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Volunteer in Silicon Valley

Want to support girls in changing our world? GFC volunteers are essential to our mission. All volunteers are provided appropriate training for their position and are supported year-round by staff and professional connections.

To apply for one of these positions you will find applications below. For more information, please contact: GFC Staff at 408.529-9304 or coachsv@girlsforachange.org

Girl Action Team Coach (Want to learn more about being a GFC Coach? Click here)
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Time commitment: 10 -15 hours per month, August-December or January-May
Girls For A Change is bringing together a community of women and girls to enhance girls' views of their own potential and encourage their innovative nature. Girls voluntarily sign up to participate in a Girl Action Team. Teams are made up of 5-25 girls and facilitated by two adult women coaches who are trained by Girls For A Change to support the girls' projects and enhance the skills, resources and creativity the girls innately possess. Together the team will plan, fund, implement, and lead a social change through weekly or bi-monthly meetings. Coaches provide a safe, supportive space while partnering with the girls to implement their projects. Coaches are offered training and support by GFC throughout the year.

GFC has followed the recommendations of the Youth Mentoring Institute's SAFE mentor screening process since the first GFC program year. GFC fulfills the following steps as stated in the Institute's guidelines: "A complete screening process includes an orientation, written application, interview, character references, driving record, and pre-match training."

Organizational Volunteer
Time Commitment: 5-10 hours per month
Volunteers interested in helping to plan events or participate in organizational decisions can join a GFC Committee. Committees include diversity, program, marketing, finance, nomination and others. Each committee determines its meeting schedule and meeting location. This is an opportunity to learn about GFC from an organizational perspective and also network with other professionals and GFC. For more info click here.

Interns
Duration: 3 months, 6 months, or 1 year internship
GFC seeks a dynamic Program Intern to work with the Silicon Valley Program Director to support program administration at the Santa Clara office. The Program Intern will fulfill critical positions in the program department including administration duties and database entry. In addition, the Program Intern will support the planning and implementation of girl and volunteer events. This position is ideal for a passionate, fast-moving, adaptable and ambitious student who has the ability to work independently and on a team.

This position is unpaid. Interns are needed during the summer and throughout the program year. The number of hours per week are negotiable. Interns will need transportation to and from the office in Santa Clara. If interested, please send your resume and a cover letter to: ashley@girlsforachange.org


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