Volunteer Opportunities

JAIA’s Vision is that each volunteer will experience  a strong foundation of universal principles, rooted in a diverse community that supports, builds, and inspires personal growth and leadership.


Volunteer Recruitment & Training Specialist

The Onboarding and Training Specialist will work closely with the Volunteer Manager to create or find external recruitment opportunities to support the needs of JAIA’s programs. The Recruitment Specialist will work to foster relationships with partner agencies in order to recruit on an ongoing basis.

YOUth Program Facilitator

JAIA is looking for a vibrant, creative, experienced youth educator/facilitator who wants to increase their skills in leadership, program development, group facilitation and event planning. Our facilitator will support and guide our youth council participants through community service projects and workshops.

Development Associate

The Development Associate’s primary tasks are in department administration with priorities of ensuring smooth workflow of significant Development team projects, grants management, and maintaining the integrity of data and processes.

Social Media Coordinator

The ideal will be tasked with enhancing JAIA’s current social media presence while helping to increase the organization’s online reach. Our goal is to gradually increase online engagement, increase website traffic (page views and likes), and recruit volunteers, youth, and future donors who see the great work we do.

Grant Writer

JAIA is seeking an experienced grant writer who can help us grow in our work and reach by helping JAIA increase the funding we receive. The grant writer will look into potential and diverse funding sources, and keep careful records to track proposals, requirements, and outcomes. The grant writer will assist in planning fund-raising campaigns and promoting JAIA through public relations work as needed. 

Board of Directors

Ideal board members will embrace our vision for JAIA to support youth leadership in order to create healthy communities. The board will be charged with strategic planning; securing appropriate resources (i.e. funding, contracts and program space); and creating partnerships that will support consistent monthly programming and extend our youth reach.

Just as I Am YOUth Empowerment (JAIA) believes strongly in transparency, integrity and accountability as integral parts of everything we do. From every purpose restricted donation, JAIA’s Board of Directors may allocate between 12% and 20% of that donation to cover its administrative and fundraising costs. If restricted donations exceed the need of the current crisis, the capacity to respond to a crisis and/or when local conditions prevent effective assistance, JAIA’s Board of Directors may allocate these funds to other worthy projects that help fulfill its mission of helping youth and families in need.

Certain states require written disclosures for nonprofit organizations soliciting contributions. In New York State, you may request a written disclosure from the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, 28 Liberty Street, New York, NY 10005, 1-212-416-8686 or www.charitiesnys.com.  

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