incentives, and barriers, to senior mobility.

We invite a volunteer or intern to gain valuable hands-on experience with legal research and policy analysis at the local, state, and national level. Help to assess local public policies for communities interested in starting an ITN. Update and enhance ITNAmerica's 50 state policy database - http://publicpolicy.itnamerica.org. Assist with publications that will influence future public policy.

We are happy to work with you and your school to secure credit for your experience. This opportunity is a great resume builder, as well as an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of seniors and visually impaired individuals. Candidates should have basic computer skills, research experience, and a willingness to learn.

Apply Online