United Way of Ventura County is proud to be the Supervising Organization for the AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) in Ventura County.
VIP is a capacity building program created to grow volunteer engagement capacity at local nonprofit Partner Sites. VIP Fellows work to increase the infrastructure, volunteer support, and resources that allow their Partner Sites to serve their constituents more effectively. VIP was formed in partnership between CalSERVES AmeriCorps /Napa County Office of Education and CaliforniaVolunteers in 2009.
In Ventura County, UWVC has sponsored VIP cohorts for four years, serving 12 different nonprofit organizations by placing a total of 19 VIP Fellows, to date. Collectively this represents 18 years of service to Ventura County dedicated to building volunteer engagement capacity in our community.
The AmeriCorps VIP program is part of the larger national AmeriCorps mission: getting things done, strengthening communities, encouraging responsibility, and expanding opportunity. AmeriCorps service members commit to a full or half year of national service after which they may choose to receive an educational award. AmeriCorps members are part of an ever-expanding network of motivated and passionate volunteers committed to continuing an American legacy of community service that spans over 200 years.
For further information on how your nonprofit can become a VIP Partner Site, or how to apply to be a VIP member, please contact AmeriCorps VIP Regional Coordinator, Susan Englund at (805) 485-6288 x26, or firstname.lastname@example.org